Our Mission

The Secure ID Coalition is an affiliation of companies providing digital security solutions for identification documents, including contactless smart cards. Our mission is to promote the understanding and appropriate use of smart card technology to achieve enhanced security for enhanced ID management systems, while maintaining user privacy.

Such ID management systems include physical and/or logical access to facilities and networks.

Our Partners

Working with the following groups to help lead the charge for secure identification systems:

Citizen Privacy Rights

Coalition members support specific citizen privacy rights as follows:

Privacy of personal information as defined by all relevant regulations and laws, principally the body of laws known as the Fair Information Practices.

Confidence that ID documents have been appropriately secured against threats of fraudulent access to personal information.

Knowledge of

  • 1what data is contained in electronic ID document;

  • 2how that data will be collected, secured and transmitted;

  • 3the presence of radio frequency (RF) technology in ID documents;

  • 4when, where and why an RF device is being read.

Secure ID News to Know

  • Privacy and Security Standards are Crucial to the Success of the Internet of Things

    Today it seems like you can't browse a tech website or listen to a corporate CEO speak without hearing about the Internet of Things. And for good reason. As many commentators argue, the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to dramatically reshape our daily lives, bringing convenience and efficiency that otherwise would have been limited to the realm of science fiction. 

    However like all major innovations, the Internet of Things carries risks – particularly when it comes to privacy and security – and in recent weeks, several articles and organizations have highlighted the need for universally-recognized standards. We believe that it is absolutely crucial for all IoT-related standards to incorporate privacy and information security provisions to protect consumers.

  • SIDC Announces its Sponsorship of the 2015 connect:ID Conference

    The Secure ID Coalition (SIDC) is thrilled to announce its participation in the 2015 connect:ID conference in Washington, D.C. on March 24-25. The SIDC is affirming its commitment to secure, privacy-enhancing technology solutions through its participation in the event as a Premier Partner.

  • Health Data Breaches: Does the Federal Government Already Have the Authority to Begin Fixing the Problem?

    Wednesday evening, Anthem, the second largest health insurance company in the United States, revealed that it had suffered a massive data breach. Anthem covers one in nine Americans and, as The Washington Post reports, this may amount to the largest data breach yet at a major insurance company. The problem with cybersecurity at many large organizations is that it doesn't easily factor into the cost-benefit risk analysis that executives use when making decisions to allocate time and money. And that's a problem.