Secure Identity Alliance debuts

14/05/13

Leading secure eDocuments companies 3M, Gemalto, Morpho (a division of Safran) and Oberthur Technologies have announced the formation of the Secure Identity Alliance. The Alliance is dedicated to developing the usage of government-issued eDocuments (identity, health cards, driving licenses and ePassports in particular) for increased security, and to encourage deployment of secure convenient online services strengthening the privacy of the end-users.

The Secure Identity Alliance's major objectives are to accelerate the transition to smart eDocuments and enable an open, interoperable and efficient roll-out of trusted eGovernment online services by:

  • Describing and promoting use cases of convenient value-added eGovernment services,
  • Sharing experiences and best practices between industry and governments modernizing their services, in particular towards ensuring the privacy of the end-users’ personal information,
  • Promoting standardization of relevant and appropriate industry specifications,
  • Making recommendations on the most up-to-date means to properly address the governments identity and privacy challenges, including eDocument hardware, software and secure printing technologies, materials and physical security expertise, in order to deliver the level of confidence and assurance needed for the rapid adoption of eServices that can be trusted by citizens,
  • Providing consistent reference information on security, identity and privacy challenges in a transparent manner.

Secure Identity Alliance is positioning itself as a trusted partner for governmental agencies and public entities defining their eDocument approach and implementing associated eGovernment services. Aiming at establishing interoperable systems, and defining and promoting best practices that can be adopted across the world, the Alliance members will be involved in focused workgroups.

"The Secure Identity Alliance will help us better serve Government entities," says Gareth Thomas, International Business Development Manager, 3M Identity Management. "Together, we will highlight the advantages and encourage the adoption of microprocessor-based eDocuments, and develop added-value online applications that meet citizens’ needs today and tomorrow."

Frederic Trojani, Senior Vice President of Government Programs at Gemalto, underlines what is at stake: "Electronic identification has become a real catalyst for the rapid adoption of online service. Convenience, privacy protection and security are the three pillars of trust in modern, efficient electronic government services. When properly deployed, these powerful drivers lead to rapid citizen adoption, transforming the agencies' services along the citizens’ expectations and providing for measurable effectiveness gains. The Secure Identity Alliance shall be the reference partner for governments looking to offer cutting-edge technology in e-documents and e-services to their citizens”.

Jacques Van Zijp, Senior Vice President Business Identity Documents at Morpho (Safran), emphasizes that broad industry coverage through the Alliance's membership base is crucial for success. "Of course, the association is open to additional members from the eDocument industry willing to contribute to the success and roll out of secure eDocuments and associated online services.”

For more information, visit the Secure Identity Alliance Website: http://www.secureidentityalliance.org 

Subscribe to our free newsletter
Follow us on Twitter
Join us on LinkedIn

Article Comments

No reviews have been submitted

Please add a comment on this article from the Add Comment below.

Please Login or Register.

Login or Register

This article appears in :-

Secure Identity Alliance is open to all
Secure Identity Alliance is open to all

Other Site News

Black Sea national bank certifies biometric signatures 21 November 2014

The national bank of a country in the Black Sea has certified German firm StepOver's biometric eSignature solution.

US Army to task Novetta subsidiary with active authentication R&D 21 November 2014

The US Army intends to task IBG, a Novetta Solutions Company, with the development of a biometric authentication system based on so-called “active authentication”.

Chinese firms make imprint on fingerprint sensor market 21 November 2014

Chinese fingerprint sensor firms are benefiting from rising orders by domestic smartphone manufacturers.

Russia to mull mandatory biometric registration 21 November 2014

A populist-nationalist Russian political party has drafted legislation that would require all citizens to submit fingerprint and DNA details.

VoiceTrust and BioID form multimodal biometric alliance 20 November 2014

Canadian Voice biometrics firm VoiceTrust has entered a strategic partnership with German multimodal biometric cloud security company BioID AG.

More articles >>
Share |

Sponsored Links

id3 Technologies Id3 Technologies is a biometrics expert company providing winning awards algorithms, biometrics devices and ID systems. Established since 1990 and originally involved in electronics, id3 is a biometrics veteran developing innovative, secure and convenient solutions like match on card, multimodal enrolment, AFIS and ABIS.
Speed Identity Speed Identity is an innovative Swedish technology company supplying integrated biometric data capture solutions. The new Speed Capture G3 is the first cross-functional form factor.