The Trust over IP (ToIP) Foundation is an independent project to enable trustworthy exchange and verification of data between any two parties on the Internet, hosted by the Linux Foundation. The ToIP Foundation is created to provide a robust technical and governance standard that gives people and businesses the confidence that data is coming from a trusted source, allowing them to connect, interact and innovate at a speed and scale not possible today.
Businesses today are struggling to protect and manage digital assets and data, especially in an increasingly complex enterprise environment that includes the Internet of Things (IoT), Edge Computing, Artificial Intelligence and much more. This is compounding the already low consumer confidence in the use of personal data and is slowing innovation on opportunities like digital identity and the adoption of new services that can support humanity.
Without a global standard for how to ensure digital trust, these trends are bound to continue. The ToIP Foundation will use digital identity models that leverage interoperable digital wallets and credentials and the new W3C Verifiable Credentials standard to address these challenges and enable consumers, businesses and governments to better manage risk, improve digital trust and protect all forms of identity online.
The ‘Trust over IP’ Stack
(Apr 1, 2020)
This webinar provides an expert overview of Trust over IP (ToIP), a new model for thinking about SSI in the contexts of governance, interoperability, and algorithmic and human trust.
Drummond Reed, Chief Trust Officer at Evernym
Daniel Hardman, Chief Architect at Evernym
The Linux Foundation’s open governance model enables the ToIP Foundation to advance a combination of technology and governance standards for digital trust in a neutral forum that supports pan-industry collaboration. An open governance model that can be integrated into the development of the standards for digital trust is essential where the business, legal and social guidelines for technology adoption impacts human trust and behavior.
Governments, nonprofits and private sectors across finance, health care, enterprise software and more team up with Linux Foundation to enhance universal security and privacy protocols for consumers and businesses in the digital era.
The ToIP Foundation is being developed with global, pan-industry support from leading organizations with sector-specific expertise. Founding Steering members include Accenture, BrightHive, Cloudocracy, Continuum Loop, CULedger, Dhiway, esatus, Evernym, Finicity, Futurewei Technologies, IBM Security, IdRamp, kiva.org, Lumedic, Mastercard, MITRE, the Province of British Columbia and SICPA. Many of the Founding Members of the ToIP Foundation are active participants of the Sovrin Foundation. Certizen Limited in Hong Kong is the local contributor of ToIP Foundation.