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Colombia Selects IDEMIA to Upgrade Its Identification and Civil Registry Platform

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IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, has been selected by the National Civil Registry of Colombia (Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil de Colombia – RNEC 1 ) to update the identification and civil registry platform.

This platform is the trusted repository of citizens’ biometric and alphanumeric data and ensures the uniqueness of identities. IDEMIA (formerly known as OT-Morpho) has worked with the RNEC since the beginning of this project and has constantly supported the successive improvements of the solution. In 2017, when in need to strengthen the platform in order to offer new services to the government and to the population while maintaining a high level of security and satisfaction of the users, RNEC decided to pursue its partnership with IDEMIA.

Through this new contract, IDEMIA will enhance the capacities of the platform and provide technological and functional upgrades to RNEC and its users at large. Furthermore, an additional biometric security feature using facial recognition will be added, making user identification easier while at the same time increasing security.

“We created this platform 20 years ago and are committed to make continuous improvements. Our system is recognized worldwide as an effective and robust identification and civil registry system. We have trusted IDEMIA from the beginning to help us achieve our ambitions and we renew our trust today in IDEMIA to take this platform to an even better level of service,” said Juan Carlos Galindo, National Registrar of Civil Register of Colombia (RNEC).

“RNEC is a leading provider of identification services to Colombian public and private agencies and we are proud of this longstanding partnership. Our objective is to support RNEC in its evolution with permanent focus on citizen satisfaction and service,” declared Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren, Executive Vice President Citizen Identity at IDEMIA.

IDEMIA has a long track record in establishing identification platforms. In addition to our references in Latin America, the company is also a major contributor to the world’s largest biometric-based ID program “Aadhaar” and has enabled mass-enrolment of more than 1.1 billion people in India to date.

About IDEMIA

OT-Morpho is now IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities 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, Security and IoT sectors.

With close to €3bn in revenues, IDEMIA is the result of the coming together of OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho). This new company counts 14,000 employees of more than 80 nationalities and serves clients in 180 countries.

For more information, visit www.idemia.com / Follow @IdemiaGroup on Twitter

1 RNEC (Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil de Colombia) is the Colombian government agency responsible for citizen Identity (biometric data capture, identity documents production and delivery), Civil Registry management and electoral process organization

Contact information

IDEMIA
Julien Tahmissian, T + 33 (0)1 58 47 90 54
julien.tahmissian@havas.com
or
Niels Gaubert, T + 33 (0)6 13 39 33 36
niels.gaubert@havas.com

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