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…

Latest Headlines

British Airways open for biometric boarding with face recognition 27 March 2017

UK flagship airline British Airways has revealed that facial recognition is now available at a small number of boarding gates

Secure Technology Alliance white paper explores mobile ID 27 March 2017

The Secure Technology Alliance explores new authentication mechanisms and use cases related to mobile ID in a new paper.

ITW Security Division notes benefits of security laminates 23 March 2017

Citing the need to ensure that the variable data of each passport holder be secure and protected from fraudulent activity, ITW Security Division said it has recognised this need and invested in its Holographic, Fasprotek and Passprotek Printed security laminates.

Romania considers eID card scheme 21 March 2017

Romanian officials have confirmed that the country is mulling the introduction of eID cards to improve their identity systems.

State of Washington reveals new ID and drivers licences 15 March 2017

The Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) has deployed its new State Identification (IDs) and Driver License (DLs) system with its partner Valid USA based in Lisle, IL. 

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Kenyan ePassport to be launched in September 15 March 2017

Kenyan officials have confirmed that the country’s ePassport will be ready to launch by September this year rather than April as planned.

Singapore’s Changi Airport to deploy multimodal tech 13 March 2017

Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 will feature a new multimodal biometric border check system using face, iris and fingerprint recognition. 

Safelayer confirms role in Latvian scheme 10 March 2017

Safelayer announces role in digital identity system.

CardLogix Releases M.O.S.T. Card C9 Series: Dual-Interface Microprocessor Smart Cards 10 March 2017

CardLogix, smart card manufacturer and software developer, announced today the newest addition to its M.O.S.T. Card C Series, M.O.S.T. Card C9.   

Smart Card Alliance becomes Secure Technology Alliance 09 March 2017

Industry body the Smart Card Alliance has been relaunched as the Secure Technology Alliance, with the leadership saying the change aims to ensure that the organisation includes a broader range of security and privacy-enhancing technologies.

CEITEC wins certification for ePassport Chip 07 March 2017

Brazilian semiconductor company CEITEC has received certification for its ePassport Chip.

TrustID moves to the cloud for identity validation 06 March 2017

TrustID, a provider of IT-based solutions for validation of personal identification documents, has chosen ABBYY OCR technology to power its TrustID Cloud service. 

Afghan govt makes progress in eID plans 02 March 2017

The Afghan government has approved legislation that recommends the issuance of biometric eID cards in the Central Asian country.

Matica releases case study on US tribal citizens project 01 March 2017

ID card printing and personalisation firm Matica has released details of a unique project it implemented for US Federally recognised tribes to ensure authentication of their tribal citizens.

Washington state adds features to driving licence to deter ID theft 27 February 2017

Washington state has begun issuing driving licences with new security features that authorities say will help to combat identity theft.

New German passport to boast enhanced security features 23 February 2017

Germany’s Interior Ministry has released details of a new passport to be released on 1 March.

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Features

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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