Government ID

This section reports on the emergence of next-generation eID technology, usage and design. From citizen ID cards to residence permits, driving licenses and more, this section will track all the latest developments…

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New German passport to boast enhanced security features 23 February 2017

Germany’s Interior Ministry has released details of a new passport to be released on 1 March.

connect:ID 2017 to explore biometric entry/exit issues 16 February 2017

Secure identity technology event connect:ID 2017 is set to host a high-profile stakeholder debate on the long-awaited implementation of a biometric exit programme in the US. 

Border expert suggests alternatives to Trump's ‘travel ban’ 16 February 2017

Former 9/11 commission border counsel and special counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Janice Kephart has said that a ‘travel ban’ section of President Donald Trump’s recent executive order “is unnecessary and discriminatory”.

French health deal for Safran Identity & Security 15 February 2017

Safran Identity & Security selected by GIE SESAM-Vitale to develop, manufacture and personalise France’s Vitale health insurance cards.

Djibouti taps Imprimerie Nationale for ID solution 10 February 2017

Imprimerie Nationale Group delivers multi-biometric ID documents platform for Djibouti.

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Report: S Korean firms could participate in UN ‘smartcard’ project 10 February 2017

The UN is mulling a biometric ID card that could be used by its staff and representatives, a former senior official has told South Korean media.

China to fingerprint all foreign visitors 09 February 2017

All foreign visitors to China will now be fingerprinted at border points to enhance national security, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday.

Antigua to create biometric vote registry with ePassport system 08 February 2017

The Caribbean island of Antigua plans to establish a system for capturing, digitising and archiving citizens’ fingerprints during the electoral process.

Philippines opts for NXP 03 February 2017

Philippines chooses NXP’s SmartMX2 secure microcontroller.

KEOLABS receives EMVCo 2.6a qualification 02 February 2017

KEOLABS EMVCo validation solution has just received the EMVCo 2.6a analog qualification.

Gemalto scoops Swedish deal 31 January 2017

Gemalto awarded multi-year contract to supply eGov solution to Swedish Tax Agency. 

EU rights agency warns on fingerprinting migrant children 26 January 2017

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has said that plans to strengthen biometric border controls in the continent could infringe the rights of migrant children.  

Croatia welcomes new border kit 26 January 2017

Croatia, which last year struggled with soaring levels of migrants and refugees as people movement swelled across Europe, has been handed new border equipment including biometric scanners. 

Boston might have municipal ID cards by year's end 26 January 2017

The city of Boston has published a request for proposal (RFP) for a vendor who will assess "the demand and feasibility" of implementing a citywide ID programme

Caribbean airport deploys Vision-box ABC solution 24 January 2017

Princess Juliana International Airport in Sint Maarten has deployed Vision-Box self-service biometric Automated Border Control eGates.

TROY unveils PageWide 556 SecureUV printer 20 January 2017

Document security solutions firm Troy has released the TROY PageWide 556 SecureUV Printer, which is specifically designed for high demand security printing applications.

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Hewlett Packard: Implementing mobile electronic identity

In this white paper, Hewlett Packard details an enterprise approach to mobile eID based on hardware tokens in microSD cards.

HID Global - Mobile ID solutions for government-to-citizen applications

Citizen ID documents such as national IDs and driver licenses will ultimately follow the trend toward mobility.

Gemalto - National identity schemes

To enable public administrations, companies and citizens to freely interact while retaining their formal relationships of liability, there needs to be a progressive development in the use of "digital trust" services.

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