digital ID

NEC Promotes Inclusion with Blockchain ID Project in Argentina

NEC Promotes Inclusion with Blockchain ID Project in Argentina

“The project aims to increase access to goods and services for the residents of vulnerable neighborhoods, thus allowing them to improve their opportunities for socioeconomic inclusion in the fourth industrial revolution.” NEC Argentina has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NGO Bitcoin Argentina and the Innovation Laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank Group (aka the…

Gemalto’s Digital ID Wallet Stores All of Your Digital IDs on Your Smartphone

Gemalto’s Digital ID Wallet Stores All of Your Digital IDs on Your Smartphone

Gemalto has released a new Digital ID Wallet that holds electronic ID documents instead of cash. The mobile app allows people to store and access the digital versions of identity documents like health cards, identity cards, and driver’s licenses directly on their smartphones, consolidating multiple forms of identification in one convenient place.   “The Digital…

HID Tech to Enable iPhone Student IDs at Clemson University

HID Tech to Enable iPhone Student IDs at Clemson University

Students at South Carolina’s Clemson University will be able to use their iPhones and iPads as student IDs starting with the coming school year, thanks to technology from HID Global and its parent company, ASSA ABLOY. HID first teamed up with Apple on mobile ID technology last in June of last year, with the aim…

Yoti Details Ethical Oversight Role of its Guardian Council

Yoti Details Ethical Oversight Role of its Guardian Council

Yoti has once again demonstrated its commitment to ethical best practices in tech. The company has shared some details about its Guardian Council, which is intended to make the company more transparent and more accountable for its use of people’s personal data. The Council itself will eventually have somewhere between 8-10 members, although only three…

HID Global’s Simple Verifier Speeds Up Age Checks with goID

HID Global’s Simple Verifier Speeds Up Age Checks with goID

HID Global has launched a new device that makes it easier for government agencies and private organizations to verify the ages of people with a mobile ID stored on their smartphone. The pocket-sized device is called the Simple Verifier, and it was designed to be compatible with IDs provided through the HID goID mobile identity…

Digital ID Takes Center Stage in This Week’s Top Stories

Digital ID Takes Center Stage in This Week’s Top Stories

There was a wide range of news this week on Mobile ID World, and the latest roundup of our top stories exemplifies that. Nevertheless, a careful look at this week’s top five articles can discern at least one important trend: Digital identity is an increasingly important focus area across a number of industries. This is…

MasterCard and Samsung Working Towards Device-Based Digital Identities

MasterCard and Samsung Working Towards Device-Based Digital Identities

‘The digital IDs would theoretically make it easier to open and access accounts in brick-and-mortar institutions like banks and digital business like social media or online retail…’ Mastercard and Samsung are teaming up to provide customers with secure digital identities that will be stored on people’s smartphones. The new IDs are designed for both in-person…

Microsoft Previews Open-Source, Blockchain-Based Decentralized ID Platform

Microsoft Previews Open-Source, Blockchain-Based Decentralized ID Platform

“ION is built with Sidetree technology that will eventually be laid over the top of the Bitcoin Blockchain, though the code is still being developed…” Microsoft’s Identity Division is giving developers a preview of a new digital identification network designed to make decentralized identities more feasible on a global scale. Senior Program Manager Daniel Buchner…

ShoCard Delivers Proof of Identity with Blockchain eSignature Platform

ShoCard Delivers Proof of Identity with Blockchain eSignature Platform

ShoCard is rolling out a new digital document signing service that leverages blockchain for extra trust and security. The service connects a person’s blockchain-certified digital ID to the document being signed, which will allow other parties to verify that signature no matter how much time has elapsed since it was first created.  “Trustless mechanisms are…

Google is Developing a New API to Bring Digital Driver’s License to Android Devices

Google is Developing a New API to Bring Digital Driver’s License to Android Devices

A new report suggests Google is developing an “IdentityCredential” API aimed at allowing users to replace physical identification documents with secure digital versions that could be stored on Android devices. The tech giant is currently focusing on Digital Driver’s Licenses, but plans to expand the platform to other forms of documentation, up to and including…

Canadian Bankers Association Makes Case for Aadhaar-style Digital ID

Canadian Bankers Association Makes Case for Aadhaar-style Digital ID

The Canadian banking sector’s leading business association is calling for the creation of a digital identity system for use in the nation’s financial services. Founded toward the end of 1891, the Canadian Bankers Association is an integral position in the discourse between the country’s banks and government authorities. And it has published a new video…

HID Global Launches New Mobile ID Provisioning Solution

HID Global Launches New Mobile ID Provisioning Solution

HID Global has announced a new provisioning solution for its HID goID mobile identity platform. Called the goID Gateway, the solution essentially gives government bodies the ability to choose between contracting the management of their encrypted mobile ID provisioning to HID Global, or to opt for their own provisioning services. Additionally, both on-premise or cloud-based…

UK Home Office Exploring Mobile, Biometric Passport Technology Through New Contract

UK Home Office Exploring Mobile, Biometric Passport Technology Through New Contract

A major new government contract in the UK suggests authorities in the country are moving toward biometrics-driven, mobile-based identity solutions for travellers. The UK Home Office awarded the contract to WorldReach Software, an Ottawa-based firm offering a platform called “Know Your Traveller”. The platform is designed to facilitate remote identity verification through a smartphone app,…

Distilled Analytics and Shyft Team to Develop Global Identity Platform

Distilled Analytics and Shyft Team to Develop Global Identity Platform

Two identity-focused tech firms have teamed up to develop a global identity platform based on blockchain technology. One of the firms, Boston-based Distilled Analytics, offers continuous authentication solutions based on end users’ digital activities. The other, Shyft Network, is developing a blockchain-based platform for identity verification. Together, the companies have announced Distilled Identity, a collaboration…

Yoti Publishes Overview of Africa/Southeast Asia Research with NGOs, Grassroots Orgs

Yoti Publishes Overview of Africa/Southeast Asia Research with NGOs, Grassroots Orgs

“In Southeast Asia, interview subjects showed an interest in biometric technology for identity verification and preventing fraud, and also pointed out that poor ID management could have serious consequences for individuals’ safety in states where corruption is pronounced.” Yoti is capping off its research project on digital identity in Africa and Southeast Asia with an…

Yoti Research Highlights Digital ID Needs in 10 African Countries

Yoti Research Highlights Digital ID Needs in 10 African Countries

Yoti is sharing some of the findings from its recent groundwork investigating the applications of its identity technology with nonprofit organizations in Africa. The research revolved around online surveys of organizations in ten countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Sudan, Uganda, Liberia, Tanzania, Somalia, Rwanda, and Zambia. The company polled organizations from a range of sectors,…