Retooling e-authentication

Monday, 22 March 2004, 12:50 PM EST

In the future, conducting confidential business with the government via the Internet could mean that citizens will use electronic credentials issued by commercial entities, such as banks, to prove they are who they claim to be.

A draft document, which has not been widely circulated, describes how the federal government plans to simplify secure online transactions and communications.

Issued by the General Services Administration's e-Authentication program, the document states that authorized credential services companies and government agencies, in some cases, would issue electronic credentials to users before they submit address changes to the Social Security Administration, for example.

By Florence Olsen at FCW.

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