In today’s information economy, trust is the necessary foundation for secure interoperability, and central to the successful realization of what’s possible on the Web. From the user perspective as well as that of the deploying organization, it’s an issue of who is trusted with what….and that requires policy, business and technology understanding and infrastructure. Thus the Liberty Alliance emerged: a first-of-its-kind standards organization with a global membership that provides a holistic approach to identity.

“Telecomm operators with their unique position of trust, relationship and stickiness with the customer are well positioned to be Liberty Alliance compliant Identity Providers.”

— Telecom Web, April 2006 , J.J. Lhospital
Featured Event
An Overview of the Identity Governance Framework: Putting Privacy and Regulatory Compliance First
Aug 15, 8:00am – 9:00am

The secure and appropriate exchange of identity-related information between users and applications and service providers (both internal and external) is the basis of providing deeper and richer functionality for service oriented architecture. Sensitive identity-related data such as addresses, social security numbers, bank account numbers and employment details are increasingly the target of legal, regulatory and enterprise policy, such as the European Data Protection Initiative, Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI Security standard and Gramm-Leach-Bliley. The Id Governance initiative assists entities managing identity data with increased transparency and demonstrable compliance with respect to policies for identity-related data. It would allow corporations to answer questions such as: Under what conditions may user social security numbers be accessed by applications? Which applications had access to customer account numbers on January 27, 2007?


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