On September 30, 2010 Microsoft received an award at the annual
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Privacy Innovation
Awards ceremony in Baltimore, MD. The
award acknowledges Microsoft’s release of U-Prove, a
privacy-enhancing security technology, which helps address people's need to
protect their identity-related information. U-Prove makes it possible for people
to disclose minimal amounts of identifying information when accessing Web
applications and services.
A key part of the release was the publication of the U-Prove
specification under the Microsoft Open Specification Promise (OSP).
Additionally, two software toolkits —C# and Java editions—were made available
under an open source license to enable broad access to the technology by both
commercial and open source software developers.
Earlier this year, on May 5, 2010, Microsoft received additional
industry recognition for U-Prove.
Microsoft won the in European Identity Award in the "Best
Innovation" category from
German-based analyst firm, Kuppinger Cole &
look ahead into October, the ISSE 2010 conference is being hosted in
collaboration with the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, ENISA,
TeleTrusT, and will join forces with GI-SICHERHEIT, the biannual congress on
safety and security of the German Informatics (GI) Society. Microsoft’s VP of Trustworthy Computing,
will unveil a new proof of concept featuring the U-Prove technology as part of
his keynote speech.