Identity Week Europe 2023: First 100 speaker drop!

Identity Week Europe 2023: First 100 speaker drop!

As Identity Week Europe 2023 creeps closer to launching in the RAI, Amsterdam, we are very excited to announce our first 100 speakers that will be making it a well-attended, inspiring and engaging industry-led forum.

The first top 100 speakers to join the line-up for 2023  have dropped on our website!

Be sure to take an early peak at which sessions are populating, which will facilitate open discussion and debate about future identity use cases.

Neither is it too early to book your place now via our website to hear industry leading experts share their unparalleled knowledge, latest technologies and industry use cases at Europe’s largest identity event.

Register before the 17th February 2023 to utilise our early bird conference pass offer at just €495 per person.

Our speakers represent a variety of the largest identity-driven organisations across an array of sectors such as travel, finance corporations, government digital departments and engrained solution providers, which will also have a booth to visit on our expansive exhibition floor. 250+ exhibitors have worked with us on incredible booths and meeting stations to facilitate meaningful conversations.

With a European centric focus, panel sessions, presentations, keynotes and roundtables will explore the EU digital wallet, centralised entry-exit system, passport innovation and travel security, innovations across police profiling and databases, legal identity for the 1 billion people without a formal ID, government and banking authentication and lots more fitting agenda talking-points!

We value our role in promoting collaboration with a new wave of companies in identity too! Our unique 100-strong start-up city element of the show is supplemented by proving a speaking platform for these founders to pitch their ideas to the wider ecosystem.

Identity Week Europe will have 2 free-to-attend complementary seminar theatres packed with first-class content from industry leading experts.

Recognise the big names just at a glance below!

🎯 Claudio Kavrecic, Lead Officer – Centre of Excellence for Combatting Document Fraud, Frontex🎯 Maria Donos, Head of Documents Expertise Directorate, General Inspectorate of Border Police🎯 Michiel Van Der Veen, Director Innovation And Development, Netherlands Ministry of the Interior🎯 Danielle Haasjes-Versluijs, Document Expert, Document and Identity Investigation Office, Ministry of Justice and Security, Netherlands Government🎯 Manuel Garat Loureiro, Head of IAM (Identity and Access Management),🎯 Sajid Iqbal, Deputy CRO, Habib Bank AG Zurich🎯 Natalie Jones, Director, Digital Identity, Government Digital Service, UK Cabinet Office🎯 Maria McCann, Assistant National Director Digital Organisational Change, Health Service Executive🎯 Renée Ong-De-Jong, Research and Development Advisor Travel Documents, Netherlands Ministry of the Interior🎯 Hannah Rutter, Deputy Director, Digital Identity, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport🎯 Marnix van den Bent, Co-founder & Technical Lead – Datakeeper, Rabobank🎯 Monika Weber, Senior Advisor, Border Management and Security Programme, ICMPD🎯 Kai Zenner, Head of Office and Digital Policy Adviser, European Parliament🎯 Tariq Malik, Chairman, National Database & Registration Authority🎯 Hugo Löwinger, NN Investment Partners🎯 Jon Hawley, Co-Founder and CIO, UNiDAYS🎯 Rema Rao, Head of Strategy & Compliance, Payments EMEA, Uber🎯 Gian Battista, Head of Payments, Intesa San Paolo🎯 Asad Ali, Principal Technologist, Digital Identity, Ofcom🎯 Marsel Wachter, Document expert, TIF – Team Identity Fraud🎯 René van Eert, Managing Director, IDcentre🎯 Martin Sandren, IAM Product Lead, IKEA🎯 Mikko Hakkarainen, Policy Officer, European Commission🎯 Sergey Fedorov, Head of Onboarding, ANNA Money🎯 Jason Fensome, Accredited Counter Fraud Trainer, HM Passport Office



uqudo in partnership with TECH5 supports countries in organising free and fair elections

uqudo in partnership with TECH5 supports countries in organising free and fair elections

uqudo’s leading digital identity platform combined with TECH5’s top-tier facial authentication and liveness technologies provides a smooth and secure voter identity verification for elections.

uqudo is one of MEA’s most innovative identity companies and has a market-leading digital identity solution that offers governments and private sector companies an easy, quick, and safe way to verify identities, validate transactions, and authenticate users. Along with the ability to verify identity documents in numerous MEA countries, uqudo is also the only digital identity company that can verify National ID cards and passports.

