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More on ID, this time in BC

February 4, 2013

There’s a great piece just out today from Adam Molnar, guesting on Chris Parsons’ blog, about the soon-to-be released British Columbia Services Card, which features a Near-Field Communications (NFC) chip. It’s well worth reading Chris Parsons’ blog on a regular basis anyway, so check it out!

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  1. February 4, 2013 5:34 pm

    In case your readers are interested in learning more about the BC Services Card, there’s been a whole string of articles that we’ve published on it over the past month. Focuses have been on questioning the fraud the card is supposed to cut down (http://www.christopher-parsons.com/blog/technology/checking-the-numbers-behind-bc-care-card-fraud/), the bizarre handling of the card in the media (http://www.christopher-parsons.com/blog/technology/the-bc-services-card-and-confused-public-outreach/), its biometric components (http://www.christopher-parsons.com/blog/technology/biometrics-and-the-bc-services-card/) and, as you noted, issues around the NFC chip that will be embedded in them.

    We should have another couple pieces out in the next few weeks, with time spent analyzing the database backends and then spending time summarizing problems with access to information, and limited security and authentication imaginations surrounding the whole program.

  2. David permalink*
    February 4, 2013 5:48 pm

    Thanks, Chris – exceptional work!

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