BioID ramps up data privacy and protection commitment

November 9, 2017 - 

BioID has partnered with Microsoft Cloud Germany and Deutsche Telekom to host its highly in demand BioID Web Service (BWS) in the data center of T-Systems to further improve data security and privacy.

T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, serves as the data trustee in ensuring that all data is stored exclusively in data centers based in Germany, with T-Systems facilitating all access to customer data and any related infrastructure.

Providing service via such a data center is a necessity for BioID customers, who must be compliant with the German and European Union (EU) data protection act, particularly for the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This is a key value-add for BioID customers who seek to benefit from one of the world’s most established infrastructures in protecting the security, privacy and integrity of their online data.

In addition to cloud benefits such as scalability and cost savings, 89 percent of German IT decision-makers consider German cloud providers the most trustworthy, according to a recent study by Bitdefender.

By combining various aspects of data safety including legally compliant data centers, private clouds, anonymous authentication processes and their patented liveness detection, BioID enables entrusted personal privacy protection for online service providers using biometrics.

“Privacy by design” is the fundamental principle BioID adheres to while developing its safe and trusted face, eye and voice recognition.

Aside from adapting data privacy best practices itself, BioID also facilitates its customers and their integrated solutions to meet required standards and comply with regulations.

As privacy issue regulations vary around the world, BioID makes its service available worldwide through data centers in many different geographical and political regions.

Upon request, BioID offers private hosting for customers who are required to have BioID’s service located within the same data center.

BioID offers an additional service with German cloud provider T Systems, which it extends to all German customers as well as to those who would like to use this service by keeping all data securely stored within Germany.

Taking both security and anonymity into account, BioID’s face, eye and voice recognition is particularly well-suited for industries and applications dealing with highly sensitive data and special security requirements.

“We understand how challenging data security and privacy are for companies and individuals alike, so we always strive for making our service even safer and more convenient,” said Ho Chang, BioID CEO. “Storing and processing only pseudonymized data and keeping it inside Germany in data centers compliant with the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) is just one of the many steps we are taking towards this aim.”

Last month, BioID and any2any partnered to deliver convenient on-boarding and check-in processes for use cases such as physical and virtual access, secure payment, navigation and collaboration, enabling companies to migrate to secure and authenticated working environments.

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