DataQR has been presented at the 7th NATO Biometric Technical Interoperability Workshop organized by the NATO Communications and Information Agency in the Hague, the Netherlands, on December 1, 2021.
There were 5 other vendor presentations made by the industry and participants included delegations from NATO member states, US government agencies including Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC), Department of Defense Program Management Biometrics (DoD PM Bio), and US Army Europe and Africa (USAREUR- AF). NATO was represented by Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), NATO Special Operations Headquarters (NSHQ), NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE) and NCI Agency. Partner Organizations present were INTERPOL, EUROPOL, European Union Agency for the Operational Management of the Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA), Biometrics Institute, The Netherlands Defence University.
DataQR is applicable to offline verification and secure authentication of vast biometric databases, connecting identities to digital images of biometric prints. Another area of application is information sharing among agencies and countries and data protection compliance.
The presentation included a live demonstration when a DataQR screen was shred over an Internet web conferencing infrastructure and encoded data was successfully decoded with a mobile device, demonstrating remote identification and authentication.
Details have been published in the relevant unclassified report of the NCI Agency.