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Secure Identity Alliance formed to help governments

Nurdianah Md Nur | May 17, 2013
The group, comprising four secure eDocument companies, aims to develop the usage of government-issued eDocuments and encourage the deployment of associated eServices

Secure eDocument companies 3M, Gemalto, Morpho (a division of Safran) and Oberthur Technologies has yesterday announced the formation of the Secure Identity Alliance.

With security in mind, the group aims to develop the usage of government-issued eDocuments—identity, health cards, driving licences and ePassports—and encourage the deployment of secure convenient online services.

The Secure Identity Alliance will do so by educating governments on the benefits of eGovernment services through sharing of experiences and best practices between industry and governments modernising their services, in particular towards ensuring the privacy of the end-users' personal information. Consistent reference information on security, identity and privacy challenges will be provided too.

It will also recommend ways to address the identity and privacy challenges using the latest means such as eDocument hardware, software and secure printing technologies, materials and physical security expertise. This helps citizens feel secured about the eServices, which increases the rate of adoption of eServices.

Frederic Trojani, senior vice president of government programs at Gemalto, said that "the Secure Identity Alliance shall be the reference partner for governments" to define their eDocument approach and implement associated eServices.


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