ARIES - reliAble euRopean Identity EcoSystem
Atos, an international leader in digital services with vast expertise on end-to-end security and personal data protection, coordinates a Consortium of nine partners for the implementation of the ARIES project. ARIES stands for “reliAble euRopean Identity EcoSystem” and is a two and a half-year multi-disciplinary, Research and Innovation Action co-funded by the European Commission under the Fight Against Crime and Terrorism (FCT) theme of the H2020 framework programme.
ARIES main goal is to deliver a comprehensive framework and holistic approach of technologies, processes and security features for reliable e-identity ecosystem to improve identity, trust and security, and to better support the law enforcement in addressing the new cybersecurity threats while achieving positive, far-reaching socio-economic impacts.
ARIES has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 700085. The project started on September 1st 2016, and will last for 30 months up to the coordinated by Atos and with partners Universidad de Murcia (Spain), Gemalto SRO (Czech Republic), Morpho (France), Saher UK LTD (United Kingdom), Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire (United Kingdom), Ertzaintza (Spain), Belgian Federal Police (Belgium) and Sonae. (Portugal).
The reliAble euRopean Identity EcoSystem is consists of the following services:
Setting up of a reliable identity ecosystem comprising new technologies, processes and security features that ensure highest levels of quality in secure credentials for highly secure and privacy-respecting physical and virtual identity management processes with the specific aim to tangibly achieve a reduction in levels of identity fraud, theft, wrong identity and associated crimes and to create a decisive competitive advantage for Europe at a global level.
Improved ID ecosystem by strengthening the link between physical documents linked to the biometric identity and the digital (online and also mobile) identity that can be derived from it, with the direct involvement of key security stakeholders throughout Europe (including public law enforcement agencies, European security industry leaders and end-users). The objective is the widespread and user-friendly use and adoption of high assurance elements, including biometric verification and non-tamper certified checks with breeder document sources, and mechanisms to map physical identity to virtual identity.
Its impact is to Address key legal, ethical, socio-economic, technological and organisational aspects of identity-related crimes in both virtual (i.e. misuse of information, cyber-mobbing) and physical places (i.e. people trafficking, organized crime), collecting all stakeholder perspectives on them, leading to a comprehensive picture of the emerging patterns throughout Europe in identity fraud while highlighting associated social networks.
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