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Subject: Re: [pki-tc] US e-government ID-challenge

I am not sure I understand the argument.
I worked in Luxembourg for a year attempting to launch a PKI-based
credit card [see the Providian GetSnart VISA concept]. 
It didn't take off because web-access control systems aren't supporting
user-end use of smart cards.  Microsoft interfaced to smart card readers
with Windows 2000 and how many clients have implemented smart-
card based authentication in W2K; I bet only a handful.
My humble thoughts.
David Sweigert, CISSP
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 4:04 AM
Subject: [pki-tc] US e-government ID-challenge

This is a very silent list but I give it a try anyway.
Coming from a country (Sweden) that established a working national identity-scheme some 40 years ago, which was with ease "recasted" into PKI, I wonder how countries like the US, lacking such systems are going to get e-governments running.
As far as I know, social security numbers as used in the US are not sufficient as there are duplicates and many countries do not have identity systems at all, that are aligned to on-line usage.
Anders Rundgren
Consultant PKI and secure e-business

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