TECH5 is an international technology company, which focuses on developing disruptive biometric and digital ID solutions using AI and Machine Learning technologies. A combination of sustained investment and single-minded dedication to the development of biometric modalities that capitalise on AI has resulted in TECH5’s algorithms being consistently ranked in the top tier of NIST ranking for face, fingerprint, and iris recognition.

Mohamed Fagiri, uqudo’s Founder and CEO states “uqudo prides itself on building identity solutions that can be deployed and customised according to the regulations of every country in MEA. Facilitating the recent Oman elections smoothly was in line with our vision to build a trustworthy identity platform and play a key role in our region’s digital transformation.”

Oman’s Ministry of Interior recently held municipal elections via a digital voter identification system that was developed and facilitated by uqudo in collaboration with TECH5.

For the voting process, voters first scanned their biometric identity cards using their smartphones. The system then verified their identity using AI facial recognition and liveness detection technologies provided by TECH5, letting the citizen vote for their selected candidates. The entire procedure takes less than a minute and is completed without any manual intervention, and voters’ choices are not linked to their identity, a fundamental tenet of elections.

“uqudo’s powerful identity platform and TECH5’s technologies played a major role in easing the entire voting process and letting voters cast their votes without any technical issues while also reducing the number of election workers”, quoted H.E. Khalid bin Hilal Al Busaidi, the Undersecretary in the Ministry of Interior and the Chairman of the Main Committee for Elections.

With the remote voting system letting voters choose their representatives without visiting an electoral booth, the overall cost of the voting process was also reduced drastically.

The use of a digital and remote voting system constituted a major shift in the traditional electoral process, keeping in view the global technological developments and growth of the MEA region.

Eng Talal Said al Mamari, CEO of Omantel, hailed the e-voting experience, which he described as a fruitful outcome of the government’s efforts to expand the base of society’s participation in this decision-making process. He pointed out that electronic voting provides an excellent example of public-private collaboration in saving time and effort.

Netflix cracks down on password sharing

Netflix cracks down on password sharing

Amid challenging economic conditions, U.S. streaming giant Netflix is experiencing a downturn in subscribers signing up to its services, with users able to login to multiple devices connected to just one account.

The unrestricted sharing of passwords is exploiting a commercial loophole for Netflix, which led to the company unveiling a stricter set of rules to prevent account-sharing that also sabotages users’ data privacy.

Countries that include Chile, Costa Rica and Peru are ahead of the curve trialling higher membership fees for households that are found to take advantage of the current commercial model.

Devices installed with a Netflix account should all be connected to the same wifi as the household’s main device, or TV.

The world’s largest streaming service is set to suffer a second year of financial losses and subscribers falling by 200,000 after a hefty loss of 500,000 UK subscribers in 2022.

Netflix estimates that 100 millions worldwide are stealing the digital credentials of other users to use the service.

Under the new imposed rules, subscribers will still be able to share connected devices however accounts will be strictly limited to individual households. Charges will not be automatically imposed as the company considers exceptional rules for when accounts are used during trips abroad. Users can obtain a temporary password for 7 consecutive days which enables flexibility of access when travelling to different destinations.

The $3 charges imposed in some Latin-American countries offer a deterrent to account-sharing users but Netflix Co-CEO Greg Peters said members would be allowed to feedback their views “on what set of solutions work for them.”

