Thursday, February 9, 2012

Commerce Recommends Industry Lead Internet ID Board

Sternstein, Aliya. "Commerce Recommends Industry Lead Internet ID Board." Nextgov, February 8, 2012.

From the article: "The Commerce Department plans to initiate a government-funded steering board that eventually would be privatized to build a global system for safekeeping online identities. Under recommendations released on Wednesday, private sector officials would lead the committee in cooperation with, but independent of, the government. After about two years, the body would need to be self-sustaining, Commerce officials said. … Some critics of the overall approach, called the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, have argued that a government-run credentialing initiative could morph into a national ID system for tracking citizens."  Read more

See Also
Recommendations for Establishing an Identity Ecosystem Governance Structure, prepared by the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology, February 2012.