Biometrics startup provides personalised customer flight information

Biometrics startup provides personalised customer flight information

The deployment of biometric facial technology in airports around the world works by a process of on-boarding data from the traveller in advance to journeys or on-arrival at airports to ensure safe, seamless international travel.

However, a solution developed by U.S. based biometrics and optical design startup, Misapplied Science, is paving the way for this technology to have another use to benefit travellers.

Misapplied Science’s high-tech pixel screens combined with biometric technology provide the customer with real-time information on flights and travel information, after already passing through biometric screening at airports.

Since being founded by an experienced team with backgrounds at Microsoft and Walt Disney, the company profile has grown rapidly and now operators from its headquarters in Pasadena, California.

The technology works by emitting different coloured pixels in all directions to provide travellers with personalised travel information in front of one screen.

The company’s CEO, Albert Ng expanded, saying: “Multiple people can be looking at the same pixel at the same time, and yet perceive a completely different color. That’s each individual pixel. Then, we can create displays by having arrays of these multi-view pixels, and we can control the colors of light that each pixel sends. After coordinating all those light rays together, we can form images at different locations.”

Biometric “Parallel Reality” boards have now been rolled out by Delta Air Lines at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Review urges ban of live facial biometrics used in public places

Review urges ban of live facial biometrics used in public places

A two-year review commissioned into police and public use of live facial recognition technology has concluded that new legislation must be introduced in line with protecting basic human, privacy, and equality rights.

While biometric technology has advanced enough to help law enforcement identify offenders, its disposal to allow authorities to conduct ID checks on the public is considered to be “invasive”  while often “inaccurate”.

The independent investigation was commissioned by The Ada Lovelace Institute and its findings published on Wednesday to advise the immediate ban of biometrics until new regulation is introduced.

Those who attended Identity Week Europe this week in London from the banking and travel industry made particularly impactful statements on the importance of trusted on-boarding and safeguarding personal consumer data underlying the use of biometric technology.

The review acknowledges that police use of biometric technology invades the right to discretion over personal data and identity.

Carly Kind, of the Ada Lovelace Institute commented: “The current use of live facial recognition is not lawful, and until the legal framework is updated, it will not be. There is an overriding public imperative to make changes”.

Matthew Ryder QC who led the report findings said: “Simply because the use of biometric data does not result in unique identification does not remove the rights-intrusive capacity of biometric systems, and the legal framework needs to provide appropriate safeguards in this area”.

He urged for a legally-binding code of conduct to govern use of biometrics against members of the public, although the government recently indicated the upcoming Data Reform Bill will reconfirm and assess the rules on police use of biometric data.

Identity Week Europe: Are you ready for day 2?

Identity Week Europe: Are you ready for day 2?

Who’s ready for Day 2 at Identity Week Europe 2022? It’s your LAST CHANCE TO ATTEND!

All this and more in tommorow’s programme:

Keynotes

Jun 29th | 09:00am – Next Generation Travel Intelligence – The Frontex View

Uku Särekanno, Deputy Executive Director for EBCG Information Management and Processes, FRONTEX, European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Jun 29th | 9:20am – It’s all about the Human in the Loop: What will it take to achieve the Identity Ecosystem?

Kenneth Gantt, Deputy Director, Department of Homeland Security – Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM)

Jun 29th | 9:40am – The Future of Onboarding and Identity in Banking

Felimy Greene, Chief Operating Officer & Global Head, Onboarding, Consumer, Private & Business Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

Moderator: Alison McDowell, Co-founder and Director, Beruku Identity

Jun 29th | 10:00am – Transforming the ID&V process for better security using voice

Vijay Balasubramaniyan, Chief Executive Officer and Co Founder, Pindrop

Plus over 80 more sessions across our 6 stages, roundtables and show floor seminars.

Start-up Pitches

Hear the ‘elevator pitches‘ from our start-ups and discover the next identity unicorn 🦄

Kaizen Secure Voiz 12:00pm | MineSec 12:05pm | Optomel 12:10pm | PayBox 12:15pm | Premier Fintech 12:20pm | PureID 12:25pm | Quantum Dice 12:30pm | Schwartzthal Tech 12:35 | SelfyID 12:40 | Identy 12:45 | Spades 12:50pm | Syntric 12:55pm | Togggle 13:00pm | Gataca 13:05pm | Trovalo 13:10pm | Trustmatic 13:15pm | Umazi 13:20pm | Unissey 13:25 | Validient 13:30pm | Vipaso 13:35pm

Exhibitors

All of our exhibitors and sponsors are ready for day 2! There are over 250 identity solution providers, associations and press to meet. Tomorrow will be your LAST opportunity to make those valuable connections.

