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ID2020 Supporters Create Identity Solution Based on Blockchain, Biometrics

ID2020 Supporters Create Identity Solution Based on Blockchain, Biometrics

“Essentially, it’s meant to offer a means of identifying registered individuals by their biometric traits, without unnecessarily revealing other personal information, with trusted parties to the blockchain system assuring credibility.” ID2020 held its Platform for Change Summit at the United Nations today, with Accenture, Microsoft, and Avanade showcasing a new identity platform based on blockchain…

Americans Suffer from Pervasive ‘Cyber Insecurity’: Accenture

Americans Suffer from Pervasive ‘Cyber Insecurity’: Accenture

There is a pervasive sense of “cyber insecurity” among Americans, says Accenture. The company’s assessment is the result of an online survey it commissioned of 3,469 online users. Thirty percent of respondents said they had been victims of digital crime, and 65 percent said they were not confident in law enforcement agencies’ ability to investigate…

Public Agencies Need to Invest in Technologies Like Biometrics: Report

Public Agencies Need to Invest in Technologies Like Biometrics: Report

If they want to stay competitive with the private sector, public agencies need to invest in emerging technologies like machine learning and biometrics in order to attract highly-trained professionals, argues a new report from Accenture. Entitled Emerging Technologies in Public Service, the report is based on “an online survey of 774 technology leaders in public…

Accenture, Safran, Atos Team to Enhance Visa Processing for EU

Accenture, Safran, Atos Team to Enhance Visa Processing for EU

A major European IT project will see Accenture, Safran Identity & Security, and Atos collaborate to develop biometric matching for visa applications in the Schengen area. The companies were selected for the project by eu-LISA, the European Agency for Large-Scale IT Systems. It’s not the first time eu-LISA has contracted work to Accenture, which teamed…

Accenture to Advise Gov’t on Patient-Generated Health Data

Accenture to Advise Gov’t on Patient-Generated Health Data

The US Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has awarded Accenture a two-year consulting contract. The agreement will see Accenture produce a set of best practices regarding the use of patient-generated health data (PGHD) in healthcare. That data could include treatment history, symptoms, lifestyle, and biometric data – information that Accenture has…

World Bank, Accenture Call for Universal ID

World Bank, Accenture Call for Universal ID

In a new report issued in collaboration with Accenture, the World Bank is calling on governments to work together to implement standardized, cost-effective identity management solutions. A report synopsis notes that about 1.8 billion adults around the world currently lack any kind of official documentation. That can exclude those individuals from access to essential services,…

National ID Month: Biometrics and Refugees

National ID Month: Biometrics and Refugees

The Crisis Forced displacement is a global problem born as the result of persecution and conflict. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s 2014 Global Trends report, by the end of last year there were 59.5 million forcibly displaced persons worldwide, 19.5 million of which are counted as refugees. To illustrate the…

Accenture-Led Consortium to Improve eu-LISA Systems

Accenture-Led Consortium to Improve eu-LISA Systems

A multi-party team of IT and communications companies has been selected to improve the architecture and capabilities for the European Agency for Large-Scale IT Systems (eu-LISA). Accenture, Altran, and Tieto will undertake the work in eu-LISA facilities in Strasbourg, Tallinn, and Brussels. The selection is the result of a competitive bidding process that saw the work divided into…

UN Agency Selects Accenture for Refugee Biometrics Project

UN Agency Selects Accenture for Refugee Biometrics Project

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is moving forward with its plans to use biometric technology to identify and track refugees, and has selected a vendor for the project. Accenture, an international technology services provider, has won out in the competitive tendering process and will oversee the implementation of the technology in a…