Private Identity as a Service group reveals objectives
30 November 2015 10:52 GMT

An EU-backed project called Private Identity as a Service (PIDaaS) has revealed details on its plans to create a secure authentication system, based on biometric recognition technologies through mobile devices.

Co-founded under the ICT Policy Support Programme in a collaboration by CSI Piemonte, Bantec, Eurecat, Ricoh, the University of Kent, E-bros, TicSalut and Hogskolen I Gjovik, PIDaaS aims to create and to field-test a secure authentication system, based on biometric recognition technologies (speaker and face recognition) through mobile devices.

As well as the development of a robust, flexible, scalable and easy to integrate service for identity assurance in mobile devices, the project also aims to integrate the tech with internet application providers.

The project is focusing on an integration of the following three technologies: BTPS, IdForMe and LMP.

The authentication process is based on the IdForMe platform, which allows people to do the authentication process using the speaker and face recognition verification technology.

Meanwhile, the PIDaaS Life Management Platform (LMP) is responsible for storing the information about PIDaaS users, service providers and for monitoring the users’ activities within the PIDaaS platform.

Finally, the PIDaaS Biometric Template Protection Scheme (BTPS): It is responsible for creating and verifying the biometrics templates of the users (so called Pseudo Identities). This technology enables the creation of multiple pseudo-bio-identities from the same biometric trait, with the possibility of revoking, renewing and reissuing them.