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Cyberspace Policy Review: Assuring a Trusted and Resilient Information and Communications Infrastructure

Identity management could come from a federal-level establishment. Many people seem comfortable with this idea, which would mean cooperation between the government and privacy and civil liberty communities. In the near-term, the federal government could create an identity management vision that focuses on civil liberties and privacy to create technologies that protect these interests for the Nation. In the mid-term, the government could create an opt-in array of identity management programs for key infrastructures, such as a Smart Grid, that could build trust for transactions while supporting privacy. The United States must leverage its international opportunities by creating mutually reinforcing objectives while protecting civil liberties and freedoms. The U.S. should work with the UN, the Group of Eight, NATO, the Council of Europe, and the other existing international organizations that address cyber-related issues to address cyber-security policies. These issues include agreements and standards of practices and conflicts that have global effects. Cooperating with these organizations should generate common policy objectives. If the United States works with other governments, then information sharing as well as strategic and operation collaboration will be expanded. Helping build international legal frameworks is a win-win for all countries.
President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
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