Information Cards and Government
Identity establishment and protection is a core function of government throughout the world. Information Cards are a highly flexible, scalable, secure, and privacy-protecting digital identity technology designed explicitly to meet goverment identity requirements. This page summarizes government activities related to adoption of Information Cards.
- On 9 September 2009 at the Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington D.C., the OpenID Foundation and the Information Card Foundation made a joint announcement about the Open Identity for Open Government initiative with the U.S. government.
- See the Open Identity For Open Government FAQ for more details.
- Read the OpenID Foundation and the Information Card Foundation joint white paper, Open Trust Frameworks for Open Government, that describes in detail the purpose and structure of their Open Trust Framework.
- Review the Pilot Program Participation Requirements.
- View the list of participating Information Card providers.
The French governement is investigating Information Cards as part of the FC2 Consortium.
The Canadian government is currently developing a pilot program in British Columbia. See the British Columbia Identity Management page for more information.