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Comodo CA and ElectionMall Technologies Inc join forces to operate the worlds only Registration Authority for e-government activities and election security services.

New York, 23rd April 2004. As the worlds only Registration Authority (RA) for political, e-government and election security services, ElectionMall Technologies Inc (EMT) and Comodo CA announce the successful launch of their new identity assurance service via Election Security. Initially covering the complex inter-state compliancy requirements of the United States right down to county level, the service will later be rolled out across EMEA and ASIA. Not only limited to federal campaigners, the ability to act as an RA whilst complying with the legal framework necessary to operate the service is essential in providing identity assurance to the growing political following on the Internet.

A study by the Institute for Political Democracy & the Internet (ipdi.org) highlighted the key factors that influence the willingness of Internet users to provide sensitive personal information to political web sites. The patent pending services offered through the ElectionSecurity web site addresses all these key needs whilst also offering the additional benefits of automated on-line data harvesting through on-line state based candidate registration lists. Moving forward the huge potential for fund raising activities and the ease of delivery of campaign messages make the political arena in cyber space a hotly contested area where trust will be the deciding factor in the outcome of the election.

"Comodo CA has long been an advocate of the strong validation procedures necessary to ensure trust is maintained on the Internet. Our experience in running the industry's leading WebTrust compliant identity assurance processes for the e-commerce sector has been a key differentiator for ElectionSecurity and their focus on the e-government sector." comments Steve Roylance, Technical Marketing Director of Comodo. "The resounding success of this project has been in combining the strengths of each organisation, using business knowledge in e-government and leading edge certification services to provide an essential extension of trust services to the political arena."

Ravi Singh, CEO & founder of ElectionMall Technologies Inc added, "Winning the trust of voters and specifically those pledging donations via the Internet is the essential component of a winning campaign formulae. I am pleased that during the development period both companies successfully collaborated towards the end solution utilizing 'election security technology and business know how'. We now provide to the market place, estimated at over 1.6 million candidates in the US alone, a unique portfolio of election security solutions closing a critical gap in the e-revolution of online democracy."

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