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Gemalto launches its Identity Management System

New Identity Management System enables governments to guarantee all citizens online and offline access to public services

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Gemalto, is launching its Identity Management System (IDMS) that can help governments address the challenges posed by a world in which over one billion people have no official ID.

Gemalto's solutions enable public authorities to empower citizens with a fully secured and trusted Foundational Identity. This system supports people identification and authentication so they can securely access online and offline services such as education or healthcare.

UN targets universal provision of ID by 2030

The staggering number of citizens rendered invisible to public agencies by the absence of an official ID includes one out of three children worldwide. Most international financial institutions are supporting Digital ID schemes in many countries over the next ten years. These initiatives are also backed by the UN, which has itself set the target of everyone on the planet having a legal identity by 2030.

Mobile, biometric-based registration can reach remote and isolated areas

Gemalto's IDMS provides authorities with a fully integrated, end-to-end solution which can adapt to existing identity schemes and orchestrate its interactions. The process starts with registration of a person and capture of their biometrics, with easy-to use mobile technology ensuring coverage can reach even the most remote regions. Registration is followed by entry onto a central database or civil registry and the creation of a unique individual identifier.

Reaping the benefits of Foundational ID

This Foundational Identity can provide the basis for issuance of digital and physical ID credentials, and subsequent registration with numerous different public bodies and services. All these processes can be verified beyond doubt using the individual's biometrics and unique identifier.