AssureTec Announces it has Been Awarded Canadian Patent 2,469,797 “Document and Bearer Verification” for Secure Document Issuance & Trust Authority Identity Verification

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This patent enables methodology for secure verification of biometrics and personal information necessary to obtain secure documents and restricted access while limiting the availability of such personal information to others.

AssureTec Technologies, a leader in Identity Document Authentication, today announced that it was awarded Canadian Patent 2,469,797 “Document and Bearer Verification”. This patent enables methodology for secure verification of biometrics and personal information necessary to obtain secure documents and restricted access while limiting the availability of such personal information to others. This Canadian recent award mirrors the earlier award of US Patent 7,003,669 B2 to the Company. Steve Maloney, President and CEO of Assuretec Technologies, stated “the issuance of both the Canadian version and the US version of this patent allows AssureTec to continue to create the most accurate and secure document issuance and identity verification programs for both commercial and government users while enabling the industry’s highest level of protection of personal information.” The award covers methods for verifying the identity of applicants applying for documents, issuers of documents as well as verifying the identity of bearers of documents by obtaining information from the applicant, the documents and or the bearer without disclosing such information.

Over the years, identity documents have become increasingly sophisticated in technology in order to help mitigate fraud and terrorism. AssureTec has long been a leader in biometric and document verification. With this new patent, AssureTec expands its ability to validate not only the document itself but both biometrics and documents against other databases to help counter the threats from improperly obtained real documents and/or more advanced identity theft and it does so while protecting the personally identifiable information (PII) being obtained.

About AssureTec
AssureTec, founded in 2001, is the industry leader in Identity Document Authentication and Data Capture solutions. With proprietary technology and the world’s largest document library, AssureTec has helped organizations determine the authenticity of IDs and streamline workflow. AssureTec’s customer base includes government agencies and many of the Fortune 500 and mid-size to small organizations in the commercial sector. AssureID, the company’s patented technology automatically recognizes any ID document such as passports, visas, driver's licenses and many other types of identity documents; extracts all biometric and alphanumeric data contained in the document, and authenticates the documents using proprietary document forensics. The software operates on its own through a cloud-based offering and on a variety of third party ID scanners produced by leading document scanner manufacturers. For more information call (603) 641-8443, email info(AT)assuretec.com or visit http://www.assuretec.com.

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