Liberty Alliance Contractual Framework Outline for Circles of Trust

This document provides guidance on suggested business structures and terminology for a Liberty enabled technology deployment necessary to create a legally binding Circle of Trust (CoT). Its purpose is to facilitate a Liberty enabled deployment of identity management specifications and technology by assisting stakeholders and their legal and executive management teams in the identification of the legal structure best suited for their deployment. Such structures and contractual agreements among participating parties serve to create a trusted and legally binding relationship among the participants.