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Liberty Alliance Privacy in an Online, Web 2.0 World Webcast Series Launches April 16

WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trust-worthy internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced highlights of the first of three webcasts from its 2008 Privacy in Perspective series. Taking Place at 8:00am US PT (3:00 UTC) on Wednesday, April 16, the public event is hosted by Robin Wilton, Corporate Architect for Federated Identity, Sun Microsystems and co-chair of the Liberty Alliance Public Policy Group. The webcast will review findings and next steps from the ongoing series of global Liberty Alliance privacy summits held so far in Basel, Berlin, Brussels, London and Washington DC.

WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire/ — Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trust-worthy internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced highlights of the first of three webcasts from its 2008 Privacy in Perspective series. Taking Place at 8:00am US PT (3:00 UTC) on Wednesday, April 16, the public event is hosted by Robin Wilton, Corporate Architect for Federated Identity, Sun Microsystems and co-chair of the Liberty Alliance Public Policy Group. The webcast will review findings and next steps from the ongoing series of global Liberty Alliance privacy summits held so far in Basel, Berlin, Brussels, London and Washington DC.

"The Liberty Alliance privacy summits bring privacy stakeholders from the global commercial, academic, legal and public sectors together to address privacy concerns and discuss possible solutions," said Wilton. "The April 16 webcast will showcase lessons learned during the summits to help organizations remove obstacles to a productive, multi-stakeholder discussion about privacy issues."

The Liberty Alliance privacy summits have led to the development of models that illustrate the different layers of identity data, their application in different sectors and the relative roles of credentials and attributes. The models illustrate identity 'contexts,' the establishment of contexts spanning sectors and some of the ways in which architecture, technology and policy need to interact in order for the entire system to function correctly. Published findings from the Liberty Alliance privacy summits are available at: http://www.projectliberty.org/liberty/public_community/privacy_summits

About the Privacy in Perspective Webcast Series

The April 16, 23 and 30, Liberty Alliance webcast series examines risks and potential solutions for solving online privacy issues spanning enterprise and Web 2.0 applications and technologies. The April 23 webcast features Phil Hunt, Director Security Standards, Oracle Identity Management, and lead developer of the IGF open source project at OpenLiberty.org, reviewing the privacy benefits of the Liberty Identity Governance Framework (IGF). The April 30 webcast features Byron Acohido and Jon Swartz, technology editors with USA Today, reviewing highlights from their new book Zero Day Threat, discussing the immediate and long-term security and privacy risks associated with online transactions, social networks and Web 2.0 technologies. Registration and an agenda for all of the webcasts is available at http://www.projectliberty.org/liberty/news_events/webcasts

CONTACT: Russ DeVeau www.projectliberty.org 954-763-1038 – Office 908-251-1549 – Mobile russ@projectliberty.org

SOURCE Liberty Alliance

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