1Kosmos has been recognized under the United Kingdom’s Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework (DIATF) for its BlockID authentication solution. This certification underscores BlockID’s alignment with the standards and principles outlined in the DIATF, which is designed to foster trust and ensure compliance among digital identity service providers (IDSPs) in the UK.
The DIATF is a set of rules and standards which organizations agree to follow to ensure the safe and responsible handling of digital identities. It outlines requirements for organizations, focusing on inclusivity, privacy and data protection, fraud management, and security.
The framework has been introduced as part of the UK government’s initiative to establish trust and safeguard user data in digital transactions. By adhering to the rules and standards of the DIATF, organizations can ensure they operate in a similar, trusted manner, facilitating the use of digital identities across a variety of contexts. In the future, organizations that are part of the trust framework could be identified through a trust mark, indicating their compliance with the DIATF standards.
The recognition of 1Kosmos’s BlockID under the DIATF is a testament to the solution’s robustness and reliability in handling identity verification securely. BlockID leverages blockchain technology and biometrics to facilitate secure identity verification processes. The certification under DIATF places 1Kosmos alongside other esteemed technology providers like TECH5 and Mastercard, which have also achieved certification for their digital identity solutions under the framework. TECH5’s T5-AirSnap solutions and Mastercard’s digital identity service, ID, are among the solutions recognized under DIATF, contributing to a growing ecosystem of trusted digital identity solutions in the UK.
The certification of 1Kosmos, along with other organizations, under the DIATF, is a significant step towards ensuring a higher standard of security, privacy, and trust in digital identity solutions in the UK. This trend reflects collaborative efforts among different stakeholders in fostering a more secure digital identity landscape, setting a precedent for other regions to potentially follow suit.
October 26, 2023 – by the Mobile ID World Editorial Team