White House seeks comment on trusted ID plan

Grant Gross reports:

The White House is seeking comment on a draft plan for establishing a trusted identity system online, with the goal of making Internet transactions more secure and convenient.

Howard Schmidt, the White House cybersecurity coordinator and special assistant to President Barack Obama, released a draft version of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace on Friday.

The plan calls for the federal government to work with private companies to create an Identity Ecosystem, an online environment “where individuals, organizations, services, and devices can trust each other because authoritative sources establish and authenticate their digital identities.”

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