BCE President & CEO; Jean Monty seen in an undated 2001 File Photo taken at a private event in CANADA.
Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) has signed a
letter of intent to join other industry leaders in the Liberty Alliance
Project, launched today to create an open standard for single sign-on for
network identity. The open system will enable Internet users to carry a
single, secure sign-on identity across all devices and all interactions on the
"As a charter member of the Alliance, BCE will help pioneer the creation
of an open system that will increase accessibility and ensure the security of
personal information for consumers on any device connected to the Internet,"
said Michael Sabia, President of Bell Canada Enterprises.
"Customers and merchants are grappling with the complexity of multiple
user signatures and the lack of universal open standards," said Mr. Sabia. "As
more people are doing more things using more kinds of Internet devices, such
as mobile phones, hand-held devices, computers, and televisions, consumers and
businesses alike are seeking simpler and more secure ways to interact with the
Internet. The Liberty Alliance Project is a significant and important step in
BCE will become the only Canadian charter member of the Alliance and will
work along side more than two dozen other global industry leaders. The
Alliance will develop a global standard for accessing communications systems
from any device that connects to the Internet through a single sign-on
solution. This system is intended to provide consumers with a convenient way
of identifying themselves, while allowing them to maintain control of their
personal information. The Alliance will develop the system in an open
environment to promote development and healthy competition.
Over the next 60 days BCE will work with t
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