As of today, the European based online identity service provider, Prooflink joins the open identity exchange, a non-profit corporation serving as a neutral provider of trust frameworks for open identity technologies.
By contributing to the OIX, Prooflink lays a foundation for their current and future customers to accept multiple international identity providers, like Google, Paypal, Mobile or Government ID's and bridge the business, legal and technical gaps, currently limiting their online business.
By contributing to the OIX Prooflink hopes industry will be able to create a trusted ecosystem for digital identity, consumers and relying party’s are able to use in an easy manner for their online business.
The Prooflink membership will be announced at the first OIX member meeting on Wednesday, June 8 at Washington DC.
About Open Identity Exchange; Open Identity Exchange is about trust at Internet scale. Open identity technologies like OpenID and Information Cards reduce the friction of using the Web, much like credit cards reduce the friction of paying for goods and services. However, they also introduce a new problem: who do you trust? In other words, how does a relying party know it can trust credentials from an identity service provider without knowing if that provider’s security, privacy, and operational policies are strong enough to protect the relying party’s interests? This is not a technology problem. It is a business, legal, and social problem. That's the problem OIX was formed to solve.