European Identity & Cloud Conference 2013, taking place May 14 – 17, 2013 at the Dolce Ballhaus Forum Unterschleissheim, Munich/Germany
> Workshop « Life Management Platforms – Where Convenience and Business meet Privacy and Accountability »,15.05.2013 14:00-16:00
> Best Practice: Improving Local Transport Service Quality and Experience through better Privacy
In the five past years the market of mobile applications has known a great expansion. In a near future, contactless technology will be embedded in all mobile phones. Arising services combine the power of online applications – already available on smartphones – with the physical interaction that the contactless technology enables. These services will cover a wide range of usage: electronic ticketing, public transport, payment. Privacy is going to be a key issue in this context. How to enable the use of contactless mobile services while providing a high level of guaranty in terms of privacy protection and trust? How to ensure data minimization and data sovereignty in a mobile ecosystem?
Lyrics is an international consortium setup by France Telecom- Orange in 2012 to tackle these issues. It involves several partners among which Microsoft, NEC, Oberthur Technologies and Atos Worldline. This collaboration aims at defining a solution answering the needs of the service providers and dealing with the constraints of the smart card industry. During our first year of investigation on this subject, we have focused on privacy in the field of Fare Management System. Transport operators are often subject to criticism because they infringe the right to move around freely and anonymously. Indeed, currently deployed transport services have not been designed to integrate anonymity and Privacy. Future transport framework (Interoperable Fare Management) promise to embed privacy in their design while benefiting from the functionalities that smartphones offer. We have conducted a thorough survey of the proposed design in terms of privacy properties and put this in perspective with current mobility trends and technologies available. Our initial findings show that in order to fulfill the promise of privacy in the context of mobility, a service centric approach may not be adequate. We are currently designing an anonymous public transport pass that is in line with future Fare Management architectures and that brings new perspective to transport services. During this session, we will bring our vision and share our first results on the design of this architecture. It will be particularly interesting to discuss how and where these findings match or not with the current trend of Life Management Platforms.