IDEMIA has partnered with Cybernetica to deliver more comprehensive digital identity and e-signature services. The new offering will combine IDEMIA’s IDway solution with Cybernetica’s SplitKey e-signature technology.
IDway allows governments to issue digital IDs that are backed up by a physical document (like a driver’s license) or the information in a national identity database. Those IDs can then be used for proof of identity in real world and online environments. They can also be linked to a biometric template to enable biometric authentication.
SplitKey, meanwhile, is a cryptographic offering that protects mobile transactions. Customers can use the platform to create legally binding electronic signatures, and SplitKey will only clear the transaction if all of the credentials stored on a person’s device match the credentials stored on a host SplitKey server.
Together, the two solutions will give end users a way to confirm their identity and sign documents with only a mobile device, which will in turn make it easier for those people to gain access to (and use) a range of different digital services and applications. Both IDway and SplitKey are compliant with the European Union’s latest eIDAS standards.
“We are focused on delivering technology that helps people securely interact in an increasingly connected world,” said Chairman of the Cybernetica Management Board Oliver Väärtnõu. “Our partnership with IDEMIA is a step towards the widespread use of secure mobile authentication and digital signing services globally.”
“Establishing a secure authentication and eSignature via smartphones is becoming increasingly sought after by many citizens,” added IDEMIA Digital Identity SVP Pierre Lelièvre. “Cybernetica’s technology fits perfectly with our Digital ID solutions so that we can always support governments as they roll out trusted ID systems among their populations.”
Cybernetica currently facilitates more than 70 million transactions on a monthly basis. The company is based in Estonia, and has provided technology for a number of e-government programs (including online voting) in the country.
Meanwhile, IDway is being deployed in a new digital identity pilot in the United Kingdom.