FIME announced it has joined GIXEL Smart Card Group, the industry organization for the promotion and development of smart card-based e-identity solutions in France.
As a partner member, FIME will work with GIXEL to develop and promote the IAS-ECC (Identification Authentication Electronic Signature – European Citizen Card) Specification, which was created by GIXEL for the French e-identity projects.
FIME will also contribute its global knowledge to the association with specific reference to the standardization, testing and certification of smart card-based e-identity solutions.
According to the French Ministry of Interior, there are over 80,000 cases of identity theft per year. As a result, the French e-identity, data protection and privacy market is gaining momentum in an effort to reduce fraud and streamline government services.