GET YOUR FREE PASS HERE

See you tomorrow!

Identity Week Europe: Day 1 highlights

Identity Week Europe: Day 1 highlights

See the highlights below from an incredible first day here at #IdentityWeekEurope 2022:

  • Incredible keynotes from M.S.C. Cruises, Department for digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS), UK Government, US Customs and Border Protection and Muehlbauer.
  • More than 80 sessions which took place across 6 stages
  • A buzzing show floor full of exhibitors and start-ups to connect and network with
  • Our annual MIDWEEK DRINKS party to celebrate bringing the identity industry back together under one roof!
  • If you haven’t already, get a free expo pass for tomorrow here >>>

 

White Paper:  Succeeding With Identity Document Design

White Paper: Succeeding With Identity Document Design

The opportunity to redesign your country’s passport or national ID is often as daunting as it is exciting. Which new technologies will help you fight counterfeiting and protect people’s identities? Which visual elements will showcase your national heritage, aspirations and culture? Which security features will help you streamline the authentication process?

Read the white paper here.

Europe Gold Sponsor Innovatrics Expands Remote Identity Verification Offering

Europe Gold Sponsor Innovatrics Expands Remote Identity Verification Offering

Identity Week Europe makes a comeback next week and will be the launchpad for Gold Sponsor, Innovatrics’ new identify verification offering, a comprehensive suite for remote identity verification and digital on-boarding.

The new DOT Trust Platform is installed with a complete set of tools and services for digital on-boarding clients, customers and citizens and is supplemented with biometric duplicate checks, allowing organisations to double check real identities using a decentralised method and reduce identity fraud by up to 90%.

During the onboarding process, DOT Trust Platform verifies the identity and motion of a user and checks their “uniqueness”. Using the two-phase process, the platform can recognise if the user is already enrolled on the database or added to a watchlist and alerts the customers to potential ID fraud.

Daniel Ferak, DOT Business Unit Director said many years of experience and expertise in large-scale biometric projects had contributed to the platform’s build and capability to give customers feedback and actionable recommendations for making the onboarding process secure, and at the same time, smooth and convenient for end users.

He commented: “The search for biometric duplicates has reduced the occurrence of ID fraud by over 90 percent compared to traditional customer acquisition in our test markets.”

The DOT Trust Platform combines Innovatrics’ industry-leading facial biometric technology with a powerful identity management system adapted from large-scale ABIS (Automated Biometric Identification System) for comprehensive remote identity verification, empowering organisations to:

  • Reduce onboarding costs by up to 90%
  • Lower onboarding time from hours to minutes
  • Increase fraud detection by up to 90%
  • Remove friction and increase conversion
  • Deliver a seamless onboarding experience
  • Ready to comply with legal requirements and regulations

A Gold Sponsor supporting Identity Week Europe next week, Innovatrics is a provider of multi-modal biometric solutions used in more than 70 countries, with its own algorithms ranking consistently among the fastest and most accurate in fingerprint and face recognition.

Innovatrics will showcase the DOT Trust Platform at the world’s largest and most important identity event, Identity Week Europe, taking place on 28 and 29 June at London’s ExCeL. Visit Innovatrics at booth no. 700: https://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/identity-week/sponsors-and-exhibitors.stm

 

ICAO stipulates a new global health passport needed to allow seamless travel

ICAO stipulates a new global health passport needed to allow seamless travel

Since digital COVID-19 passports emerged, they have been the breakthrough between multiple sectors to restart international travel and reinstate confidence in travellers to continue their normal routines while being vaccinated.

The latest development in their widespread use has been decided by The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in the last week, who confirmed plans for a common, global health passport would be underway. The move would unite and streamline different apps and COVID passports currently managed by different countries.

Proposals will be accepted in Montreal, Canada this September at a key summit.

The entire world was witness to vaccine passports following the pandemic outbreak, and moreover, healthcare, travel and the identity industries have effectively worked together on the NHS app, to monitor virus cases and who is infected.

With more vaccine passports travelling through airports to kickstart international travel again, the ICAO wants to digitalise a single vaccine and test system between all countries.

At the recent UNWTO Global Summit in the Maldives, Director General of the Airports Council for International Asia Pacific (ACI) region referenced the positive headway, saying “While some countries appear to be reluctant towards a common health passport, there is general agreement among many others.”

One aspect of the talks will focus on how biometric technology, which has become multi-faceted with facial, voice and fingerprint recognition, should enhance a single passport to ensure legitimate access to medical data and efficiency in checks.

There have been concerns over how secure Japan’s biometric system is and whether data is safe and uncompromised using the technology.

