TECH5, an international technology company dedicated to the design and development of biometric-driven Identity Management solutions, becomes a General Partner from the private sector of the ID2020 Alliance. TECH5 will actively contribute its expertise to ID2020’s operations of advisory committees and working groups in order to help accelerate access to inclusive digital identities and shape secure, interoperable, standards-based, digital identity solutions.

From its inception, TECH5 worked with government organizations in providing its biometric technologies and expertise for National ID projects in a variety of countries across Africa, Middle East and Asia. The key principles of TECH5 are based on the vision that Government beneficiary programs should be designed on the principles of inclusion of all intended citizens in such initiatives, providing unabridged access to goods and services, improving the quality of citizens’ life. The company stands for the idea that every individual should have access to and own one’s personal data.

“Today, I am happy to announce our partnership with ID2020, one of the most inspiring alliances that share our same founding principles. ID2020’s focus on Inclusive and Foundational ID as the framework for a modern and fair National ID implementation perfectly aligns with TECH5’s vision of Digital ID’s that should be private, inclusive and secure” — says Machiel van der Harst, TECH5 Co-founder and CEO.

Rob Haslam, the TECH5 strategic advisor for its T5-Mobile ID solution, becomes a contributor to the Identity Binding working group for the Good Health Pass Collaborative (GHPC) and the Advocacy Advisory Committee of the ID2020 Alliance itself, which is focused on gathering and communicating best practice for implementers and relying parties of health passes from a range of expert sources.

The Good Health Pass Collaborative is an open and inclusive initiative for the technology, health and travel sectors to create a blueprint for interoperable “digital health pass” systems to help build a safe path to restore international travel and restart the global economy. “I am honored to participate in GHPC to share my expertise and contribute to such a unique initiative, helping to address a critical need to standardize how an individual can safely, privately, and appropriately share their COVID-19 status information, using digital solutions” — says Mr. Haslam.

TECH5 recently launched its biometric Digital ID platform and as a vendor has a deep knowledge of the market needs, technology readiness and driving principles of digital ID solutions. The company is making its expertise and proven technologies available to the global community to help accelerate access to digital identity ecosystems and build solutions that are secure, inclusive, interoperable and will become powerful tools to bring life back to normal in the near future.


About ID2020

ID2020 is a global public-private partnership that harnesses the collective power of nonprofits, corporations, and governments to promote the adoption and ethical implementation of user-managed, privacy-protecting, and portable digital identity solutions.

By developing and applying rigorous technical standards to certify identity solutions, providing advisory services and implementing programs, and advocating for the ethical implantation of digital ID, ID2020 is strengthening social and economic development globally. Alliance partners are committed to a future in which all of the world’s seven billion people can fully exercise their basic human rights and reap the benefits of economic empowerment and to protecting user privacy and ensuring that data is not commoditized.