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Thinking about it, if there was a key take-away idea from the BCS Privacy Day for me, it was Tom Ilube of Garlik who made a quick aside that had me thinking all day. He said that in the physical world, the shredder is the ideal consumer product. It says clearly on the box that it will do something about identity theft — and it does, in a fairly narrow way, but it does something — and when you get it home it’s easy to use because you just plug it in and then start feeding in old credit card statements. And, critically, it makes a reassuring noise while it shreds and you get to see the shreddings (is that a word?) when it’s finished. So what would be the cyber equivalent? This is presumably one of the things that an entrepreneur like Tom is looking at: that is, not only how to implement the relevant identity management but how to make the package work in the consumers frame of reference.
These opinions are my own (I think) and are presented solely in my capacity as an interested member of the general public [posted with ecto]