Nordea joins BankID

Nordea has decided to join the BankID electronic identification infrastructure and is to start to issue BankID electronic identifications, which is supported by nine Swedish banks. The majority of these banks also use BankID for electronic identification and signing at their Internet banks. At present there are 3.8 million active users of electronic identifications in Sweden, as well as a 1 000 services. With current growth a total of 4.5 million is anticipated by the end of 2011. BankID electronic identification in Sweden is based on the PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) technical standard and has been developed by a number of large banks for use by members of the public, authorities and companies.

Radicchio

The global initiative to unleash the potential of wireless e-commerce added sixteen new members Tuesday including VISA and MasterCard. Radicchio members now include 28 companies committed to promoting ‘Public Key Infrastructure’ or ‘PKI’ solutions for secure transactions over wireless networks. Launched last Sept., Radicchio’s most recent members include Across Wireless AB, Baltimore Technologies, CYLINK Corp., Entrust Technologies, Gray Cell Inc., iD2 Technologies, Lucent Technologies, MasterCard International, Mobile Telephone Networks, NTT DATA Corp., Saraide, Synamic Limited, VeriSign Inc., Virgin Mobile, VISA International and Vodafone Airtouch. Initial members included Sonera SmartTrust, Gemplus and EDS. Radicchio is the also exclusive sponsor of the conference “Wireless E-Commerce – Clearing the Road for Global Expansion,” which gets underway tomorrow at the Olympia Conference Centre in London.