Monday, January 10, 2011

Your e-papers, please.

I don't care if it is the Commerce Department. It's the government.

I'm sure there are benefits to a national internet identity, but I'm even more certain that it will create more problems than it will solve.

"We are not talking about a national ID card," Locke said at the Stanford event. "We are not talking about a government-controlled system. What we are talking about is enhancing online security and privacy and reducing and perhaps even eliminating the need to memorize a dozen passwords, through creation and use of more trusted digital identities."

"I don't have to get a credential if I don't want to," he said. There's no chance that "a centralized database will emerge," and "we need the private sector to lead the implementation of this," he said.

No chance, huh? His assurance makes me feel much better.

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