Nevertheless, one COVID-19 passport supported by different stakeholders promises to provide clarity for all global citizens on the vaccines and test results accepted and incentivise efficient travel again.

It comes after the ICAO previously introduced a Health Master List to provide unanimous understanding of different passport style documents needed to travel like vaccine and test certificates.

Baronci said in a recent interview with The Golf Times: “A majority of countries in our region have abolished pandemic-related travel curbs which will further stimulate the recovery of industry. Testing, quarantine and limitations on foreign arrivals and limitations on tourism, discourage travel and hinder the economic recovery. Therefore, it is crucial that border restrictions are eased to enable seamless movement of people.”

All digital ID and biometric solutions for Healthcare, Travel and Government will be demonstrated at Identity Week Europe. Apply to attend here: https://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/identity-week/Tickets.stm

 

Mastercard’s Digital First program expands secure payment options, in partnership with Thales

Mastercard’s Digital First program expands secure payment options, in partnership with Thales

With cashless being faster and an increasingly more convenient way to pay, the risks of financial crime are ever more looming over customers’ heads when making digital payments.

Mastercard have announced their recently launched ‘Digital First’ programme will give customers more digital payment options with security features that enhance safe and secure transactions.

Research by Mastercard shows customers are adopting a default mindset towards digital finance management, with statistics saying 71% of people in Australia, 77% in India, 73% in China, and 62% in Japan believe contactless payment is the future way to pay.

The programme aims to strengthen digital payment capabilities across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) and help customers opt for their preferred payment method with options expanding, including contactless payment, cryptocurrency, biometrics, contactless, QR code or digital wallets.

Moreover, the scheme and its partners’ solutions assure customers with the ease of making seamless payments, issuance of digital cards, and real-time card management.

Further research shows that e-commerce activities were on the rise by 73% in the Middle East Africa at the start of the pandemic.

The Digital First initiative is boosted by partnerships with Mastercard’s network and end-to end solution partners including Thales, Network International and Verestro.

In a statement, Sandeep Malhotra, Executive Vice President of Products & Innovation, Asia Pacific, said: “Mastercard has been leading the drive into inclusive digital commerce for many years by delivering frictionless and secure payment experiences for the billions of people shopping and managing their finances at their fingertips around the clock and around the world.”

He continued: “Combined with the strengths of Mastercard’s partners, the Digital First programme offers the convenience of fast, transparent payments and maximises consumer choice with everything from digital cards in e-wallets, to QR on Card, to the Pay by Account solution that lets people make payments from a bank account using their financial service provider’s app”.

Thales support Digital First and are Platinum Sponsors of Identity Week Europe, returning to the ExCeL, in London next Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 June. Join the vast community of digital ID, biometric and security document suppliers exhibiting, plus BIG names in Banking, Travel and Government. Secure you place now: https://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/identity-week/Tickets.stm

Consumer use of digital payment has skyrocketed since the pandemic began and Thales is a digital platform provider at the forefront of ensuring digital commerce grows intertwined with offering multi-factor seamless authentication solutions. https://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/identity-week/sponsors-and-exhibitors.stm

American Airlines Launches Mobile ID With TSA PreCheck

American Airlines Launches Mobile ID With TSA PreCheck

American Airlines customers with TSA PreCheck® can now breeze through the airport with just their phone and their face, thanks to a collaboration with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and American to test mobile identification.

Starting today at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), American Airlines AAdvantage® members who are enrolled in TSA PreCheck may choose to use their American Airlines Mobile ID at select TSA PreCheck checkpoints to have their identity verified. The experience is now available at every TSA PreCheck  location at DFW, with plans to deploy at select TSA PreCheck checkpoints at Miami International Airport (MIA), Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) and more later this year.

“We’re committed to making our customers’ journeys easier, and airport waypoints provide significant opportunities for innovation,” said Julie Rath, Vice President of Customer Experience, Loyalty and Marketing for American. “By simplifying the identity verification process and other points at the airport, we’re helping our customers exchange stress for convenience and saved time, and propelling the travel industry further along the path to a truly seamless customer experience.”

Seamless security

Creating and storing the American Airlines Mobile ID is simple. Before travel, American Airlines customers with TSA PreCheck who choose to participate in this program need to:

  • Download the Airside Digital Identity App on an iOS or Android device
  • Take a photo of their face
  • Scan their driver’s license or passport with the app*
  • Enter their American Airlines AAdvantage number

The app then:

  • Verifies the customers’ information using mobile ID technology powered by Thales to compare against each state’s Department of Motor Vehicles records or the passport’s embedded NFC chip.
  • Securely stores the customer’s American Airlines Mobile ID on their mobile device until they choose where and when to share it.

