Eric Norlin on Federation and the Data Protection Red Herring


Eric Norlin makes his debut on Between the Lines with an article discussing the red herring of data protection. Speaking of the many, mulitple losses of personal data by corporations, Eric argues that the answer is in not letting them store the data in the first place.

Much has been said or written about federated identity, but I'd like to ground federated identity in one simple statement: Federated identity is an infrastructure that makes security follow the transaction. It does this by making the identity associated with the transaction "portable" across heterogeneous security domains. In short, federated identity (whether it's SAML, Liberty Alliance or WS-Federation) is building the infrastructure necessary for identities to move around securely.
From The red herring of data protection | Between the Lines
Referenced Tue Jun 21 2005 19:19:17 GMT-0600 (MDT)