MIDAS Alliance News

16 May 2017 Could GDPR need Strong Customer Authentication?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires that organisations must secure personal data but also enable data subjects to see what information is held about them. When it’s customer data, how can businesses authenticate that it really is their client who is accessing the data?  The ramifications of this requirement are significant for...

MAY 24, 2016 Whose Regulation Is It Anyway?

Andrew Churchill explores the impact of emerging regulations and security standards on the card and mobile payments industries worldwide.

SOMETIMES IT IS difficult enough for the industry to keep up with new technology threats and opportunities domestically, let alone regionally or internationally. Given the frenetic pace with whic...

24 May 2016 Beyond go live: what next for GOV.UK Verify?

With platform now classed as live service, ID assurance programme head Janet Hughes rules out expanding use for age checks or full replacement of Government Gateway As promised, the GOV.UK Verify ID assurance platform today switched from a public beta to a live service with the simple removal of an online banner, yet work continues to develop fu...

24 May 2016 BSI starts work on new online identity and authentication standard

New PAS 499 standard could be ready in nine months with implications for identity assurance across Whitehall, advocates suggest The British Standards Institution (BSI) has confirmed that it has started work on developing a new standard for enhanced identity and authentication online. Details of the standard's de...

20 May 2016 New code of practice for Enhanced Identity & Authentication Online

BSI, the business standards company has commenced work on PAS 499, a new standard for enhanced identity and authentication online. Identity and authentication underpin all online transactions, and recent legislative developments, ranging from the Electronic Identity, Authentication and Signatures Regulation (eIDAS) to the General D...

12 Feb 2016 MIDAS Alliance response to EBA request for information regarding Payment Service Directive 2

Dec 08, 2015 A retail earthquake coming your way – PSD2

To most retailers when they hear about the new regulations coming out of Europe their initial response is almost always the same – alarm. This is because the European Regulators have decided to shake up the payments industry and have initiated a new payments directive called Payments Service Directive two, which will have a si...

04 Dec 2015 Overview of BSI and relevant standards development

16 Sep 2015 MIDAS Alliance announces a pilot proposal combining the Government’s Verify programme with Payments strong authentication

MIDAS Alliance announces a pilot proposal combining the Government’s Verify programme with Payments strong authentication

At yesterdays Open Identity Exchange OIX UK meeting a representative of the MIDAS Alliance announced that they would be working with the Government to help develop a pilot that combines payments applications with the...

9 Sep 2015 MIDAS Alliance’s Scope

Incredibly, in just three months since inception, the MIDAS Alliance now has over 1,000 people signed up who want to participate in helping to create a new standard. At the last public meeting of the Alliance there was consensus both that there was a need for a co-ordinated approach to managing the myriad regulatory/sectoral and technological st...

30 July 2015 Legal requirements to develop a Standard

The activity where competing or potentially competing companies in a market sector worked jointly to develop a standard is subject to the requirements of competition law. It is therefore important that the participants are aware of those requirements and abide by them. The requirements are as follows:
  1. Standardisation shou...

June 22, 2015 MIDAS Alliance Helps Mobile Wallets Meet EU Standards

A new cross-industry alliance has been formed to help stakeholders to meet impending security standards for mobile wallets in the European market. The new organization is called the Mobile Identity Authentication Standard Alliance, or the MIDAS Alliance. The organization seeks to help organizations meet the SecuRe Pay guidelines being implemente...

June 22, 2015 MIDAS Alliance formed to resolve security issues and promote authentication innovation

June 22, 2015 - Various companies in the security industry have collaborated to establish the MIDAS (Mobile Identity Authentication Standard) Alliance, in an effort to resolve potential issues caused by the European Central Bank’s (ECB) SecuRe Pay guidelines.

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22 June 2015 MIDAS Alliance targets gold standard in mobile payments authentication

A new mobile payments standards-setting body has been created in response to the payment security issues raised by the rise of mobile wallets such as those being deployed by the likes of Apple, Samsung and Google. Called the Mobile ID Authentication Standard (MIDAS), the group h...

22 June 2015 MIDAS Alliance Created to Solve Payments Security Challenges Raised by Mobile Wallet