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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Veridos taking part in EU autonomous border R&D 14 January 2021

Veridos, a leading provider of integrated identity solutions, is taking part in EU-funded research projects to enable the next generation of on-the-fly identity verification, investigating new biometric modalities.

Cayman Islands seeks eID developers 13 January 2021

A Request for Proposals was issued by the Cayman Islands government last week for the suite of services and technology required to implement the national ID system.

UK Covid-19 passport from iProov and Mvine enters trial phase 13 January 2021

Mvine and iProov announce today their design for a simple, secure and widely recognised Covid-19 immunity and vaccination passport will now move into live testing. 

Exostar receives Kantara Initiative's Identity Assurance certification 07 January 2021

Exostar, a leader in trusted, secure business collaboration in aerospace and defense (A&D), life sciences, and healthcare, today announced it has been named a full service credential service provider by the Kantara Initiative

MoneyMatrix releases new Identity Monitoring Application 07 January 2021

MoneyMatrix has announced the release of its new Identity Monitoring Application. 

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Uzbekistan begins issuing new ID cards 06 January 2021

Central Asian country Uzbekistan has started issuing new eID cards, with officials saying they will by 2023 replace documents know as "internal passports".

rf IDEAS Delivers WAVE ID for LG Electronics 05 January 2021

rf IDEAS, a leading of credential readers for logical access and authentication, and LG Electronics Inc., today announced a partnership to incorporate WAVE ID OEM secure access technology into LG’s 24CN670 All-in-One Thin Client for Healthcare.

Ondato announces UK expansion 04 January 2021

Lithuanian biometric ID firm Ondato is expanding to the UK, naming London as the site of its new HQ.

IdRamp joins Indicio Network 04 January 2021

IdRamp, a leader in decentralized identity products and services, announced that it now provides market-ready solutions leveraging the Indicio Network, a professionally-run decentralized network for identity.

Health Passport Europe keeps South Africa event safe 30 December 2020

Irish-based Health Passport Europe has partnered with Big Concerts and The Entertainment Group to safely re-open the events industry in South Africa, using latest developments in rapid COVID-19 testing and the secure Health Passport Europe mobile technology.

DHS modernizes critical identification requirements 29 December 2020

As a result of extensive state, industry, and government collaboration, Congress has passed the bipartisan REAL ID Modernization Act. The Act modernizes REAL ID requirements originally set more than 15 years ago.

NetGuardians raises US$19m 21 December 2020

Award-winning Swiss FinTech NetGuardians, renowned for its smarter AI-based enterprise risk platform for combating banking fraud, today announced it has successfully completed a new round of funding.

IATA unveils design elements of IATA Travel Pass 17 December 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) unveiled key design elements of the IATA Travel Pass.

SITA acclaimed for airport automation advances 15 December 2020

Based on its recent analysis of the airport management market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes SITA with the 2020 Asia-Pacific Airport Automation Growth Innovation & Leadership Excellence Frost Radar Award.

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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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