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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Videos from IdentityCamp Bremen: Caspar Bowden and Gerrit Hornung

Caspar Bowden, Microsoft's Chief Privacy Advisor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, gave a presentation at the Identity Camp in Bremen. He talked about U-Prove, a zero-knowledge technology Microsoft recently bought from Dutch-Canadian cryptographer Stefan Brands who now works with Kim Cameron in the identity and access group. Caspar explained how U-Prove will be streamlined with Microsoft’s identity strategy and Cardspace.

Another interesting presentation was given by legal expert Gerrit Hornung from Kassel University's Project Group on Constitutional Technology Design. He explained the recent German Consitutional Court's ruling on secret online searches, which established the new basic right to the "integrity and confidentiality of information-technological systems". Gerrit also discussed how this may apply to other circumstances beyond searching hard-drives.

Lars Klatte was so kind to record some sessions and even do some video post-production. Watch the videos.

Direct download (m4v) of Caspar's lecture.


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