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Identity Management and Privacy: A Rare Opportunity To Get It Right

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The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace represents a shift in the way the U.S. government is approaching identity management, privacy, and the Internet.

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The news industry has much at stake here. A system for information commerce must support the sharing of atomized, disaggregated content. This requires an universal identity protocol for the web, so stateful microaccounting is possible. Please note the circulate draft white paper at

-- Bill Densmore
Consulting Fellow
Reynolds Journalism Institute
Missouri School of Journalism

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