As well as having a financial motivation to curb password sharing, Netflix is increasingly monitoring IP addresses, device IDs, and user activity linked to the account ‘s primary wifi location to distinguish legitimate users from cyber criminals.


NSW and federal government support mutual digital ID efforts

NSW and federal government support mutual digital ID efforts

Ministers of the NSW and federal government have agreed to boosting their mutual digital ID efforts, fuelling more speculation that a state functional digital ID pilot will be implemented before the March elections.

Both governments are expanding functional ID credentials – including medical record cards and drivers’ licenses – in their digital wallet and the NSW services app.

Taking to Twiiter, NSW minister for digital and customer service, Victor Dominello, confirmed that almost 4.4. million people had opted for a digital drivers’ license through the ServiceNSW app, equalling an 80% rise in uptake.

He also shared one of the most popular user requests is to integrate the Medicare card into the ServiceNSW app however there is a friction point with enabling delivery of many applications in the app, requiring Medicare details to be re-entered to validate eligibility.

Dominello said he wanted customers to have a better user experience of accessing multiple government service credentials within a single digital wallet and while conversations are at an early stage, the relevant federal and state agencies are engaged in challenging a previously shelved issue.

The announcement yesterday seemed to suggest more collaboration and alignment over digital priorities between the NSW and federal governments. other states will follow. Bill Shorten, Federal Minister for government services, expects other states will follow with the delivery of functional and foundational ID in their service apps.

The NSW Digital Driver Licence is accepted by Australia Post as proof of ID for parcel collection – and has been since January 2020 – but is not yet widely embraced by many organisations and cannot validate higher risk identity actions such as opening bank accounts or making passport applications via the Australia Post.

NEC recognized for implementation of industry-leading biometric technology

NEC recognized for implementation of industry-leading biometric technology

OSAC certifies NEC’s advanced biometric solutions, including face recognition and matching algorithms, as a trusted leader in protecting communities and ensuring public safety.

In recognition of its accurate and ethical biometric technology, NEC Corporation of America (NEC) announced today that it was recognized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-sponsored Organisation of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for adopting leading forensic science standards for utilising biometric systems, including face recognition technology and other biometric matching algorithms.

NEC’s technology is used as a biometric solution by numerous law enforcement agencies and federal government organizations as a leading national security tool. Following laboratory testing, the company’s face recognition algorithms have also been recognized by NIST in recent years as being among the “most accurate ever evaluated,” consistently outperforming competitors both in the U.S. and worldwide. As a leader in advanced biometric systems with more than 1,000 biometric authentication systems in approximately 70 countries and regions around the world, NEC is a trusted leader that state and local governments can rely on to help protect communities and ensure public safety.

“NEC is committed to ensuring that our world-class biometric technology follows rigorous standards to ensure accuracy and respect for human rights,” said Eugene le Roux, NEC Vice President of Digital Government. “This certification is proof positive that NEC’s advanced biometric technology, including our leading face recognition algorithms, is ‘truly trusted’ and sets the industry gold standard for biometric implementation.”

NEC’s voluntary survey submission included the following biometric solutions:

  • NeoFace® Reveal – NeoFace Reveal (NFR) software delivers reliable face recognition by capturing, enhancing, organising and matching video and graphic images to specific individuals, including images of poor resolution and with partial positioning. NFR is compliant with the ASTM E3115-17 Standard Guide for Capturing Facial Images for Use with Facial Recognition Systems and ASTM E3149-18 Standard Guide for Facial Image Comparison Feature List for Morphological Analysis.
  • Integra-ID® MBIS  Integra-ID incorporates our latest biometric matching algorithms with service-oriented architecture to deliver a comprehensive solution providing ready access to fingerprints, palmprints, face, voice and iris matching capabilities. Integra-ID is compliant with the OSAC Friction Ridge Subcommittee’s Friction Ridge Process Map.
  • SmartScan™ – SmartScan is a secure and easy-to-operate solution that enables NEC to transform livescan biometric technology through forensic-grade fingerprint, palm print, facial and iris images. SmartScan is compliant with the ASTM E3115-17 Standard Guide for Capturing Facial Images for Use with Facial Recognition Systems.

