Liberty Alliance Launches Public ‘French Speaking’ Digital Identity Management Forum

Representatives from EIfEL, Entrouvert, France Telecom/Orange and Sun Microsystems Announce Liberty’s Eighth Open-to-the-Public Global Special Interest Group

Liberty Alliance, the global identity community working to build a more trustworthy Internet for businesses, governments and people worldwide, today announced the launch of the Liberty Alliance French-speaking Special Interest Group (SIG). Based in Paris with liaison members in other French-speaking countries, the public forum has been created by Liberty members from EIfEL, Entrouvert, France Telecom/Orange and Sun Microsystems. The goal of the forum is to foster a global French-speaking identity community working to advance secure and privacy-respecting identity-enabled applications based on Liberty Alliance specifications and the standardized Liberty Identity Assurance and Liberty Identity Governance Frameworks.

“The new Liberty Alliance special interest group was launched to make it easier for the global French-speaking community to come together to address digital identity management challenges sharing a common language,” said Fulup Ar Foll, founding member of the Liberty Alliance French SIG and Head of Identity Management for Sun Global Software Practice, Europe. “The public group welcomes the participation of the worldwide French-speaking identity community to collaboratively address the many challenges involved in building and deploying more successful digital identity solutions.”

Special interest groups are formed by Liberty Alliance members to address global, regional and vertical-specific digital identity challenges. The French SIG joins other open-to-the-public Liberty Alliance SIGs including the Identity Assurance SIG, the Japan SIG, the Identity Theft Prevention SIG, the Health Identity Management SIG, the Norway SIG, the Strong Authentication SIG and the Web Services Harmonization SIG. More information is available by visiting the group’s wiki.

About Liberty Alliance

Liberty Alliance is the only global identity community with a membership base that includes technology vendors, consumer service providers and educational and government organizations working together to build a more trustworthy Internet by addressing the technology, policy and privacy aspects of digital identity management. Liberty Alliance works with identity organizations worldwide to ensure all voices are included in the global identity discussion and regularly holds and participates in public events designed to advance the harmonization and interoperability of CardSpace, Liberty SAML 2.0 Federation, Liberty Identity Web Services, OpenID and WS-* specifications. More information about Liberty Alliance as well as information about how to join many of its public groups and mail lists is available at


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