Digital Identity and Biometrics
We rely upon digital representations of our identity routinely when we interact with our governments, places of employment and when we go online to shop or engage in social media. In even more basic terms, each time we unlock our phones or log into our computers, we're using a form of Digital Identity.
Some countries make it optional or required for biometric data to be linked to a citizen's national identity. Other countries go a step further and make it possible for corporate and consumer entities to confirm online a citizen's true identity through the use of unique identification numbers and biometric data. In countries that do not provide such online services, government-issued identity documents are commonly used when it is necessary to absolutely prove that an individual is who they say they are before linking them to a corporate or consumer Digital Identity.
It's important to understand that "Digital Identity" is a single common term that spans multiple highly complex systems that vary by country, by employer, and within each company or service that you can log into. Thus, each individual identity system is its own unique ecosystem, and sharing your "Digital Identity" between systems can be technically challenging and even, in some cases, simply not affordable or possible.
The convenience of being able to perform frictionless biometric authentication into your Digital Identity (national, corporate or consumer) has given rise to many global and national standards efforts. Identity Devices supports these standards efforts by offering biometric solutions that are pre-integrated and pre-certified into popular Digital Identity schemes.
Identity Devices' first commercially-available offering supports India's Aadhaar, with support for more popular standards and ecosystems to be launched in the future.
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