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OSIA officially adopted as ITU standard for interoperable digital identity management

The Open Standards Identity API (OSIA) is now recognized as an international standard by the International Telecommunication Union’s Telecommunication Standardization…

Feb 14, 2024

SIDI Hub brings together digital ID orgs to tackle global interoperability

A new joint initiative among 17 open standards groups working in digital identity aims to address the challenge of creating…

Oct 18, 2023

UNDP and SIA joining forces for digital ID system development

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) announced they have signed a memo to unite…

Oct 5, 2023

SIA and IDSA collaborate to shape identity threat education

Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), the global non-profit association representing public and private actors and organizations across the secure identity ecosystem,…

May 29, 2023

EU, US might not be best digital ID models, but they can help African leaders

Members of the digital ID communities in the United States and European Union talked up the federated approach to digital…

Apr 19, 2023

Tech5 joins Secure Identity Alliance and OSIA to advance open standards in digital ID

Tech5 has joined the Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), as well as its initiative for open-standards in foundational digital ID systems….

Dec 13, 2022

SIA and NTNU survey practitioners on Privacy by Design in national digital ID

The Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have partnered to conduct a survey…

Nov 10, 2022

Prepare for digital identity wallets while there is still time, SIA advises

Digital identity wallets are here, and governments and businesses alike should start preparing their strategies now, according to a new…

Oct 27, 2022

Global biometrics case studies, good practice toolkit offered in SIA report

Identity systems must meet economic, social and security requirements, which can be supported by “biometric computer systems” states the Secure…

Oct 12, 2022

ITU-T to recommend OSIA specifications for national digital identity systems

The Secure Identity Alliance has been qualified to provide normative references for digital identity that would be International Telecommunication Union’s…

Sep 28, 2022

GAIN one year in: demos successful but plenty of work ahead to reach global interoperability

Creating ways for digital identities to work anywhere in the world is endlessly complex. GAIN, or the Global Assured Identity…

Aug 1, 2022

SIA wants better forecasts of ID goods, including biometric passport chips

The Secure Identity Alliance has called for an easing of identity supply chain tensions through more effective forecasting strategies. The…

Jun 16, 2022

Secure Identity Alliance unveils new OSIA digital ID compliance program at ID4Africa

The Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) unveiled a new digital infrastructure initiative at the ID4Africa 2022 Augmented General Meeting to help…

Sep 23, 2021

SIA promotes digital ID document verification techniques amid expanded issuance

The Secure Identity Alliance has issued guidance on new techniques in digital ID document verification and authenticity checks. Optical Machine…

Jul 15, 2021

Shortage of chips threatens biometric passport, digital ID supply – and the suppliers

The global shortage of microchips threatens the ability of governments and companies to issue biometric digital ID documents such as…

Jun 25, 2021

Swiftlane partners with Altronix for touchless biometric physical access control

Swiftlane and Altronix have partnered to integrate the formers access control devices powered by face biometrics with the latter’s Trove Access…

Jun 9, 2021

Guinea selects Idemia for OSIA digital identity system to drive inclusion

Guinea’s National Agency for Economic and Social Inclusion (ANIES) plans to use a digital identity and biometrics management system based…

Jun 7, 2021

Innovatrics brings transparent, open biometrics approach to OSIA

Innovatrics has joined the Open Standards Identity API (OSIA) initiative, an open set of interfaces (APIs) which work as a…

May 7, 2021

Scattershot ID techniques in passports are not catching fraudsters

A new Secure Identity Alliance report on passport fraud calls out the fragility of travel documents, even biometric passports, as…

Apr 14, 2021

SIA report: global increase in biometric border security and digital travel ID use

The Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) has published a comprehensive report on the future of identity management for border security and…

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