Identity verification method using a central biometric authority

  • US 6,928,546 B1
  • Filed: 05/14/1999
  • Issued: 08/09/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/14/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for verifying the identity of one or more parties involved in the transmission of information, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) generating, on the sender side, a first message to the receiver, wherein the first message includes a substantive message to be transmitted and a unique message identifier (UMI)(b) issuing, by one the parties, a second message concerning a posting to a central biometric authority (CBA), wherein the second message includes a biometric sample of the party, and the UMI, and a submission profile of the party;

    (c) providing, at the CBA, verification of the party'"'"'s biometric sample; and

    (d) issuing, by the CBA, a third message including a verification result of the party.

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