ENTRUST and EDAPS partner for INTERPOL deal

10/11/10

 

ENTRUST has partnered with EDAPS, the Ukrainian consortium of high-tech companies, to provide INTERPOL with ID documents.

“The INTERPOL eID card and ePassport booklet developed by these two global leaders provide the highest security credentials for INTERPOL staff and law enforcement officers working on behalf of INTERPOL,” says Ronald K Noble, INTERPOL Secretary General. “The credentials enable officials to identify themselves at international borders, at INTERPOL’S General Secretariat or any other INTERPOL facility, as well as to securely communicate from virtually any fixed or mobile location in the world.”

According to ENTRUST, the CEOs of both EDAPS and ENTRUST agreed that the development of the INTERPOL secure documents should trigger worldwide commitments to ensuring global security by enabling officials travelling on INTERPOL-related matters to quickly cross borders in order to respond to serious crime, disasters and participate in official events.

“These multipurpose credentials serve as ICAO-compliant travel documents to help securely authenticate INTERPOL credentials at border checkpoints around the world,” says Bill Conner, president and CEO, ENTRUST. “And these credentials can be tailored for any environment, whether the need is for electronic machine-readable travel documents (eMRTD) or more advanced BAC and EAC ePassports.”

“As testament to its breakthrough capabilities and value, the eID Card also authenticates vetted digital identities for secure physical and logical access to INTERPOL facilities, networks, desktops and mobile devices. As deliberate attacks on government and enterprise identities continue to grow in number and sophistication, proper identity-based security needs to be applied.”

According to ENTRUST, numerous countries have either granted recognition to the INTERPOL Travel Documents or are in the process of evaluating future recognition. Brazil has conducted an examination of the security features of both documents — the ePassport booklet and the eID card — and determined that they meet high level security standards.

The INTERPOL Travel Document initiative received approval from INTERPOL’s Executive Committee in March 2009 and was presented to member countries for the first time at the INTERPOL General Assembly in Singapore in November 2009.

 
 

 

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