Banks, biometrics firms join Open Identity Exchange

March 6, 2015 - 

The Open Identity Exchange (OIX) announced that Barclays, ForgeRock and Timpson have joined the organization as board members while Escher Group, E-sign, Etive/Digital Log Book, KYCme, Morpho (SAFRAN) and Tricerion Limited have joined as general members.

The companies bring significant leadership and expertise to OIX, a neutral, non-profit trade organization that aims to “share domain expertise, joint research, and pilot projects to test real world use cases to drive the expansion of existing online services and the adoption of new online solutions.”

“OIX and its members are transforming how digital identity systems are secured and used for online services across multiple business sectors,” said OIX chairman Don Thibeau. “OIX member companies bring together practical expertise and substantive market insights in order to collaborate on research and implement innovative pilot projects that form the foundation of a trusted Internet ecosystem.”

The organization is comprised of diverse members, with each company being a leader in their respective industry sectors.

Since forming in 2011, OIX continues to see growing worldwide support for the development and registration of trust frameworks, including pre-negotiated sets of business, legal, and technical contracts that reinforce a level of mutual trust in online transactions.

OIX members work toward extending the functionality of the identity trust layer of online transactions across various critical corporate, governmental and consumer channels.

The new OIX members join OIX’s growing membership, which includes Adobe, CA Technologies, Equifax, Experian, Google, KPMG, LexisNexis, Microsoft, PayPal, Ping Identity, Salesforce, SecureKey, Symantec, T-Mobile, UK Cabinet Office, and Verizon, among others.

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