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February 18, 2013
Successful development of biometric digital signature technology
Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the development of provably secure digital signature technology based on the use of biometric information such as finger vein pattern in creating the signature. Through this, it will be possible to achieve an information security platform with the same functionality as the standard public key infrastructure (PKI), based on individual biometric information without using a smart card or password. The technology will be developed as a convenient and secure digital signature technology along with applications such as in the national ID system, electronic government services, and electronic commerce. This work was supported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan.