Approach to biometrics
A delegation from the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament visited our offices as part of their three-day tour of various institutions in Navarra, where they highlighted the region as an “example of good practice” in the field of digitization.
The delegation was led by the Vice-President of the Commission, the Romanian MEP Maria Grapini, and the MEPs Maria da Graça Carvalho (Portugal), Adriana Maldonado (Spain), and Virginie Joron (France).
The visit was especially focused on getting to know our solutions for Identity Management and understanding closely the biometric technology that makes them possible for more than 100 customers and institutions around the world and which is considered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the United States as one of the best in the world.
Our president, Esteban Morrás, emphasized that “biometric technology is, by definition, what makes it possible to differentiate our identity from that of any other person on the planet” and insisted that “Europe can become the global benchmark on Citizen Identity in the digital environment as it has already done in terms of data protection”.
Eduardo Azanza, the CEO, introduced the concept of ‘phygital identity’, whereby Veridas “aims to guarantee the right of individuals to use their real identities in the digital and physical world. Our vision is of a future without passwords or keys, in which people are recognized privately, securely, and voluntarily for who they are.”
For her part, Leire Arbona, Group Legal and Compliance Director, explained our firm commitment to data protection compliance and identity management.
In a more hands-on approach, the MEPs and their teams were able to see the technology in action from our CTOs, Mikel Sanchez and Carlos Arana. They gave them a practical demonstration of a typical digital onboarding process, an identity wallet, and physical access management solutions.
Finally, Miguel Zarraluqui, Global Product Marketing Manager at Veridas, showed how the company has helped elderly users bridge the digital divide thanks to voice biometrics.
Before leaving, the European delegation expressed their interest in keeping in touch and working closely with the das-Nano Group.