St Louis, MO - September 17, 2014 – Bring Your Own Identity (BYOID) provider miiCard today announced it was selected to participate in a White House National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) pilot. The project, worth $1.47 million, is led by MorphoTrust for the state of North Carolina to prove the security and application of an electronic ID (eID) as the online equivalent to a state-issued driver’s license. miiCard’s digital passport technology will help demonstrate the extensibility of the eID when used for other commercial services.
miiCard delivers trust online through the only global consumer centric identity service that follows the NSTIC guiding principles of privacy, security, interoperability and viability. As part of this pilot project, North Carolina residents will be able to use their MorphoTrust issued eID as the proof of identity necessary to obtain a miiCard. This miiCard reusable digital passport then extends the credentials of the eID for other commercial services, including web-based mortgage applications, access to electronic personal health records, or other high value online transactions. This capability replaces having to physically apply for services or scan and send electronic versions of a driver’s license.
Today, miiCard requires consumers use online banking credentials to verify identity. A successful pilot will prove the ability of a MorphoTrust issued eID, with the established trust of a driver license, to offer the same level of trust necessary to obtain a miiCard passport, enabling even more consumers to participate in high value online transactions. In turn, businesses can offer more services to reduce costs for consumers and expand what is possible online.