Onfido brings identity proofing expertise to FIDO Alliance board of directors

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Onfido has been appointed to the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors. In partnership with its members, the FIDO Alliance develops open, standards-based specifications for interoperable strong authentication across mobile, web and desktop applications.

Onfido brings its global expertise in AI-powered identity verification to the Alliance, as well as its market knowledge from partnerships with other established identity organizations such as the Better Identify Coalition. The company claims more than 1,500 customers spanning fintech, online marketplaces, vehicle rentals and more.

“We’re excited to join the FIDO Alliance board and bring our expertise in identity proofing, biometrics and machine learning to the organization to help establish a more robust, secure way for consumers to be authenticated and for businesses to onboard customers faster,” comments Parker Crockford, director of policy at Onfido.

“We’re pleased to welcome Onfido to the FIDO Alliance board of directors,” added Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance. “We look forward to their contributions as a board member, especially as we explore standards and best practices for identity verification techniques in the context of identity binding to FIDO device registration and/or device recovery workflows.”

Sales of Onfido biometric and ID check products grew 342 percent in 2018. The company has received over $60M in funding from investors including Microsoft Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and Idinvest Partners.

This week Onfido and INTERPOL are running a 3-day training course for government officials from Southeast Asia to help them better detect fraudulent identity documents.

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