Doc Searls' post on the VRM blog drew my attention to this: What could be the next dominant force on the Internet?. Trey Tomeny a Dallas based entrepreneur provides an extensively thought out discussion of a Private Identity Network

Some time ago, I expressed a similar vision for being able to manage my online identity and took this further to how this might manifest as an operational model. I still believe that some of this will come to pass as more and more of our data begins to live electronically and needs to be corralled and managed.