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Secure Identity Alliance Achieves Qualified ITU-T Reference Organization Status

Landmark qualification allows ITU-T to normatively reference OSIA specifications

BRUSSELS, October 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), the global not-for-profit association representing players and organizations active in the digital identity ecosystem, today announced that it has qualified under the procedure A.5 by the Standardization Division of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T).

The qualification allows ITU-T to normatively reference OSIA specifications. A digital public good, OSIA is an open standard set of interfaces (APIs) that enables seamless connectivity between the building blocks of the identity management ecosystem, regardless of technology, solution architecture, or vendor.

Following a rigorous evaluation process conducted by ITU-T Study Group 17, ITU’s standardization expert group for security, the SIA has successfully qualified as under ITU-T Recommendation A.5 after meeting several key criteria. These included an open membership/participation model and IPR policy, comprehensive change management process, and maturity of OSIA specifications.

Matt ColePresident of the SIA, said, “Our mission is to unleash the full power of identity so that people, economies, and societies thrive. In 2019, we launched the OSIA initiative to develop an open standards framework for identity system interoperability. The ITU-T qualification is a testament to the good work we have done over the past few years and represents a stepping stone for further collaboration with ITU-T SG-17.”

Professor Heung Youl Youm, Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 17, said: “ITU SG17 is pleased to have approved the qualification of SIA under ITU-T A .5 during its closing plenary session on Friday 2n/a September 2022. We look forward to the next steps of this collaboration.”

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About AIS
Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) is a global non-profit association representing players and organizations and adjacent industries active in the digital identity ecosystem. SIA’s mission is to unify the identity ecosystem and unleash the full power of identity so that people, economy and society thrive. The association supports the development of its members’ activities through four main pillars: Identity for Good, Outreach, Open Standards Development and Industry Services and Solutions.

A digital public good, OSIA is an open standard set of interfaces (APIs) that enables seamless connectivity between the building blocks of the identity management ecosystem, regardless of technology, solution architecture, or vendor. www.osia.io

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About ITU-T
The Telecommunication Standardization Sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) is the standardization arm of ITU, the specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for defining and developing international standards that serve as key elements in the global information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure. Responsible for the development of international standards essential to ICT interoperability, ITU-T advocates a contribution-oriented and consensus-based approach to standards development in which all countries and companies, regardless of regardless of their size, are granted equal rights to influence the development of ITU-T Recommendations and remain the only global ICT standards body in the world.

For more information see https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/about/Pages/default.aspx

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