Entrust Datacard and INTERPOL agree new five-year deal

06/11/14

Entrust Datacard has announced the signing of a new five-year strategic partner agreement with INTERPOL. The relationship, which dates back to June 2009, builds on a strategy for using credentialing and identification technology to help empower INTERPOL officers in their pursuit of malicious actors and international criminal organizations.

The new agreement incorporates a variety of advanced security technologies and initiatives, including the Entrust Datacard PKI. The original agreement, publicly announced in June 2010, introduced secure, multipurpose global identification credentials for INTERPOL officers.

The functionally equivalent INTERPOL eID and ePassport remains critical in expediting uninterrupted travel on missions in the pursuit of transnational criminals. To date, more than 95 member countries are acknowledging and accepting the credential at border checkpoints.

At the core of this technology, Entrust Datacard provides the PKI capabilities, trust infrastructure and authentication solutions to make the credentialing project possible. This operational infrastructure helps support the issuance of ICAO and EU standards-compliant INTERPOL ePassport and eID under the INTERPOL Travel Document initiative. This also includes advanced EAC-enabled document validation.

The new strategic partnership agreement also coincides with Ronald K. Noble stepping down as INTERPOL Secretary General after 14 years. The INTERPOL Travel Document initiative is an example of the innovation that has been a hallmark of Noble’s tenure.

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Entrust Datacard signs new five year deal with Interpol to provide the PKI elements to its travel credential
Entrust Datacard signs new five year deal with Interpol to provide the PKI elements to its travel credential

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