As they go through security, customers simply present a QR code on their phone and consent to share their American Airlines Mobile ID with TSA. After sharing their Mobile ID, customers look into a camera at the TSA PreCheck checkpoint. TSA’s computer system then matches the customer’s encrypted image against their American Airlines Mobile ID. The entire process at the airport typically takes less than five seconds.

Once verified, TSA erases the encrypted digital ID from its checkpoint readers and customers retain their digital ID on their device until they are ready to use it at another waypoint, such as an airport lounge.

Expanding innovation

Today’s launch was informed by prior digital ID trials that American introduced in 2021 for touchless bag drop and Admirals Club entry at DFW. American customers participating in these trials have the option to use facial recognition technology instead of presenting a government-issued ID, boarding pass or cobranded credit card to check their bag or enter the lounge. Because either a passport or driver’s license are accepted, this trial provides broad accessibility for travelers to experience this next milestone in easy travel, and offers a scalable solution for future domestic security touchpoints.

“We’re thankful for our stakeholders’ collaboration and support in driving the industry forward to offer innovative security checkpoint solutions to help customers safely and securely travel,” said Kriste Jordan-Smith, Federal Security Director, DFW Airport, for TSA. “We’ll continue to take an agile approach to developing a stress-free and secure traveling experience for TSA PreCheck passengers, and look forward to expanding this technology in the future.”

In the future, American will roll out similar technology to additional kiosks, bag check and domestic boarding gates. American customers can already verify their identities through facial matching provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at several international boarding gates today.

*Drivers licenses from states that are part of the AAMVA DLDV program and U.S. passports are eligible.

TOTM and Presight Team Up to Scale Biometric and AI Solutions

TOTM and Presight Team Up to Scale Biometric and AI Solutions

Rebranding from Yinda Infocomm in 2021, TOTM technologies changed its direction to rolling out biometric, decentralised technology, attuned with the future of digital identity.

The Group has applied biometric solutions to public and private projects across Europe, America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Africa and, now, teaming up with Presight.ai, plan to scale up development and deployment of their combined proprietary technologies to drive digital adoption across these territories and capture a global market.

TOTM technologies maintains one of the largest biometrics National ID databases internationally, enrolling over 200 million citizens.

Presight is the leading AI and predictive intelligence company specialising in Big Data, Analytics and Machine learning.

The global market for Automatic Identification and Data Capture is valued at USD 100 billion, providing decentralised solutions which allow individuals more freedom and control over the digital identification process, through fingerprint, facial and voice recognition technology. In sectors where security and safety of information is a must, such as banking, travel, governmental schemes and healthcare, AI and biometrics has streamlined the process of authenticating populations.

With Europe and the West already ahead with the rollout of biometrics, TOTM and Presight will ensure the high-performance technology and AI capabilities benefit customers and citizens in developing countries where a priority in the banking sector is to allow citizens to open bank accounts.

Announcing the partnership, Thomas Pramotedham, CEO of Presight said: “We are excited to partner with TOTM to develop, integrate and deploy biometric AI solutions within the public safety, healthcare and fintech in the region.”

“Together, this partnership is uniquely positioned to further drive our clients and the region in their digital transformation journeys and elevate the digital ecosystem to deliver long-term and sustainable value with our combined technologies. A robust and dynamic digital identity platform is an essential cornerstone to develop a stronger and more inclusive, safer and resilient digital society. TOTM has a deep appreciation for our value proposition and adds strong execution experience and robust technology platforms for identity management and biometrics. We look forward to our future partnership,” Thomas Pramotedham adds.

“We are excited to be partnering with Presight.AI to jointly develop new business opportunities in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa. We look upon these markets as a multi-faceted and complex sandbox, offering unique opportunities for both companies to identify and curate suitable digital ID, biometric AI and Big Data Analytics solutions especially in the areas of public safety, healthcare and fintech. We look forward to combining our expertise and unique strengths to delivering these high performance, biometric AI solutions to our clients,” said Mr. Pierre Prunier, CEO & Executive Director of TOTM Technologies.

TOTM Technologies are a Platinum Sponsor at Identity Week Asia on 6 and 7 September 2022 at the Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore. Find out more here: https://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/identity-week-asia/Exhibitor-Directory.stm

Hundreds of new ID solutions to be showcased at Identity Week Europe 2022

Hundreds of new ID solutions to be showcased at Identity Week Europe 2022

There’s only one week to go until Identity Week Europe, a significant identity industry catalyst, kicks off at the ExCeL, in London, where hundreds of new trusted digital ID, biometric and security document solutions will be showcased to the industry.

