Global body adopts new code to protect e-services

Frederic Trojani

Paris, November 13, 2017

The Secure Identity Alliance, the global identity and secure eServices advisory body, has announced the adoption of a Code of Conduct to which all the members of the Alliance said.

Developed in consultation with individual members to support best practices and enforce industry standards, the new Code enshrines the commitment of Secure Identity Alliance’s members to transact, engage and operate in a manner that conforms to highest standards of ethics and excellence in the design and implementation of digital ID systems.

High ethical standards

As a multi-stakeholder association, the Secure Identity Alliance represents members that demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism, expertise and ethical standards in every aspect of their operations,

The Secure Identity Alliance’s Code of Conduct sets out an unequivocal ethical framework for interventions and provides a minimum standard of behaviour that any public, private and non-government organization or entity engaging with a Secure Identity Alliance member can expect to encounter. Indeed, it is the Secure Identity Alliance’s belief that strict adherence to high ethical standards is the key to enabling the full potential of trusted digital identities and secure eServices.

The Secure Identity Alliance is acutely aware of the important responsibilities that fall on the shoulders of suppliers of digital ID solutions. Today’s ID systems represent the beating heart of Government eServices delivery, upon which sustainable social and economic inclusion is built.

Robust platform

Indeed, a robust digital ID platform is the primary enabler for governments and businesses looking to reach and serve populations in new and more efficient ways – and the Code enshrines the commitment of our members to highest standards of ethics and excellence in the design and implementation of digital ID systems and program roll-outs,” concludes Frederic Trojani.

The newly instituted Code sets out the primary principles Secure Identity Alliance’s members must observe in relation to their business practices and commercial actions and has been adopted to facilitate and enhance business relations in the marketplace with all relevant stakeholders (private and government entities and agencies).

Designed to correspond to modern day requirements regarding ethical trade, confidentiality, conformity with local laws, anti-corruption, fair competition, sustainability and social responsibilities, the Code has been conceived around the core notion of respect – which includes the fundamental rights of workers, the need to safeguard the confidentiality of personal data, and a commitment to negotiate and perform contracts in good faith.

A copy of the new Code of Conduct is available for download here

About the Secure Identity Alliance

The Secure Identity Alliance is dedicated to supporting sustainable worldwide economic growth and prosperity through the development of trusted digital identities and the widespread adoption of secure eServices. The Alliance offers support and expertise to allow government agencies and other public bodies to implement their digital ID projects and realize the wide range of economic, public health, electoral and sustainability opportunities offered by the shift to digital service provision.

The Alliance brings together public, private and non-government organisations to foster international collaboration on Digital ID challenges and the issues of data security and citizen privacy. The Alliance plays a key role in sharing best practice and uncovering the new generation of eIdentity and eDocument technologies crucial to building the trusted framework on which to drive eGovernment, and global economic growth, forward.

Frederic Trojani is President of the Secure Identity Alliance.

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