US digital identity legislation author to deliver closing keynote of ID2020 Summit Sessions

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US digital identity legislation author to deliver closing keynote of ID2020 Summit Sessions

The author of the Improving Digital Identity Act of 2020, Congressman Bill Foster, will deliver the closing keynote of ID2020’s ‘Summit Sessions’ webinar series on Thursday, November 19 at 10 am PST.

Foster is a businessman and scientist, with a Ph.D in physics, according to the announcement. He serves on the House Committee on Science and Technology and the House Financial Services Committee, and chairs the latter’s Task Force on Artificial Intelligence.

The Improving Digital Identity Act, H.R. 8215, has bi-partisan support and would create a task force to identify the appropriate tools for public and private transactions, mandate NIST to create interoperable ID standards for use by government agencies and citizens, and establish a grant system operated by DHS to help states upgrade their ID systems.

Previous Summit Sessions in ID2020’s series explored how to provide good digital ID universally, digital immunization certificates, digital identity for financial inclusion, and the next generation of digital ID. Recordings of each webinar are available from ID2020’s website.

Registrations are still open for the final Summit Session with Congressman Foster.

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