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

AdLedger Consortium
Develops and promotes the use of blockchain standards for digital advertising

Ads Integrity Alliance
Developed and promoted best practices for defining and policing of bad ads *Inactive

Promotes consumer-oriented technical expertise and advice (Europe)

Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)
Promotes anti-phishing activities and compiles industry data

Association for Enterprise Integration (AFEI)
Promotes enterprise integration across industries and governments

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

ATM Security Association
Promotes ATM security by compiling and disseminating information on recognized and potential ATM attack scenarios

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Bitcoin Foundation
Promotes and supplies Bitcoins, a form of online currency

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 *Merged with the Open Management Group in 2005 to form the Business Modeling and Integration Domain Task Force

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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 the Open Application Group, Inc (OAGi) and the American Council's Chemical Information Technology Center (Chem ITC) in 2008

Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA)
Develops collision industry information technology standards

Develops and promotes new eCommerce technologies and business practices

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
Develops and promotes standards in computing and communications industries

Content Reference Forum (CRF)
Promoted digital content distribution specifications *Inactive

Developed standards for customer information exchange across enterprise applications *Inactive

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

Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Self-Regulatory Program
Promotes understanding of and greater control over ads that are customized based on online behavior

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

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) *Dissolved in 2010

Electronic Messaging Association (EMA)
Developed and promoted standards for secure electronic messaging *Merged with the Open Group in 2001

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

European Committee for Standardization - Information Society Standardization System (CEN/ISSS)
Develops European Standards and consensus documents (Europe)

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

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

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

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Promotes dynamic ad content and the development of related specifications

Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC)
Represents U.S. providers of information technology products and services (U.S.)

Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
Promotes interactive media to increase market share

Developed resources to support British businesses in e-commerce (United Kingdom) *Inactive

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Promotes the development of standardization and related activities around the world to facilitate the international exchange of goods and services

Internet Media Device Alliance (IMDA)
Developed and promoted 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 *Dissolved and transferred operations and materials to the Kantara Initiative in 2009

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Mobile Marketing Research Association (MMRA)
Promotes and develops professional standards and ethics for conducting marketing research on mobile devices

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

Open Card Consortium (OCC)
Created the OpenCard Framework *Inactive

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

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

Open Security Exchange (OSE)
Promotes enterprise security management

Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE)
Promotes a real estate data standard

Open Travel Alliance (OTA)
Develops business and systems specifications for the travel industry

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 *Dissolved in 2005

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 *Inactive

Petroleum Industry Data Exchange (PIDX) International
Promotes standards related to the oil and gas industry

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

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

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

Russian Association for Networks and Services (RANS)
Promotes and coordinates the efforts of industry constituents in proposing technical and legal frameworks for developing ICT infrastructure and providing confidence & security in the use of ICT (Russia)

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

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Trusted Electronics Communications Forum (TECF)
Developed and promoted standards for technology, best practices, and prosecution against phishers *Inactive since 2004

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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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Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards Association (VICS)
Promoted the flow of product throughout the retail supply chain *Merged with GS1 US in 2012 to form the GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative

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Web Application Security Consortium (WASC)
Developed and promoted security standards for the World Wide Web *Inactive

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

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

Worldwide Consortium for the Grid (W2COG)
Promoted networking technology to support Network Centric Operations (NCO) *Inactive

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

xDTM Standard
Supports organizations and consumers using Digital Transaction Management (DTM) to conduct transactions online

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