Safran Delivers 10 million eID Cards to Chile (Learn More)

Safran Identity & Security, world leader in security and identity solutions, announced today that it has reached the threshold of 10 million ID cards delivered in Chile. 57% of the Chilean population now owns electronic identity cards to safeguard their identities and facilitate access to public online services.

Chile is one of over 50 countries in the world who has implemented this type of system, which incorporates the highest security standards. By 2022, it is estimated that almost all citizens of its 18+ million population will have a secure identity card.

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Chile’s Civil Registry and Identification Service went live with its new national ID and passport infrastructure in September 2013, following a massive modernization program.

Safran is in charge of the deployment, providing end-to-end secure ID management and document production. 

One of the most advanced in the world, the Chilean eID card is based on a multi-biometric systemcomprised of an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and a Facial Recognition System, which uses state-of-the-art biometric technologies.

In addition, the document validation process uses two-factor biometric authentication (fingerprints and face recognition). This adds greater accuracy and security, and avoids duplication of person’s identity in the database.

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Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren
Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren

“We have reached a symbolic milestone together with the Government of Chile, a flagship customer for Safran and pioneer in developing strong digital identities for its citizens,” said Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren, EVP of Safran Identity & Security’s Government Identity Solutions division.

“Chile has raised the bar in terms of identity protection in Latin America and has laid a solid foundation to develop e-services which will benefit all Chileans.”

“We are proud to be a part of this digital transformation in managing civil identities.”

(Learn More, courtesy of Safran Identity & Security and YouTube)

Safran Identity & Security is a global leader in security and identity solutions, deploying solutions in more than 100 countries.

We employ more than 8,700 people in 57 countries and generated revenues of nearly €1.9 billion in 2015. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics,  the company develops innovative technologies for a wide range of markets and applications for people, governments and business.

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Our solutions manage identities, secure payments and transactions and safeguard privacy, for an increasingly digital and connected world.

We also contribute to supporting law enforcement and protecting borders, for safer and easier everyday lives.