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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Pennsylvania extends ID card duration due to COVID-19 28 May 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced this week that expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, and learner's permits, will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

Itsme reaches 2 million users 28 May 2020

Belgian mobile eID service Itsme has reached 2 million users as it marks its third year in operation.

Beyond Identity forms advisory board 28 May 2020

Beyond Identity today announced the formation of an all-star technical advisory board comprising the “Father of SSL,” the co-inventor of public-key cryptography (PKC), and CISOs from two of America’s most successful companies, Koch Industries and Aflac.

Webinar to cover entry-exit scenarios 27 May 2020

A webinar to be hosted by the Festival of Identity will cover the upcoming European Entry-Exit system.

Experian solution tackles synthetic ID fraud 26 May 2020

To combat a growing threat that’s expected to drive $48 billion in annual online payment fraud losses by 2023,1 Experian has announced the launch of Sure Profile. 

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Idemia to explore the 'Citizen Digital Journey' 21 May 2020

In an upcoming webinar in the Festival of Identity, a representative of Augmented Identity firm Idemia will explore the global shift to a more digitalised society.

Trust Stamp raises $1mn 21 May 2020

Trust Stamp, a global provider of AI-powered identity services, raised over $1mm towards its Series A round of funding within the first 36 hours of accepting investments from the general public. 

Identity fraud losses rise 15% 21 May 2020

The 2020 Identity Fraud Report, released by Javelin Strategy & Research, reveals financial institutions’ methods to identify and respond to fraud are no match for criminals’ high-tech schemes to hijack consumer accounts.

Acuant introduces Covid-19 health initiative 19 May 2020

Acuant, a leading global provider of identity verification solutions, today announced it has launched a set of easy to use tools and APIs to help government agencies and employers initiate a safe return to public life. 

IDEMIA appoints new East Africa head 18 May 2020

IDEMIA, global augmented identity solutions provider, has appointed Henry Mkuzi as its East African Region Sales Director as part of the company’s plans to strengthen its local presence.

Webinar explores touchless biometrics to tackle COVID-19 18 May 2020

An upcoming webinar as part of the ground-breaking Festival of Identity series will see a biometric expert cover the field of contactless authentication in "Connecting with Each Other in a Post COVID-19 Touchless World".

Digital ID webinar explores innovation in enrolment 14 May 2020

The critical emerging area of using innovation in digital identity system enrolment will be covered in a Festival of Identity webinar on May 19.

CyberArk acquires Identity as a Service firm Idaptive 14 May 2020

CyberArk, a leader in privileged access management, today announced it has acquired Santa Clara, California-based IDaptive Holdings  (Idaptive). Together, CyberArk and Idaptive will deliver the industry’s only modern identity platform with a security-first approach.

Signicat provides access to German national digital identity service, nPA 13 May 2020

Signicat now offers identity verification and authentication services with integrated support for the new German digital identity card, Neue Personalausweis (nPA)

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White paper: Gemalto - The paper elements of a passport

An expert’s guide to using the paper elements of a passport.

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.

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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