NIST: National ID is not part of 'identity ecosystem'

A new website has been created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to explain plans for a National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace and to help quell fears that the government is creating a national Internet ID to track online activities.

“NSTIC does not advocate for a required form of identification,” the site’s FAQ says. “Nor will the U.S. government mandate that individuals obtain an Identity Ecosystem credential (i.e., digital identity). . . . This new Identity Ecosystem is meant for sensitive transactions that require authentication and would keep transactions anonymous when a trusted ID is not needed.”


NIST: National ID is not part of 'identity ecosystem'