Digital Dubai Authority Signs Collaboration Agreement With FaceTec & Gulf Data International

SUMMERLIN, Nev., Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Digital Dubai Authority (DDA) has signed an agreement with global leader in 3D face authentication software, FaceTec, and Gulf Data International (gDi), a leading IT solutions provider and systems integrator in the MENA region, to collaborate on Artificial Intelligence applications in biometric face verification technology. As the Dubai government entity mandated with ensuring the emirate’s smart transformation, the DDA has set strategic objectives to embrace state-of-the-art technologies and embed them in government services designed to make life easier and happier for Dubai’s inhabitants, transforming the emirate into the world’s smartest and happiest city.

The primary goal of the DDA initiative is to enable a safe, seamless, personalized city by “delivering services and initiatives across six strategic themes,” contributing to enhanced experiences within “all city dimensions.” The Digital Dubai Authority envisions a thoroughly modern city where all its resources are fully optimized while protecting the people and the information, creating the most enriched living and business environments possible.

gDi, founded in 1983, is a highly respected technology integrator providing services in the MENA region.

“gDi is proud to have partnered with FaceTec, the global leader in 3D Face Authentication technology,” said Omar Atta, CCO of gDi. “FaceTec provides its enhanced security process, which is now becoming a new industry standard in the modern technology sector, to a worldwide list of prestigious clients. Collaborating with FaceTec to bring their solution to this region will finally allow biometric authentication to flourish as it should, ensuring the market will be using the best technologies available to maintain its high-security standards while greatly enhancing the user experience. Digital Dubai is considered a regional leader in both technology implementation and citizen satisfaction, and acts as a major pillar in overseeing the constant growth of Dubai. Collaborating with Digital Dubai on such an important solution is truly special as they are one of the globe’s spearheads in innovation,” continued Atta. “FaceTec’s solution will enable some of the great use cases that have been designed to come to life throughout the region, as organizations will finally have the confidence needed in their authentication provider.”

To meet the very high standards for this level of user authentication, exceptionally strong and reliable biometric authentication technology is a requirement.

“We are so happy to be working with gDi, such a highly-regarded organization in the MENA region,” said Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO of FaceTec. “The DDA requires their solutions to consistently demonstrate exceptional performance and value, and we are honored to have been chosen over dozens of other vendors from around the world to be one of their technology partners for the important, forward-thinking plans for the city.”


About FaceTec

Founded in 2013, with staff in the United States, Brazil, Portugal, Mexico, and Singapore, FaceTec is the leading provider of 3D Face Verification and Authentication software. FaceTec’s patented, industry-leading Certified Liveness Detection, face matching, optical character recognition,and age estimation technology biometrically binds the unique, live, 3D user to their personal account, creating a secure chain of trust for mobile and web applications.

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About FaceTec 3D Face Authentication

FaceTec’s pioneering 3D Face Authentication is fast becoming the global standard in onboarding, KYC, and ongoing authentication, and stops ID fraud and unauthorized access for tens-of-millions of users on six continents for many of the world’s leading organizations in IAM-IDV, financial services, mobile payments, border security, connected transportation, blockchain-cryptocurrency, e-voting, and more.

FaceTec’s 3D Face Authentication Platform features:

  • 100-percent software, for all modern smartphones, tablets, and PCs with webcams
  • World-leading 3D Face Matching rate of 1-in-12.8M FAR at less than 1-percent FRR
  • Patented UI generates data-rich 3D FaceMaps™ from standard 2D cameras
  • $100,000 Spoof Bounty Program & Levels 1&2 Certified Liveness Detection
  • Unshareable, unphishable 3D FaceMaps ensure trust without creating a honeypot
  • IDV dashboard with integrated 1-to-N de-duplication & fraudulent user lists
  • World-leading 1-in-500,000 FAR 3D FaceMap-to-2D-photo-ID matching
  • Free anonymous age estimation and age checks with every 3D Liveness Check
  • Free 2D single-frame Liveness Checks for semi-supervised scenarios
  • Fast, intuitive interface with 98-99% first-time, real-world user success rates
  • Easy to integrate, customize, deploy, and manage

Developers can access the FaceTec Demo Apps from for iOS, Android and any PC with a webcam, and FaceTec Developer Accounts are available for free at



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About Gulf Data International

GDI is a pioneer in digital transformation and automating businesses in the MENA region since its establishment in the UAE in 1983. This IT solutions provider and systems integrator identifies advanced technology opportunities using AI and other emerging technologies for regional organizations in verticals like the public sector, banking, healthcare, and oil & gas, to better their functional capabilities. It delivers solutions in systems integration, enterprise resource planning, corporate performance management, and systems development. It also delivers vertical solutions in transport management, manufacturing, asset management, and waste management.

Having successfully implemented hundreds of projects all over the Middle East, their team of consultants, project managers, and developers are experienced professionals who combine a solid technology foundation with an in-depth understanding of business processes. gDi services are dedicated to 100% customer satisfaction. It does this through a series of full project life-cycle services including project management, planning, analysis, design, construction testing, deployment and post deployment support.


About Digital Dubai Authority (DDA)

The DDA will serve as Dubai’s official government body responsible for developing a secure digital environment that ensures cybersecurity and protects data, information systems, and communication networks in every sector in the emirate. The Smart Dubai Department, the Smart Dubai Government, the Dubai Data Establishment, the Dubai Electronic Security Center and the Dubai Statistics Centre will consolidate and start operating under the DDA’s umbrella. The city of Dubai will be setting an example in developing best practices and systems that make life easier for the city’s inhabitants, in addition to designing better, more streamlined procedures for life and business.

Media Contact

John Wojewidka, FaceTec, Inc., 1.415.997.9235, [email protected]




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