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One of Janet’s activities is to monitor and, where possible, influence regulatory developments that affect us and our customer universities, colleges and schools as operators of large computer networks. Since Janet and its customer networks are classified by Ofcom as private networks, postings here are likely to concentrate on the regulation of those networks.

Postings here are, to the best of our knowledge, accurate on the date they are made, but may well become out of date or unreliable at unpredictable times thereafter. Before taking action that may have legal consequences, you should talk to your own lawyers.

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Last week’s REFEDs and VAMP meetings in Utrecht invited identity federations to move on to the next series of technical and policy challenges. Current federations within research and education were mostly designed to provide access to large commercial publishers and other services procured by universities and colleges for their individual members.

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One of the big challenges in designing policies and architectures for federated access management is to reconcile the competing demands that the system must be both “privacy-respecting” and “just work”. For an international access management system to “just work” requires information about users to be passed to service providers, sometimes overseas.

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I've had several conversations this week that related to what's commonly referred to as "level of assurance": how confident we can be that an account or other information about an on-line user actually relates to the person currently sitting at the keyboard. Governments may be concerned with multiple forms of documentary proof but I suspect that for most common uses in the education sector that may be over-complicating things.

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