Privacy protection has taken a step forward on the Web as over 60 companies, including IBM, agree to the Open Profiling Standards (OPS) for secure information exchange over the Internet as proposed by Netscape, VeriSign and Firefly. The standard combines existing vCard (the Internet Mail Consortium's electronic business card) and digital certification (public key/private key) to allow users to disclose as much or as little information about themselves to Web sites, using the certificate in transactions to verify their identity.
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