iDenfy continues to enhance its identity verification platform. The Lithuania-based company has announced a new NFC tool to further enhance the platform’s identity document-reading capabilities.
The new capability means that an NFC-enabled smartphone can be used to read data from a chip embedded in an ePassport or smart ID card. That can include personal information as well as biometric data stored in the chip.
Effectively, this means that iDenfy’s solution now supports all identity documents adhering to the global ICAO 9303 standard.
iDenfy’s platform is primarily based on facial recognition technology, which is used to compare an end user’s selfie image to pictures of their official IDs. With the new NFC capability, iDenfy says it can match biometric data extracted from a chip to a video selfie in order to detect potential fraud; and it can also match a chip’s Document Signer Certificate to a Country Signing certificate authority to ensure trust in the chip’s data.
“Near field communication technology opens new possibilities for businesses to deploy customs grade security to identify customers and keep the user experience intact during this crucial onboarding process,” commented iDenfy CEO Domantas Ciulde.
The NFC upgrade caps off a busy month of enhancements to iDenfy’s identity verification platform. November brought announcements about the integration of data from utilities records thanks to a partnership with Urjanet; the introduction of a risk scoring tool that assesses metrics like IP address and device data; and a new “Magic Link” system designed to help organizations to easily integrate iDenfy identity verification services, announced just this week.
This flurry of innovation helps to illustrate why iDenfy was selected to receive a Baltic Innovation Prize, a recognition that was bestowed by the Baltic Assembly earlier this month.
iDenfy says its new NFC capability is available on Android and iOS devices supporting NFC, starting with iOS 13 on Apple devices.