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

Feb 07, 2013, 08:00 ET from OISTE

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:

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