Saturday, July 10, 2010

Trusted IDs Face Fearful Response


The level of fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) that has always been a factor in online business has taken a turn for the worse — courtesy of the federal government, no less.

In late June, the Obama administration released a draft strategy for creating a system aimed at protecting individuals against identity theft, Internet scams and other malicious activity, whether someone is buying a book or downloading an electronic health record.

The gist of the proposal is simple: Develop a process for providing individuals with secure personal identifiers, such as digital certificates or smart cards, which they can use when conducting online transactions.

More here.


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