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News Flash: Learning from India’s Vast Identity Programme

New report on what India’s decade-old initiative can teach the global digital ID ecosystem To be effective, digital identity programmes must empower people, not governments. That is one of the key conclusions from a study of India’s massive Aadhaar identity programme by the ...

The Future of Smart Cities Depends on Integrated Identity

Digital services are already the norm. We no longer think much of checking our bank balance, planning trips and buying goods online – increasingly, we do so on a daily basis, and have been doing so now for a few years.  Many of us still think of smart cities, though, as ...

News Flash: Canadian Banks Back Blockchain-based Authentication Service

Verified.Me employs banking credentials, biometrics and mobile operators’ handset info Some of Canada’s leading banks are supporting a new blockchain-based digital identity network. Developed by Toronto-based SecureKey Technologies, Verified.Me employs a combination of ...

Two-Factor Authentication is Crucial in the Fight against Fake Online Identities

The internet’s relative anonymity is heralded by some as among its greatest assets: a means by which one can escape the pressures and disappointments of outside life, and find outlets for sides of ourselves which might otherwise find no expression.  There’s clearly some good ...

News Flash: Dubai Streamlines Access to Seven Public Services

Seven government agencies now integrated into seamless UAE authentication initiative Smart Dubai, a government agency, has completed the first phase of its UAE PASS initiative, which is designed to allow residents and visitors to seamlessly access government services via ...

News Flash: World First For Online Age Verification

UK government to introduce controls to stop children from accessing online pornography A new UK law, which comes into force on July 15, will require commercial providers of online pornography to check that users are 18 or over. “Adult content is currently far too easy for ...

Biometric authentication is getting stronger – so we’ll be seeing more of it

David Pollington, Head of Service Access, Identity, GSMA Biometric authentication has been around for some time but is now becoming mainstream. Why? It’s mostly down to the weakness of passwords as a way of proving your identity in today’s world. Passwords are on the way ...

Digital Identity: if you Streamline it, They Will Come

Digital startups face all manner of challenges, and identity is no exception.  However strong the service offering, if registration and login processes detract from the user experience, sales and retention can suffer – and for any new business, particularly in competitive ...

Flash News: Multi-factor Authentication Gains Traction

Report says SMS is the most widely used method of adding an extra layer of security Almost 30% of businesses are now using multi-factor authentication to enable customers to access their online services, according to a report published by the LoginRadius Identity Platform, ...

News Flash: Big Names Back Digital ID Start-Ups

SoftBank, Salesforce, Microsoft & PayPal make strategic investments in ID innovators SoftBank Investment, Salesforce Ventures and M12 (formerly Microsoft Ventures) all participated in a US$50 million funding round for Onfido, a start-up that has developed an AI-based ...

News Flash: Australia Accelerates Digital Identity Push

Federal government allocates additional funds for myGovID system Australia’s government has injected a further AUS$67 million (US$48 million) into the development of its myGovID digital identity system, ahead of a full launch planned for later this year. The funds will be ...

Industry Seminar Presentations from MWC18: Regulations and Attributes

  Download presentations from the Mobile World Congress identity seminars Watch on-demand seminar videos from the Mobile World Congress identity seminars Security and Privacy Essential to a Mature Digital Market   Every month reveals a series of innovative ways to ...

The Future of Digital Identity is Simplicity, Decentralisation and Control

Last year was a complicated one for digital enterprise, with highlights and more bracing moments – and at the centre of that developing picture has been digital identity. On one hand, eCommerce is now forecast to reach a total value of $2 trillion by the end of 2019, a ...

Digital Identity: Aligning the Humanitarian with the Commercial in Developing Economies

It may seem like digital identity is only really starting to blossom recently in the developed world, as consumers grow increasingly wary of their online transactions, with each passing headline on cybercrime.  As people in those developed markets start to take greater ...

News Flash: The Changing Face of Fraud

Fraudsters attempt account takeovers as payment cards become more secure In the U.S., rising use of payment cards with embedded chips saw fraud losses decline in 2018 to $14.7 billion from $16.8 billion in 2017, according to research firm Javelin Strategy. In its 2019 ...

News Flash: U.S. Drives Towards Digital Licenses

U.S. states on the cusp of accepting driver’s licenses stored on smartphones About a dozen states are testing digital driver’s licenses that operate on smartphones, according to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), which represents the bodies ...

News Flash: Mobile Operators Progress Blockchain-Based Identity

SK Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Turkcell and SoftBank among those using distributed ledger technology to underpin digital identificationNews Flash:  A clutch of announcements at MWC19 highlighted how mobile operators are progressing the development of blockchain-based ...

Video: Mobile Is Everything – Mobile Connect

The power of Mobile Connect in spoken word poetry Mobile Connect is a secure universal identity solution. Simply by matching the user to their mobile phone number, Mobile Connect offers users a wide range of practical uses: from being able to easily register and log in to ...

Mobile Connect Powers Sustained Growth in eCommerce through Industry Collaboration

It’s been an exceptional year of progress in digital identity.  As more and more consumers have been enabled to verify their identities online, we’ve seen a blooming of digital transactions around the world: eCommerce has grown a striking 21% globally in the last year, ...

Winning Consumer Trust: Digital Identity at the MWC’s Innovation City

Digital identity – the processes people use to verify their identities online – may, at a glance, seem only one element of the digital economy, and perhaps a rather procedural one at that. The reality is, however, that the Internet of Things – indeed the digital economy as a ...