ObjectTech Identity Proving
Start-up company aims to create a technology that can prove one’s identity without the use of phones or documents.
19:03 20 February 2019
London and Wales-based start-up company ObjectTech is working on a technology that aims to eradicate ‘logging in’ saying that using a phone to prove one’s identity is not a technology that is fit for the future. The cyber security company is now looking to replace numerous digital profiles with a single, user-owned ‘digital locker.’
Dave Rowley, director of new products and partnerships at ObjectTech, said: “The amount of times you have to prove who you are in a given week gets increasingly frustrating for customers and undermines their confidence,”
“The way identity and data is managed today, in a centralised and siloed manner, is not fit for the next five to 20 years.”
Rowley wants biotechnology such as fingerprints and retina scanners to replace passwords and email addresses.
“You can start to think of a world where a phone isn't important at all, it's your person,” he said.
“It's about never being questioned about your identity because there is no doubt that you are who you are, and reaping the benefits of that in a seamless way.”
“You are your identity, not your phone. Yourself is the best way of proving who you are,” he said.
“We want to avoid holding information on a phone because that's a very weak point when it comes to security and privacy.”
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