The most fast-changing sectors in identity including travel, banking, government, and law enforcement will come together with solution providers on 28 and 29 June, seeking secure and seamless solutions to authenticate, identify and verify real humans.

Across multiple markets the need to protect our personal data and digital identities has demanded more trusted systems to eliminate fake internet bots and block financial crime.

Identity Week Europe 2022 promises to showcase a range of new global technologies spanning physical, digital, and mobile domains, as the industry maintains a balance between physical credentials for authentication and digitalising methods of identification.

Live demonstrations, product launches, keynote speeches, show-floor seminars, fireside chats, and fun networking events will give you the chance to understand what is shaping the future of the industry.

Hear global trend insights from companies such as Muhlbauer, MSC Cruises, Home Office UK, Open Identity Exchange, NatWest Group, iProov, DCMS, World Privacy Forum and many more.

From large companies to new solution providers exhibiting in our Start-up Village – we’ve got it all!

Apply to register for a free pass if you qualify as a member of the public sector. Alternatively, secure your place at Identity Week Europe, returning 28 and 29 June, here: https://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/identity-week/Tickets.stm

 

 

 

 

 

ID Week Europe: Deadline extended for Meet the Document Examiner sessions

ID Week Europe: Deadline extended for Meet the Document Examiner sessions

The organisers been inundated with applications to our Meet the Document Examiner sessions at Identity Week Europe.

So much so that we’ve added NEW sessions and therefore extended the deadline to 12pm on Thursday 16th June.
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If you have a new document security feature idea, a secure document design issue or a new document in preparation, get the chance to have it analysed and reviewed by a team of forensic document experts!

Successful applicants will get to meet and analyse their chosen document with an team of forensic document experts selected from National Document Fraud Unit (NDFU), Home Office, United Kingdom; Identity Fraud & Documents Centre of Expertise (ECID), The Netherlands; Centre of Excellence for Combatting Document Fraud, FRONTEX, Poland and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Forensic Laboratory, United States.Meetings will be scheduled in 20-minute blocks from 10am on Wednesday 29th June 2022. There are a limited number of meeting spaces, so submissions will be selected on merit of content and interest. These meetings are not a sales pitch opportunity, but designed for collaborative technical information exchange and expert advice.

 

ID Week opens in two weeks

ID Week opens in two weeks

Identity Week Europe opens its doors in two weeks!

Nothing beats meeting face-to-face, seeing solutions first-hand, talking through business opportunities & making connections.

This year at #IdentityWeekEurope browse products from over 150 exhibitors and 100 startups, hear from hundreds of expert speakers, take part in fun networking activities and experience first-hand the innovation in identity.

DocuSign, INCM, Portals, secunet, cryptovision and ICAO among those exhibiting at ID Week Europe

DocuSign, INCM, Portals, secunet, cryptovision and ICAO among those exhibiting at ID Week Europe

#IdentityWeekEurope is your opportunity to see the technology and trends shaping the future of identity in financial services, travel, healthcare, retail, government, social media and more – Don’t miss out and register free now.

The expo floor will be buzzing with hundreds of exhibitors, live demonstrations, seminar sessions and product launches.

Just some of the brands you’ll meet include DocuSign, Portuguese Mint Official Printing Office (INCM), Portals, secunet, cryptovision and ICAO.

Exhibitor Spotlight

DocuSign – Stand 400

DocuSign helps organisations connect and automate how they prepare, sign, act on and manage agreements. With 1 million+ customers and more than a billion users, DocuSign is one of the world leaders in their field.

INCM – Stand 733

The Portuguese Mint Official Printing Office (INCM) specialises in tailored solutions developed for governments and private companies, from ID Documents production to strong authentication solutions.

Portals – Stand 806

Portals have been making paper for the world’s leading security printers for over 300 years. Refining their processes and driving innovation to meet the needs of partners. Producing the highest quality security documents and banknotes.

secunet  – Stand 812

secunet helps airports and governments to develop their own sustainable border control strategy and offers expertise as well as turn-key solutions, such as eGates, self-service kiosks or high-end facial image capturing technologies.

 

cryptovision – Stand 214

cryptovision is a world-leading specialist for cryptography and electronic identity solutions. 100 million people make use of cryptovision products every day across sectors like defense, automotive, financial, government and more.

 

ICAO-  Stand 326

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a UN specialised agency, facilitates the development of the standards and regulations that underpin the global air transport system. Fostering the growth of a safe, efficient, secure, economical civil aviation sector.

AND OVER 250 MORE!

