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

  • The Internet of Things: Overdue for a Security Upgrade

    Lately everyone seems abuzz about the Internet of Things (IoT). And for good reason. A study released Wednesday by Gartner estimates that 4.9 billion "things" will be connected to the Internet of Things this year. The research also predicts that spending on IoT support services will increase from $69.5 billion in 2015 to $263 billion in 2015. With all this potential for growth, it's important that we keep some fundamentals in mind. And nothing is more fundamental than security when it comes to devices that will collect, transmit, and analyze our personal data.


  • The Secure ID Coalition Calls on OPM to Fully Implement Authentication Security Requirements Following the Newly Revealed Data Breach

    On June 4, 2015, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) revealed it was the victim of a massive data breach that included the personal information of approximately four million current and former federal employees. The attack is only the latest in a series of major security failures at the agency, demonstrating the need to more fully implement existing information security regulations and take additional steps to restore public confidence in government.

  • SIDC Announces Its 2015 State ID Report

    The Secure ID Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its newest report, State Secure Identity Practices and Policies in 2015. In this document, the Coalition reviewed identity security policies and procedures in 10 U.S. states representing a majority of the U.S. population, and assigned each of the states a secure identity composite score that takes into account each state's primary identity documents, eGov practices, benefit card identity management, health & safety identity documents, and legal landscape. The report represents the start of an important dialogue regarding state identity security.