April 15, 2011
Originally appeared as White House unveils cyber ID proposal in Yahoo! News/AFP
Filed under Consumer Privacy
There are two key points about this strategy: First, this is NOT a government-mandated, national ID program; in fact, it's not an identity "program" at all. Second, this is a call by the administration to the private sector to step up, take leadership of this effort and provide the innovation to implement a privacy-enhancing, trusted system.
The White House unveiled a plan on Friday designed to boost confidence and business in cyberspace through the creation of a single, secure online credential.