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Ballot 126 – Operational Existence (passed)

Voting on Ballot 126 closed on 24 July 2014.   Voting in favor were Comodo, DigiCert, Network Solutions, QuoVadis, Symantec, Trend Micro, WoSign, and Mozilla.  Visa abstained.  Quorum was met and Ballot 126 passed, resulting in EV SSL Certificate Guidelines Version 1.5.0. Ballot 126  – Operational Existence Jeremy Rowley of Digicert made the following motion and Cecilia Kam of Symantec and ... Read More »

Ballot 127 – Verification of Agency in EV Guidelines 11.7.2 (passes)

Voting on Ballot 127 We received Yes votes from Actalis, Buypass, DigiCert, GlobalSign, Logius PKIoverheid, OpenTrust, QuoVadis, SECOM, Symantec, Trend Micro, Trustwave, TurkTrust, WoSign, and Mozilla. There were no Nay votes and no Abstentions. Therefore, Ballot 127 passes. Version 1.4.9 of the EV Guidelines can be found here:  EV SSL Certificate Guidelines Version 1.4.9 = = = This ballot was ... Read More »

Notice of IPR Review Period for Amendments Made to the EV Guidelines by Ballots 113, 114, 119, 120, and 124

Pursuant to Section 4.1 of the CA/Browser Forum’s IPR Policy, this is notice of the commencement of a 30-day IPR maintenance-guideline review period by which certain provisions of the IPR will become applicable to these recent changes made to the EV Guidelines by Ballots 113, 114, 119, 120, and 124. Ballot 113 revised the definition of a Qualified Independent Information ... Read More »

Ballot 124 – Business Entity Clarification (passed)

Ballot 124 – Business Entity Clarification Voting closed on June 5, 2014.  We received votes in favor from Actalis, ANF, Buypass, DigiCert, Disig, Firmaprofesional, GlobalSign, GoDaddy.com, Logius PKIoverheid, Mozilla, QuoVadis, StartCom, Symantec, Trend Micro, TURKTRUST, OpenTrust, and WoSign. There were no votes against and no abstentions. Therefore, Ballot 124 passed. The EV Guidelines Working Group identified an erroneous cross-reference in ... Read More »

Ballot 120 – Affiliate Authority to Verify Domain (passed)

Voting closed on June 5, 2014.  We received votes in favor from Actalis, ANF, Buypass, DigiCert, Disig, Firmaprofesional, GlobalSign, GoDaddy.com, Logius PKIoverheid, Mozilla, QuoVadis, StartCom, Symantec, Trend Micro, TURKTRUST, OpenTrust, and WoSign. There were no votes against and no abstentions. Therefore, Ballot 120 passed. Kirk Hall of TrendMicro made the following motion and Jeremy Rowley of DigiCert and Cecilia Kam ... Read More »

WebTrust Releases New Audit Criteria for Extended Validation and Baseline Requirements

On April 3, 2014, the WebTrust® Task Force of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA Canada) released three new audit criteria documents to the CA/Browser Forum and others for review and/or implementation.  These documents are part of the WebTrust Program for Certification Authorities and are based on the CA/Browser Forum Guidelines. The Trust Services ... Read More »

Ballot 119 – Remove “OfIncorporation” from OID descriptions in EVG 9.2.5(passed)

Ballot 119 – Remove “OfIncorporation” from OID descriptions in EVG 9.2.5 Yea: ANF, Certinomis, Comodo, DigiCert, GlobalSign, Izenpe, Logius PKIoverheid, OpenTrust, QuoVadis, SECOM Trust, SSC, StartCom, Symantec, Trend Micro, Trustis, WoSign, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla. Nay: None Abstain: None Result: Ballot passed   Rob Stradling of Comodo made the following motion, and Ben Wilson from DigiCert and Chema López González ... Read More »

Ballot 114 – Improvements to the EV Definitions(passed)

Voting on Ballot 114 closed on 28 January 2014 with votes cast as follows:  Yes: ANF, Buypass, CERTUM, Comodo, DigiCert, GlobalSign, Logius PKIoverheid, QuoVadis, Symantec, Trend Micro, Trustis, TURKTRUST and Mozilla. No: None. Abstain: None. Result: Ballot passes Cecilia Kam from Symantec made the following motion, and Jeremy Rowley from DigiCert and Kirk Hall from Trend Micro endorsed it.  This ... Read More »

Version 1.1 of EV Guidelines Approved

“Guidelines for the issuance and management of extended validation certificates Version 1.1 Draft 03” was adopted as Version 1.1 of the EV Guidelines, effective April 10, 2008, pursuant to Ballot 12. Read More »