Logging In and Providing Proof: A Guide to US Government Actions on Digital Identity
Sorrell, Elizabeth Bynum
Aksamitauskas; Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation
he article discusses the challenges of verifying digital identities and the need for a national digital identity strategy in the United States. It highlights various initiatives and actions from different government agencies to develop a unified approach for authentication and identity proofing. Key actions include NIST setting digital identity standards, Login.gov providing shared digital infrastructure, legislative efforts, combating fraud and identity theft, and testing new digital identity technologies. The goal is to improve security, privacy, and accessibility while addressing potential harms and disparate impacts. The article also mentions additional resources available for those interested in the topic of digital identity.