maandag 9 mei 2011

Betrouwbare identiteiten op het web

Vorige maand heeft het Witte Huis de National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. Ik geef toe, "cyberspace" doet als benaming wat gedateerd aan, maar verder is het een spannend initiatief. Uit het persbericht:
“We must do more to help consumers protect themselves, and we must make it more convenient than remembering dozens of passwords,” said Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Working together, innovators, industry, consumer advocates, and the government can develop standards so that the marketplace can provide more secure online credentials, while protecting privacy, for consumers who want them.”
The goal of NSTIC is to create an “Identity Ecosystem” in which there will be interoperable, secure, and reliable credentials available to consumers who want them. Consumers who want to participate will be able to obtain a single credential--such as a unique piece of software on a smart phone, a smart card, or a token that generates a one-time digital password. Instead of having to remember dozens of passwords, the consumer can use their single credential to log into any website, with more security than passwords alone provide. Since consumers will be able to choose among a diverse market of different providers of credentials, there will be no single, centralized database of information. Consumers can use their credential to prove their identity when they're carrying out sensitive transactions, like banking, and can stay anonymous when they are not.
De vraag is natuurlijk: moet ieder land dit zelf regelen, is dit een taak voor de EU of wordt dit Amerikaans initiatief na verloop van tijd de internationale norm?

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