Association

History of WPIA

2017

WPIA was founded by 17 persons in Graz on 10th December 2016.
 
On 19th January 2017 the association was entered into the Austrian Association Register.
 
The website is online since 31st January 2017.
 
On 26th July 2017 the Förderverein Deutschland e.V. (friends' association) located in Hönow was founded. The Förderverein is approved as non-profit organisation.
 
On 15th September 2017 the first newsletter was sent.
 
On 8th November 2018 the operating company World Privacy and Identity Operations GmbH was founded in Graz. The main task is to support the association with the technical realisation of the IT tasks.
 
2017 members visited these events. On some they acted as speakers:
- all about automation, Leipzig
- Chemnitzer Linux Tage
- conhIT, Berlin
- Datenspuren Dresden
- FOSDEM
- Grazer Linux Tage
- IPEN Workshop 2017, Wien
- Kieler Open Source und Linux Tage
- TeleTrusT-EBCA"PKI-Workshop"

2018 

End of February 2018 there was a first workshop with the TÜVit as preparation for the CA Audit.
 
On 10th December 2018 the WPIA Cooperative eG - Genossenschaft zur Förderung von sicheren Technologien und Grundrechten im Internet was founded by 13 persons and organisation in Vienna. With a membership in the cooperative, organisations get the right to obtain organisation validated certificates (OV) from the WPIA CA. The cooperative acts as a second layer of trust.
 
2018 members visited these events. On some they acted as speakers:
- Admin Training for KIX with C.A.P.E. IT in Chemnitz
- all about automation, Leipzig
- Chemnitzer Linux Tage
- Datenspuren Dresden
- FOSDEM
- Grazer Linux Tage
- it-sa, Nürnberg
- KIX user conference with C.A.P.E. IT in Chemnitz
- TeleTrusT-EBCA "PKI-Workshop" and other events
- Wiener Linuxwochen

2019

In February 2019 the audit was started with the TÜVit.

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