mobile identity

Yoti Outfits Volunteer Edinburgh with Digital IDs

Yoti Outfits Volunteer Edinburgh with Digital IDs

Yoti will be outfitting Volunteer Edinburgh with digital IDs that will make it easier to onboard and issue credentials to new members. The organization currently has a network of more than 1,400 volunteers through the Scotland Cares program, and those numbers have gone up in the past few months as people have signed up to…

Onfido Completes UK Digital ID Pilot

Onfido Completes UK Digital ID Pilot

Onfido has successfully completed its FCA regulatory sandbox pilot in the UK. The pilot began in February of 2019, and was carried out in collaboration with Evernym and Deloitte. The project was specifically set up to test the viability of reusable digital identities in commercial situations. Onfido is now reporting that the results were extremely…

Mobile Identity Marches On in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Mobile Identity Marches On in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It’s been another busy week in the world of digital and mobile identity. And while the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made yet another appearance among the latest roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories, it now appears to be something of a driving factor in this industry. That’s thanks in part to government efforts to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Thales and Queensland Collaborate on Digital Driver’s Licenses

Thales and Queensland Collaborate on Digital Driver’s Licenses

Thales is collaborating with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to launch Australia’s first Digital Driver’s License. The smartphone application will make its debut with a 2020 pilot on the Fraser Coast before expanding to the rest of Queensland’s 3.7 million citizens. The application is built with Gemalto’s Digital ID Wallet, which…

Mobile Biometrics and National ID in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Mobile Biometrics and National ID in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

2019 is rapidly coming to a close, but the past week in mobile identity has brought some big new developments, with smartphone biometrics and national ID being particularly hot topics in the latest Mobile ID World roundup of our top stories. With respect to smartphone tech, readers proved highly interested the news that Samsung’s iris-scanning…

IDEMIA Mobile ID Makes Debut in Oklahoma

IDEMIA Mobile ID Makes Debut in Oklahoma

“The aptly named Oklahoma Mobile ID has been developed by IDEMIA in collaboration with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, the Oklahoma Office of Management & Enterprise Services, and Innovate Oklahoma.” Oklahoma has become the first state to officially launch a mobile driver’s license system based on technology from IDEMIA. The aptly named Oklahoma Mobile…

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…

Apple Hogs the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories

Apple Hogs the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories

There’s a pretty wide range of coverage on Mobile ID World, given the growing vastness of the mobile identity ecosystem; and a given week’s top stories generally reflect that diversity. This week was a bit different, though. Apple unveiled its latest lineup of gadgets. It’s a yearly tradition that always garners a lot of attention,…

Tech Innovation Rules This Week’s Top Mobile Identity Stories

Tech Innovation Rules This Week’s Top Mobile Identity Stories

This week saw some pretty big news in the world of mobile identity, and a lot of it pointed the way forward for multiple different technologies. A salient example is mobile ID technology. Gemalto has announced its big foray into this area in the form of its Digital ID Wallet, designed to store virtual versions…

Yoti Gets Another Youth-focused Proof of Age Partner

Yoti Gets Another Youth-focused Proof of Age Partner

Yoti has found another youth-focused partner for its biometric mobile identity platform. Called ‘Native’, the new partner operates an app-based platform aimed at offering tickets for concerts and other events to university students. For Native users, the partnership means that they will be able to log into the Native website without the need to enter…

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…

Samsung Takes Spotlight in Mobile-heavy Week on MIDW

Samsung Takes Spotlight in Mobile-heavy Week on MIDW

It was a mobile-heavy week on Mobile ID World – at least with respect to our most popular articles. Biometric authentication proved to be an important theme among those stories, and as for individual companies in the news, Samsung spent the most time in the spotlight. That’s thanks in large part to the company’s latest…

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