Mobile Identity: Platform for the Emergency Services
Mobile Identity seeks to provide relevant information to emergency services in a faster and more efficient way.
Mobile devices are now a primary communication channel for many citizens and account for over 70% of all emergency calls. They are used to identify consumers for many services, such as banking, but how can they be used to save lives?
Working alongside mobile location, Mobile Identity seeks to provide relevant information to emergency services in a faster and more efficient way. Identity and other relevant information could be provided when an emergency call is made to help respond to the call in a fast and efficient way. It is also a useful tool to fight against false calls and prevent malicious attacks.
This document explores a new model for mobile identity, including the challenges for delivery, and includes EENA recommendations on how we should move forward.
EENA, the European Emergency Number Association, is a Brussels-based NGO set up in 1999 dedicated to promoting high-quality emergency services reached by the number 112 throughout the EU. EENA serves as a discussion platform for emergency services, public authorities, decision makers, researchers, associations and solution providers with a view to improving the emergency response in accordance with citizens' requirements. EENA is also promoting the establishment of an efficient system for alerting citizens about imminent or developing emergencies.
The EENA memberships include more than 1300 emergency services representatives from over 80 countries world-wide, 80 solution providers, 15 international associations/organisations, more than 200 Members of the European Parliament and over 90 researchers.