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Folio awarded two rigorous international privacy and information security accreditations


August 5th 2020.   Folio is pleased to announce that it has achieved the International Organization for Standardization ISO/IEC 27001 and Service and Organization Controls SOC 2 Type II certifications, endorsing its information security procedures governing integrity, confidentiality and privacy.

Emphasising a fundamental commitment to protecting customer, user and partner data, Folio was evaluated and tested by an independent, specialist auditing firm and has been certified to meet the most stringent criteria.  These certificates validate the operational effectiveness of Folio’s security controls across the business.

  • ISO/27001 is a worldwide information security standard for compliance with best practices, ensuring the controls of a company can manage and adapt to security threats, vulnerabilities and business impact.
  • SOC 2 Type II certifies Folio securely manages data to protect the interests and privacy of its clients.

Tatiana Cogevina, Chief Executive Officer, commented,

“Security and privacy are key concerns for Folio users and customers, and Folio is committed to leading the digital identity industry by example.  These latest accreditations demonstrate  our determination to set the highest of standards that deliver confidence and trust to our users and our customers in demanding industries such as banking and central government.”

Folio, already a leading innovator in smartphone-based digital identity and verification solutions, recently introduced its Health Passport Platform, demonstrated at last month’s “OIX – Identity Solutions for the ‘new normal’.

Nick Mothershaw, Chief Executive Officer of the Open Identity Exchange remarked,

“Trust is critical to any scaling of a digital identity ecosystem,  the individual will only adopt these technologies if they remain in control of their privacy and are confident of the information security procedures that govern the use and protection of their data. 

ISO and SOC ensure that the businesses that demand our trust, are worthy of it.”

About Folio:

Folio provides digital identity solutions for governments and businesses that need the highest levels of assurance when verifying the credentials of individuals.

Folio has helped millions prove their identity for critical operations such as voting, customer onboarding and complex regulatory compliance processes.

The Folio app works on most Android and iOS smartphones, conforms to the highest international standards and is used daily around the world to manage key ID documents like passports and driver’s licenses.

For more information visit Folio.id, or download the app on Google Play or the App Store

Press Contact:   Paul White
paul.white@folio.id

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Folio Launches Mobile Health Passport to Help Safely Reopen Economies


Folio has today announced release of its Mobile Health Passport to enable instant digital verification of any user’s coronavirus-related health status via their smartphone.

As countries move on from lockdowns, authorities and health institutions need to ensure the risks of secondary infection peaks are minimized.  For economies to reopen and citizens to mobilize, authorities need to quickly and accurately verify the health status of individuals, and many governments are urgently exploring the use of plastic health passports and wristbands.

Folio’s streamlined, contactless digital-wallet alternative eliminates the need for plastic cards and wristbands (potential Covid-19 vectors) for the vast majority of citizens.

Once citizens are tested for coronavirus, health entities can register their health status and issue them with an immutable, biometrically secure digital health passport to their smartphones.  This digitized health passport will enable increased and safer citizen mobility as governments begin to reopen their economies.

The health passport is being provided for free to governments around the world.

With its advanced biometrics and online verification, Folio provides certainty that the bearer of the passport is exactly who they claim to be with a verifiable health status at that point in time.

Folio’s digital wallet allows every individual to be in complete control of their privacy.  Their credentials are secured locally on their smartphone, accessible only by them, and shared upon their consent to verifiable authorities.

“In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have tailored our digital identity platform to incorporate this new Mobile Health Passport and are already working with governments that need quick and convenient health status verification,” said Tatiana Cogevina, Folio’s CEO.

“This dedicated solution can be securely deployed for any individual with a smartphone, which is about 3.5Bn people around the world.”

Functions of Folio’s Smart Health Passport solution:

  • Issue mobile certificates that verify health status instantly to an individual’s digital wallet
  • Assure no certificate can be spoofed, tampered or misused by another person
  • Remotely revoke or impose limitations of certificates
  • Enable controls on user access to locations, facilities, and services via biometric authentication

Folio’s Mobile Health Passport also provides a platform for ongoing health related interactions and monitoring (e.g. questionnaires, surveys, notifications).

About Folio:

Folio provides digital identity solutions for government and businesses that need the highest levels of assurance when verifying the credentials of individuals.

Folio has helped millions prove their identity for critical operations such as voting, customer onboarding, and complex regulatory compliance processes.

The Folio app works on most Android and IOS smartphones, conforms to the highest international standards, and is used daily around the world to manage key ID documents like passports and driver’s licenses.

For more information visit Folio.id, or download the app on Google Play or the App Store.

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