Shaping the Future of Security in Travel

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This project will seek to pilot a global, interoperable Known Traveller Digital Identity infrastructure in partnership with the Government of Canada and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This infrastructure will use Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to help government and industry leaders ensure easier and more secure international travel. Together with a community of travel security exports, policymakers, businesses and international organisations, the project will achieve this by:
Piloting the Known Traveller Digital Identity prototype:
Collaborating with the Governments of Canada, the Netherlands and other public and private sector partners to advance the implementation of a multi-country pilot of a Known Traveller Digital Identity prototype
Advancing relationships and designing tools to accelerate adoption and scale:
Building an implementation toolkit that will guide participating entities on introducing components of the Known Traveller Digital Identity into their operations; and expanding collaboration into broader geographic regions, establishing the institutional relationships for further pilots
Influencing global public policy:
Preparing recommendations for standards bodies such as ICAO to influence global policy-making
Exploring new business models:
Producing a portfolio of viable new business models for advancing the development and adoption of digital identity technologies for the travel security ecosystem
Developing advanced risk profiling to expedite the security process:
Outlining recommended frameworks for digital identity-enabled threat/risk modelling for developing individualised/risk-based security and border screening
To learn more about the Known Traveller Digital Identity concept, please see our:
Report: The Known Traveller: Unlocking the potential of digital identity for secure and seamless travel
Video: The Known Traveller Digital Identity explained
Infographic: The Known Traveller Digital Identity explained


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.