With a high attendance from every corner of the identity ecosystem, Identity Week Europe 2023 was a successful platform for discussing the European Union’s pilot of the Digital Travel Credential (DTC-1), a virtual credential derived from the state-issued passport. The DTC-1 is an exact representation of the electronic machine-readable travel document that participating passengers can create for themselves on a dedicated mobile app, which is capable of reading the chip of the physical document.
IDEMIA is the appointed technology provider for the first transatlantic DTC-1 Pilot partnered with a Dutch Consortium, which consists of The Ministry of Justice & Security, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Defence/Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
Asked about the innovation that lies ahead, Julien Drouet said: “If you want to look at the future (of identity), you have to first look at the fundamentals” of digital identity complementing physical documents, which remain at the centre of the identity ecosystem.
IDEMIA showcased both digital and physical identity solutions at their booth at Identity Week Europe, including LASINK™ colour portraits to protect ID documents in an efficient manner. A demo of the Digital Travel Credential was also showcased.
“IDEMIA has always worked in the Identity & Travel Industry to continuously innovate and maintain safe and smooth travel in the face of complex security challenges. The DTC-1 pilot is taking seamless travel one step further by simplifying the travel process, safeguarding privacy, security and global interoperability”.
Jacques van Zijp, Managing Director, IDEMIA Netherlands