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RE: Microsoft launches e-sign client

From: Ed Simon <edsimon@xmlsec.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 18:27:20 -0500
Message-Id: <200411152327.iAFNRL3g002071@mail3.magma.ca>
To: "'Anders Rundgren'" <anders.rundgren@telia.com>, <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>

Thank you Anders,

If you, or others, know of an online article about Microsoft's C2G client,
please point it out.

Regards, Ed
Ed Simon
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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-ietf-xmldsig-request@w3.org
[mailto:w3c-ietf-xmldsig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Anders Rundgren
Sent: November 15, 2004 5:34 PM
To: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
Subject: Microsoft launches e-sign client

My request a year ago:

How it turned out...

Microsoft today pre-announced the availability of a smart client for
handling e-signatures for C2G (Citizen-to-Government) services and similar
on-line activities.  The announcement was made in the paper edition of
Computer Sweden,  by MSFT spokesman Predrag Mitrovic.

It may look a bit surprising that the announcement was not in CNET but the
fact is that Liliput country Sweden have magnitudes more on- line consumers
with digital certificates than for example the US.
Something between 8-10% of the population currently have an electronic
citizen-ID and at least 5% are actively using such for on-line banking.

The EU governments are likely to appreciate this initiative as existing
e-signature solutions in addition to [also] being proprietary, usually are
NDA-protected and fairly costly.  My assumption is that the Microsoft
solution will be free and a default install although it may not run on older
Windows versions.
Received on Monday, 15 November 2004 23:27:29 UTC

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