3M, Gemalto (News - Alert), Morpho (a division of Safran) and Oberthur Technologies are the founders of the new Secure Identity Alliance. The organization is advocating government-issued eDocuments for identity, health, driving and ePassports.
The alliance recently welcomed three new members to its team, and this is considered a significant development in growth of the newly formed organization. The new members are HID Global, American Banknote Corporation (ABnote) and Trüb AG.
With new members on the board, the alliance is confident to place itself as an leading advisor on the security and adoption of eGovernment services around the world.
With new technology, eDocuments are increasingly being used, especially as many organizations opt to store documents in the cloud, TMCnet reported. Such eDocuments will lead to tighter security, more privacy and greater ease of use, the alliance said. Promoting such benefits will be a major role for the new alliance.
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 government services. 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.”
The alliance also wants to see relevant standards and industry specifications. To see such a trend evolve, the Secure Identity Alliance wants to partner with government agencies and encourage the use of best practices in the sector.
The alliance is expected to expand, too. Jacques Van Zijp, senior vice president of Business Identity Documents at Morpho (Safran), said, "The association is open to additional members from the eDocument industry willing to contribute to the success and roll-out of secure eDocuments and associated online services.”