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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MYPINPAD certified for contactless card payments on mobile devices 04 August 2020

MYPINPAD, a provider of secure personal authentication for payment solutions on smartphones and tablets, is the first company globally to be certified to the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council’s Contactless Payments on COTS (CPoC) Security and Testing Requirements for its MYPINPAD SoftPOS solution.

Romania passes law on electronic ID cards 04 August 2020

Romania will start issuing electronic ID cards in 2021 under new legislation recently forwarded by president Klaus Iohannis, according to local media.

One Identity and Ping Identity to partner on access 03 August 2020

One Identity, a proven leader in identity-centered security, today announced a partnership with Ping Identity, the Intelligent Identity solution for the enterprise, to provide end-to-end identity management strategies and strengthen access security and control. 

Samsung and Germany to partner on mobile ID 30 July 2020

Samsung's Galaxy S20 will be the first mobile device in Germany allowed to carry the mobile ID solution thanks to its secure chip

Voter ID controversy stirs in the UK 30 July 2020

A series of Freedom of Information requests has revealed that UK government departments do not know who will be hardest hit by mandatory voter ID plans, according to the voters' rights body Electoral Reform Society.

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Payfone rebrands as Prove 29 July 2020

Payfone, the modern platform for continuous identity authentication, announced today that it has rebranded as Prove.

HID Global adds trust to online, mobile banking 27 July 2020

HID Global, a leader in trusted identity solutions, has been solving ID challenges for numerous banks as part of their digital transformations.  

Demax launches FreeEdge passport laminate 23 July 2020

Bulgarian company Demax Holograms has launched FreeEdge, an advanced thin-film laminate with bespoke construction for enhanced security and design to protect paper passport datapages against alteration, replication and simulation including laminate removal and reuse.

IRIS Corp to focus on Trusted ID solutions 23 July 2020

Malaysian tech firm IRIS Corporation Bhd is making headway towards refocusing and establishing itself in trusted identity verification solutions, with direct clients across the globe while also providing technical input, consultation, and advice for a number of others.

Botswana selects Pangea’s eVisa solution 22 July 2020

Travelers to Botswana will soon be able to complete visa applications online and ease their entry into the country and the new service will also reduce the government’s investment of funds, time, paperwork, and manpower allocated for visa applications.

Mexico launches digital driver's licence app 20 July 2020

Mexican officials have confirmed that the country has launched its first digital driver's licence app.

South Korea launches digital driver's licence 16 July 2020

South Korean telcos and its government have jointly launched a digital driver's licence app that will perform authentication through use of a QR code and bar code.

Entrust Datacard launches PKI platform 15 July 2020

Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure issuance technology solutions, today announced Security Manager 10, the tenth generation of its leading Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) platform

Mobbeel chosen for Akisí App 14 July 2020

Mobbeel has strengthened its presence in Guatemala by providing the digital onboarding technology for Akisí App, an Electronic Wallet available for Android devices. 

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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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