DOHA, Qatar, DALLAS and KIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ENTRUST, the U.S. company that provides identity-based security solutions for nine of the top 10 global e-governments, partnered with EDAPS, the Ukrainian consortium of high-tech companies, to provide INTERPOL with unprecedented, highly secure identification documents.
"The INTERPOL e-Identification Card and e-Passport Booklet developed by these two global leaders provide the highest security credentials for INTERPOL staff and law enforcement officers working on behalf of INTERPOL," said INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble. "The credentials enable officials to identify themselves at international borders, at INTERPOL'S General Secretariat or any other INTERPOL facility, as well as to securely communicate from virtually any fixed or mobile location in the world."
The CEOs of both EDAPS and ENTRUST agreed that the development of the INTERPOL secure documents should trigger worldwide commitments to ensuring global security by enabling officials traveling on INTERPOL-related matters to quickly cross borders in order to respond to serious crime, disasters and participate in official events.
"These multipurpose credentials serve as ICAO-compliant travel documents to help securely authenticate INTERPOL credentials at border checkpoints around the world," said ENTRUST President and CEO Bill Conner. "And these credentials can be tailored for any environment, whether the need is for electronic machine-readable travel documents (eMRTD) or more advanced BAC and EAC ePassports.
"As testament to its breakthrough capabilities and value, the e-Identification Card also authenticates vetted digital identities for s
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