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GLEIF and TrustAsia Collaborate to Promote Increased Trust and Transparency Across Digital Email Certificates

TrustAsia issues its first S/MIME Certificate with an embedded Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) to validate the authenticity and integrity of an email account associated with a legal entity.

  • Date: 2023-10-17

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) has welcomed the first implementation of a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) embedded within an S/MIME Certificate issued by TrustAsia, a Shanghai-based Certificate Authority (CA).

S/MIME Certificates, used for secure email communication, now contain LEIs, enhancing trust and security. LEIs offer global, reliable organizational identity data, enabling automated checks through the Global LEI Index. This integration ensures robust validation of organizational data and the identities of individuals representing the company in emails.

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