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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Dermalog eyes Philippines ID card project 19 September 2017

German biometrics firm Dermalog is interested in the Philippines' ID card project, after recently developing the country's driving licence.

ThreatMetrix and Nok Nok Labs partner on FIDO-compliant solutions 18 September 2017

Digital ID firm ThreatMetrix has announced a new partnership with authentication suite developers Nok Nok Labs.

Australia to strengthen biometric security for airport, seaport staff 18 September 2017

Biometric security is going to be implemented for airport and seaport staff in Australia.

AAMVA launches proof of concept for mDL 14 September 2017

The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) has announced an operational Proof of Concept of a mobile Driver License (mDL).

Acuant reports revenue and profitability rise 13 September 2017

Data capture and ID authentication solutions firm Acuant has announced record revenue and profitability over the past year.

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Experts tackle document fraud as factor in organised crime 13 September 2017

A kick-off meeting of the Horizontal Expert Working Group on Document Fraud, led by France and supported by Europol and Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, was held at Europol’s headquarters this week in The Hague. 

Iceland selects secunet PKI solution 13 September 2017

Electronic travel documents in Iceland will soon be authenticated using a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) by secunet

secunet comments on waiting times at airports 12 September 2017

Staff from border control firm secunet Security Network have commented on a recent open letter to the EU Council of Ministers by the international air transport associations IATA, A4E, AIRE, ERA and ACI Europe.

connect:ID announces new plans for 2018 11 September 2017

The organisers of the next-generation identity solutions event connect:ID 2018 have revealed new initiatives for the event’s fifth edition.

Equifax admits cyberattack could impact on 143m customers 08 September 2017

Credit report giant Equifax says some 143 million mostly US customers have had their information compromised in a cyber security breach.

Gemalto's biometric passports being used in over 30 countries 07 September 2017

Digital security firm Gemalto has announced that its ePassport technologies are now being used in over 30 different countries.

Jenetric launches Livetouch Quattro Mobil 07 September 2017

German biometrics firm Jenetric plans to launch Livetouch Quattro Mobile, a handheld scanner, which also allows the scanning of documents and taking an electronic signature,

SuperCom wins 8-year contract for Iceland's ePassport and ID card system 06 September 2017

ID solutions firm SuperCom hasannounced that it has won an 8-year contract for the development, delivery and maintenance of a new central personalization system for electronic passports and polycarbonate national electronic ID cards, for Iceland. 

Fingerprints joins Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition 04 September 2017

Swedish biometrics firm Fingerprints has become a member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition.

EU official touts blockchain for digital refugee identities 31 August 2017

A task force within the European Parliament wants to explore how blockchain technology could give digital identities to refugees, public documents suggest.

Kenya launches ePassport 31 August 2017

Kenyans have welcomed the launch of a new ePassport, with some claiming however that it has taken 17 years to arrive.

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Features

White paper: Slovakia prototypes mobile electronic identification (MeID) solution

Empowering e-government by shifting to smart cards is accelerating the arrival of a new era of mobile identity and electronic documents.

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.

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