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Click on a consortium name to view a description of that consortium and to access links that will take you to its homepage, supported standards and (if available) its IPR policy.


Develops and provides certification and education programs and services for information and software security professionals

Accredited Standards Committee X12 (ASC X12)
Develops standards for interindustry electronic interchange of business transactions and electronic data interchange

Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS)
Promotes and develops retail standards

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Develops and promotes electronic financial services and e-commerce for financial institutions and their customers

Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI)
Developed standards to promote BPM on the network and internet

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CardLinx Association, The
The CardLinx Association develops and promotes standards for the credit card industry.

Chemical Industry Data Exchange (CIDX)
Promoted Chem eStandards and advocated for the chemical industry *Merged with Open Application Group, Inc (OAGi) and American Council's Chemical Information Technology Center (Chem ITC)

Commerce XML Resource (cXML)
Promotes communication among procurement applications, e-commerce hubs and suppliers

Develops and promotes new eCommerce technologies and business practices

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Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA)
Develops electronic business interchange standards

Digital Watermarking Alliance (DWA)
Promotes digital watermarking solutions

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e-CENTRE (now GS1 UK)
Promoted business data standards to facilitate e-commerce (United Kingdom)

EAN.UCC System
Developed supply chain standards and numbering systems *Now GS1

EDI Forum for Companies with Interest in Computing and Electronics (EDIFICE)
Promotes standards and practices in e-business

Electronic Business XML Initiative (ebXML)
Promotes and develops standards for an open XML-based infrastructure for business purposes

Electronic Commerce Promotion Council of Japan (ECOM)
Developed and maintained standards for electronic commerce for use in B2B and B2C arenas (Japan)

Electronic Messaging Association (EMA)
Developed and promoted standards for secure electronic messaging

Enhanced Business Reporting Consortium (EBRC)
Develops Enhanced Business Reporting guidelines and definitions

European Electronic Messaging Association (EEMA)
Promotes electronic commerce and business communications

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Financial Information eXchange Protocol (FIX)
Develops an open protocol for real-time communication between participants in the Equity markets

Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC)
Promoted open-standard technologies in the financial services industry *Merged with Financial Services Roundtable in 2009

FlexTech Alliance
Promotes the growth of the electronic display and flexible, printed electronics supply chain

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Global ATM Security Alliance (GASA)
Promotes the protection of the ATM industry from criminal activity

Global Mobile Commerce Forum (GMCF)
Promoted the development of mobile commerce services

Develops and promotes standards-based, global supply-chain solutions (U.S.)

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HR-XML Consortium (HR-XML)
Develops and promotes a standard suite of XML specifications

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Assisted British businesses in e-commerce (United Kingdom)

Internet Media Device Alliance (IMDA)
Develops and promotes a set of open, interoperable standards and device profiles in internet-connected media devices

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Liberty Alliance Project
Developed and maintained single sign-on identities *Transferred operations and materials to Kantara Initiative in 2009

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Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organizations (MISMO)
Develops, promotes and maintains electronic commerce standards for the mortgage industry

MULTOS Consortium
Promotes the MULTOS specification in the smartcard industry

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Online Privacy Alliance (OPA)
Promotes self-regulatory initiatives for individuals' privacy online and in electronic commerce

Online Trust Alliance (OTA)
Promotes practices and technologies to enhance consumer trust in e-commerce, governmental and online financial services

Open Applications Group (OAG)
Promotes best practices and standards for application integration

Open Buying on the Internet Consortium (OBI)
Developed technical and business standards enabling purchasing via the Internet

Open Deal Format (ODF) Working Group
An open standard to streamline the exchange of group buying offer information

Open Identity Exchange (OIX)
Develops and promotes open identity technologies

OpenID Foundation (OIDF)
Promotes the use of OpenID technology

OpenRTB Consortium
Develops and promotes open industry standards for the RTB marketplace

OpenRTB Mobile Committee
Promotes communication between mobile ad inventory buyers and sellers

Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)
Promotes and develops standards based on XML, SGML, HTML and related structured information processing technologies

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Promoted payment technology

Performance Marketing Association, Inc. (PMA)
Promotes the profile of performance marketing

Personalization Consortium, Inc. (PCI)
Promoted best practices relating to the use of Personal Information on the Internet

Petrotechnical Open Standards Consortium, Inc. (POSC)
Developed specifications for information modeling, information management, and data and application integration for the E&P a industries

Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) Forum
Promoted public key infrastructure (PKI) and PKI-based products and services

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Develops and promotes open e-business process standards and services for supply chain partners

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Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA)
Developed and promoted secure electronic payment card transaction frameworks

Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising
Promotes understanding of and greater control over ads that are customized based on online behavior

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United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)
Promotes and facilitates international transactions through the simplification and harmonization of procedures and information flows

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Web Quality of Experience Workgroup (WebQoE)
Developed and promoted standards for improved online customer experience

Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI)
Promotes the adoption of e-Commerce in the healthcare industry (U.S.)

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XBRL- (EXtensible Business Reporting Language) International
Develops an XML-based framework for the reporting of business information

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