OSAC, administered by NIST and part of NIST’s Forensic Science Program, was created in 2014 to address a lack of discipline-specific forensic science standards. OSAC fills this gap by drafting proposed standards and sending them to standards-developing organizations (SDOs), which further develop and publish them.

OSAC’s 475-plus members work in forensic laboratories and other institutions around the country and have expertise in 22 forensic disciplines, as well as scientific research, measurement science, statistics, law and policy. OSAC drafts and evaluates forensic science standards via a transparent, consensus-based process that allows for participation by all stakeholders.

Yoti launches eSign with Selfie

Yoti launches eSign with Selfie

Digital identity company Yoti has launched eSign with Selfie, a new product feature on their digital signing platform. In an industry first, Yoti is the first company to integrate selfie verification directly into the signing process. This new feature allows individuals to confirm their identity with a selfie before signing a document. This reduces the risk of impersonation and fraud, and provides transparency and confidence that the correct person has signed the document.


The whole process can be completed in seconds, in one seamless flow:

  1. Signees take a selfie
  2. Yoti’s proprietary NIST-certified passive liveness technology, MyFace, confirms they are a real person
  3. MyFace checks that the selfie is captured from a live person by detecting different presentation attacks, such as printed and digital photos, videos and masks
  4. Once the liveness check is complete, individuals sign the document


The selfie image is cryptographically linked with the signature, providing a very high level of assurance over who has signed the document.


Robin Tombs, CEO at Yoti said, “There is a growing trend towards identity linked signatures as they are more secure and robust than a standalone signature. eSign with Selfie provides a high level of confidence and transparency over who is signing a document, whilst offering a faster, more frictionless experience than a separate, full ID verification check. Identity driven signatures through eSign help businesses fight fraud,  meet compliance and regulatory requirements, and create more trusted business interactions.”


Companies can manage all documents from one digital platform and then email (or text) them out for signature – requesting selfie verification as part of the signing process, if required.

MTC customers must share biometrics for SIM registration

MTC customers must share biometrics for SIM registration

Customers of the telecommunications company MTC are required to share their biometric data as a bargaining chip for SIM registration and the use of services.

Over 5.2 billion people, comprising 70% of the world’s population, own a mobile phone, and are required to exchange their basic information to obtain a SIM contract, however occasionally biometric data can be part of mandatory information.

The company itself has played down concerns over privacy for collecting biometrics from customers, citing the precautionary action is needed to curb fraud and data of users is stored carefully to restrict invasive monitoring of customers’ private conversations and personal data falling into the wrong hands.

Since introducing biometric sim registration, MTC reports fraudulent crime has fallen by 80%.

The period of mandatory biometrics for SIM registration will run from 1st January to the end of the 2023.

Biometric registration legislation currently exists in countries such as: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Pakistan, Peru, Saudi Arabia, China, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates.

MyYukon service launches

MyYukon service launches

The Canadian territory of Yukon is launching a new identity management platform in a modernisation effort to reduce secure login methods to government sites, which can accumulate across a variety of public services.

The reasons for accessing government sites can vary from renewing vehicle registration, paying property taxes or claiming benefits. The MyYukon account will only require one secure password and login but it will be the decision of individual departments whether to adopt the digital identity system which will collect basic personal information from users for example name, address, phone number and email address.

When users access digital services the first time they will be prompted to set up a MyYukon account however thereafter one login can be used to validate future authentication attempts.

The system is not new and continues to be supplemented by in-person services, but the government has slowly worked on levelling up digital transformation of its services to ensure robust user protections using digital identity.

Joni Brennan, President of the Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada, says the government risks more by not updating ID protections for government public-facing systems, which holds databases of public records.

