Article 14 : IDEMIA, partenaire de l'Etat Français pour les nouvelles cartes d'identité biométrique

The French State has announced the renewal of the national identity card by integrating a biometric chip useful for online identification, and designed by a French company at the cutting edge of technology. Back to this important announcement.

An improvement in the service of the security of everyone’s identity

It is a sulphurous and divisive subject at first glance, which hardly leaves anyone indifferent in France lately: the new French identity cards will be equipped with a biometric chip. Thus, these new generation national identity cards can be easily read by a smartphone or any device equipped with an application specially designed for this purpose in order to automatically and digitally certify the identity of its owner.

It will be possible, for example, to verify with certainty the identity of the holder of one of these new cards when carrying out certain procedures: request to French administrations, online purchases and why not, if one imagine the possible developments based on this improvement in identity checks, voting online as is already done in other countries. The applications are limitless and this should improve everyone’s cybersecurity and prevent some identity theft.

A controversial technology whose security is essential

Faced with these obvious improvements, some object to the still plausible possibility of having their identity card stolen, or even quite simply a hacking of the identification system which could, on the contrary, greatly facilitate identity theft for criminals. of a victim. At a minimum, this identification system must be extremely secure.

A French innovation by IDEMIA

We particularly draw our reader’s attention to one detail: this biometric identification technology is not the result of an acquisition from some technologically superior foreign country, but a national innovation. It is more precisely due to the company IDEMIA, the world leader in augmented identity. 

At Biotime, it seems important to us to relay this information because IDEMIA is an innovative company, the flagship of French technology and now recognized by the State itself.

Article 13 : L'aéroport international d'Oakland va se doter d'une technologie de reconnaissance faciale biométrique

On October 4, IDEMIA, the world leader in biometric and augmented identity solutions, announced its partnership with an international airport in the United States. Indeed, Oakland International Airport in California has chosen to equip itself with a new technology to verify the identity of international travellers. People departing from Terminal 1 will thus be able to use this new identification system called MFACE.

What is MFACE technology?

This technology is a revolutionary system since it makes it possible to recognize the continuous flow of travellers in real time in a defined space. Oakland airport passengers will thus benefit from speed and simplicity when validating their passages. This identification system can be deployed as a stand-alone device, on a counter or even be integrated into an already existing system.

A more efficient airport thanks to MFACE technology?

The director of aviation at the Oakland Port Authority, Bryant L. Francis, says the technology will provide passengers with speed when moving from one boarding gate to another. He also adds that adding this technology to the airport will allow travellers a smoother and more secure boarding experience. For its part, the giant in biometric solutions and augmented identification insists that no personal information is stored. It indicates that the customs service of border protection carries out the biometric verification via the cloud.

Biometric readers more and more present in American airports?

Biometrics are increasingly present in the United States and airports no longer hesitate to equip themselves with this technology to facilitate movement and make their spaces more fluid. A few months ago, Newark Liberty International Airport announced (in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) the launch of a self-service e-gate system. It allows travellers to perform a biometric scan and thus confirm their boarding. Los Angeles International Airport has also used this technology to screen air passengers and thus enhance their security.