[cabfpub] Ballot 143

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Fri Jan 30 13:53:51 UTC 2015

On 29/01/15 19:07, Jeremy Rowley wrote:
> Because government entities aren’t operating as businesses, they are
> often not listed with a QIIS, especially immediately after the entity is
> created by either statute or order. The legal existence of these
> entities is verifiable through a QGIS, but this source in many countries
> (especially Arabic and African countries) does not always list a date of
> creation of these entities.  Operational existence exists to ensure
> organizations aren’t fly-by-night scams/phishing entities.  With
> government entities, these same risks are not present as they are
> created directly by government action.

How does your text avoid the risk of issuing an EV certificate to a
government entity which was legally created (and therefore its legal
existence can be checked) but is in fact no longer operational?

Just looking at the government documents which created it doesn't tell
you that it's still doing things. (Of course, if its defunct, it
wouldn't be applying for a cert, but the whole point is to defend
against people impersonating such an agency.)


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