Ellen Messmer reports:
A group called the Open Identity Exchange officially launched this week to support federal government guidelines for online privacy and security and undergo certification to assure compliance. Founding members include Google, Equifax, PayPal and Verizon, among others.
According to OIX chairman Dan Thibeau, the organization was created to show support by the private sector for standards from the federal government’s Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) Subcommittee of the Information Security and Identity Management Committee established in September 2008 by the Federal CIO Council. ICAM, co-chaired by the General Services Administration and the Deptartment of Defense, is composed of chief privacy officers within the federal government who have agreed on a set of privacy and security policies and technologies related to online interactions with citizens.
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