Achieving trusted digital transactions across the globe: OIX and ToIP align to make it happen

Achieving trusted digital transactions across the globe: OIX and ToIP align to make it happen

Two of the most influential global membership organisations in the digital ID space have aligned to forge a faster and more secure route to a shared and trusted digital future.

 

Both The Open Identity Exchange (OIX) and Trust over IP Foundation (ToIP) have driven key development and made significant progress in their respective communities towards addressing the challenges around establishing ‘trust’ in users via digital means.

 

They have now committed to aligning their efforts, having realised the synergies in the work they were doing and the vast potential of working more closely together to drive their common agenda across the globe.

 

With a combined worldwide membership of over 360 organisations, including some of the world’s largest stakeholders in a digital ID future, this is a crucial development in the journey towards full digital ID adoption and a digital future that will work for everyone involved.

 

Born from the self-sovereign identity movement, ToIP’s widely recognised ToIP Stack is defining a complete architecture for internet-scale digital trust that combines the technical requirements for cryptographic trust at the machine layer with the governance requirements for human trust at the business, legal, and social layers.

 

Equally, the OIX’s comprehensive work around the governance of digital ID has been highly influential and widely accepted. It complements the governance elements of the ToIP stack. A prime example is OIX’s recently launched Guide to Trust Frameworks for Smart Digital ID that encompasses over 10 years of research and in-depth evaluation of existing Trust Frameworks around the world.

 

The guide outlines how both a simple digital ID (i.e. digitised credentials within a wallet) and a smart digital ID (i.e. one that understands rules ‘to selectively disclose, derivate a specific attribute and aggregate several single attributes’ per the EU’s new eIDAS2 ARF) can meet the needs of all the parties involved in a digital relationship or transaction. With a specific focus on placing the needs of the end users at the forefront (also a key driver for ToIP), the guide defines the roles, responsibilities, principles, policies, procedures and standards needed.

 

While remaining technology agnostic, a particular feature of the guide is its alignment with the self-sovereign paradigm of decentralised identifiers (DIDs) and verifiable credentials stored in individual digital wallets. This mapping of OIX Trust Framework roles to self-sovereign identity roles, illustrated in the infographic below, is clearly explained in the guide.

 

 

John Jordan, Executive Director of ToIP, said: “The lack of a globally interoperable digital trust infrastructure has presented an urgent and widely acknowledged need for both technical standards and governance that ensure trust can be established quickly and safely across all sectors and borders. Our two organisations have a common vision – building trust online, and simplifying and standardising how trust is established. Our collective knowledge, expertise and research will be a powerful force ensuring the benefits of digital ID are realised by everyone involved – the end consumers, governments, relying parties and ID providers.”

 

Nick Mothershaw, Chief Identity Strategist at OIX, said: “Various initiatives around the world are trying to address the same issue with differing approaches. It is a highly complex global challenge that needs a united global response, and one that ensures the needs of all parties are met. To achieve it, governance must be generic and technology agnostic, and smart digital ID will need to play a significant role.

 

“The goals and strategies of both organisations highly complement each other. We have both already made significant progress, which has been reflected in the growth of our memberships and the self-sovereign alignment of the new OIX trust framework. By further aligning our efforts, we can have a greater impact.”

 

ENDS

For more information, please contact Serj Hallam

E: communications@openidentityexchange.org

T: 07789372771

 

About The Open Identity Exchange (OIX)

The OIX is a non-profit trade organisation on a mission to create a world where everyone can prove their identity and eligibility anywhere through a universally trusted ID. OIX is a community for all those involved in the ID sector to connect and collaborate, developing the guidance needed for inter-operable, trusted identities. Through our definition of, and education on Trust Frameworks, we create the rules, tools and confidence that will allow every individual a trusted, universally accepted, identity.

 

About The Trust over IP Foundation (ToIP)

As a Joint Development Foundation project of the Linux Foundation, the mission of the ToIP Foundation is to simplify and standardise how trust is established over a digital network or using digital tools. The ToIP model is a complete architecture for decentralized digital trust infrastructure that combines cryptographic verifiability at the machine layers with human accountability at the legal, business, and social layers. ToIP is a collaborative community of international experts working together to design the specifications, recommendations, guides, and tools for using the ToIP four-layer dual stack of technology and governance.

 

 

 

IDology Launches ExpectID Business

IDology Launches ExpectID Business

IDology, a GBG Company and leading identity verification provider, announces the launch of ExpectID Business, adding Know Your Business (KYB) to its ExpectID platform. ExpectID Business automates KYB verification for compliance and raises the bar on business-to-business fraud protection. By digitizing business verification, companies can more efficiently scale operations while onboarding new customers faster. IDology’s ExpectID platform fuses KYB and KYC due diligence with multiple layers of risk detection and fraud protection for one powerful, programmatic solution that enables businesses to transact with trust.

