ID.me patents real-time online third-party credential authentication technology

ID.me announced today it has been granted a patent for a technology to authenticate identity and credential information online and securely transmit the results to relying parties by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The patent for “Systems and Methods for Online Third-Party Authentication of Credentials” covers unique technology in ID.me’s digital identity platform to combine secure authentication and privacy-enhancing features to limit disclosure of personal information to that related to the transaction, according to the company announcement. Authentication results are securely transmitted to business or government requestors, often in real-time, and ID.me provides relying parties with the minimum set of personal data required for service delivery, with the express consent of the user.

“We created this patented proprietary technology to meet – or exceed – the highest standards in the industry for trusted transactions online, which is increasingly important in the world of ecommerce,” says the CEO and Founder of ID.me, Blake Hall. “ID.me’s platform was designed to enable organizations, in everything from retail to healthcare to financial services, the ability to verify customer identity rapidly and securely to protect against fraud and meet federal regulations. We’re proud to have received this patent and appreciate the recognition that sets our technology apart from other providers.”

ID.me recently launched Virtual In-Person Identity Proofing, which the company says is the first video chat online identity verification offering in the U.S., with the Department of Veteran Affairs. The company also partnered with Allscripts in February to provide document checking and biometric authentication for EPCS requirements, and ID.me says it was the first Credential Service Provider recognized under Kantara’s new NIST 800-63 rev. 3 Class of Approval in August of last year.

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