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White House Talks Up Online ID Plan

The Obama administration is throwing its weight behind a new initiative to better secure identities online, which in turn could help cut down on identity theft and other forms of Internet fraud.

While the plan is still in the draft stage -- and is open to public comment -- the idea is to have government agencies and industry organizations administering a variety of interlocking secure ID management programs. Datamation takes a look.


The White House has released the draft of a comprehensive policy framework for securing identities online, outlining a broad set of recommendations for combating Internet fraud and calling for comments from the public.

The National Strategy for Trusted Initiatives in Cyberspace (NSTIC) describes an "identity ecosystem" that promotes security, privacy and a consolidation of the various login credentials users maintain to access online services.

Read the full story at Datamation:
White House Outlines Online ID Security Plan