digital identity

Mastercard Joins the ID2020 Alliance

Mastercard Joins the ID2020 Alliance

Mastercard has joined the ID2020 Alliance, the financial services giant has announced. The latter group is a public-private partnership aimed at promoting user-managed digital identity solutions. The organization has worked with global companies including Accenture and Microsoft in support of United Nations efforts to establish recognized identity as a basic right, and has actively explored…

FIDO Alliance Publishes Two eIDAS White Papers

FIDO Alliance Publishes Two eIDAS White Papers

The FIDO Alliance is calling attention to the European Union’s eIDAS regulations with two new white papers that detail the intersection of FIDO2 and eIDAS standards. The white papers were written to show businesses and governments how they can use FIDO authentication technology to develop their own eIDAS solutions. The EU’s eIDAS standards were introduced…

IDnow Joines ETSI Task Force to Create Guidelines for e-Signatures

IDnow Joines ETSI Task Force to Create Guidelines for e-Signatures

IDnow has announced that it will be a member of an international Task Force that will be working to develop identity verification standards for Europe. The Task Force is being hosted by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and will specifically be looking at Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI). IDnow was invited to join the…

Greek e-Gov Strategy Aimed at Driving COVID-19 Recovery

Greek e-Gov Strategy Aimed at Driving COVID-19 Recovery

In a major effort to speed up a slow-moving bureaucracy and help with a smooth reopening of its economy in the post-COVID-19 era, the government of Greece has announced plans to rapidly expand its digital services in 2020. With the country barely out of a decades-long financial crisis, the Greek government launched more than 500…

Digital Identity Charges Onward Amid the Pandemic: Top Stories Roundup

Digital Identity Charges Onward Amid the Pandemic: Top Stories Roundup

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic grinding much of the global economy to a halt, it has been a busy week in the world of digital identity. Indeed, in some cases, the pandemic might even be accelerating activity in this space, as some of this week’s top stories from Mobile ID World suggests. One of the…

Yoti Postpones this Year’s Digital Identity Fellowships

Yoti Postpones this Year’s Digital Identity Fellowships

Yoti has officially delayed the 2020 iteration of its Digital Identity Fellowship Programme. The inaugural Programme was launched in April of 2019, leading to a cohort of three fellows selected from a pool of more than 120 applicants from upwards of 30 different countries. The Fellowship Programme was set up to provide a grassroots perspective…

WorldReach Helps UK Home Office Implement Post-Brexit  Immigration Program

WorldReach Helps UK Home Office Implement Post-Brexit Immigration Program

WorldReach is boasting about the success of the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) in the UK. The UK Home Office set up the scheme to allow European Nationals to apply for UK immigration status after the country decided to split from the rest of the European Union. To apply for immigration status, those Nationals needed to be…

Yoti Touts System for Sharing of COVID-19 Test Credentials

Yoti Touts System for Sharing of COVID-19 Test Credentials

Digital identity specialist Yoti has announced the development of a new privacy-focused solution for the sharing of COVID-19 test credentials that uses biometrics and anti-spoofing technology. Yoti’s solution allows health organisations to issue, update and revoke trusted health credentials to an individual’s Yoti app using its secure platform, enabling them to share data with privacy…

Yoti Explains GPG 45’s Guidelines for Identity Checking

Yoti Explains GPG 45’s Guidelines for Identity Checking

Yoti has released a brief primer about the UK’s Good Practice Guide 45 (GPG 45). The country’s Government Digital Services (GDS) drafted a series of GPG 45 revisions at the tail end of 2019, and is now preparing to publish the updated version of the standard.     GPG 45 is intended as a guide for…

Proxy Announces Acquisition of Biometric Smart Ring Maker Motiv

Proxy Announces Acquisition of Biometric Smart Ring Maker Motiv

San Francisco digital identity startup Proxy has announced it’s acquiring smart ring maker Motiv. Although initially a ring-sized fitness tracker, the Motiv Ring has added various other capabilities over the years including biometric gait recognition via its WalkID system, and a form of FIDO-certified two-factor authentication in which the wearer performs simple gestures while logging…

Bluink Expands eID-Me Program to Quebec

Bluink Expands eID-Me Program to Quebec

Ottawa-based digital identity and access management company Bluink has announced the launch of its eID-Me program in Quebec, allowing residents of the province to store a digital copy of their driver’s license on their iOS or Android-powered smartphone. The addition of Quebec to the eID-Me app comes via an update that has already been pushed…

Bithumb Korea Adopts Blockchain Authentication as Member of MyID Alliance

Bithumb Korea Adopts Blockchain Authentication as Member of MyID Alliance

Bithumb Korea has become the newest member of the MyID Alliance. MyID is a blockchain authentication platform that stores someone’s identification data on their personal device. The solution will then draw on that information to fulfill future authentication requests, without forcing the user to resubmit the relevant details. The result is a faster and more…

Yoti Provides Secure Digital IDs for NHS Employees

Yoti Provides Secure Digital IDs for NHS Employees

NHS England and NHS Improvement have started issuing digital ID cards with help from Yoti. The new cards allow NHS employees to store their NHS ID on their smartphone. The digital IDs are being introduced in an effort to streamline onboarding and identification processes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The contactless app allows employees to share…

Signicat Acquires Dutch Digital Identity Specialist Connectis

Signicat Acquires Dutch Digital Identity Specialist Connectis

Signicat has bolstered its digital identity platform through the acquisition of Connectis, a Dutch digital identity specialist based in Rotterdam. Connectis currently provides authentication and identification services for more than 350 organizations with 14 million individual users, with a clientele that is concentrated in finance, healthcare, insurance, and the public sector.    With the acquisition, Signicat…

Acuant Acquires Digital Identity Specialist IdentityMind

Acuant Acquires Digital Identity Specialist IdentityMind

Acuant has formally completed its acquisition of IdentityMind. The two companies have been strategic partners in the past, though the acquisition is obviously a more permanent arrangement. The acquisition will allow Acuant to integrate IdentityMind’s Digital Identity Platform into its own Trusted Identity Platform to offer a more comprehensive digital identity and fraud prevention solution.…

Yoti Highlights Public Health Benefits of Contactless IDs

Yoti Highlights Public Health Benefits of Contactless IDs

Yoti is highlighting the utility of its contactless age verification solution in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company notes that its digital IDs allow convenience store employees to conduct age checks without ever handling someone else’s physical ID card, making it a more sanitary option that can help stop the spread of the…

Proxy to Expand Identity Signal Solution Following $42M Series B Round

Proxy to Expand Identity Signal Solution Following $42M Series B Round

San Francisco-based Proxy has announced it has raised $42 million in a Series B funding round led by Scale Venture Partners, and with participation from existing investors Kleiner Perkins and Y Combinator. Proxy aims to use the financing to fuel a rapid expansion of its identity signal solution, while growing its international footprint across Asia,…

Bluink Brings Digital IDs to Ontario with New eID-Me Mobile Application

Bluink Brings Digital IDs to Ontario with New eID-Me Mobile Application

The Ottawa-based Bluink has officially released a new digital identity app for Ontario residents. The app is available for iOS and Android devices, and is backed by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, which provided $1.2 million in development funding. The app itself has been dubbed eID-Me, and it allows residents…

Verizon Unveils New Cybersecurity and Digital Identity Solutions

Verizon Unveils New Cybersecurity and Digital Identity Solutions

Verizon is expanding its security portfolio with a collection of new products that were designed to help companies guard against various forms of cybercrime. The new offerings included Verizon Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Verizon Identity (VID), and Verizon Machine State Integrity, in addition to an upgraded Rapid Response Retainer. So what do the new…

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