Latest Post on Linkedin - January 22. 2018
Everything leads to believe that our identities will soon be privatized by a large international group, which will deliver to all the inhabitants of the planet much stronger identity cards than those issued by the states.
It is now quite simple to established a trusted digital ID, by checking set of attributes (like verified ID documents, biometrics, third party verification), thus providing a certifiable link between an individual and his or her digital identity. These IDs will be based on multiple factors, such as government documents, bank accounts, insurance policies, and multiple testimonials from family, friends, employers and other relationships.
When the Trusted Digital Identity has been established, how could someone use it to prove his or her identity to a third party? If this Trusted Digital Identity can only be used by the company that established it, it does not go very far... When this procedure has been done, the identity holder should have a way to prove very simply to anyone who he or she is, face to face and on the Internet.
Proving an identity always means allowing the transfer of personal data to the third party in question, such as a name, an address, a phone number, a picture, a fingerprint or any other biometric information.
The choice of the data to be transferred must belong to the identity holder. Allowing the transfer requires the use of a key belonging to the identity holder which will be used by the third party in order to receive that information.
All the question is about the key, and there is a minimum of rules to respect.
1 - It must be possible to authenticate a key with a simple smartphone, so that individuals and businesses can quickly and easily verify the identity of a person offering them to check it. A smartcard is not appropriate for that.
2 – A key cannot itself be a personal information like a biometric data, because in the opposite case there would necessarily be a database of such data that would be accessible to all those who would like to authenticate the key.
3 - It must be impossible to hack a key, which puts out of play all computers which we know now that their security will always include new vulnerabilities, and also all encryption processes.
4 – It must be impossible to use a key without the agreement of its owner, which excludes any NFC chip or other form of RFID, or any other communicating electronic means such as a smartphone.
5 - It must be impossible to duplicate a key, which excludes all devices that can be reproduced by means of photography or printing.
For almost five years, we have worked hard and developed a technology that respects these rules.
Every inhabitant of the planet should hold a digital ID Card
A card is authenticated in several steps.
The barcode only allows you to see the name, photo and video of the holder, as well as his official title if he choses to show it.
At this stage, no confidential information is available, such as phone number or address.
If the application confirms that it is an original, and provided that the server confirms that the original has not been declared lost or stolen, it becomes possible to ask the holder for additional information.
The holder receives this request by the application on his own Smartphone and chooses the information he wishes to communicate, on a case by case basis.
This procedure also works to identify oneself via the Internet, to access to one's accounts and the administrative formalities, or more simply to sign a opinion on a good or a service.
Governmental documents should include such optical markings that may be authenticated by all smartphones.
Not only do we think we are the only ones who really know how to make documents impossible to copy or falsify while being authenticated by a simple smartphone, but we are convinced that there is a huge market that no one has really sought to satisfy and whose we hold the key: the secure identification of individuals by individuals and businesses ..
Today, many companies check ID documents of their, but they have no way of checking that it is a falsified document. Even when they have the best equipment, there is no proof that the photograph has not been changed. Please view our last post on this subject).
There is a lot of talk about facial recognition or fingerprints, but whoever believes that a company or an individual will one day have the right to access a file containing such personal information. It is obviously undesirable.
Our project is a plastic card that one puts in his pocket, and that he shows to the smartphone of any thir party when he want to prove his identity. This card gives the right to access the official database where are stored photo, video and any other details that the wearer wishes to communicate, and it is he who chooses at each time what information he wants to give.
Of course, it must be impossible to copy this card, or even to imagine serial numbers that can allow access to the database, and this is where our technology provides the solution: the card can not to be duplicated. It is forever unique. If it is lost, it can be replaced easily because it costs virtually nothing to manufacture. The wearer can even have several in advance and put them in use with his smartphone.
Who will be the world leader in this huge new market? Today, some big groups have shown their interest because holding the identities of all the inhabitants of the planet, is the best way to sell them then all kinds of services. We are actively talking with a few of them in Europe and in Northern America.
Quelques liens utiles
VIEW THE DEMO
"Are random 3D markings going to kill the security printing industry?" (LinkedIn post)
The latest presentation (April 2017)
PCT/FR2012/000096 application, with an April 5. 2012 priority date, valid until Avril 4. 2032 (in French)
Patent already delivered in the United States of America, valid until Avril 4. 2032 (in English)
A note on the "Relational Identity" concept
Un article in the Journal du Dimanche (in French)
The special issue of Contrefaçon Riposte, the French newsletter dedicated to fighting counterfeiting
The LinkedIn page of Franck Guigan
PopimsCode SAS14 rue de Saint Senoch
R.C.S. Paris 539 590 745 / 2012 B 02654
VAT : FR66539590745
Tél. Franck Guigan +33 6 14 63 93 36