• Up to 200 thousand accreditations, acting like personal “passport” will determine areas and levels of access
  • Canon has deployed globally recognized protocols, secure data-management software and hardware to help ensure maximum cyber security for all partners and participants
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Canon Middle East (CME), a provider of imaging technologies and services, has enhanced the document and data security at Expo 2020 Dubai by deploying state-of-the-art technology and implementing a range of measures to safeguard both partners and participants – primary amongst which is the usage of accreditation “passports”.

Anticipating more than 200 participants (including nations, multilateral organizations, educational establishments and businesses), an estimated 200 to 300 thousand accreditations are to be issued by Expo 2020. 

All accreditations are being printed on Canon devices and each accreditation will act like a personal “passport”, determining which areas the holder can and cannot access. Recognizing the need to protect the data and documents of all, participants, partners and their staff, Canon has deployed globally recognized protocols and secure data-management software and hardware to ensure maximum data and printing security, and to minimize the risk of any “passport” being copied, duplicated or unlawfully accessed. Moreover, Canon has implemented safeguards at potential vulnerable touchpoints and partnered with McAfee to ensure added layers of embedded protection across both hardware and software. 

Iman Alomrani, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Expo 2020, said: “As part of Expo 2020’s efforts to support imaging and high-speed printing across the site, we have engaged Canon as our official provider of printing and imaging solutions. Our partnership with Canon will help provide secure managed printing services, souvenir printing, professional print displays such as galleries for onsite media professionals, as well as accreditation and onsite registration printing”.

“In today’s digitally connected and tech-reliant world, maintaining high levels of document and data security is critical, because both can be exploited by malicious parties. With cyber-security being of paramount importance at Expo 2020, Canon’s participation will ensure that all accredited participants feel safe, secure and confident that they can operate freely and rest assured that their information is protected throughout the printing and imaging process. Canon is committed to re-imagining the future and as the sole imaging partner for the event, we look forward to helping make Expo 2020 a safe and unforgettable experience for all,” said Venkatasubramanian Hariharan, Managing Director, Canon Middle East and Turkey.

About Canon Middle East:

Canon Middle East, a subsidiary of Canon Europe, is the operational headquarters for Canon in the Middle East is based in Dubai, UAE. 

Founded in 1937, the desire to continuously innovate has kept Canon at the forefront of imaging excellence throughout its 80-year history and has commitments to invest in the right areas and capture growth opportunities. From cameras to commercial printers, and business consultancy to healthcare technologies, Canon enriches lives and businesses through imaging innovation.

Canon’s corporate philosophy is Kyosei – ‘living and working together for the common good’. In EMEA, Canon Europe pursues sustainable business growth, focusing on reducing its own environmental impact and supporting customers to reduce theirs using Canon’s products, solutions and services. 

Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the richest and most innovative products and services to satisfy customers’ creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realize their own passion for image.