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Helping Border Agencies and Citizen Identification Authorities Improve Service, Speed and Security to Achieve High Performance
With seven billion people on the planet and the rapid growth in international travel and trade, verifying identities at country borders is more demanding than ever. Globalization, combined with the proliferation of information, has increased the need for accurate identification of individuals and a more efficient, open movement of travellers and goods.
Governments are faced with tough choices: how can they balance prevention and protection with access and inclusion?
Watch perspectives on Uniqe Identity in this short video filmed at Biometrics with speakers and delegates, including Nikos Isaris from DG Home Affairs, Large-scale IT Systems and Biometrics, European Commission and Mark Crego, Accenture Global Border and Identity Management Lead.
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Around the world, being able to establish and verify an identity is not only an attractive proposition but also a pragmatic one. Using a network of shared information to confirm an individual’s “unique identity” —which helps answer the fundamental question “Who are you?” is an essential prerequisite to realizing tangible benefits, such as offering new services to citizens and facilitating international trade.
Indeed, Accenture believes that public service agencies are facing an unprecedented opportunity to achieve the best of all worlds—the ability to enable faster, more convenient travel for citizens; to facilitate better access to services and benefits; to gain greater transparency of public services; and to protect citizens and the associated technical, financial or physical infrastructures.
Accenture has handled some of the largest unique identity systems in the world, affecting more than 260 million identities around the globe.
Applied holistically, unique identity services can address issues of inclusion, access, security and consumerism. Today, many policy makers, corporate leaders and development experts are realizing that collaborating to create a data ecosystem can not only serve the public good, but also help border and immigration agencies to achieve business value.
Far from infringing personal power, unique identity opens up opportunities for citizens and public service agencies by helping to:
Enhance security and protect privacy: Facilitates travel and trade, addresses security issues, and protects the privacy of the individual
Promote inclusion and reduce fraud: Enables access and accurate entitlement to new benefits and services, encourages commerce and promotes financial inclusion
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