The following noteworthy identity management statement comes from the Cyberspace Policy Review issued last year by President Obama:
“Build a cybersecurity-based identity management vision and strategy that addresses privacy and civil liberties interests, leveraging privacy-enhancing technologies for the Nation.”
To be clear, I am an avid opponent of “anonymity for all” on the web. I do not think it is in our common interest to have anonymous communication in the public sector. I know that I will draw the ire of many who view the Internet as a constitutional right, but I persist with this view because the very nature of our constitution provides for the free and open exchange of ideas in the public forum. With this protection in place why would we need anonymity given the extreme handicap that it places on us in processing information?