With the new Gemalto Digital ID Wallet from Thales, governments will issue a secure digital version of official documents including identity cards, health cards and drivers licenses, available to all citizens on their smartphones.
Citizens will therefore be able to prove who they are, both online and in the ‘real world’, and access their rights and services at the touch of a button.
The solution uses multi-layered security techniques and sophisticated encryption to achieve robust protection of personal data, whilst offering users complete control over what information they choose to share, with whom, and when.
As an ever-increasing number of governments are opting to digitalize official documents, the new Digital ID Wallet will enable citizens to keep all their vital credentials in one convenient and secure location.
(See how Gemalto’s Mobile ID Smart App best supports governments seeking to protect their citizens online with a single and trusted digital mobile identity to ease online identification, secure authentication to access to any public and private eServices, sign transactions with the highest level of assurance. Courtesy of Gemalto and YouTube. Posted on Feb 26, 2019.)
Gemalto’s Digital ID Wallet supports seamless authentication online, as well as fulfilling the role of traditional paper documents in real world use cases, such as when voting at a polling station.
Users can therefore enjoy anytime, anywhere access to a growing range of eServices, for example, completing online tax returns and welfare claims.
Fully respecting user privacy, the Digital ID Wallet is designed to only share with third parties, that information which the citizen has determined they are willing to share.
So, when accessing age restricted venues such as a casino, the user merely has to demonstrate that they are old enough to do so, not revealing their exact age or identity details.
Governments are able to dramatically streamline the management and verification of all their official documents, cutting red tape and establishing a powerful weapon against ID theft and fraudulent use of public services.
Creating a dynamic communication channel between issuer and user, Gemalto’s Digital ID Wallet also brings governments and citizens closer together, such as, by facilitating timely reminders about vaccinations or being informed when their new ePassport is ready for collection through app notifications.
Thales has designed its Mobile Security Core to deliver best-in-class performance, protecting the Digital ID Wallet against advanced threats and malware attacks, and fulfilling the highest and most stringent security requirements of governments.
“Governments and citizens worldwide are fast-recognizing the multi-dimensional benefits delivered by digitalization of official documents, as a companion to physical documents,” explains Thales Frédéric Trojani, SVP Identity and biometric solutions.
“The Digital ID Wallet creates a future-proof, citizen-centric ecosystem in which this identity revolution can flourish, meeting the needs of verification and authentication across the physical and online worlds, and leveraging the one item we are most likely to keep within easy reach – our smartphone.”
(The world is going through a digital transformation bringing infinite opportunities but these could be hampered by identity theft or data breaches. See how Gemalto counters these two root causes of cyberattacks with Next Generation Digital Security built around digital identification and data. Courtesy of Gemalto and YouTube. Posted on Apr 2, 2019.)