Stephen Downes

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This article summarizes, Better Identity in America  (48 page PDF), "a policy agenda for improving the privacy and security of digital systems and help combat identity fraud." It's a response to the increasingly difficult problem of establishing and verifying identity online. Governments should modernize "legacy paper-based identity systems around a privacy-protecting, consumer-centric digital model." As well, they should stop using social security numbers as a form of authentication. And they should look at projects like the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance, the GSMA's Mobile Connect, and the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Authn, - whose strong authentication technologies are being embedded in devices, operating systems and browsers.

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