Methods and systems for secure communication over a public network

  • US 8,381,309 B2
  • Filed: 12/09/2007
  • Issued: 02/19/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/07/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for communication between users over a communication network, comprising:

  • (a) providing a database which comprises verified data relating to identity of an individual, said database being accessible through the network and the verified data being used for authenticating the identity of the individual, the database being constructed by;

    permitting a plurality of individuals related to the said individual to each enter data on the individual wherein the data is an individual-associated data bits (IDB) comprising a personal identifier and relationship data indicative of a family tree,generating an individual-associated data set (IDS) from the IDB wherein the IDS comprises data on the individual and related individuals,verifying the IDS for the individual by determining the level of reliability based on a degree of similarity between data on the individual entered by different individuals, and(b) compiling the individual data sets (IDSs) to construct the database, and defining one or more levels of permitted communication between individuals in the database and the verified individual on the basis of the verification.

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