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WISeKey, one of the 2014-15 Global Growth Companies, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China

Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WISeKey is joining again this year the 2014 Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin. The annual meeting is held on September 10-12 and strives to promote the future of both society and business. More than 1,500 premiers from the government, private, media, civil society and academic sectors from more than 90 nations are expected to participate in this year's Forum that aims to promote innovation for all.

WISeKey is viewed as a role model for innovative cybersecurity technology aiming to protect infrastructures, objects, individuals, businesses and governments on the Internet. WISeKey was originally nominated as one of the founding members of the GGC community back in 2007 with already six years of deep engagement with the Forum as its GGC Partner and member of the PACI, Cyber Resilience and Global Agenda Council. During the past years, the Forum has provided an excellent platform for WISeKey to exchange insights and practices with its multistakeholders around the world, which has greatly accelerated our international deployment.

During this year event, Carlos Moreira, Founder and CEO of WISeKey and OISTE.ORG will participate on several roundtables discussing cybersecurity issues and to support that the future growth on the Internet must support an individual's right to control their own personal identifiable information (PII) and find a new footing for the development of solutions to critical, unresolved issues in identity management, privacy, security and trust in the digital world.

In a couple of years, one out of two persons on earth will use Internet. One out of four will belong to a social network. By then, the combined Internet economies of the G-20 will reach $4.2 trillion and mobile devices will account for some 80 per cent of all broadband connections. Meanwhile, following the rise of cloud computing, convergence and much enhanced interoperability, the technology will be in place to link and exploit the enormous amount of data thereby produced in ways that are now unthinkable.

However, what conditions will apply to the use of personal data? How are individuals to cope in a digital universe in which all and everyone, human beings and "things", blend in one mesh? Will individual users have a word to say in how the data they generate is managed? Will the politics of the Internet evolve in directions that are yet unknown? Will the human right to privacy set a new course for Internet?

The World Economic Forum's Community of Global Growth Companies was formed in 2007 to engage dynamic, high-growth companies which have the potential to be tomorrow's industry leaders and to become a driving force of economic and social change. WISeKey was first nominated as a Global Growth Company Partner in 2007 as a global leader on Digital Identification and Secure Trusted Electronic Transactions over the Internet.

WISeKey was selected for 2014 edition of the World Economic Forum Summer Davos as a Global Growth Company Partner. GGC Partners are among the most influential and successful companies within their industries. These companies are well respected in their home markets and have grown successfully beyond their borders since their inception. GGC Partners are exceptionally committed to the mission of the World Economic Forum and contribute actively to the Forum's projects and initiatives.

The selected companies are: http://www.weforum.org/content/pages/ggc-partners-and-industry-shapers

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