Apparently, the British Government is planning to create a private data market for personal identity data. There's an interesting item abut this in Computer Weekly.
You don't need to have a subscription to see the draft discussion document, "Identity Assurance (IDA) - Technical Infrastructure Services". Currently, it's accessible here.
One interesting thing that I learned is that "shared secrets" are apparently aka "memorable information" (see p.7 of the draft report).
Great timing, given the recent security breaches at Sony, Sega, and the like!
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