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Diginus Takes Active Role At Pan-European e-identity Interoperability Project

A key event in the life of the SPES / WSPES project took place this month in Prato, Italy. (March 13, 2006)

A key event in the life of the SPES / WSPES project took place this month (January) in Prato, Italy. The key players in the next round of the digital signature interoperability project got together to thrash out objectives, funding, and other related issues. Diginus, as a key supplier to the UK partners, Sheffield City Council, and Sunderland City Council, took an active role.

Diginus has a solid track record in delivery of key components for SPES / WSPES. In the first round of activity Diginus facilitated interoperability between the core SPES tool and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) components. The next round will see interoperability extended into further backend components and business systems, again with Diginus taking a leading role.

Background to SPES / WSPES
The full name of the project is Setting Processes for Electronic Signature in European Cities or SPES for short. The W in WSPES indicates the ambition to widen deployment throughout Europe. The project is part of the European Community eTEN Programme. Central to SPES / WSPES is the aspiration to make digital signatures interoperable across Europe and beyond, and by so doing to facilitate wider and deeper e-Government for the benefit of European citizens.

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Jonathan Gay BA(hons) CISA MBCS, is an IS Security professional specialising in identity management and PKI related matters. Jonathan works for Diginus Ltd the e-identity solutions company.

You can contact Jonathan via the Diginus Ltd web site

Diginus is a ISO/IEC 27001 (Information Security) and ISO 9001:2000 (Quality) certified company.


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Related Keywords:SPES, WSPES, Diginus, digital signature, EU, PKI, Open Source, eidentity, egovernment, smartcard,

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