Assessments to determine privacy of the system are ongoing. In August 2022, the government set out its intended Digital Ambition 2022 and preempted concerns about privacy by implementing a public consultation on a framework for digital identity. One of the key learning outcomes of the feedback emphasised the need for government to create fast, straightforward ways of authenticating system use.

The Ambition proposed “a solid foundation for the ever-evolving digital transformation of government”, said Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, and would serve as “an important tool to support the focus shared across ministers and departments to identify and implement better ways to ensure Canadians receive high quality, accessible, and efficient government services”.

E-gate hardware revenue to grow by 137% by 2027

E-gate hardware revenue to grow by 137% by 2027

The overhaul of frictionless border security hardware across aviation is culminating in a high surge of revenue for e-gate providers, which a Juniper report has predicted will rise exponentially between 2023 and 2027 as more airports undergo transformations.

The hefty earnings from updating existing systems will exceed $490 million by 2027, up from $207 million in 2023. The report assesses the huge tide turn of international travel returning to pre-pandemic times contributing to the present boom in the border security technology.

While normal passenger flow is welcomed after the pandemic, it reapplies pressure onto significant pain points for the travel and aviation industries in maintaining security procedures while enhancing customer satisfaction.

Research author Jordan Rookes echoed the belief that solutions would shoulder the intense pressure to cope with rebounding international travel. Airports will explore signing up new contractors who can deliver efficient border control systems.

Accordingly, vendors must highlight their solutions’ ability to efficiently and reliably process a continuous flow of passengers when marketing their products”. 

The adoption of AI-technologies will be essential to achieving the 47% expected growth jump over this period, but campaigners argue investing heavily in biometrics only amplifies concerns about security and privacy. Biometrics match a passenger’s physical biometrics with personal data stored in biometric passport chips.

To curb illegal migration, some 27 European countries in the Schengen area have eliminated mutual borders and the EU plans to restore a unified external border control system by creating a centralised EES (Entry/Exit System) which leverages border perimeter technologies.

There are many different forms of border security technology, which the report highlights have their own unique benefits, drawbacks and applications.

IQ Structures expands production of security features for ID documents

IQ Structures expands production of security features for ID documents

IQ Structures, a research and manufacturing organisation focused on nanotechnology engineering, a member of the IQS Group, announced that it has received orders for anti-counterfeiting protection for nearly 50 million personal documents for this year. These include polycarbonate passports, ID cards and driver’s licenses. The applied product is IQ proID.

The company has thus confirmed its position among the market leaders in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  Earlier, it announced its victory in the tender for Czech ID cards. It expects to start further major projects this year.

The IQ Structures product IQ proID is the most widely used for the protection of polycarbonate documents. Its main benefits are:

  • Seamless integration in the card, through the microsegmentation of the security layer. Any attempt to remove it ends up disintegrating the security element into thousands of miniature parts.
  • Protecting all the information on the card. The size of the protective element is unlimited; it can cover the entire surface of the card up to the edge.
  • Integration with other technologies. IQ proID optical security features can be seamlessly integrated with other security technologies such as security printing, UV and OVI printing, tactile surface embossing, etc. This will create something that is a unified security feature from the perspective of the supervisor, plus from the perspective of the counterfeiter, the challenge of having to counterfeit different technologies will remain.
  • Unique visual effects developed in IQ Structures laboratories. E.g. key-hole, see-through holograms in transparent windows, flip-flop (two holograms in one), white 3d bas-relief and full 3d, fluent changes in transparency, a combination of transparent and metallic effects and printed elements, etc.

In order to be able to deliver new contracts, IQ Structures had to expand its production capacity. This is not an elementary task, as they have to comply with strict security measures due to the nature of their business. In addition, they operate on the site of a nuclear reactor, and all safety regulations apply. It is also difficult technologically because of the extremely high quality requirements, operating on the order of tens of nanometers (100,000 in one millimeter).

