With experience leading large organisations, Dan Yerushalmi is a suitable fit to be AU10TIX’s new CEO. We caught up with him since his takeover to take the reins of the business to discuss what a future-forward direction would look like.
The challenge of being AU10TIX’s new CEO appealed to him, he said, because it offered huge “opportunity” amid the rapid advancements of digital transformation which accelerated noticeably at the onset of the pandemic.
AU10TIX’s new leader main focus is on continuing to weather the turbulence caused to businesses by the pandemic and exceed demand that remains sky-rocket high to identify 8.5 million people around the world today and in the future .
The potential for digital identity to verification secure, trusted identities is unlimited and AU10TIX is poised to be the provider providing accurate results to win the market.
World Bank data sets in the last few years have magnified the sheer volume of people who simply cannot prove who they are. While the stark figure of 1 billion people living without an ID has decreased to around 850 million, UNDP is involved with partners on a collaborative vision for legal identity.
Niall McCann, of the UNDP, discusses the downstream of consequences that not having a legal form of ID has on their daily lives and accessibility to services.
“A birth certificate is the gold standard of legal identity and the priorities should always be to register people at the closest point to their birth as possible”.
Niall shared the UNDP’s scepticism about prioritising the issuance of identity documentation for adults because there should be holistic approach for the whole lifecycle from birth to death.
The UN Legal Identity project also makes a real difference in third countries like Honduras where the programme is focused on providing identity visibility for displaced peoples, minorities, refugees, the LGBTQI+ community and people with disabilities.
This interview is with Robert Tappan, Association Executive, International Biometrics & Identity Association who recently refuted claims from some US senators that biometrics used by the Transport Security Association are invasive, anti privacy-preserving, bias and contributing to the idea of “surveillance” with new technologies. The IBIA is an advocacy and educational organisation representing the biometrics and identity technologies industry.
The questions included:
Why do you think the terms “surveillance” and “identity verification” have been conflated? What are the perceptions of facial biometrics? True or not?
Is there evidence at all to suggest face verification technology is being used in the wrong way to invade privacy?
Talking to some vendors, some say there are some inherent biases in the level of technology that are being mitigated. Do you disagree that bias in biometrics now exists?
What are the differences between surveillance and verification that you suggested in your comments?
How do these claims/ beliefs affect trust?
Describe the level of progress in America with biometric deployments and are some unfounded beliefs that biometrics are ‘threatening our democracy’ derailing progress?
“We believe a collaborative approach is foundational to supporting digital identity and an ecosystem around it”.
Identity Week America was a thriving hub of industry thought-leaders, and we were fortunate enough to interview and glean further insights from many of our amazing speakers when they stepped off the stage.
In this interview, Joni Brennan is sharing her insight into collaborative digital identity ecosystems to transform the way people transact in every area of their everyday lives. Digital identity for citizens is not ‘one size fits all’ but interoperability in the sense of exchanging trust information is crucial to creating secure verification.
How we close the gap between physical and digital identities is a common question among the industry that resurfaced again at Identity Week America 2022.
In this interview, Stephanie Schuckers talks about the development of biometric technology that has bridged real physical identities and the digital world while not replacing established verification methods. Biometric technology is additional benefit for enhancing certain use cases such as, blocking access to pornography websites, securing streamlined travel journeys and validating someone’s credentials to work or rent. The CIDER research centre is researching how to balance the performance of biometrics through machine learning (AI) and balancing data sets to ensure that different groups have a similar experience of the technology without being disadvantaged by inherent and technological bias.
Indicio helps companies build trusted digital ecosystems that allow for the secure and privacy-preserving exchange of valuable information without correlation.
CEO, Heather Dahl says: “The development towards trusted identity ecosystems using verifiable credentials and decentralised identity in the past two years – the trajectory, by the minute and by the day, has been growing.”
There are some fascinating use cases being deployed but our work recently with SITA, the global aviation technology provider, has leveraged verifiable credentials to issue the digital traveller credential, to move the information we all carry through the seamless passenger journey and share with the airport, airline, hospitality providers and government.
