Idemia launches new fingerprint biometric FINRA service and holds document training with INTERPOL

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Idemia has announced the launch of a new biometric fingerprint service for U.S. financial institutions to meet industry background check requirements, and also shared its expertise in travel document security with INTERPOL in a joint training session in Vietnam.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Fingerprint Service provides any financial institution with a way to utilize Idemia’s biometric FINRA check service at any one of more than 500 IdenoGO Enrollment Centers across the U.S., leveraging the company’s experience providing in-house FINRA fingerprint channeling solutions to Fortune 500 clients for more than a decade.

“Throughout the 20 years that we have supported financial institutions, we’ve seen firsthand the need for balancing compliance and convenience,” states Idemia Senior Vice President and General Manager of Public Security Donnie Scott. “With our FINRA Fingerprint Service, we have created a modern, easy-to-use service that enables customers to conveniently schedule fingerprinting appointments while meeting all compliance standards.”

A similar service from Telos ID was certified for FINRA Electronic Fingerprint Submission (EFS) in August.

The joint INTERPOL-Idemia Security Document Examination Training seminar took place over three days in Hanoi. The Counterfeit Currency and Security Documents (CCSD) branch of INTERPOL co-organized the training for border control and immigration officers, document experts and forensic document examiners along with Idemia.

Views were exchanged on the security features ensuring the authenticity and integrity of identity documents, including Idemia’s Stereo Laser Image, 3D portrait techniques, and color engraving with LASINK, according to the announcement.

“Besides the digitization of identity, physical ID and travel documents in particular will continue to be issued while the number of travellers is going to double in less than the next two decades. It is therefore very important for IDEMIA to cooperate with INTERPOL, to share best practices and train frontline officials in the fight against all types of document fraud,” comments Idemia VP of Passport and Driver License, Public Security & Identity Business Unit, Isabelle Poulard.

The use of INTERPOL capabilities, such as its Stolen and Lost Travel Documents database, which currently holds more than 87.5 million records from 177 countries, the Electronic Documentation and Information System on Investigation Networks (Edison) genuine travel document example collection, and the Digital INTERPOL Alert Library – Document (Dial-Doc), which is used to issue global alerts about new forms of document counterfeiting, were also discussed.

“The 1st joint CCSD-IDEMIA training course provided an important opportunity for capacity building exercises on detecting fraudulent documents for the benefit of law enforcement and border control participants from INTERPOL member countries,” says Daniela Djidrovska, Coordinator of INTERPOL’s Counterfeit Currency and Security Documents unit. “In addition, new document security standards, future evolutions and innovative security features were discussed to enhance the knowledge and skills of participants in the fight against document counterfeiting.”

Idemia’s extensive experience working with governments is an advantage for the company as complex biometric aviation systems are rolled out, VP of Border Control & Passenger Flow Facilitation Emmanuel Wang recently told Biometric Update.

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