'Internet Passport' Will Benefit Security, and E-Commerce
ZDNet, By Ryan Huang
A regulated passport to
access certain parts of the Internet will take off "sooner or later",
according to Kaspersky Lab chief executive officer and chairman Eugene
It's an idea that Kaspersky's been harboring for a few years and
has since attracted a fair bit of scepticism over, but he remains optimistic
that the concept will help address current security concerns, facilitate
e-commerce activities, and even promote voter turnout among digital natives by
making it more convenient.
Kaspersky's CEO believes an Internet
passport will benefit security, and e-commerce. "When I'm talking
about Internet IDs, it's not like they are your passports to connect to the
Internet. It's your passport to have access to critical resources,"
Kaspersky explained to ZDNet in an interview. The Russian was in town to speak
at the Interpol event, 1st Eurasian Working Group on Cybercrime for Heads of
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