 

Ninety-eight percent of B2B retailers, manufacturers and marketplaces experienced financial losses and related reputational risks due to successful fraud attacks last year alone. While any business that deals with the transfer of money is required to perform a KYC or KYB check, meeting KYB verification requirements is particularly challenging for financial services providers and fintechs. Conventional KYB verification is often a tedious, manual process that creates unnecessary friction and onboarding delays. With rising expectations for frictionless B2B customer experiences, lengthy processes can negatively impact client acquisition and intensify competitive pressures. At the same time, in defending against ever-increasing and sophisticated global cyber fraud threats, conventional KYB solutions often fall short of delivering a comprehensive risk perspective needed to stay ahead of evolving B2B fraud schemes.

 

One Powerful, Programmatic Solution

ExpectID Business goes beyond basic KYB and KYC verification to provide a deep, comprehensive and holistic perspective of the risk associated with both the business and the authorized users. It delivers actionable intelligence to streamline onboarding workflows for legitimate businesses, while dynamically escalating higher-risk customers to enhanced layers of authentication.

 

ExpectID Business utilizes a proven, multi-layered orchestration platform that uniquely:

 

  • Accelerates Onboarding While Reducing Risk. ExpectID Business accesses high-quality, diverse data sources to verify more U.S. businesses and confirm the connection between a business and authorized users, while also evaluating risk. By seamlessly locating and verifying more customers, trust is established in business-to-business relationships with less friction.

 

  • Deters Fraud with Machine Learning and Cross-Industry Consortium Intelligence. The powerful combination of intelligence from IDology’s anti-fraud consortium and machine learning supervised by its team of fraud analysts delivers real-time and always-on transparent insights that businesses need to detect and stop fraud before and after verification and enables businesses to fine-tune onboarding models with greater precision.

 

  • Replaces Costly Manual Processes with Programmatic Ones. Proactively identifies higher-risk businesses to avoid costly and resource-intensive, deeper due diligence. This also enables more confident approvals while safeguarding the customer experience, removing unnecessary friction and delays. With a proven and stable orchestration platform that leverages machine learning, ExpectID Business reduces the manpower burden of KYB due diligence and the inherent risk of human error.

 

  • Combines Business Verification with Watchlist Screening. Checks multiple watch lists and conducts an OFAC check for both the business and the primary user with real-time data and faster response times for always-on protection and compliance

 

“Fraud and money laundering are growing threats to the B2B sector, making KYB a major pain point for businesses,” said Heidi Hunter, Chief Product Officer at GBG Americas (Acuant and IDology). “A better KYB solution is needed to stay compliant, prevent fraud and reduce costs while safely onboarding corporate customers. With ExpectID Business, we’re giving our customers the data insight and guidance they need to quickly and confidently onboard legitimate customers and equally important, identify higher-risk customers to avoid the costs associated with more complex background checks.”

Vision-Box unveils Seamless Kiosk

Vision-Box unveils Seamless Kiosk

Vision-Box, a global industry leader in biometric recognition, digital identity, and seamless travel management, has unveiled its latest solution built upon a new generation of biometric technology set to transform the travel experience: Seamless Kiosk – The New Generation of Biometric Technology.

Seamless Kiosk has been developed to provide an exceptional user experience through its biometric and biographic capture performance, increasing the passenger handling process speed with an accessible design and a smart passenger guide system, based on artificial intelligence that better helps any user to follow the instructions intuitively with a new immersive camera system.

Seamless Kiosk is equipped with an audible and highly tactile assistive interface for navigation and selection of screen-based content and braille signs to support passengers with impaired vision, an inability to read, restricted reach, or limited dexterity. It is also compliant with Europe, United States and Canada’s disability acts.

Seamless Kiosk provides the most flexible solution in the market, with customisable capabilities and features enabling it to fit any use case for passenger processing, delivering elevated level of security, fast and precise biometric processing to the latest International Air Transport Association (IATA) recommendations and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards. With a small footprint, Vision-Box’s latest solution combines the newest Common Use Self-Service (CUSS) 2.0 platform and Border Control processing, including Entry/Exit System (EES) requirements.

With its full-frontal face capture module optimized with automatic height and dynamic illumination adjustments, Seamless Kiosk enables an accurate capture process, which enhances the user experience. The solution is compliant with the standards from International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on biometric data interchange formats (ISO/IEC 19794-5) and biometric presentation attack detection (ISO/IEC 30107-1).

