Digital Identity for Special Investigating Officers
Sphereon and partners win Ministry of Justice and Security challenge
We’re very pleased to announce that we — together with our partners Novatore and Plamo — won a contract based on a challenge that was posted by the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security.
We were awarded a contract to build a solution for their Justis department to enable Special Investigators to identify themselves in a privacy-preserving manner and to enable the public to easily verify the authenticity of their identity and the authorization to perform their tasks.
A digital identification tools for special investigating officers to perform their duty more safely, efficiently and flexibly, whilst securing their privacy
Currently, special investigating officers only have a physical ID card that they can show to verify their authority.
This, however, is problematic: a physical ID is more sensitive to fraud as it can be used after the expiration period, others can use it when it is stolen, or otherwise fraudulently acquired.
Furthermore, the physical ID has all the officer’s identity data, which has led to stalking and other unwanted behavior from third parties.
Our solution digitizes the identities of special investigating officers and make the identity verification process secure, private and easy to use.