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    World e-Trust and Beyond The Telecommunication Development Unit of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), also known as ITU-D, launched the World e-Trust Initiative in 2002 to help developing nations accelerate the pace of economic development through the effective use of information and communication technology (ICT).

    Individuals from developed nations soon realized the public key infrastructure at the heart of World e-Trust could be the basic construction material for building authenticity & privacy for the developed world as well.

    The Two Sides of Individual Membership Section of The Authenticity Alliance Wes Kussmaul, a member of the ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda High Level Experts Group (HLEG) saw the need for an association to represent the needs of individuals, and formed Individual Membership Section of The Authenticity Alliance to bring the concerns of individuals together with those of nations & organizations.

    The goal of the Individual Membership Section of The Authenticity Alliance is to build domains of authenticity, privacy and reliability on top of the open, outdoor public highway known as the Internet. QEI Building on World e-Trust, Wes developed the basis for a new identity information infrastructure.