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Global Trust Center (GTC) is an international not-for-profit organisation that aims to develop policies to protect the rights and integrity of individual users of digital communications while reaffirming accountability and legal values. It is represented by the Global Trust Center International Council, whose members, from leading academic and policy-forming institutions world-wide, participate pro-bono. To achieve its objectives, the Global Trust Center acts as the:
- Champion of the user’s rights including property rights;
- Facilitator for the individual user to transition, seamlessly between the physical world with its multiple jurisdictions and the digital world;
- Policy making body for the development and implementation of users’ rights in the digital world;
- Developer and communicator of best practice and guidance on issues of digital identity and trust;
- Custodian of The Global Trust Center Policy on Enabling Trust in the Digital World 
GTC was initiated in 2003, and formally confirmed in 2005.
- ^ Enabling Trust in the Digital World., authors Thomas Andersson, Andreas Jacobsson, Andreas Mossberg, Jens Sorvik, 2006. Published by IKED, ISBN 97891852810804
External links 
-  Article in Korea IT Times regarding the "OECD IT Ministerial Meeting" June 17/18 2008
-  Announcement of European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Security Workshop: Future Security Sophia Antipolis 16-17 January 2007 including session on Global Trust Center.
-  International Organisation for Knowledge Economy and Enterprise Development (IKED) article in Arab Info Mall
-  Biometrics Expertise Group case study on use of biometrics under the Global Trust Center model and policies