iGA unites with Beyon Connect to launch enhanced eKey system

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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iGA signs partnership agreement with Beyon Connect
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The Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) has partnered with Beyon Connect, a subsidiary of Beyon Group, in order to launch an enhanced eKey system.

This move comes as part of its commitment to fostering digital innovation and advancing eServices in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

In alignment with the Information & eGovernment Authority’s efforts to improve the existing eKey, this partnership aims to integrate advanced features, advanced technologies, and artificial intelligence within the eKey system. The goal is to offer citizens and residents simpler, more secure, and private access to digital services, thereby enhancing their overall digital experience.

The partnership agreement outlines the launch of a new ekey single-sign-on system, providing users with secure and seamless digital services and identity verification.

Additionally, a mobile app for the eKey will be launched and made available on the eGovernment App Store as well as iOS or Android stores.

The app will use facial recognition and AI technology to enhance security, streamline registration processes, and eliminate the need for in-person visits to service centers. The enhanced eKey system will unify secure access to both public and private sector services that require digital verification, improving security and enhancing the user experience for customers.

Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) Chief Executive, Mohammed Ali Al Qaed said that the partnership aligns with government directives to enhance public-private sector cooperation and invest in technology to improve government processes and service quality. He stressed that this agreement marks a crucial milestone in the Kingdom’s journey toward building a comprehensive digital society.

Beyon Digital CEO, Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa stated that, “This is a momentous occasion, and we are delighted to enter into this partnership with the iGA, to enable a national eKey system that adheres to the highest levels of efficiency and security, and will yield substantial advantages for citizens and businesses in both the public and private sector.”

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