This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories features a breadth of mobile tech supporting digital transformation efforts across multiple industries.
eSIM technology, for example, continues to play an important role in modernizing cellular connectivity. And IDEMIA continues to play an important role in facilitating the process. The French tech giant got a lot of attention this week its news that it had renewed its partnership with the Brazilian mobile network operator TIM, which would like to continue to source IDEMIA’s eSIM technology:
Meanwhile, in the booming area of remote identity verification, iDenfy attracted a lot of reader interest with its news that its technology is being embraced by notary offices in Lithuania. The aim is to make physical trips to the notary office unnecessary with iDenfy’s solution, which uses facial recognition to match an end user’s selfie image to their physical identity document:
Mobile ID World readers also showed strong interest in some important mobile ID news. Responding to an inquiry from the Los Angeles Times, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles confirmed that it in talks with “multiple vendors” about potential approaches to mobile ID technology. Notably, IDEMIA – which has been developing mobile ID technology for multiple other states – recently won a contract renewal with the California government that will see it continue to provide identification document services to the state:
Thales has also been working to establish itself as an important vendor in the emerging area of digital ID. And to help make its case, the company recently published a primer outlining the advantages of the European Union’s proposed digital identity program, which entails the development of a mobile wallet app:
And finally, Mobile ID World’s sister site, FindBiometrics, made a big splash this week with the official announcement of its next Virtual Identity Summit. Scheduled for September 28, the full-day event will focus on the financial services sector, in partnership with the IBIA, Money20/20, and some of the most prominent identity solutions providers operating in the space. Mobile tech will play an important role in the discussions, with the financial services sector having seen early and rapid adoption of selfie-based onboarding solutions:
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