REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced the release of a legal frameworks document designed to help organizations address the legal considerations involved in deploying federated identity management. The Liberty Alliance Contractual Framework Outline for Circles of Trust was developed to assist legal and executive management teams develop trusted relationships among organizations participating in a federated network. Liberty Alliance will hold a public webcast to review the legal frameworks document on Wednesday, March 14 from 8-9:00am US PT.
"Todays news marks an important step in eliminating the last major hurdle to the wide scale deployment of federated identity management how to best approach the legal issues involved in building federated networks across organizational boundaries, said Roger Sullivan, president of the Liberty Alliance Management Board and vice president of Oracle Identity Management. "With the release of the legal frameworks document, businesses and governments now have a framework to aid the development of legal and contractual agreements necessary for building Circle of Trust relationships."