Key technological features of Seamless Kiosk include:

  • Modular design for different configurations of travel documents and barcode reader, card reader, fingerprint scanner and accessibility keypad
  • Printer module customisable for different use cases – e.g., receipt, boarding pass, and bag-tag printing
  • Biometric-by-design solution compliant with most strict standards such as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADA), Customer Service Agent (CSA) and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
  • Integrated with Vision-Box Orchestra Digital Identity Management Platform, which is fully certified by Privacy by Design, to deliver a unique biometric user registration and management experience.
  • Its launch application is based on CUSS 2.0, and it is also compatible with legacy CUSS versions.

Speaking about this latest launch, Alessandro Minucci, Head of Product at Vision-Box says:

“We are very pleased to launch Seamless Kiosk, a truly nimble device which can be deployed in multiple markets such as identity management, travel & tourism, and border control, allowing the user to enjoy the best seamless experience, with the highest accuracy and speed via a biometric-by-design solution.  At Vision-Box, we seek to push the boundaries of design and technology to offer a more human experience.”

For 20 years now Vision-Box has developed, rolled-out and supported thousands of intelligent self-service kiosks around the globe, from passport enrolment to border control, up to next-generation biometric check-in kiosk, for multiple markets at different industry segments, from identity management to travel.

Sumsub has released a KYC guide for the crypto industry

Sumsub has released a KYC guide for the crypto industry

UK-based identity verification software provider, Sumsub, published a comprehensive KYC guide to help crypto businesses stay compliant and increase pass rates.

London, June 1, 2022 — Sumsub, a tech company that helps businesses stay compliant and fight digital fraud, has recently published a new guide: KYC for the crypto industry: how to successfully balance compliance and pass rates.

The guide offers actionable solutions for two key problems facing crypto companies today: 1) compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and 2) building the KYC process to quickly onboard users while maintaining a high level of fraud resistance. That’s why the Sumsub team has compiled all the essentials for compliant, high-conversion KYC in one place.

Compliance with KYC/AML requirements is crucial for crypto companies as it prevents money laundering and terrorist financing, detects suspicious activities, and shields from stiff regulatory fines.

In the past, regulations affected only a few players in the crypto industry. Nowadays, regulators are eyeing the industry as a whole, implementing laws and rules that impact a much wider spectrum of companies. In this guide, Sumsub’s legal experts give details on which crypto companies are regulated as well as the regulatory specifics across different countries.

Another significant issue for crypto businesses is building effective KYC flows. If a company is obliged to perform multiple user checks, it’s important to make them as smooth as possible to keep pass rates high. That’s why the Sumsub team has shared three best practices for building successful verification flows, with which crypto companies can reduce drop-offs significantly and verify clients properly without losing them in the process.

Notably, the guide offers actionable solutions, rather than just theoretical advice. So, not only does it go through the principles of level-based verification, it also provides step-by-step instructions for implementation. All this is backed up by real-life cases, detailing the wide success enterprise crypto clients have achieved through Sumsub’s customizable KYC flow.

All in all, the guide offers legal expertise on regulations in the crypto industry and practical advice on building verification levels for crypto users. To learn more, download our KYC guide for the crypto industry at this link:  https://sumsub.com/guides-reports/kyc-for-the-crypto-industry/ 

Press materials: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qivRDetJf7mGXim4T8DUahUZz2qjWkQ6?usp=sharing 

About Sumsub

Sumsub is an international tech company that helps businesses onboard online clients and comply with AML/KYC regulations with AI-driven identity verification tools. It was founded by three brothers—Andrew, Jacob, and Peter Sever—and uses forensic anti-fraud software to make identity verification fast, secure, and transparent for clients.

Sumsub’s business model is based on adjusting verification & identification services to global compliance requirements. Thanks to a strong in-house legal team, Sumsub has grown into a leader within this sector, helping businesses comply with regulations in 197 countries and territories. The company’s methodology follows FATF recommendations—the international standard for AML/CTF rules.

Sumsub offers an all-in-one, customizable solution that verifies users no matter their language or location—helping businesses scale to international markets faster and adhere to global compliance requirements more efficiently. The platform is easily adjustable and offers a wide range of solutions, from fully-automated identity verification to agent-assisted verification.

Sumsub takes a risk-based approach and follows both global and local regulatory norms (FATF, FINMA, FCA, CySEC, MAS). All data is kept on Amazon GDPR-compliant servers, which are located in the EU. Overall responsibility for all data lies with the DPO (Data Protection Officer).

Final countdown for ID Week America earlybird rate

Final countdown for ID Week America earlybird rate

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