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eID provides free biometric onboarding tool for essential service organizations

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Witnessing a high demand for remote digital solutions, Electronic IDentification (eID) is making its One-Click Onboarding service with facial recognition available for free to essential service organizations to use for remote, fast and safe identification, the company announced.

The coronavirus crisis has restricted movement and limited activity for governments, businesses and people worldwide. eID wants to get involved and help restart the economy, by providing a simple identification process that only requires a camera connected to the internet. The service will be free for 50,000 identifications.

Remote video identification will be provided for public administration and governments to verify citizens’ identity, for companies to ensure business continuity, and for citizens.

eID has been developing its technology since 2016, and it has been implemented by over 300 organizations, including main banks, governments, fintech, telecommunications companies and the collaborative economy.

Video identification is processed in under one minute and has a couple of steps. The user first receives an email, then allows the browser to have camera access by typing an SMS code received on the mobile phone. The next step is to show to the camera both the user’s face and identity document to be validated by eID’s team and identity-proofed with biometrics. The entire configuration process takes less than five minutes, the company says.

The technology can be implemented in different areas, including governments, public administrations and public health, in banks for onboarding and process validation, and for procurement in telecommunications and insurance.

eID’s portfolio includes a number of AI-based KYC identification solutions compliant with AML5 and eIDAS regulations for online identification – VideoID, SmileID facial biometrics, and SignatureID.

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