Obama Calls for Secure Online-Identity System
It’s not a national ID card at all. This is a proposal to figure out ways for more reliably saying who we are on the internet. This is the beginning of the story, not the end. There’s potential gains for privacy and empowerment. But if it goes wrong, it could have the opposite effect.
President Barack Obama unveiled an ambitious proposal Friday urging the private sector to create a trusted-identity system to boost consumer security in cyberspace.