What Part with Wearable Technology Play in Identity Management?

Separating Internet of Things (IoT) Hype from Reality is getting increasing difficult as wearables and implants push the boundaries of how and why we should manage identity. The BBC published a rather lazy article last week entitled "Office puts chips under staff's skin" concerning RFID chip hand implants. A company in Sweden, succeeded in drumming up some useful PR for their new high tech office building. The BBC correspondent had an RFID chip embedded under his skin (judging by the photo above, quite a painful process); which he used to gain access to the building and was also able to use the photocopier! What the article didn't mention, but was picked up in the comment thread, was that the BBC covered a remarkably similar article over 10 years ago. So not only does this current RFID technology fail in solving any problems or make life easier, it is also old. However, to completely dismiss this […]

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