Phil Becker: New learning from Passport

Phil Becker has a new article commenting on the recent FTC/Microsoft consent decree.

The lesson here is that any company which ends up with some critical mass of identity information in a single system will eventually face similar government regulation of its IT efforts. The move towards distributed identity infrastructure and federation of systems, each of which has a much smaller amount of identity information stored, starts to take on new implications when viewed in this light.

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