Internet ID For Americans: Obama
President Obama is in the process of putting together a proposal for the U.S Commerce Department which would effectively create internet IDs for all Americans.
The White House has called their plan “identity ecosystem” as a new way of identifying individuals across the country and added that they would like to launch it as soon as possible.
Howard Schmidt who is the Cybersecurity Coordinator for the White House commented on the plans, saying that they are making every effort to get the ball rolling on it.
The website CNET first broke the story, and the plans of the White House will likely please civil liberties groups that wish to see a break up of power between police and intelligence agencies.
The Obama Administration is in the process of drafting what they call the “National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace” which will get a detailed description in the coming months from the president himself.
Those who are working on the project want to make it clear that it is not a national ID card they are working on or a government-controlled system but rather the improvement of online security as well as ensuring privacy for individuals all over the country, something they want to make very clear to citizens.*Sponsored Links*