The Zamna platform is the world’s first known service combining biographic revalidation and biometric verification into a commercial use case for international air travel, delivered without obtaining, storing, exposing or reading sensitive passenger data.

In the words of IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac, “Biometric recognition using the One ID concept modernizes the airport experience for passengers and improves the efficiency and security of identification processes… every traveller will appreciate the convenience of getting from the curb to the gate without ever having to show a paper passport or boarding pass.”

Airlines and governments are choosing Zamna as a biometric data validation platform, because security and data privacy has been built into the platform from the outset, rather than added as an afterthought to cope with stringent GDPR regulations. Indeed, independent penetration tests confirmed that it would take millions of years for hackers to break into a single data set – whether biographic or biometric – once it has been secured on the Zamna platform.

Security and privacy by design is critical to the application of One ID. Not only will this bring us closer to passengers walking through the airport without the need to ever show their documents, it will also improve the accuracy and efficiency of such identification and, in doing so, reduce the burden on airlines and airport authorities, while maintaining and enhancing the security around passenger data. The protection and handling of personal data by service providers dealing with biometric authentication in conjunction with biographic data has never been more important. If One ID is to be universally adopted, it must be seen to conform to the highest possible standards of data privacy – with the protection of such data through biometric validation paramount in achieving data ownership and authorisation by the individual.

For more, see our work in Dubai with Emirates and GDRFA.