Chile is one of over 50 countries in the world who has implemented this type of system, which incorporates the highest security standards. By 2022, it is estimated that almost all citizens of its 18+ million population will have a secure identity card.
Chile’s Civil Registry and Identification Service went live with its new national ID and passport infrastructure in September 2013, following a massive modernization program. Safran is in charge of the deployment, providing end-to-end secure ID management and document production.
One of the most advanced in the world, the Chilean eID card is based on a multi-biometric system comprised of an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and a Facial Recognition System, which uses state-of-the-art biometric technologies. In addition, the document validation process uses two-factor biometric authentication (fingerprints and face recognition). This adds greater accuracy and security, and avoids duplication of person’s identity in the database.
We have reached a symbolic milestone together with the Government of Chile, a flagship customer for Safran and pioneer in developing strong digital identities for its citizens. Chile has raised the bar in terms of identity protection in Latin America and has laid a solid foundation to develop e-services which will benefit all Chileans. We are proud to be a part of this digital transformation in managing civil identities.
About IDEMIA - OT-Morpho is now IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment.
Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors.
OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) have joined forces to form IDEMIA. With close to $3 billion in revenues and 14,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.
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