weeks - 3:08 am on Jan 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
From the article on the link above:
So, it going to be closer to the National Bureau of Standards or perhaps the Federal Communications Commission is setting standards and guidelines.
"We are not talking about a national ID card," Locke said at the Stanford event. "We are not talking about a government-controlled system. What we are talking about is enhancing online security and privacy and reducing and perhaps even eliminating the need to memorize a dozen passwords, through creation and use of more trusted digital identities."...
...Schmidt stressed today that anonymity and pseudonymity will remain possible on the Internet. "I don't have to get a credential if I don't want to," he said. There's no chance that "a centralized database will emerge," and "we need the private sector to lead the implementation of this," he said.