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IGF Passes Liberty Alliance Milestone

Liberty Alliance announced two key milestones for the Identity Governance Framework

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced two key milestones for the Identity Governance Framework (IGF). Today, industry leaders submitted IGF to openLiberty.org for open source development of IGF implementations. Liberty Alliance also announced the ratification of market requirements documentation (MRD) for IGF and the commencement of technical specification work. With today’s news, developers, system integrators and organizations in every sector can begin planning IGF deployments referencing the publicly available MRD and building IGF applications based on the open source APIs collaboratively developed at openLiberty.org. Liberty will hold a public webcast to review IGF developments and the roadmap for continuous development and support within Liberty Alliance and at openLiberty.org on August 15 at 8:00am US PT.

“With Liberty Alliance market requirements completed and technical specification work and open source implementations initiated in parallel, IGF is a significant step closer to delivering users and organizations greater privacy and security protection across applications and industries,” said Brett McDowell, executive director of the Liberty Alliance. “Organizations, infrastructure providers and the Web 2.0 community now have a variety of identity governance tools for advancing the Internet’s privacy layer based on open standards from Liberty Alliance."

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