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Cambridge Blockchain Forms Identity Data Alliance with IHS Markit

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by Angela Guess

A recent press release reports, “Cambridge Blockchain today announced a strategic alliance with IHS Markit through which the companies will offer integrated reference data, operations, and software to support utilities for the collection and management of know-your-customer information (KYC). Financial institutions face growing compliance challenges related to identity, with KYC costs that can exceed $500 million annually for large banks. Strict data privacy rules such as the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) additionally limit the ability to access validated customer identity attributes, with potential fines up to €20 million or 4% of worldwide revenues. The combination of IHS Markit’s kyc.com services with Cambridge Blockchain’s distributed digital identity system resolves the competing challenges of transparency and privacy, resulting in faster customer onboarding, lower costs, and enhanced compliance through a single, trusted and consistent view of customer reference data.”

The release goes on, “Launched by IHS Markit in 2014, kyc.com serves 17 global banks and over 140,000 registered legal entities. The service provides standardized operations for client onboarding and due diligence, with a rigorous industry policy standard for KYC data quality and completeness. Cambridge Blockchain’s software complements IHS Markit’s solutions by offering secure, client-controlled peer-to-peer data sharing and a platform to connect multiple identity validators. The companies’ combined offerings are designed to enable full compliance with stringent data privacy rules including GDPR.”

Read more at Business Wire.

Photo credit: Cambridge Blockchain

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