The day will come when we no longer need to show our passports and ID cards. As we move to digital, smartphones may be used to replace these documents and others in the area of finance.
Technologies, including artificial intelligence, big data, biometrics, blockchain, nanotechnology, photonics and others will be deployed in security document applications. Additionally, cloud based structures supporting these applications will need to ensure data remain secure and private.
In this context, the Digital Document Security Conference was established to address these issues and explore the harnessing of next-generation technology, in order to develop new security features and processes that combine the best of physical and digital.
The role of international standards
Smartphones are used increasingly for payment and ID services. Biometric authentication is becoming a new way to link smartphone devices and users. However new technologies bring new concerns for industry, society and consumers.
International standards play an important role in reassuring the general public that both real and perceived concerns in this area are being addressed. They can add credibility to promises of security and provide support to the regulatory process.
Alan Hodgson, Chair, IEC TC 119: printed electronics, will present a paper in the “Smartphone Applications” session on Addressing the balance between privacy, security and convenience in mobile devices – the challenge and role for international standards
A short course will also be offered, which sets out the underlying fundamentals of both digital and physical document security and how and why the combination of both domains could deliver the best security for transactional and identity documents. Ian Lancaster will explain the elaborate structure of physical document security, while Hodgson will focus on the application of digital methods to secured documents.
The 2019 Digital Document Security Conference is taking place in Berlin from 13 to 15 May. Find out more here.