Paris 2024 Olympics to use id3 facial recognition for biometric event security
Biometric access control technology from EASIMob, a project led by id3 Technologies in partnership with Advanced Track & Trace (ATT), and the Grenoble Alpes Cybersecurity Institute (Cyber@Alps), has been preselected for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The preselection is part of a call for projects by the French National Research Agency (ANR).
The EASIMob system uses a visible digital seal embedded with the encrypted biometric data of the user, developed by ATT, and id3’s facial recognition, with a cybersecurity infrastructure optimized by Cyber@Alps, according to the announcement. This allows the user to be verified without use of a database, and the code can be printed or stored digitally on a smartphone.
Earlier this year, id3 launched document verification product BioSeal at ID4Africa, which also appears to leverage ATT’s 2D barcode technology.
EASIMob is an acronym for Environnement pour l’Accès Sécurisé par Identification, Mobile et Biométrique (Environment for Access Security by Mobile Biometric Identification).
The system’s architecture is resistant and resilient to cyber attacks, and EASIMob takes a security-by-design approach with robust encryption which protects data integrity and guarantees GDPR compliance, id3 says. The announcement also states that the project has been supported and certified by Minalogic.
Prior to the games, id3 will lead piloting, and the technology may be considered for use at upcoming events in France such as the 2020 European Athletics Championship or the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
The upcoming Olympics and FIFA World Cup in Japan will use NEC facial recognition algorithms for event access control.