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Clinton Global Initiative Important Announcement by WISeKey and Microsoft
Sep 21, 2010 (01:09 PM EDT)


NEW YORK, September 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

- WISeKey and Microsoft Cooperate to Empower Biscay Citizens by Transforming Local Government Services

WISeKey, a leading IT security company, and Microsoft, announced at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting that they had successfully worked with the Biscay government to launch a next-generation citizen services platform (CSP).

When citizens log on to the Biscay portal, they no longer have to go through a vast variety of links, pages and web sites: the Biscay Citizen Services Platform is customized across governmental departments, meeting the specific needs of the citizen and protecting their privacy.

This cutting-edge approach takes complex citizen identity management systems, government services and e-government portals and packages them in an accessible and functional manner, allowing citizens to independently use the services and tools that governments such as Biscay provide.

"In Biscay, we look forward to a future where the benefits of the WISeKey and Microsoft CSP technology become increasingly accessible to all citizens, allowing them to securely interact with and make use of government services," said Jose Luis Bilbao, Biscay President.

"The Biscay Citizen Services Platform clearly demonstrates our commitment to using secure electronic identities to globally empower citizens. We have seen both citizens and governments benefit from this technology, and we work tirelessly in both developed and developing markets to ensure that our technologies empower citizens and other stakeholders in innovative and meaningful ways," stated Carlos Moreira, WISeKey CEO & Chairman.

Niels Soelberg, Vice-President Public Sector EMEA Microsoft said, "We are very happy with our cooperation with WISeKey and the Biscay government on this new CSP, allowing the citizens to interact securely and efficiently with their government and giving them the tools to transform society in the process."

WISeKey maintains its ongoing commitment to make this technology a reality for countries across the world by working with organizations such as the CGI, the World Economic Forum Global Growth Companies community, the Association of International Mobility and the OISTE Foundation.

    More information:
    http://www.wisekey.com/en/solutions/gov/csp/Pages/default.aspx
    http://www.wisekey.com/

    Contact:
    Olivia Ward
    Tel.: +41-22-594-30-00
    E-Mail: oward@wisekey.com

SOURCE WISeKey SA