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New US digital identity legislation promises more secure verification

September 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to socially distance and do whatever we can digitally and remotely. For IT professionals, the pandemic likely brought a lot of unplanned headaches and long hours to ensure their organizations could remain securely operational while supporting a nearly 100% remote workforce.

The pandemic has also revealed holes pertaining to digital identity, data protection and cybersecurity that expose individuals, businesses and government agencies to online fraud. Though numerous new technologies and commercial solutions are available, their value is limited to a single organization or within a trust framework, and there is a lack of interoperability for the benefit of users and organizations alike.

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