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The International Organization for Secure Electronic Transactions OISTE.ORG gets NGO Status with the UN-ECOSOC and Launches the “Right to Disappear Online” Campaign

February 7, 2013

NEW YORK, February 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

The International Organization for Secure Electronic Transactions (OISTE.ORG) has been
granted special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council
(ECOSOC) by the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations during its 2013 regular
session in New York.

Founded in 1998 in Geneva, Switzerland, OISTE was created with the objectives of
promoting the use and adoption of international standards to secure electronic
transactions. The OISTE Root Certification Authority (CA) is now available in billions of
browsers and mobile microbrowsers allowing global interoperability of trusted IDs which is
fast becoming the foundation for secure transactions using digital identification for
people, objects and content requiring.

OISTE’s mission and vision is an Internet where users engage in online transactions
and communications under systems of digital identity management that offer robust
protection against fraud and theft, while protecting the fundamental right to privacy and
neutrality. OISTE.ORG in cooperation with WISeKey has launched the “Right to Disappear
Online” international sensibilisation campaign at the last World Economic Forum in Davos
promoting the change on existing data protection legislations worldwide to ensure the
protection of personal data in all its aspects. We believe that personal identifiable
information needs to be strongly protected as this is the most sensitive information and
allows the person to be tracked. The best way to do is to give the ownership of the
personal data to the user and not to the service provider. If this is done, then the
personal data is associated with the user Digital Identity which can then protect the
transaction, as it belongs to the end user. CNBC Video on the Right to Disappear Online:


        Jorge Restrepo
        E-Mail: jorge.restrepo@oiste.org
        Phone: +41-22-594-30-00


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