idBCN wins Novay Digital Identity Award 2013
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is a digital identity system provided
by the Barcelona City Council as a free public service. idBCN allows
citizens to identify themselves remotely and securely to a number of
digital services by means of the digital ID in their mobile phone.
Currently, the services available are some of the city’s own
administrative procedures. Soon it will be possible to access any kind
of electronic service, either from other public administrations or from
private companies. The Barcelona City Council has approved the legal
framework necessary to act as a digital identity provider. The system
has been extensively reviewed by the Council legal and security
departments to ensure that the identification is carried on in a safe
and legally acceptable way.
Maarten Wegdam, Managing Partner at
Novay and chairman of the jury: “What the jury finds interesting is the
combination of different innovations, the use of mobile technology, and
the application to both the physical and the online world. The jury
likes the fact that it is a local initiative between various public and
private parties, with potential to have a short term and significant
impact and to benefit the citizens.”
Two other nominees were in
the race for the award. IMPRINTS is a multi-disciplinary research
project at Loughborough University which focuses on acceptation of
digital identity related innovations by looking at how users act and
what emotions are evoked by the innovation. The other nominee was NXP:
SmartTouch is a technology which makes it possible to configure an area
on a smart card as a PIN entry device or a gesture area. This can be
used to securely enter a PIN, bank account number or transaction amount.
digital identity solutions are essential enablers of digital trust. We
need solutions that are easy-to-use, privacy friendly, cost efficient
and secure. This requires technological and business innovations in the
world of digital identity. With this award IDentity.Next and IT
research institute Novay recognize and support new innovations that
shape the future of digital identities.
The jury consists out of
Sander Zwienink (program manager authentication and authorization at
Logius; with eRecognition Logius was last year’s winner of the award),
Pernille Tranberg (Journalist, Author and Speaker at
Digital-Identitet.dk), Marko van Zwam (Partner at Deloitte), Leendert
Bottelberghs (Head of Business Development – Marktplaats, eBay
Classifieds Group), and Maarten Wegdam (chair of the jury and managing
advisor at Novay).
The award is part of the annual IDnext
conference organized by the IDnext foundation which focuses on
developments in digital identity. The conference invites experts,
professionals and industrial parties to discuss the latest developments
in the field of digital identity. More information about the award and
the program is available at www.identitynext.com.
information contact Martijn Oostdijk, Novay +31 6 514 90 113 or
Caroline Spek, IDNext Association +31 631757986.