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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Paper technologies take spotlight in new report 17 January 2018

The numerous and complex anti-counterfeiting solutions that are used in passport pages have been highlighted in a new white paper released by Gemalto.

Tunisian biometric ID programme faces privacy challenge 15 January 2018

A biometric ID card proposal has officially been withdrawn from consideration in the Assembly of the Representatives of the People (ARP) in Tunisia, say NGO groups.

SDW 2018 launches exhibition registration 11 January 2018

The organiser of next-generation identity solutions and document security event SDW 2018, Science Media Partners, has opened registration for the show’s exhibition.

UIDAI introduces ‘Virtual ID’ 08 January 2018

India's UIDAI has introduced a new concept of ‘Virtual ID’ which Aadhaar-card holder can generate from its website and give for various purposes, including SIM verification, instead of sharing the actual 12-digit biometric ID.

Ghana government launches instant eID issuance 04 January 2018

Entrust Datacard technology used by government of Ghana.

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Optaglio develops mathematical simulation for smarter hologram design 03 January 2018

High-resolution security holograms firm Optaglio has announced meeting a key milestone in its holograms mathematic simulation project, delivered together with Ostrava Technical University.

Taiwan forced to correct ePassport error 02 January 2018

Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) will use stickers to cover an error it made in the newly updated Taiwan ePassport.

Swiss National Bank acquires majority stake in Landqart AG 28 December 2017

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has acquired 90% of the shares in Landqart AG, a Swiss manufacturer of banknote substrates and passport and visa paper.

China uses biometric eID with chat network 27 December 2017

The government of Guangzhou in China’s southern coastal province of Guangdong has issued an electronic identity card for use with WeChat, an online messaging platform from Tencent. 

secunet egates speed up boarding in Vienna 18 December 2017

German identity tech firm secunet has revealed that the implementation of biometrics-based eGates has ensured shorter transfer times as well as faster arrivals and departures at Vienna airport. 

Thales acquires Gemalto, beating Atos bid 18 December 2017

French defence firm Thales has snapped up digital identity and cyber security firm Gemalto in a deal worth $5.6bn, less than a week after Atos made a lower offer. 

connect:ID 2018 opens registration 14 December 2017

The organisers of identity trends and technology event connect:ID 2018, Science Media Partners and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA), have announced that registration is now open.

SDW 2018 to release low-price conference tickets 14 December 2017

Next generation secure identity solutions event SDW 2018 is launching a small batch of very low-price conference ticket sales on Monday, 18 December, but only a very limited amount.

Secunet notes milestone in standardisation for document checking process 13 December 2017

German identity security firm secunet has become the first provider to implement the new BSI TR-03135-3 "High Level Document Check Interface Specification (HLDC)" Technical Guideline in border control products.

Brazilian driving licence adopts OSPT Alliance specification 12 December 2017

OSPT Alliance’s open standard for secure transaction solutions, CIPURSE, has been specified for a new card based driving licence scheme in Brazil.

EC proposes major IT overhaul for border control, migration management 12 December 2017

The European Commission has proposed a major upgrade of EU information systems for security, border and migration management. 

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Features

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.

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