A bill passed by the Virginia General Assembly and is awaiting the governor’s signature will go a long way toward enabling Virginians to dump most of their passwords in favor of a single digital identity credential. The proposal would establish uniform standards for strengthening and authenticating digital identities. Supporters say developing these first-in-the-nation standards will make Virginia a technology leader and business hub. The two principal authors of the bill, Jeff Nigriny and Timothy Reiniger, spoke with Regarding ID’s Gina Jordan about the proposed law, which they hope will be the country’s first enactment of policy supporting the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.
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