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Liberty Alliance Expands Global Membership

BT, PayPal and Telenor R&D among newest Liberty Alliance Members

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses, today announced new members representing a variety of industries and vertical market segments from around the world. Members join Liberty Alliance to have a voice in the development of standards and best practices for building and deploying non-proprietary and proven interoperable identity solutions users can trust for more secure and privacy respecting online transactions.

The newest members of Liberty Alliance are 2FA, Agència Catalana de Certificació, British Telecommunications PLC, Bronnoysund Register Centre, City University (London), Credentica, Danish Biometrics Research Project Consortium, Danish Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation, DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, Drummond Group Inc., Fugen Solutions, Inc., Fulvens Ltd, fun communications GmbH, Gemalto, GeoFederation, Hochhauser & Co., LLC, Luminance Consulting, Mindsphere AS, PayPal, Software Innovation ASA, Telefonica, Telenor R&D, Thales e-Security, Oslo University, University of Ottawa, University of Washington School of Law, UNINETT AS and the Sunderland (UK) City Council.

These new members represent many of the vertical markets where the deployment of Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services is driving the over one billion Liberty-enabled identities and devices the Alliance is expecting this year. The formation of Liberty’s eGovernment Group and the work of Liberty’s Strong Authentication Expert Group have been instrumental in driving new member momentum worldwide. A list of testimonials and quotes from organizations joining Liberty Alliance is available at http://projectliberty.org/index.php/liberty/membership/testimonials

“Identity management solutions must successfully address technology, business and privacy issues if they are to gain wide scale acceptance and deliver real business value,” said George Goodman, president of the Liberty Alliance management board and director of the Platform Capabilities Lab at Intel. “Liberty Alliance is the only global identity organization where members work collectively to develop open standards and business and privacy guidelines to help organizations in all industries deploy more successful identity management solutions.”

 

About Liberty Alliance

Liberty Alliance is a global identity consortium with a membership base that includes technology vendors, consumer service providers and educational and government organizations working together to address the technology, business and privacy aspects of identity management. The Liberty Alliance management board consists of representatives from AOL, Ericsson, Fidelity Investments, France Telecom, General Motors, HP, IBM, Intel, Novell, NTT, Oracle, RSA and Sun Microsystems. More information about Liberty’s membership structure as well as information about how to become a member is available at http://projectliberty.org/index.php/liberty/about/structure.