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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Kantara
UMA WG,<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>I
know this is short notice, but I wanted to make you aware of a conference call
tomorrow, July 13<sup>th</sup> at 3:00pm Eastern.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>The
Whitehouse and DHS have recently promulgated the National Strategy for Trusted
Identity in Cyberspace (NSTIC) in late June, and public comments are due by
July 19<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; The NSTIC outlines an ambitious identity management
strategy for the United States, but public discussion has been extremely
limited.&nbsp; The NSTIC is a very significant and policy document which is may
have an impact on internet commerce, online speech, identity management, identity
trust frameworks, and online anonymity. We (the Liberty Coalition, eCitizen
Foundation, CDT, and others) are concerned that no meaningful public discussion
has occurred.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>The
eCitizen Foundation will sponsor a phone call tomorrow, <b>July 13<sup>th</sup>
at 3:00pm Eastern</b> to encourage discussion about the NSTIC. The purpose of
the phone call is not to gain consensus, except on one issue: The NSTIC needs
more public discussion and analysis.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Call
202-684-7800 then press 9 then 801</span></b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>NSTIC:
<span style='color:#1F497D'><a
href="http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/ns_tic.pdf"><span style='color:#1F497D'>http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/ns_tic.pdf</span></a></span>.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Public
Comments: <a href="http://www.nstic.ideascale.com/">http://www.nstic.ideascale.com/</a><span
style='color:#1F497D'><o:p></o:p></span></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>NSTIC
Discussion: <span style='color:#1F497D'><a href="http://www.nstic.us"><span
style='color:#1F497D'>http://www.nstic.us</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>-Aaron Titus<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Information Privacy Director<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Liberty Coalition<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>(202) 669-2969<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>http://www.nationalidwatch.org<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>http://wiki.privacycommons.org<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>http://www.libertycoalition.net<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Twitter: @aarontitus<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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