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Climate Change, Identity, and Human Rights: LIGHTest’s Importance to the Global Community

October 02, 2019

In June 2019, the UN High-Level Commission on Digital Cooperation posed an important question to the global community – whether and how digital technologies can ensure the possibility of applying human rights principles

LIGHTest: Onwards and Upwards!

September 16, 2019

As the three-year LIGHTest project is soon to wrap up, we talk to Heiko Rossnagel from Fraunhofer about how the project has gone and what the future holds for LIGHTest.

Platform Humanitarianism

July 15, 2019

Too often, the world is facing natural or man made disasters, such as earthquakes and wars. When this happens humanitarian aid kicks in and the victims receive life saving assistance. The ongoing digital transformation is about to change traditional ways of aid delivery: a sack of rice was yesterday - today smart cards and cash machines take over.

Digital Identity: Has Freedom a Future?

April 01, 2019

Defining ‘freedom’ as the individual’s ability to exercise control over his or her own life and actions whether in physical or digital form, the question must be asked with respect to digital identity – what are the necessary policy and technology elements to ensure the possibility of human freedom? Does freedom have a future with the deployment of digital identity?

Creating Trust in Global Supply Chains Through Transparent Self-Declared Policies

March 05, 2019

The world of commerce relies upon efficient and effective supply chains. When these break down the speed at which the wheels of industry begin to slow can be dramatic.

New Partner Profile: University of Piraeus Research Center

March 05, 2019

In LIGHTest, UPRC is contributing to the integration of LIGHTest in the PEPPOL infrastructure and the activation of the LIGHTest service in different pilot scenarios.

Integration Testing Report

January 17, 2019

To conceive truly “global trust lists”, a key objective of LIGHTest is global operation and global acceptance. By using the existing and well established Domain Name System as the basis of the LIGHTest trust infrastructure, global operation is possible from the start without requiring any additional roll out of enabling infrastructure.

Conceptual Framework for Trust Scheme Translation

January 07, 2019

One of our latest deliverables provides the final design of the Conceptual Framework for Trust Scheme Translation within the LIGHTest architecture. This final stage of the conceptual framework results from the integration of the different trust schemes, and their representation, and the formats for expressing trust translation lists.

Cross-border Verification with LIGHTest

November 12, 2018

LIGHTest leverages on existing infrastructures to verify electronic transactions. This ability is especially useful for transactions that are not created in the same trust scheme or country as the entity validating the transaction.

LIGHTest Use Case – Using a Trusted Infrastructure to Verify Transcripts

October 16, 2018

So here’s the problem…You’re a university student who is trying to apply to another university. Simple? Sadly it’s not as simple as university_1 producing a transcript that university_2 can verify. 

LIGHTest and the Historical Perspective

October 07, 2018

I view LIGHTest as providing an essential piece of information governance infrastructure, and I compare it to the navigational aids and shipping infrastructure that have enabled maritime and commerce and governance.

LIGHTest General Meeting - Videos

September 24, 2018

LIGHTest recently had their General Meeting in Helsinki where the project team came together along with members of the Advisory Board to feedback on how the work is going so far. 

UNHCR and LIGHTest team up to provide refugees with new digital solutions for education

August 13, 2018

Rachelle Sellung, Senior Scientist working on the EU funded LIGHTest project, explains the role of trust infrastructures and LIGHTest’s collaboration with UNHCR.

Why did Ubisecure join LIGHTest?

March 21, 2018

As a platform and service provider for externally facing customer IAM, Ubisecure is positioned at the interfaces and interaction points of transactions involving identity information.

Why are identities a core element of digitalisation?

March 12, 2018

When looking at successful digitalisation efforts in industry, retail and utilities sectors, or other areas including government, at the core you will typically find a solid identity solution. The reason is simple...

A US perspective on the LIGHTest Project: Commercial equivalence as a lubricant for the information economy

March 05, 2018

From the US commercial perspective, leveraging the DNS infrastructure to publish trust schemes (or contractually bound identity trust frameworks of various kinds) offers, for the first time, the promise of easy global access to authoritative and authentic trust information...

