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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HID Global to acquire Crossmatch 24 September 2018

Identity solutions firm HID Global has announced that it has acquired Crossmatch, a biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions firm, from Francisco Partners. 

Georgia DDS taps Gemalto for license tech 19 September 2018

Gemalto provides Georgia’s Department of Driver Services with polycarbonate driver’s license.

Planet Biometrics joins international ID coalition 13 September 2018

Planet Biometrics, a sister publication of Security Document World, has joined an international coalition calling for the recognition of September 16 as International Identity Day.

Tokenworks selects Acuant to combat fake IDs 13 September 2018

Acuant, a global provider of identity verification solutions, today announced that Tokenworks, aprovider of ID scanners and identification software, selected Acuant's AssureID to enhance TokenWorks' advanced identity verification system IdentiFake.

Nigeria told to consolidate ID cards 12 September 2018

A senior Nigerian official has called on the Federal Government to conslidate all personal ID cards into one to ease access to government services.

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China ID card launched for Hong Kong, Macau and 'Taiwan' residents 05 September 2018

Residents of Hong Kong and Macau are flocking to apply for a new smart ID card which the government says will give them - and residents of the self-ruled Taiwan - access to services in the Chinese mainland.

eID to be mandatory in Latvia 03 September 2018

eID cards are set to become mandatory ID for all Latvians over 15, according to local media.

Azerbaijan launches biometric ID 31 August 2018

Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev has been presented with the first national biometric ID card to be issued.

Regula releases new document reader SDK 29 August 2018

Secure document tech firm Regula released a new version of Document Reader SDK - 4.12.1. 

Sun Chemical Security division becomes Luminescence 28 August 2018

Sun Chemical announces that the Sun Chemical Security division will operate under the brand name of Luminescence,  and that Paul Cooper will take charge.

Entrust Datacard enhances mobile solution 24 August 2018

Trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions firm Entrust Datacard has announced new capabilities for the company’s Mobile Smart Credential solution. 

Keesing Technologies expands in China 23 August 2018

Keesing Technologies is expanding its market presence to China. Recently, the company has entered into a partnership with Resonant. to service this market. 

Scotland to pilot Digital ID scheme 20 August 2018

Scotland’s local government Improvement Service, has revealed there will be several upgrades made to the myaccount digital portal, through which citizens can access public services.

Daon chosen for NZ Government’s RealMe Now App 17 August 2018

Daon's IdentityX Platform will now feature in the NZ Government's RealMe Now app

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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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