Thales launches Gemalto Digital ID Wallet
Thales has launched its new Gemalto Digital ID Wallet that would enable users to access a digital version of their official documents including identity cards, health cards and drivers licenses on their smartphones. The solution uses multi-layered security techniques and sophisticated encryption to achieve robust protection of personal data, whilst offering users complete control over what information they choose to share, with whom, and when.
Fully respecting user privacy, the Digital ID Wallet is designed to only share with third parties information that the citizen is willing to share. So, when accessing age restricted venues such as a casino, the user merely has to demonstrate that they are old enough to do so, not revealing their exact age or identity details.
Governments can dramatically streamline the management and verification of all their official documents, cutting red tape and establishing a powerful weapon against ID theft and fraudulent use of public services. Creating a dynamic communication channel between issuer and user, the Digital ID Wallet also brings governments and citizens closer together. For example, by facilitating timely reminders about vaccinations or being informed our new ePassport is ready for collection through the app notifications.
On top, Thales has designed its Mobile Security Core to deliver best-in-class performance, protecting the Digital ID Wallet against advanced threats and malware attacks, and fulfilling the highest and most stringent security requirements of governments
“Governments and citizens worldwide are fast-recognizing the multi-dimensional benefits delivered by digitalization of official documents, as a companion to physical documents. The Digital ID Wallet creates a future-proof, citizen-centric ecosystem in which this identity revolution can flourish, meeting the needs of verification and authentication across the physical and online worlds, and leveraging the one item we are most likely to keep within easy reach – oursmartphone.” Winston Yeo, Senior Vice President Identity & Biometric Solutions, Thales