Telecom group to develop privacy best practices

The Liberty Alliance Telecom Special Interest Group has been established to develop best practices for managing identity information and identity-enabled transactions and services in the global telecommunications sector and service provider industries to create interoperable, secure and privacy-respecting identity-enabled telecom applications.

The Telecom Special Interest Group was launched by Liberty Alliance members from Ericsson, NEC, NeuStar, Orange, Symlabs and TeliaSonera, and will be chaired by Jose Luis Mariz of Ericsson. Liberty Alliance is an open-standards organization whose mission is to enable governments, consumers, citizens and businesses to more easily conduct online transactions while protecting the privacy and security of identity information.

Another goal of the group is to advance identity-enabled and Web 2.0 telecom applications based on the Liberty SAML 2.0 Federation and Liberty Identity Web Services standards initiatives, and the policy-based Liberty Identity Assurance Framework. Liberty SAML 2.0 Federation and Liberty Identity Web Services are widely validated and deployed in the telecom and service-provider industries.

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Kathleen Hickey is a freelance writer for GCN.

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