The University of Texas at Austin created the Center for Identity (CID) several years ago. It’s a very creative enterprise that pulls together faculty, staff, ideas and projects that cut across departments as well as drawing in people outside the university. Full disclosure: I’ve attended and spoken at a few of the CID’s Global Privacy Summits and found them to be among the most innovative conferences.

CID has recently pulled together several resources that I want to share with you. They’ve developed the CID ID Protection toolkit that is well written with concrete, practical tips. The toolkit can be found at:  It’s worth taking a look at CID’s other tips and projects as they are doing research on “real world” privacy issues. That general site is: