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Liberty Alliance Forms Digital Identity Management Group in Norway

Government, businesses and educational organizations gather to advance the deployment of open, privacy-respecting and secure identity management solutions

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Liberty Alliance Forms Digital Identity Management Group in Norway: Government, businesses and educational organizations gather to advance the deployment of open, privacy-respecting and secure identity management solutions

LibertyAlliance – Oslo, Norway -- October 17, 2006 -- Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced the launch of a new special interest group formed to help facilitate the deployment of open and interoperable identity management solutions across industries in Norway. Members of the Liberty Alliance special interest group in Norway are working collaboratively to address the business, privacy and technology issues involved in developing successful federated identity management, service oriented architectures (SOAs) and Web services based on open standards and business guidelines from the Liberty Alliance.

Liberty Alliance announced the formation of the Norway group at the Liberty Alliance deployment workshop held in Oslo this week and sponsored by the Bronnoysund Register Centre, Liberty Alliance and Sun Microsystems. Founding members of the group include representatives from the Brønnøysund Register Centre, Kantega, Sun Microsystems, Telenor, UNINETT and the University of Oslo. This diverse membership helps ensure the output of the group meets the real world online identity management needs of deployers and users in a variety of industries and market segments. Membership in the Norway Liberty Alliance special interest group is open to all Liberty members interested in advancing interoperable, non-proprietary and trusted digital identity management solutions.

“Members of the Liberty Alliance regularly form special interest groups to help governments and enterprises realize the business benefits of Liberty-based federation, SOAs and Web services faster and more effectively,” said George Goodman president of the Liberty Alliance management board and director of the platform capabilities lab at Intel “Liberty Alliance congratulates the members of the Norway special interest group for working to deliver open identity management solutions users can trust for safer and more privacy-respecting online transactions.”

About LibertyAlliance Special Interest Groups

Liberty Alliance members form special interest groups to collectively address and solve a variety of regional and global digital identity management issues. Liberty special interest groups include the eHealth group, the eGovernment group and the Identity Theft Prevention Group. A list of all of the Liberty Alliance special interest groups is available at http://www.projectliberty.org/liberty/about/structure. For more information about joining the special interest group in Norway contact Andrew Shikiar at [email protected]