DNA identification ensures world-class security

DNA identification ensures world-class security The next generation of biometric identification provides new capabilities for the public services sector

The use of DNA biometric identification technology is on the rise, whether at border control or for everyday applications, such as when using a smartphone. It’s clear to see why: DNA-based biometric processes ensure world-class accuracy when identifying citizens, while also taking data protection to the next level.

Traditionally confined to forensics and sophisticated labs, human DNA is now being employed for use in the public sector, enabling citizens to readily access government services and other capabilities.  

On-the-spot reliable verification

What’s so special about DNA ID? DNA is distinctive to each individual, meaning that each citizen can be uniquely identified – even in countries, where not everyone might have a legal identity.

So-called “Rapid DNA Technology” solutions can generate DNA profiles in just a few fast and easy steps. On average, the current processing time takes less than two hours.

Moreover, as processes are fully automated and straightforward, the use of this top-quality technology is no longer just limited to experts and scientific engineers. Instead, it is available to every authorized person, even those without any technical or scientific expertise.

A DNA ID holds a number of security advantages, even over conventional forms of biometric identification. Unlike with a fingerprint or facial shape, for instance, DNA doesn’t alter during a person’s life, remaining unchangeable from the cradle to the grave. Nor can it be manipulated by surgery. In fact, as DNA is stored in the nucleus of human cells, a DNA ID can’t be forged or falsified. Therefore, when combined with other biometric identification methods, DNA-based identification solutions provide the utmost reliability and security.

One such solution is VeriDNA from Veridos. Integrating technology from US-based company ANDE, a leader in Rapid DNA Analysis (RDNA), VeriDNA® creates a one-of-a-kind human DNA fingerprint that can’t be falsified, nor manipulated. This unique DNA ID can then be recorded in national ID registers and incorporated into a smart personal identity document. Its small, minimal data size of 200 bits means that DNA ID can easily fit into the smart chip of a biometric identification document, such as a passport or ID card.

Generating ID on the go

VeriDNA’s simple, automated technology processes enable rapid DNA generation to be carried out on the go, whether directly on-site or at more remote locations, such as at rural border points.

Civilian use applications range from securing processes at border crossings, verifying alleged or unknown relationships between people, or identifying unknown or missing persons or victims.  

Corinna Schindler, Head of Verification at Veridos: “Today, certified “Rapid DNA Technology” solutions using mobile devices and fully automated processes mean DNA profiles can be generated from human DNA samples anywhere, easily and quickly.”

Protecting privacy

Another major plus of a DNA ID is that it protects citizens’ privacy like no other technology. It only uses non-coding DNA, namely an impersonal steam of numbers that make up your unique code. This is the type of DNA that doesn’t reveal any sensitive, personal characteristics, containing fewer personal data even than a passport photo.

In fact, DNA identification is both more anonymous and accurate than other biometric solutions and thereby elevates data protection to a higher level. “When it comes to data protection, a DNA ID provides unparalleled anonymity,” says Schindler.

DNA ID solutions stand at the forefront of the next generation of personal identification and verification, representing the next big advances in identity verification.

Essentially, an unchangeable DNA ID is the most secure, reliable method of biometric identification. Going forward, the clear benefits and enormous potential opportunities presented by fast, secure DNA-based personal identification will likely encourage its increasingly widespread application and its growing acceptance among citizens.  

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There’s only one you. Your DNA ID provides a unique personal identifier that can protect your innocence by swiftly proving that it’s really you. Your DNA ID can’t be falsified, nor forged. And unlike a fingerprint, it doesn’t change over a person’s lifetime. What’s more it’s completely private – no personal or sensitive information is revealed at any time.

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