Bartenders needs to know your age, retailers need your PIN, but almost no-one needs your name -- except for identity thieves. At TEDxSussexUniversity, David Birch proposes a safer, fractured and conditional approach to personal identification that would almost never require your real name.
David Birch is an digital money and ID consultant paving the way for a 21st-century identity.
David G.W. Birch is a Director of Consult Hyperion, an electronic identity and transactions consultant. He is the Chairman of the annual Digital Money Forum and Digital Identity Forum in London and he has written for several publications including more than a hundred Second Sight columns for The Guardian newspaper. In 2007, he published Digital Identity Management: Technological, Business and Social Implications under Gower Publishing Ltd. He hosts the Consult Hyperion podcast -- conversations with identity and digital transaction experts.