homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.242.231.109
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Social Media / Facebook Marketing
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: httpwebwitch & not2easy

Facebook Marketing Forum

    
U.K. Considering Facebook Logins For Public Services Access
engine




msg:4504569
 5:00 pm on Oct 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

Whooooaaaa, this is a big thing, and something i'd not be keen on, whether it be Facebook or one of the other businesses indicated. This should not be in the hands of a business.

The Cabinet Office is working on its Identity Assurance (IDA) programme, a scheme that is intended to help people securely sign into online public services, without the need for an ID card. The login mechanisms for existing private-sector services are under consideration, and the office will say later this month which companies will be trusted providers.

On Thursday, a Cabinet Office spokesman confirmed to ZDNet UK reports that suggested social media firms, banks and mobile phone businesses are all in line.

"Facebook and people like that are potential providers," the spokesman said. "I'm not in a position to name individual companies that might be IDA providers [but] any ID assurance provider that can meet the level of assurance that we want can clearly provide that service."U.K. Considering Facebook Logins For Public Services Access [zdnet.com]

 

Leosghost




msg:4504574
 5:22 pm on Oct 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

They floated this idea for the first time a while ago..DHSS and HMRC and some council stuff I think was the idea..

As long as companies house are not going to use it, for when I log in ..( in which case I'll close the companies and move them elsewhere ) then if the Brits cant be bothered to fight it and it goes through..then it won't be for lack of being warned..

Mark Z..who would have thought he'd be in the running to be the face of 1984 ..or the Matrix..

then again..facebook could get investigated, sued into oblivion by then and he could be wearing orange..

In which case they'll turn to Eric..

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Social Media / Facebook Marketing
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved