IDEMIA is looking to advance the development of new data protection and cybersecurity technologies through a partnership with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). The two organizations have worked together on joint research project in the past, though the new agreement formalizes that arrangement and paves the way for future collaborations.
In that regard, IDEMIA and the CEA will specifically focus on technologies that can make online interactions more secure. That includes machine learning and deep learning technologies, as well as cryptographic solutions that can be used to protect sensitive data.
According to IDEMIA, the technologies that emerge from the partnership could have applications in a number of different sectors. For example, better identity solutions could be used for physical and digital access control, or to secure financial transactions and guard against identity theft and other forms of fraud. On that front, IDEMIA noted that digital transformation has increased the demand for digital security solutions, and that organizations will need to deploy such technologies to build trust with end users. The CEA, meanwhile, is a state-owned research organization with areas of interest that overlap with IDEMIA’s own R&D activities.
“I’m excited that we and CEA are to join forces to develop secured AI and cryptographics-based identity systems for crossing borders, access control and more, that car manufacturers, other businesses and governments will use, while guaranteeing data privacy at all times,” said IDEMIA CTO Jean-Christophe Fondeur.
“Digital is all about businesses sharpening their competitive edge, protecting country borders or everyone boosting their social life,” added CEA CTO Stéphane Siebert. “Our latest collaboration with IDEMIA means we can step up our support for French innovation so that French business stays at the heart of the world’s digital progress.”
IDEMIA currently has nearly 1,500 active patent families. The company just released two new versions of its MorphoWave contactless fingerprint scanner, and it has recently been pushing mobile IDs and digital currencies. The F.CODE biometric payment card has also obtained Visa and Mastercard certifications.