Tom Smedinghoff, an intellectual property partner in Edwards Wildman's
Chicago office, discussed the leading trends and predictions in online identity management in Bloomberg BNA's E-Commerce and Tech Law Blog. In the article, "Cyberlaw Predictions: Data Security, Cloud Computing and Online Management
," Smedinghoff said, "Through implementation of its National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), the U.S. is seeking to establish a private-sector led voluntary framework to facilitate trustworthy online identity verification. By contrast, the European Commission is promoting a draft eID regulation for the EU to achieve the same goal. Addressing the privacy and liability issues remain the biggest legal hurdles under both approaches."