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Trusted ID strategy distrusted by some
Monday - 1/10/2011, 8:30am EST
Depending on how you look at it, the formation of the National Program Office to oversee the administration's national strategy for trusted identities in cyberspace is either a great idea to ensure a secure and privacy-enhancing ecosystem for the Internet, or Big Brother inserting himself into your cyber-life.
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke says this is not designed to be a national ID card, nor is it supposed to be a government controlled system. The administration estimates that e-commerce worldwide is worth $10 trillion of business online annually.
Commerce is setting up the National Program Office; details about the project are scarce.
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