Edinburgh, UK (PRWEB) September 20, 2012
Trust in Digital Life (TDL), a powerful consortium of leading ICT companies, today recognised miiCard’s position and reputation in the online identity verification market by inviting CEO, James Varga, to join its board.
The announcement also coincides with news that miiCard is extending its service to support internet users in Ireland and France with plans to enter further European territories throughout this year. miiCard is already active in the UK, USA, Canada, India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
miiCard (My Internet Identity) creates trust on the web by verifying identity purely online and in real-time to the same level as a driver’s licence, passport or photo ID works offline. Today’s news clearly signals TDL’s recognition of the value and opportunity miiCard brings to the internet by enabling this high level of trust on a global scale and for the first time.
By putting the individual in control of their digital identity, miiCard gives its members a safe and secure way to establish a high level of trust upfront and completely online. This enables them to do more across a range of sites and services from finance and ecommerce to dating and social networking. Working with TDL enables miiCard to contribute and collaborate on new trustworthy ICT products and services that benefit individuals and businesses.
TDL, founded by Nokia, Gemalto, Philips, Microsoft is formed by leading digital industry players and academic institutes, has been established to address the challenges of establishing online trust as a high priority. Trust has consistently been identified by organisations and industry leaders as one of the major enablers of digital life: conversely, the absence of trust can act as a showstopper to productive interaction and business online. TDL currently has 27 invited members from industry and academia, working together for a secure digital future.
James Varga, CEO of miiCard explains: “Through active involvement and engagement with the TDL community, I hope that miiCard can encourage and facilitate the widespread adoption of trusted ICT solutions and work towards a trustworthy framework for internet.
“The online world is a global community so it’s vital that we work together with other players all around the world through groups like TDL to develop trusted and user centric solutions that help realise the full potential of the internet for individuals and organisations alike.”
Executive director at Trust in Digital Life, Arthur Leijtens, adds: “miiCard and the members of TDL share a common goal and are proactive in promoting trustworthy ICT solutions for safe, secure and productive digital lives for citizens, governments and organisations. The input of miiCard will be invaluable in helping our members to produce new, innovative and unique ideas and we welcome James to the board.”
miiCard (My Internet Identity) is a global online identity verification service that allows a consumer to prove for the first time that “I am who I say I am” purely online and in real-time, to an Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer standard, without the need for a physical ID check.
For consumers, miiCard is used to build trust on social networks, trade and transact with more convenience and confidence, and proactively manage their online identity. Vendors accepting miiCard as proof of online identity stand to benefit from increased conversions, reduced cost of execution and additional fraud and identity theft protection.
miiCard currently supports the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, South Africa, India, Australia and New Zealand.
Watch the tour video and see how miiCard creates trust online.
About Trust in Digital Life Consortium:
The Trust in Digital Life community, formed by leading industry partners and institutes, has taken up the central challenge of trust as a priority number one item. We see this as a pre-requisite, something people can count on by default. Trustworthy ICT solutions must become a commodity enforced by citizens and law.
Trust has consistently been identified by organisations and industry leaders as one of the major enablers of digital life, the lack of which could be a showstopper. Ensuring trust in the future digital life with the advancement of cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) leads us to more ICT adoption and achievement of technological and scientific excellence as well as enabling business and prosperity globally.
From a business perspective, taking into account that Trust in Digital Life community represents a substantial part of industry players in this field, we believe that we can influence the take up rate of trustworthy ICT to raise awareness among citizens and enterprises.
Currently TDL is counting 27 members from industry and academia, working together for secure digital future and the community is growing steadily. Organisations with relevant expertise are invited to join TDL, TDL Membership application can be found here.