Svipe wins public tender with Sunet
Svipe announces that they have won “Procurement of a service for validation of
identity documents including passports, driving licenses, etc. for the Swedish
Research Council”. This procurement aims to establish a function in eduID that
allows identity verification using ICAO 9303 documents (so-called ePass or
biometric passports). Passports and national ID documents that follow this
standard are currently issued by over 140 countries globally and have been
mandatory within the EU since 2006.
The agreement is valid for two (2) years and can then be extended by another two
(2) years. The agreement has a maximum scope of SEK 8 million.
It is of utmost importance that the identity verification for a service such as
eduID is correct as a large number of functions place their trust in that
identity. With the help of Svipe’s service, Sunet can safely issue eduID to
students and researchers remotely if they hold a biometric ID document.
Reading of the person’s ID document is done with an app on a mobile phone that
reads out the content from the document’s chip via NFC. Svipe ensures the
authenticity by cryptographically verifying that the contents of the document
are signed by the issuing country’s authority. The individual is then asked to
perform a liveness check to ensure real ownership of the ID document with a
self-built AI service.
“We are proud and very happy to have the trust of Sunet to identify their users.
Sunet has always been at the forefront of identity management and digitization
in general and it is therefore gratifying that they clearly require ICAO 9303 in
this procurement. At present, there is no other way to validate an ID document
online with the same level of security” says Svipe’s co-founder Stefan Farestam.
The service will be integrated into eduID’s service during Q1 2022.
For more information, please contact:
Stefan Farestam, Founder
Tel: +46 70 649 6838
Svipe AB provides advanced technology that enables people in over 140 countries
to securely and easily identify themselves with their biometric passports or ID
cards online through cryptographic verification. The company’s solution has been
developed with a strong focus on privacy protection, user-friendliness and
security. Read more about Svipe at www.svipe.com.
Sunet (Swedish University Computer Network) has the task of meeting the need for
data communication at Swedish universities and other public organizations in
connection with research or higher education and culture. Sunet also delivers a
number of e-services to these organizations and participates in a number of
projects and collaborations with other authorities within the framework of
identity management and digitization in general. Sunet was formed in the early
1980s as a research and development project. Today, Sunet is part of the Swedish
Research Council and connects Sweden via 8400 km of nationwide fiber. Read more
about Sunet at www.sunet.se.