Petr Franc, CEO of IQ Structures, said: “IQ Structures has been certified for all relevant standards, including ISO 14 298 (Intergraf) for security printing and ISO 27 001 for information security. Behind this is strict process control. Implementing changes is therefore slightly more complicated, as the highest level of security must not be compromised, even temporarily. I am proud to announce that we have succeeded in building a unique production centre and are ready for the next big projects technically, organisationally and in terms of personnel.”

Government seek feedback on data sharing legislation as part of One Login

Government seek feedback on data sharing legislation as part of One Login

Participating public authorities in the government’s OneLogin program will need to be able to share several types of government-held personal data with the identity verification service, to allow users to prove confirm their identity.

To support the identity verification system, the UK Government is planning to enact a new objective under the Digital Economy Act 2017 which will enable data to be leveraged by all government services using OneLogin.

The data sharing legislation is subject of a consultation between public authorities in  England, Scotland, Wales being held from 4 January 2023 to 1 March 2023.

The UK Cabinet Office will fully launch the OneLogin program this year allowing users to authenticate into government services using a single reusable. In $400 million project, 190 sign-in logins and 43 separate system will be refined and merged.

The DCMS is also developing a UK trust framework, which sets out security standards to regulate digital identity products and services.

OneLogin is a central government sign-in system which is leveraged by specific departments including the Department for Transport which holds driving license data, and The Disclosure and Barring Service with a storage of personal data used to recruit staffers in government.

Report highlights inconsistencies and disparities in accessing myGov

Report highlights inconsistencies and disparities in accessing myGov

The User Audit report into Australia’s myGov system reveals disparities in different digital services and login authentication between myGov and other government systems.

It also undermines the recent costs of redesigning myGov and launching a smartphone app while different services harness unique login actions, control their own identity

While the report’s engagement with user focus groups highlighted the main access point to government services overall performed well, it cited a 2022 PWC Citizen survey which found that 46% of participants attributed confusion around accessing services to an increased volume of digital channels.

Action: The report advises that the government provide a common service delivery.

Users of multiple agencies have to submit the same cumbersome information.

The lack of digital identity providers onboarded to the Australian Government Identity System also limits who can get a ‘strong’ digital identity so this number is significantly lower than the number of myGov users.

Further, inadequate privacy protections for personal data stored in myGov is lagging behind the advancements and use cases of digital ID and the report recommends further work in myGov and its member services to track and make a record of end to end user experience across the digital services ecosystem.


New York Department of Motor Vehicles wins Secure Driver License award

New York Department of Motor Vehicles wins Secure Driver License award

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is in recipient of the Secure Driver License Award 2022 which recognises advanced security by design in national state-issued ID documents which combat fraud and counterfeiting.

The drivers’ license design featured anti-counterfeit characteristics including raised lettering, signatures and embossed images and two images of the ID holder’s photo and birth month which display at different angles the card is tilt.

The state seal around the driver’s license card was redesigned using a process called multiple laser etching.

The plaque was awarded to DMV Commissioner Mark Schroeder on 15 December, 2022, by the Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License President Brian Zimmer.

A new law is impending from May 3, 2023, which will see the U.S. Department of Homeland Security demand a valid passport or other federal ID document, driver’s license or ID card, to fly  within the United States and access secure military bases and federal facilities.

In 2018, Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration also received commendation award of National Security Excellence for manufacturing multi layered, securely designed state driver’s license credentials.

DMV Commissioner Mark J.F. Schroeder said in a press release that DMV were “honoured to receive such an important award that recognises the work we have done to make sure that the driver licenses and non-driver ID cards we provide New Yorkers are as secure as possible. “Our identity documents utilize the most state-of-the-art security features currently on the market, making them nearly impossible to counterfeit”.

Photo ID costs and requirements at polling stations add to Cost of Living woes

Photo ID costs and requirements at polling stations add to Cost of Living woes

The Cost of Living crisis is not only forcing difficult decisions to be made between heating and eating but with fees behind obtaining a photo ID to vote, many are feeling their right to take part in elections is being traded for a commodity.

