The Liberty Alliance Project is, in its own words, working to
enable a networked world based on open standards where consumers, citizens, businesses and governments can more easily conduct online transactions while protecting the privacy and security of identity information. This world, where devices and identities of all kinds are linked by federation and protected by universal strong authentication, is being built today with Liberty's open identity standards, business and deployment guidelines and best practices for managing privacy.
We will be looking for members to be involved in a project to develop model contracts that members of Liberty-based networks (known as 'federations') could use, as well as to jointly develop a white paper that could be used to explain the legal underpinnings to others. These sorts of projects are the bedrock of what our committee has done in the past to help in the development of eCommerce, and we're excited to be invited to participate in a new project.
Brett McDowell, Liberty's executive director, will be speaking for a few minutes during our main Committee meeting on Saturday morning during the Annual (from 9 until 10 in the Hyatt's Juilliard and Uris Conference room), and we will also have a short technical presentation in the same room immediately after the main meeting is over for those who want to learn a bit more. Since all of you are certainly planning to hold over until our Program on Internet Governance starts at 10:30 in the same room (RIGHT?), it should be easy for any of you who are interested to stick around!