IDEMIA is searching for more clients in the public sector. To that end, the company is pitching its IDway solution, which allows public officials to issue secure digital IDs based on the information in a government database or on a national ID document.
That digital ID can then be used to facilitate the delivery of a range of different services. In that regard, IDway is a modular platform that can be adjusted to fulfill the identity requirements of many different institutions. The IDs can be stored on a smartphone, and the platform is able to authenticate users online and in-person through a smartphone or a biometric scan. IDway supports contactless identity verification in both scenarios.
IDEMIA noted that the demand for contactless and remote identity solutions has gone up dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 162 countries now offering at least one online transactional service to their citizens. Governments need a way to verify people’s identities while protecting their personal information when providing those services.
IDway allows people to create digital signatures, and also gives them a degree of control over their personal information, insofar as it allows them to prove their identity without sharing unnecessary details. IDEMIA highlighted its past successes in the civil ID sector while making its pitch to potential clients.
“We provide digital ID systems that always put end-users first,” said IDEMIA Public Security & Identity Business EVP Philippe Barreau. “We draw on our 135 civil ID global key accounts, including India’s Aadhaar program, to give governments bespoke solutions like our IDway, which makes people’s lives more digital, safer and easier.”
IDEMIA went on to call attention to some of its recent projects in the air travel sector. The company is currently working to bring a selfie-based biometric screening system to the Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport, and unveiled a new Digital Travel Credential at the International Civil Aviation Organization conference in November. IDEMIA has also been selected to provide Moroccan citizens with electronic national ID cards.