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Accenture Partners Canada, Netherlands and Aviation Players to Utilize Blockchain ID

By Robin Wong | June 19, 2019
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Accenture Partners Canada, Netherlands and Aviation Players to Utilize Blockchain ID

Global professional services giant Accenture will team up with Canada, the Netherlands and other parties to use blockchain technology in identifying travelers.

In the Synchronize Europe conference in London, David Treat, the firm’s managing director of capital markets, has confirmed that the company is working with Canadian and Dutch governments,  as well as Air France-KLM, Air Canada and several airports under this collaboration.

By utilizing blockchain technology, this “Known Traveller Digital Identity” deal will help customizing passengers’ experiences using biometric information, in around 2 weeks’ time.  

“If I’m able to take my user-controlled identity, decide that I actually want to share, so that I can get hyper-personalized service. I want to share aspects of my preferences, my identity with those players […] in my journey, can I get a better service?” Treat stated.

The project initially surfaced in mid-2018 around the World Economic Forum, with officials underscoring the need to facilitate travelers’ data.

“Leveraging new technological advancements can support risk-based approaches to public safety and security, making air travel more efficient while improving the travel experience.” said Canada’s Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, commented at the collaboration with Accenture.

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