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Posted: 16 Oct 2020
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With the current global pandemic, there has never been more focus on the use of mobile technology to deliver identity credentials to a remote audience. Social interactions are restricted, and there is a great need for citizens to be able to prove their identity online, over the phone or even at a distance. In this blog post, I take a look at how biometrics can help in delivering and securing...

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Posted: 21 Sep 2020
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Back in 2015, HID Global was one of the first advocates of mobile identity for government-issued documents. When we started to promote that idea, few could imagine that one day there would be legally enforceable documents issued on a mobile phone. It’s been a long and sometimes slow journey, but now in 2020, not only have we proudly launched the...

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Posted: 04 Mar 2019
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Mobile identity is one of the most popular topics in the identity business today. If we look at ongoing pilots all over the world, the most common use case we see is the mobile driver’s license. For many countries, a mobile driving license is often used as the primary identification document when there is no national identity card. But this view is a very limited one that does not take into...

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Posted: 31 Aug 2017
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Government agencies can realize several benefits from implementing a mobile ID. These are widely varied, depending upon the use case, but at a minimum, the government agency issuing credentials would greatly reduce its costs in implementing and maintaining complex infrastructures to assign, revoke or change someone’s credential. Further, governments could greatly reduce their risk and the...

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