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Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 15459-2 throughout.
This Standard supersedes CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 15459-2:07 (adopted ISO/IEC 15459-2:2006). At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 15459-2:2015 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This part of ISO/IEC 15459 specifies the procedural requirements to maintain identities and outlines the obligations of the Registration Authority.
This part of ISO/IEC 15459 excludes those entities where ISO has designated Maintenance Agencies or Registration Authorities to provide identity and/or identifier schemes.
It does not apply to:
- freight containers, because their unique coding is specified in ISO 6346, Freight containers - Coding, identification and marking;
- vehicles, because their unique identification is specified in ISO 3779, Road vehicles - Vehicle identification number (VIN) - Content and structure;
- car radios, because their unique identification is specified in ISO 10486, Passenger cars - Car radio identification number (CRIN).
The exclusion also applies to:
- ISO 2108, Information and documentation - International standard book number (ISBN) and ISO 3297, Information and documentation - International standard serial number (ISSN);
NOTE The scope of each of ISO 2108 and ISO 3297 identifies the title rather than the individual copy of a book or periodical. As such, the level of identification achieved is at a level similar to the unique identity as defined in ISO/IEC 15459-6. Individual copies of a title (book or periodical) may be identified using ISO/IEC 15459-4.