San Francisco, CA & Herndon, VA, London, UK; May 22 2023 - Onfido , the global leader in automated identity verification, today announced it has acquired Airside Mobile, Inc. , the leader in private, digital identity sharing technology. The World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer is the first company to bring user-controlled digital identity to the travel industry.
Airside’s shareable digital identity technology has been used by over 10 million travelers and is trusted by major U.S. government agencies, including the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Its customers include the world’s largest airlines, who allow passengers to use the innovative Airside Digital Identity App to fast-track their way through U.S. airports.
Airside’s privacy-first identity management technology, combined with Onfido’s industry-leading verification, enables a ‘verify once, use anywhere’ world, where customers can manage their own digital identity stored on their smartphone — using it to access new services without having to verify again. This will transform the user experiences across travel, financial services, e-commerce, internet platforms and much more, redefining the process of identity verification. The integration will enable businesses to create a seamless user experience that supports more effective onboarding and expanded customer relationships, while radically reducing fraud and minimizing the liability associated with handling sensitive data.