“If we are moving to zero trust framework we need to be using decentralised identity”.
Our Age Assurance track at Identity Week Europe 2023 is populating nicely full of specialists in tackling online harms with regulation, certification, age verification technologies and the media.
Ofcom, ACCS, Consult Hyperion and AVPA follow a dynamite speech from OnlyFans about the importance of age verification in our online spaces and how identity can be used to ensure safety, security, and privacy. The first edition of Identity Week Europe in Amsterdam will noticeably move the debate among the identity ecosystem on from theories and strategies, to actual deployment of biometric assurance technologies to keep children safe online and establish accurate identities.
With four months to go until Identity Week, IdentityWeek.net secured an exclusive opportunity to interview Tony Allen, Chief Executive of the Age Check Certification Services who is participating in two panel sessions on countering ‘Online Harms with Age Assurance’, as well as ‘Utilising Digital ID in Finance’.
The questions we proposed to him included:
What standards govern age verification/biometric technologies for use, and what improvements need to be made to the certification process/standards?
Are we seeing demand rising for identity/age verification technologies to protect children from harm?
How important is interoperability between key parties these systems and relationships between vendors, social media networks, adult sites or advertising sites to ensure robust age restrictions are maintained online or offline?
Who is responsible for trust – solution providers, certification bodies, standards/ frameworks/ laws governing what technologies make it to the marketplace, or a combination?
What excites you about speaking at Identity Week Europe in June? What topics will be high on the agenda?
A fascinating discussion that preempts important stakeholder talks to be held at the event around physical deployment and proactivity to implement digital trust and privacy frameworks. He makes asserted statements about the need for more frameworks and certification standards governing vendor solutions that exist but do not satisfy the foundations to continue real applications of biometric and age assurance technology.
Of course, he says, we are seeing more risk online, especially for children, which should warrant action and steer use cases.
The responsibility for trust is squarely on the solution provider that needs to attain certification and adhere to the frameworks that organisations like the ACCS build upon.
Showcasing at Identity Week Europe 2022, WSO2 is a software vendor that specialises in providing technologies that help businesses in their digital transformation initiatives, specifically focused on Identity and access management integration and customer ID credential access service. Their products are derived from an open-source heritage and are API driven to generate productivity and efficiencies within businesses. Geethika Cooray, Vice President at WSO, passed by the Identity Week booth at the show to discuss key trends in a growing market of B2B customer access management.
Stepping off the stage from delivering a keynote presentation at Identity Week Europe 2022, Hannah Rutter spoke about the impact that digital identity should have to improve people’s lives while protecting their data privacy and make it easier for businesses to interact with their customers seamlessly.
The digital revolution is making secure verification processes possible through a full digital journey without interruptions to carry out face-to-face checks, sparking innovation to kick-start productivity in the UK economy.
Women in Identity is a not-for-profit that promotes fair representation and diversity in the identity industry, not exclusively focused on gender and increasing the presence of women in identity but also opening up opportunities in the ecosystem to minorities and disadvantaged groups. Laura Barrowcliff who is Head of Strategy at Women in Identity spoke to our editor, Evie Kim Sing, at Identity Week Europe 2022 about how the industry can achieve their broader set objectives to inspire inclusion to drive successful use cases.
We interviewed Dror Gurevich, Founder and CEO at Velocity Network Foundation.
Velocity Network founded by its namesake foundation is a platform which enables the exchange of trusted career records to constituents like schools and employers, turning them into immutable and verifiable digital credentials owned by the individual.
The job market is a relatively unexplored domain for digital verification while people have been navigating their careers with “self-reported unverifiable CVs” in a broken data market.
Most employers, however, have been under a regulatory regime for 6/7 years to vet resumes and careers records of job applicants before hiring.
Velocity Network is largely acting alone in digitally transforming career verification by bring together the largest vendors to deploy the “internet of careers” – a blockchain-based layered open source platform that allows individuals to claim verifiable career credentials from primary authorities such as schools.