Foster plans push for digital ID legislation


Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) today said he will likely reintroduce legislation that aims to overhaul the country’s fragmentary personal digital identification systems.

Foster previously introduced the “Improving Digital Identity Act of 2020” with Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.) in September. He announced his intention to bring up the bill in the 117th Congress at a Feb. 4 event on digital identity hosted by the Better Identity Coalition, the FIDO Alliance and the ID Theft Resource Center.

“So much of peoples’ daily lives are spent conducting business online – whether it’s banking, investing, shopping, or even communicating with doctors,” Foster said of the bill at the time. “It’s become vitally important to ramp up safeguards to protect against identity theft and fraud,…

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