The Whitehouse and DHS have recently promulgated the National Strategy for Trusted Identity in Cyberspace (NSTIC) in late June, and public comments are due by July 19th. The NSTIC outlines an ambitious identity management strategy for the United States, but public discussion has been extremely limited. The NSTIC is a very significant and policy document which is may have an impact on internet commerce, online speech, identity management, identity trust frameworks, and online anonymity.
Several groups connected to the community (the Liberty Coalition, eCitizen Foundation, CDT, and others) are concerned that no meaningful public discussion has occurred.
The eCitizen Foundation will sponsor a phone call tomorrow, July 13th at 3:00pm Eastern to encourage discussion about the NSTIC. The purpose of the phone call is not to gain consensus, except on one issue: The NSTIC needs more public discussion and analysis.
Call 202-684-7800 then press 9 then 801.
Public Comments: http://www.nstic.ideascale.com/
NSTIC Discussion: http://www.nstic.us