digital identity

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…

Sovrin Starts Public Trial for Cryptocurrency Platform

Sovrin Starts Public Trial for Cryptocurrency Platform

The Sovrin Foundation is moving towards its own cryptocurrency with the introduction of a new Sovrin Token for its open source Sovrin Network. For the moment, the Sovrin Token is still in the public testing phase, and is available to interested parties through Sovrin’s self-serve testing portal on the BuilderNet and StagingNet Sovrin Networks. In…

A Smartphone-centric Mobile ID Top Stories Roundup

A Smartphone-centric Mobile ID Top Stories Roundup

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is a smartphone-heavy one, featuring Samsung, Apple, 5G tech and more. The most popular article of the week was, in fact, first published last week – but the launch of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone is big news, and readers have shown a sustained interest in it.…

New Report Forecasts $30.5 Billion Market for Digital Identity Solutions

New Report Forecasts $30.5 Billion Market for Digital Identity Solutions

MarketsandMarkets has released a new report that predicts that the market for Digital Identity Solutions will more than double between 2019 and 2024. The market will display a CAGR of 17.3 percent and climb from $13.7 billion to $30.5 billion in that forecast window. The firm credited much of that growth to the rising demand for more…

North Macedonia Partners with Mastercard for New Digital ID Program

North Macedonia Partners with Mastercard for New Digital ID Program

The Republic of North Macedonia has partnered with Mastercard to launch a new digital identity initiative in the country. The program is intended to boost North Macedonia’s digital economy, and to make it easier for citizens to gain access to public and private services. North Macedonia recently enacted new digital identity regulations, and its program…

Yoti Launches New Humanitarian Tech Support Programme

Yoti Launches New Humanitarian Tech Support Programme

Yoti is once again trying to use its technology for good with the launch of a new Humanitarian Tech Support Programme. Through the Programme, Yoti will lend its expertise to humanitarian organizations to enable them to develop and deploy technology solutions that better meet the needs of the people they are trying to help.  The…

Yoti Fellowship Examines Lack of Awareness of South Africa’s National ID Program

Yoti Fellowship Examines Lack of Awareness of South Africa’s National ID Program

Yoti Digital Identity Fellow Tshepo Magoma has issued his second field diary from South Africa. Magoma was one of three Fellows selected through Yoti’s new Fellowship Programme, through which he is examining the human rights implications of South Africa’s national Smart ID initiative. His first dispatch came in November, and detailed the scope and goals…

Yoti Partners with Native to Stop Ticket Resellers with Sigma Concert Tour

Yoti Partners with Native to Stop Ticket Resellers with Sigma Concert Tour

Yoti is getting into the concert business through its partnership with Native. Native is an app that makes concert and event tickets more readily available to students, and it is teaming up with Yoti to promote a British tour featuring the DJ duo Sigma. While Sigma is the headlining act, the tour itself is set…

BIS Forecasts Major Growth in Decentralized Identity Market

BIS Forecasts Major Growth in Decentralized Identity Market

BIS Research has released a new report that suggests that the rising demand for decentralized identity (DID) solutions will lead to major gains in the global DID market. The research firm specifically believes that DID tech will gain traction as people and institutions try to address the privacy concerns inherent in many of the identity…

Argentinian National ID App Based on HID Tech

Argentinian National ID App Based on HID Tech

“Called Mi Argentina, the app essentially offers a smartphone-based replica of a given citizen’s official ID card.” HID Global has helped the Argentinian government to develop what it’s calling the world’s first mobile-based national ID credential. Called Mi Argentina, the app essentially offers a smartphone-based replica of a given citizen’s official ID card. The country’s…

Yubico Promotes eIDAS Standards with National eID Program in Faroe Islands

Yubico Promotes eIDAS Standards with National eID Program in Faroe Islands

Yubico is expanding its footprint in the European marketplace. The company is currently deploying YubiKeys for a number of national identity projects that are intended to meet the strong security standards that were introduced with the Electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust Services (eIDAS) regulation in 2014. To that end, the YubiKey leverages FIDO2 technology to…

Mastercard Launches Digital ID Pilot Program in Australia

Mastercard Launches Digital ID Pilot Program in Australia

Mastercard is moving forward with a pilot of a new digital identity service that would facilitate secure identity checks in digital and real-world settings. The first tests will be carried out in Australia, and specifically at the Australia Post and Deakin University. The new solution was designed as a replacement for physical ID documents. To…

GDPR and CCPA Will Force Companies to Meet Stringent ID Requirements: Deloitte

GDPR and CCPA Will Force Companies to Meet Stringent ID Requirements: Deloitte

Deloitte is trying to raise awareness about digital identity best practices while simultaneously calling attention to some of the main challenges facing businesses and other large organizations. The company notes that many organizations are still utilizing out of date legacy technology, and that those organizations will need to overcome institutional inertia in order to protect…

Buguroo Rakes in $11 Million Series A Funding

Buguroo Rakes in $11 Million Series A Funding

Cybersecurity firm Buguroo has announced an $11 million dollar Series A funding round that will help it to accelerate the development of its Deep Learning-based online fraud detection and prevention platforms, and allow it to focus on an expansion into the U.S. and U.K. markets, among others. The funding for the Madrid-based Buguroo was led…

TransUnion Holiday Survey Finds Nearly Half of Consumers Worried About Online Fraud

TransUnion Holiday Survey Finds Nearly Half of Consumers Worried About Online Fraud

In anticipation of an approaching holiday shopping season in which the vast majority of consumers plan to do their shopping online, American consumer credit reporting agency TransUnion has released its 2019 Holiday Retail Fraud Survey. A key finding of the survey of 2,593 American adults conducted in October by TransUnion centred around the threat of…

FIDO, Money20/20, and a New Wearable: This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

FIDO, Money20/20, and a New Wearable: This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It was another varied week in mobile identity news, and that is once again reflected in the latest roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories. But with a careful look, one or two key themes can be spotted. The FIDO Alliance, for example, found its way into a couple of different stories. One of them…

A Smartphone Can Now be Used as Valid ID in NSW

A Smartphone Can Now be Used as Valid ID in NSW

Citizens of New South Wales can now use their smartphones as valid photo identification several years after the program was initially proposed by the state government. NSW joins South Australia, which launched a similar program in 2017, making them among the only places in the world where citizens can have a license issued in a…

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