11 groups join mobile digital signature effort


STUTTGART, Germany-The Mobile Electronic Signature Consortium announced another 11 organizations have joined its effort to define a worldwide standard for mobile digital signatures, bringing the total number to 25.

The consortium aims to develop an application interface facilitating standardized communication with e-commerce providers via the Internet, making it possible for customers to use their mobile phone number as an account number to buy goods. A standard digital signature is needed to identify one user from another and ensure the legality of each transaction.

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