As a means of addressing growing geopolitical uncertainty and increasing threats of physical and digital terrorism, public and private sector leaders are co-developing a global, interoperable Known Traveller Digital Identity infrastructure, which leverages Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to enable government and industry leaders to achieve secure and seamless international travel.
The project brings together a community of travel security experts, policymakers, businesses and international organisations through digital interactions, workshops, conferences and other events to:
The project aims to envision the future of travel to ensure both a high level of security and a seamless travel experience for travellers. By bringing together international security agencies, government officials, the IT industry, the travel and tourism sector and leading innovators, the project hopes to help shape the policies of the future of the movement of people.
In effect, today, the cross border movement of people is mostly managed in silos, with national governments having little trust in one another. The objective is to support the creation of a global platform and unified standards which governments will trust and will share information with other States to enhance security within their borders as well as globally. From a traveller standpoint, the project aims to create a connected and hassle free experience enabled by technology for those who choose to opt-in.
By 2030, a passenger might book their trip through technology using a secure platform where information is prepopulated, use a biometric identifier throughout the journey and be part of a global trusted traveller programme.