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Privacy-Protecting Biometric Service

Assigning a unique identifier to a participant is the critical initial enrollment step, requiring precision and repeatability. It is a quality-in, quality-out foundational moment. The iRespond digital identity solution primarily relies on iris biometrics, the best modality after DNA for accuracy and reliability. Other modalities, such as finger or face can be used instead, or in combination with iris.

When a new participant is enrolled, an encrypted biometric template is created from their iris scan and a randomly assigned 12-digit number is drawn from a pool of 90 billion numbers. On subsequent visits, the identity of the participant is verified when their template is matched and the system returns the original 12-digit unique identifier. The system operator uses the pseudonymous identifier within their ecosystem to positively ID the participant.

Privacy Protecting by Design.

The iRespond solution does not collect any personally identifiable information (PII) or protected health information (PHI). Vulnerable populations know their situation could be made worse. NGOs and organizations providing services understand and protect that trust. iRespond is aligned with those core tenets. Our singular mission is to use identity to improve the lives of disadvantaged populations.

Biometric Service Provider

Because identity is either weak or non-existent in many parts of the world, iRespond provides the tools to uniquely identify, enroll, and later verify a participant’s identity. iRespond’s identity process is critical to our customers’ strategy to accurately and efficiently provide aid and services. iRespond’s process easily integrates into healthcare, humanitarian aid, research, and human-rights applications.