[OpenID board] Vivek Kundra's remarks about the US Government identity initiative
atom at yahoo-inc.com
Thu Sep 10 19:30:06 UTC 2009
In the campground example, the government probably wants your email
address so that they can send you a confirmation email, and also
notifications about the reservation.
Also, for practical purposes, they'd probably need your name, and maybe
even your postal address and phone number.
Chris Messina wrote:
> It also speaks to the fact that we're largely focused on L1
> interactions, where this is little to no assurance about the identity
> being authenticated. In such circumstance, the government really
> doesn't need to know who you are to reserve a campsite for you — only
> make it easier for you to manage your reservation by not forcing you
> to create a throw-away account and password.
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