Trust Domains for Mobile ID Applications with LIGHTest

December 07, 2017

As the world is going more and more mobile, there is a growing need for mobile ID solutions supporting numerous use cases. Typical examples are e-government services, legally binding signatures, other public services and high-value e-commerce applications.

How do you explain LIGHTest?

December 05, 2017

"Since meeting with the project team and some of its members in Graz, I found myself struggling with this. Not only at work, but also at some eIDAS-centric (electronic IDentification, Authentication and trust Services) meetings I attended, where people are talking about EU trusted services."

Formal Decription and Analysis of Concepts

September 17, 2017

This deliverable represents the formal basis of the Lightest project and at the core develops a formal language for describing different aspects of the project.

Relevant DNSSEC Concepts and Basic Building Blocks

September 14, 2017

The trust infrastructure developed by the LIGHTest project makes use of the existing global Domain Name Service (DNS) for discovering information relevant for validation of trust...

Worldwide Presentations on LIGHTest

September 04, 2017

The Open Identity Exchange (OIX) had another busy few months travelling around the world to present LIGHTest at conferences and events...

LIGHTest and the principle of privacy by design

September 04, 2017

Online transactions are a part of everyday life, and most citizens engage in them without many second thoughts regarding their security and the impact on their privacy...

Latest Public Deliverables

July 23, 2017

Throughout the course of the LIGHTest project, there are a number of external and internal project deliverables available. So far we have a number of public deliverables which cover a range of different topics related to the LIGHTest project. Below we have listed those currently available with a brief summary.

State of Identity Podcast

July 24, 2017

Key partners from LIGHTest, Hans Graux (time.lex), Rachelle Sellung (University of Stuttgart) and Don Thibeau (Open Identity Exchange) have participated on a podcast run by One World Identity.

LIGHTest Team on the Road

May 29, 2017

Key partners in LIGHTest have been very busy over the last week presenting at a number of conferences and events in the USA. At the K(NO)W conference in Washington, organised by One Identity, Don Thibeau, Open Identity Exchange Chairman, chaired a panel titled Trust Frameworks: their critical role in governing identity systems and allocating liability.

Trust Framework Workshop, Amsterdam

May 21, 2017

The Open Identity Exchange (OIX) was delighted that Microsoft could host a ‘Trust Framework’ workshop in Amsterdam on 9th March 2017 that introduced the LIGHTest project in some detail. Bringing together over 70 organisations, our pan-European delegates were a mixture of digital identity experts and technical and non-technical representatives.

Interview with Alberto Crespo of ATOS, Spain

May 21, 2017

Alberto Crespo recently gave an interview to the business magazine Banca15 with the title “Crossborder authentication will favor the purchase of more products”, where he highlighted the progress in the digital transformation of banks who carry out their business in Spain.

Secure storage of mobile ID credentials

April 18, 2017

The usage of mobile identity credentials is subject to several practical challenges in the highly diverse mobile device market. Besides the initial user identification and the actual ID derivation process the secure storage of (derived) ID credentials on the mobile device is an essential building block of the overall system security and the achievable trust level.

LIGHTest Team In Top 100 Identity Leaders

March 22, 2017

The One World Top 100 Leaders in Identity for 2017 has been revealed and LIGHTest members join a prestigious list of pioneers...

eIDAS Trust Services 6 months on

March 22, 2017

Six months after the new rules for trust services came into force under the eIDAS regulation, an eIDAS Trust Services Workshop was held in Brussels, on 19 December 2016, to present the state of play.

February 21, 2017

An ever increasing number of transactions are conducted virtually over the Internet. How can you be sure that the person making the transaction is who they say they are?

Project Kick off Meeting in Stuttgart, Germany

November 01, 2016

During the three day Kick-Off Meeting partners from nine different European countries came together to discuss and spread the LIGHTest Vision...

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