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:

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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

  • SIDC to Hold a Legislative Briefing on the Medicare Common Access Card Act

    The Secure ID Coalition is thrilled to announce that it will hold a legislative briefing for Capitol Hill staff and issue stakeholders discussing the Medicare Common Access Card Act on Wednesday, March 23rd.

  • How Smart Cards Stack Up Against Current Fraud Reduction Efforts

    In light of Monday’s GAO report, which found that smart cards could prevent Medicare fraud in nearly one-fourth of cases, the Secure ID Coalition has published a new one-pager examining how these findings compare to CMS' current fraud-reduction efforts. Please click here to check out why a smart card would be a huge boost to reducing fraud in Medicare.

  • Smart Cards Would Significantly Reduce Medicare Fraud, Newly Released GAO Report Finds

    On Monday the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that smart cards would significantly reduce fraud in the Medicare program as detailed in the newly-released reportHealth Care Fraud: Information on Most Common Schemes and the Likely Effect of Smart Cards. "This report represents another addition to the growing body of evidence that smart cards are not only an effective means of ensuring program integrity, but also a critical tool for administering benefits in a healthcare setting," said Kelli Emerick, Executive Director of the Secure ID Coalition.