US Congressmen Reintroduce Sweeping Digital ID Bill

“Foster discussed the genesis of the Act and the state of U.S. digital ID in an ID2020 webinar last year…’So many services – in banking, health care, government, and e-commerce – depend on knowing ‘who is on the other side’ of a transaction,” Jeremy Grant, Coordinator of the Better Identity Coalition, quoted on Foster’s website.  “But our old identity systems have not transitioned well to the digital world – creating friction in commerce, fueling increased fraud and theft, degrading privacy, and hindering the availability of many services online.’”

US Congressmen reintroduce sweeping digital ID bill | Biometric Update

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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