NEW YORK, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon Hobbs spoke with WISeKey CEO Carlos Moreira yesterday about protecting personal data. Discussing "the right to disappear," Simon Hobbs asked founder Moreira about WISeKey's encryption technology which offers governments, companies, and individuals services that protect data, communication, and authenticate identities.
WISeKey offers WISeID Personal Data Protector, an iPhone app that stores bank and credit card details, rewards points and frequent flyer programs. WISeID protects your Personal Identifiable Information (PII)-the data which contains unique identity and contact details traceable to one person-storing it securely and theft-proof, using WISeKey's military-grade encryption.
WISeKey believes the individual should control their own PII. Mr. Moreira discussed the fundamentals of WISeKey's technology that can support the right to disappear. Soon, with your PII stored safely in WISeID, a smart card, or mobile device, you will be able to choose which details you want to distribute, where, to whom, and they can be deleted when you decide. You remain the owner of your information.
Carlos Moreira is an expert in IT security, having worked in the field for 25 years. WISeKey secured the e-voting project in Geneva, Switzerland, guaranteeing that votes could not be intercepted or modified, offering easier access to Switzerland's Direct Democracy. Mr. Hobbs revealed that WISeKey is planning an IPO in Switzerland in 2012 and in the U.S. in 2013.
About WISeKey: WISeKey is a leading, worldwide security and authentication firm, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with a number of regional subsidiaries. Privately-owned, WISeKey's mission is to transform the Internet into a reliable and fair tool for conducting secure, electronic transactions.
Download WISeID: http://www.wiseid.mobi For more information: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000017258 http://www.wisekey.com/ Contact: WISeKey SA Eileen Weinberg [email protected] +41-22-594-30-00
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