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House lawmakers push digital identity verification

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Washington, September 14, 2020 | comments
"To cut down on data breaches and identity theft, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers is looking to overhaul personal digital identification for U.S. citizens.
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"To cut down on data breaches and identity theft, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers is looking to overhaul personal digital identification for U.S. citizens.

The Improving Digital Identity Act of 2020 would set up a task force across federal, state and local government charged with creating a new "standards-based architecture" for digital identity verification services and to determine whether it makes sense for federal agencies to supply identity verification to the private sector on a fee-based model.

The bill also calls for the Department of Homeland Security to order federal agencies to put into place digital identity guidelines created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and to implement practices called for in a May 2019 White House memo on improving identity, credential and access management." READ MORE
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