Clinton Global Initiative Important Announcement by WISeKey and Microsoft

By Wisekey Sa, PRNE
Monday, September 20, 2010

WISeKey and Microsoft Cooperate to Empower Biscay Citizens by Transforming Local Government Services

NEW YORK, September 21, 2010 - WISeKey, a leading IT security company, and Microsoft, announced at the
Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting that they had successfully worked
with the Biscay government to launch a next-generation citizen services
platform (CSP).

When citizens log on to the Biscay portal, they no longer have to go
through a vast variety of links, pages and web sites: the Biscay Citizen
Services Platform is customized across governmental departments, meeting the
specific needs of the citizen and protecting their privacy.

This cutting-edge approach takes complex citizen identity management
systems, government services and e-government portals and packages them in an
accessible and functional manner, allowing citizens to independently use the
services and tools that governments such as Biscay provide.

"In Biscay, we look forward to a future where the benefits of the WISeKey
and Microsoft CSP technology become increasingly accessible to all citizens,
allowing them to securely interact with and make use of government services,"
said Jose Luis Bilbao, Biscay President.

"The Biscay Citizen Services Platform clearly demonstrates our commitment
to using secure electronic identities to globally empower citizens. We have
seen both citizens and governments benefit from this technology, and we work
tirelessly in both developed and developing markets to ensure that our
technologies empower citizens and other stakeholders in innovative and
meaningful ways," stated Carlos Moreira, WISeKey CEO & Chairman.

Niels Soelberg, Vice-President Public Sector EMEA Microsoft said, "We are
very happy with our cooperation with WISeKey and the Biscay government on
this new CSP, allowing the citizens to interact securely and efficiently with
their government and giving them the tools to transform society in the

WISeKey maintains its ongoing commitment to make this technology a
reality for countries across the world by working with organizations such as
the CGI, the World Economic Forum Global Growth Companies community, the
Association of International Mobility and the OISTE Foundation.

More information:

    Olivia Ward
    Tel.: +41-22-594-30-00

Contact: Olivia Ward, Tel.: +41-22-594-30-00, E-Mail: oward at

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