FB pixel

Good news with US-EU digital ID standards: 2 similar systems

Categories Biometric R&D  |  Biometrics News
Good news with US-EU digital ID standards: 2 similar systems

The top U.S. tech standards agency wants to start 2024 off briskly when it comes to digital identity. It has put out for feedback a draft report intended to bridge the gap between domestic and EU efforts.

It could be said that the National Institute of Standards and Technology should equally push commonality between U.S. states organizing their own ID programs. Of course, officials could be going after the easier tasks first.

Officials with the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council created the report. Common and contradictory aspects of standards are examined. Perhaps surprisingly, the working group find no insurmountable differences. The pieces fit together well.

That’s particularly fortunate because neither side is expected to face compulsory fealty to the other’s final framework, but they are hoping for interoperability. Biometric data sharing has already proved a problematic fit.

One point of difference is that NIST SP 800-63-3 (currently being updated) sets out three levels each for the assurance of identities, authenticators and federation, while the EU specifies three “levels of assurance.”

Comments will be accepted until March 1.

Article Topics

 |   |   | 

Latest Biometrics News


The UK’s election may spell out the future of its national ID cards

Identity cards are back among the UK’s top controversial topics – thanks to the upcoming elections and its focus on…


Challenges in face biometrics addressed with new tech and research amid high stakes

Big biometrics contracts and deals were the theme of several of the stories on that drew the most interest from…


Online age verification debates continue in Canada, EU, India

Introducing age verification to protect children online remains a hot topic across the globe: Canada is debating the Online Harms…


Login.gov adds selfie biometrics for May pilot

America’s single-sign on system for government benefits and services, Login.gov, is getting a face biometrics option for enhanced identity verification…


BIPA one step closer to seeing its first major change since 2008 inception

On Thursday, a bipartisan majority in the Illinois Senate approved the first major change to Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act…


Identity verification industry mulls solutions to flood of synthetic IDs

The advent of AI-powered generators such as OnlyFake, which creates realistic-looking photos of fake IDs for only US$15, has stirred…


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Read From This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Insight, Opinion

Digital ID In-Depth

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events