Mobile driver’s licenses are a very hot topic as government issuers across the U.S. and around the globe consider complementing physical ID cards with an app in the mobile device. It opens up an array of new opportunities and a list of benefits. Jean-Baptist Milan, an expert on mobile IDs from HID Global, shares the top five reasons governments should consider a mobile driver’s license.
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Already known for its efforts at digital ID and online access to government services, the Baltic nation is considering a plan that would give e-residents the use of a digital currency called estcoin. The project could include raising capital via virtual money instead of traditional shares.
Creator of the FBI’s Biometric Center for Excellence and Deputy Assistant Director of the Information Services Branch of CJIS, Kimberly Del Greco is a go to biometrics lead for the Federal government. She was instrumental in the Next Generation Identification Program that redefined algorithms and modalities to increase the agency’s biometric match rates and image quality.
A patent application describes a new device that would enable consumers to use biometric authentication via a fingerprint sensor placed in one or more keys on a computer keyboard. Even as iris, facial and other biometric authentication technologies gain ground, fingerprints apparently still have new realms to conquer, and one may prove to be ongoing ambient authentication.
In this first episode of a four-part podcast series, SecureIDNews explores the use of IDs and credentials on mobile devices. Agencies and issuers are rapidly working to augment their physical ID cards and documents with mobile versions, expanding both security and functionality. Learn how and why from key industry leaders during this kick-off to our podcast series, Investigating Mobile IDs and Credentials.
“I came into this field not as an expert in biometrics. My background is in marketing and events,” says Isabelle Moeller, chief executive of the Biometrics Institute and a 2017 Women In Biometrics winner. Moeller joined the fledgling Biometrics Institute in 2002 to help grow the organization’s membership. The institute shares information and provides guidance […]
30 Oct, 2017Digital ID in Japan to be powered by blockchain
The country is the latest nation to use the technology that underlies digital currency transactions to improve financial services for citizens. The effort could end up shaping the way Japan’s government offers secure access to information and services, too.