Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), the global identity and secure digital services advisory body, has launched the OSIA Qualification Program. The announcement was made on 15 June 2022 at the ID4Africa 2022 General Meeting.
Developed in response to the growing number of government bodies looking to ensure compliance with OSIA specification as a pre-requisite in their tendering processes, this program allows ID vendors to certify their solutions as ‘OSIA-Qualified’.
The OSIA Qualification will be adjudicated by an independent body, GlobalPlatform, who will issue the ‘OSIA-qualified’ mark to the vendors after the successful assessment of their products/solutions against the OSIA test plan, developed by FIME.
Matthew Cole, Chairman at Secure Identity Alliance, said: “The importance of openness and interoperability within the identity ecosystem cannot be underestimated. Not only does this drive product and solution innovation, it enables governments to confidently invest in the future-proofed national identity schemes that underpin social and economic development. OSIA’s role in ensuring seamless connectivity between all components of the identity management ecosystem is well established – and this Qualification Program provides an important marker of compliance.”
Ana Tavares Lattibeaudiere, Executive Director at GlobalPlatform, commented, “Creating trusted digital identities has become a critical priority to support a broad range of use cases, enabled by the growing number of connected devices… As a standards body working for the mass market, GlobalPlatform recognizes the value of compliance and qualification in making standards a success and we’re pleased to support the OSIA Qualification Program.”
The Keesing Platform team brings you the latest in various fields, including security documents, security printing, banknotes, identity management, biometrics, blockchain, crypto technology and online onboarding.