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“Online transactions require the ability to determine a person’s identity in a secure, convenient and privacy-guaranteeing manner.”
—Michael Osborne, IBM scientist
In recent years, there has been a trend among governments and commercial organizations toward using secure personal identification systems as a way of verifying the identity of individuals. Heightened concerns over terrorist threats and immigration control have prompted a number of countries, including members of the European Union, to pilot biometric passports. In addition, a number of governments have plans to implement a national ID card or a “smart” driver’s license (see for example the US’ RealID act).
Secure ID systems can help businesses and agencies restrict access to physical locations and secure networks, as well as provide an identity verification process for receiving government services or conducting online transactions.
Our team integrates various aspects of expertise to provide such systems in a wide range of public and private sector applications. Most notably, these include public key infrastructure (PKI), biometry, workflow, smart chip technology, and in-depth process knowledge gained from cooperation with customers and colleagues from IBM Global Business Services.