IDEMIA to revamp Colombia’s identification and civil registry platform

October 18, 2017 - 

IDEMIA (formerly known as OT-Morpho) has been selected by the National Civil Registry of Colombia, the Colombian government agency overseeing citizen identity, to update the identification and civil registry platform.

As the trusted database of citizens’ biometric and alphanumeric data, the identification and civil registry platform ensures the uniqueness of identities.

IDEMIA has worked with the RNEC since the beginning of this project as well as has constantly supported the solution’s successive improvements.

Seeking a need to reinforce the platform to offer new services to the government and to the population while maintaining increased security and user satisfaction, RNEC decided to partner with IDEMIA.

Through the new contract, IDEMIA will improve the capacities of the platform and provide technological and functional upgrades to RNEC and its users at large.

IDEMIA will also add a new biometric security feature using facial recognition, making user identification easier while at the same time increasing security.

“We created this platform 20 years ago and are committed to make continuous improvements,” Juan Carlos Galindo of the National Registrar of Civil Register of Colombia (RNEC), said. “Our system is recognized worldwide as an effective and robust identification and civil registry system. We have trusted IDEMIA from the beginning to help us achieve our ambitions and we renew our trust today in IDEMIA to take this platform to an even better level of service.”

IDEMIA has a long developed identification platforms for public and private organizations around the world.

In addition to its work in Latin America, the company is a major contributor to the world’s largest biometrics-based ID program Aadhaar and has enabled mass-enrollment of more than 1.1 billion people in India to date.

“RNEC is a leading provider of identification services to Colombian public and private agencies and we are proud of this longstanding partnership,” Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren, executive vice president of citizen identity at IDEMIA, said. “Our objective is to support RNEC in its evolution with permanent focus on citizen satisfaction and service.

Last month, the OT-Morpho group rebranded itself as IDEMIA to better reflect its position as a global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, following the May merger of Oberthur Technologies (OT) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho).

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