LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE) – UK-based iProov today announced that Europe’s leader in digital identity, itsme®, has chosen iProov’s Genuine Presence Assurance® technology to support its global expansion.
Launched in 2017 by the qualified trust service provider, Belgian Mobile ID, itsme® is Belgium’s digital identity application. It is currently used by more than 35% of the Belgian population and is used by more than 150 companies in the private sector (banks, insurance, etc.) and by the Belgian government. From now on, users in the Netherlands will also have access to the itsme® trusted identification solution and will be able to authenticate securely and integrate digital services. iProov will check the faces of new users, regardless of their mobile device.
“We needed a technology partner to support our mission to make secure digital identities accessible to everyone. iProov was the obvious choice. They place the utmost importance on privacy and security and offer cutting-edge, future-proof technology that will allow us to identify users internationally ”. Stephanie De Bruyne, CEO of itsme, said.
The integration for a high or qualified eIDAS level signature must meet very demanding international standards, independently audited and certified. Previously, they could only be satisfied through an in-person meeting or a video call. itsme® avoids these costly and time-consuming methods by using the faster, more convenient, less expensive and more secure iProov solution.
IProov’s Genuine Presence Assurance technology allows users to integrate the itsme® service in a secure and effortless way. A user scans their ID document using their mobile device. They then scan their face in a process that takes a few seconds. IProov technology ensures that the user is the right person, matching the identity of the document, is a real person and is now authenticating. The iProov process maximizes inclusiveness by eliminating the need for users to follow instructions to move or read words.
Andrew Bud, Founder and CEO of iProov, said: “We are delighted to be working with itsme®, a true pioneer in providing digital identity trust services. I have immense respect for how itsme® has succeeded in driving the adoption of digital identity in Belgium, so it is a pleasure and a privilege to collaborate on a solution for the Netherlands. This is another demonstration that iProov is the technology of choice for major eIDAS vendors in Europe. “
itsme® enables identification, secure integration, website or app authentication, transaction confirmation and qualified electronic signatures, all with the highest level of security. itsme® obtained accreditation from the Belgian government as an official form of digital identity in 2018 and at European level in 2019 (LOA high eIDAS).
Founded in 2012, iProov is the global leader in online facial biometric authentication, working with governments, banks and other businesses to securely verify customer identities. Used for effortless onboarding and authentication, clients include US Department of Homeland Security, UK Home Office, UK National Health Service (NHS), Australian Taxation Office, GovTech Singapore, Rabobank, ING, etc. IProov technologies include Liveness Assurance ™ and Genuine Presence Assurance®, which ensure that an online customer is the right person, a real person, and authenticates now. This protects against photo, video, mask and digital injection spoofing attacks and the emerging threat of deepfakes. iProov has been recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor 2020 in Identity Access Management and Fraud Detection. For more information, please see www.iproov.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Since its launch in 2017, the itsme® app has become the widely accepted simple and secure standard for mobile identification and privacy protection in the digital world. itsme® allows: identification (creation of a new online account and sharing of identity data), authentication (secure and personal access to a website or application), confirmation of a transaction (approval an order or a bank payment) and, finally, the legally binding electronic signature of documents (qualified electronic signature with the highest level of security). itsme® obtained accreditation from the Belgian government as an official form of digital identity in January 2018 and at European level in December 2019 (LOA high eIDAS). The itsme® application is widely used in the financial sector, among others, as it complies with the PSD2, FATF and GDPR directives. It has also obtained ISO27001 certification.
itsme® was developed by the Belgian Mobile ID consortium, which brings together the seven Belgian market leaders in the banking and telecommunications sectors: Belfius, BNP Paribas Fortis, CBC / KBC & ING, on the one hand, and Orange Belgium, Proximus and Telenet on The Other. itsme® brings electronic identity card security to the mobile world.