The Secure Identity Alliance today welcomes three new members to its
ranks, marking an important step in growth of the newly formed
HID Global, a leading provider of secure identity solutions, will
play a crucial role in establishing the Alliance as the foremost advisor
on the security and adoption of eGovernment services around the world.
American Banknote Corporation (ABnote) brings its long and global
experience in the supply of secure documents, services and systems.
Backed by a 150 year heritage, Trüb AG brings a wealth of e-ID
and e-Passport experience to the Alliance’s workgroup program.
Led by leading secure eDocuments companies Gemalto, Morpho (Safran),
Oberthur Technologies and 3M, the Secure Identity Alliance was
established in May 2013 to develop the usage of government-issued
eDocuments (identity, health cards, driving licenses and ePassports in
particular) for increased security, and to encourage deployment of
secure convenient online services strengthening the privacy of the
end-users. Already, two workgroups have been launched to tackle the
ongoing security, identity and privacy challenges governments face. The
‘Secure Documents’ and ‘Digital Identity’ groups are expected to report
back at Cartes in November 2013.
Frédéric Trojani, Chairman of the Board of the Secure Identity Alliance,
said: "I am delighted to welcome HID Global, ABnote and Trüb AG to
the Secure Identity Alliance. With eGovernment initiatives on the rise,
electronic identification has become a real catalyst for the rapid
adoption of online services. Convenience, privacy protection and
security are the three pillars of trust in modern, efficient electronic
The need for an independent forum able to
address common areas of interest for all public and private stakeholders
is clear to build today’s generation of online services.”
"Through the Alliance we hope to play an instrumental role in helping
governments streamline the integration and interoperability of new
systems and processes – ultimately making government-to-citizen ID
programs more secure and effective,” Vice President of Government ID
Solutions for HID Global.
Uwe Ludwig, CEO International Business Unit, ABnote said: "The
challenges of meeting today’s requirements - to provide secure solutions
to governments that are also convenient for citizens, provides many
opportunities for innovation and collaboration. We look forward to
participating in the Secure Identity Alliance, and feel that with our
experience and expertise ABnote can make a significant contribution.”
Fernando Dal Zotto, CEO, Trüb AG said: "The identity document market
has evolved significantly since the introduction of the first
polycarbonate ID card in the 1990s and the launch of the first
electronic-ID documents in 2000s. Novel use cases like e-voting have
been developed and found great acceptance, yet mainly on a national
scale only. In joining the Secure Identity Alliance, we can bring in our
weight of expertise in order to support the collective effort to deliver
rapid solutions to emerging challenges and to develop the market towards
Note to Editors:
About the Secure Identity Alliance
The Secure Identity Alliance is committed to helping public bodies
across the world deliver eGovernment services to citizens through the
widespread adoption of secure eDocument technologies.
Addressing issues of data security, citizen privacy, identity and
authentication, the Alliance offers leadership and advisory services to
allow governments, agencies and other public bodies to realize the
opportunities, and reduce the risks, of today’s shift to digital service
From identifying best practice and uncovering new technologies through
to standardization and certification, the Secure Identity Alliance
brings together stakeholders from across the industry to accelerate
adoption of the secure access and authentication solutions that will
drive eGovernment forward, both now and in the future.
Its Board Members are 3M, Gemalto, Morpho (Safran) and Oberthur
For more information, visit: www.secureidentityalliance.org.