As of December, showing a photo ID at polling stations in the UK became mandatory to lessen cases of identity fraud in voting.

One deputy leader at Coventry City Council, Abdul Khan, told the BBC that residents may look to conserve their earnings to support their households rather than having to pay to rexercise their right to vote.

Those without a typical photographic ID, such as passport or drivers license, will need to expense photographs themselves for a free voter card.

“We want elections to be free so people can take part regardless of their financial ability” Khan said.

Conservative ministers and the election commission poured scepticism over photo IDs not being fully secure, accessible or workable and said it would treat the Spring May election with as a “learning opportunity” to determine if the benefits outweighed the inefficiencies with people voters expected to be turned away without the right ID credentials.

Allied big bank digital wallet cannot feasibly succeed up against pay providers such as Apple and Google Pay

Allied big bank digital wallet cannot feasibly succeed up against pay providers such as Apple and Google Pay

A consortium of big U.S. banks working on a rival digital wallet to the likes of Google Pay and Apple Pay will not successfully delay big competitors from unlocking customer banking.

Amid a saturated market of digital wallets 0 some of which banks in consortium have failed to make work a year into operation – the group of banks cannot expect to significantly impale the growth of Apple/ Google and emerge as the customer pay service leader.

Applications like Paypal and Apple Pay and other wallets that have market dominance and the advantage of being fixed downloads on consumer devices will remain untouched.

The other serious problems that banks face are with their cards already being integrated with services like PayPay as established pay providers. They will also need to convince merchants to come onboard with serving their customers in the digital wallet despite loyalty and convenience favouring long-standing providers.

In Forbes’ observations, several customer led preferences were attributed to the doomed proposal for another big bank led wallet including digital convenience, competition in the market, and the quick elimination of banks’ wallets while banking customers are being drawn to other platforms.

Aadhaar ‘Requesting Entities’ must disclose what personal information is shared during authentication

Aadhaar ‘Requesting Entities’ must disclose what personal information is shared during authentication

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) refined new guidelines for ‘Requesting Entities’ that state citizens must be aware of how much and what personal information they disclose when being authenticated with their personal Aadhaar national ID number.

Entities are required to seek consent of residents with a Aadhaar ID before authentication into a corporate or government system which leverages their personal information.

The Aadhaar Act also emphasises that all logs of authentication attempts have an expiry date when any record of personal information or consent given should be deleted.

Requesting entities such as government services, local administration councils and enterprises that provide Aadhaar authentication services have a duty to disclose biographic, biometric or demographic information to the Central Identities Data Repository. Every residents personal Aadhaar number used to authenticate and prove genuine users should be confidential and secured during authentication.

The UIDAI called for entities to report suspicious attempts around authentication such as impersonation or theft of user identities and false pretences of being the ID holder.

The release continued to state that requesting entities should not allow a Aadhaar number to be read either electronically or on a physical document without obscuring the first 8 digits and Aadhaar numbers should be erased unless with authorisation to be maintained.

“These entities need to be courteous to residents and assure them about the security and confidentiality of their Aadhaar while conducting offline verification”.

Aadhaar is residents’ digital ID, and it works as a single source of online and offline identity verification for residents across the country.

Full panel announcement 🎤💥

Full panel announcement 🎤💥


IAM in Focus looks at the future of identity and access management, evolving processes, policies and tools for controlling user access to secure data systems.

It is also a track that explores how we can enhance workflows across multiple industries, data security and secure exchange of information systems. Martin Sandren will open this track, followed by a star-studded panel with fantastic personal credentials to talk about identity management. The panel is made up of Fabrizio Di CarloAmardeep GindayAditya KumarHenk Marsman, and Manuel Garat Loureiro.

Our IAM track is almost full. You can view our entire live agenda and secure your early bird ticket here: