ID2020 Alliance Welcomes Newest Member: TECH5

The ID2020 Alliance is thrilled to announce that TECH5, an identity management innovator, headquartered in Geneva, has joined our growing community of public and private sector organizations devoted to the advancement of good ID.

With branches in the US, Europe, and Asia, TECH5 is dedicated to the design, development, and distribution of identity management solutions featuring best-in-class biometric authentication services. TECH5 was founded in 2018 by a team of experienced industry professionals, who have been iterating on multi-modal biometric matching solutions for more than two decades.

“We are delighted to welcome Tech5 to the ID2020 Alliance,” said Head of Advocacy and Communications, Ethan Veneklasen. “Over the past two months, they have been contributing to the work of the Good Health Pass Collaborative. We are now thrilled to have them involved with ID2020's work more broadly and look forward to working closely with their team to promote the implementation and adoption of ethical approaches to digital ID.”

The TECH5 team combines deep technical expertise with programmatic know-how to offer beneficial identity solutions at the leading edge of verification and authentication technologies. TECH5’s slogan “Technologies for Inclusion” evidences its commitment to providing unabridged access to goods and services for all. Leveraging privacy-by-design principles, TECH5 builds solutions that recognize the unique needs of its users, demonstrating a strong commitment to the principles embedded in the ID2020 Manifesto.

“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 IDs that should be private, inclusive, and secure,” said TECH5 Co-founder and CEO Machiel van der Harst.

The ID2020 Alliance continues to grow, welcoming organizations from the public and private sectors that share our commitment to user-managed privacy-protecting, and portable digital ID. As an Alliance, we continue to scale our impact as we add new innovative partners. We are thrilled to add TECH5 to the partnership as we continue — together — to push for good ID for all.

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.

About Tech5

TECH5 is an international technology company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with branches in the US, Europe, and Asia, dedicated to the design, development, and distribution of biometrics-driven Identity Management solutions. The company was founded by a team of seasoned industry professionals, who have been innovating in the area of multi-modal biometric matching solutions for more than 20 years. The TECH5 market focus is on highly scalable products built on the experience gained by the implementation of large deployments. TECH5 target markets include Government and Private sectors with products powering Civil ID, Private ID, as well as Authentication solutions that deliver Identity assurance for use cases such as digital onboarding and eKYC when opening a Bank account, applying for a document, or a service.

The ID2020 Alliance is committed to the adoption and ethical implementation of user-managed, privacy-protecting, and portable digital ID solutions.