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Subject: Identity Firewalls vs. US C2G
The thing you say about DNA is great. This is our only real identity so I believe this is at least the long-term solution for reducing identity-theft in a society with "short memory". Citizen-to-Government =============== It is interesting that you as a US resident bring up Government-to-Consumer (shouldn't it rather be Citizen-to-Government), operations as one of the primary targets. The US government has AFAIK, no public plans for C2G authentication [*], while C2G using PKI, is close to "established" in other parts of the world. In Sweden, 1 million+ people carry out on-line transactions on the web using PKI on a regular basis. The US government have concluded that S/MIME is the "killer application". It is the currently only PKI client application NIST supports, and have recommendations on. In the EU, where citizen PKI is a reality rather than a "religion", S/MIME is hardly used by any government for C2G. Anders Rundgren *] You may have heard about e-Authentication but that is hardly more than a word, since nothing has been decided on regarding the Citizen-end of this.