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

iProov to partner with Singapore on digital ID 23 September 2020

Four million Singaporeans can now access digital government services online using facial verification implemented by iProov and Toppan Ecquaria for the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech)

Kentucky reaches milestone of 50,000 REAL ID-compliant licenses issued 21 September 2020

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has reached the 50,000 mark in number of REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards issued, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Digital ID Framework to Begin Testing in Canada 17 September 2020

The Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) today announced the launch of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF), a set of digital ID and authentication industry standards that will define how digital ID will roll out across Canada.

HID Global introduces HID ELEMENT 16 September 2020

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has unveiled its new HID ELEMENT product line

Entrust Datacard becomes “Entrust” 14 September 2020

Entrust Datacard today announced a new brand identity and company name – Entrust. 

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Signicat warns on UK digital ID scheme 02 September 2020

John Erik Setsaas, VP of Identity and Innovation at Signicat - a digital identity pioneer who has been working in the field for over 20 years, says the new UK Digital Identity plans could be a new start, or could be another false dawn:

Canada's NWT introduces new DLs, IDs 27 August 2020

The government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) in Canada has announced the launch  of its newly redesigned Northwest Territories (NWT) driver’s licences and general identification cards.

Socure closes $35mn round of funding 26 August 2020

Socure, a leader in identity verification, today announced it has raised $35 million in a new round led by Sorenson Ventures

Afghans in Iraq to get eID, ePassports 26 August 2020

Afghan refugees in Iran will receive identity cards and electronic passports, Afghan Ambassador to Iran Ghafoor Leval said August 22, Ariana News reported.

Germany to raise cost of ID card 25 August 2020

After 10 years, the fees for a new German identity card are increasing from 28.80 euros, to 37 euros from next year.

US launches next-gen USID card 25 August 2020

The Department of Defense is transitioning from its current paper-based Uniformed Services Identification (USID) card to a more secure, next generation USID card. 

Vietnam planning eID project 24 August 2020

Senior Vietnamese officials have confirmed that the country wants to issue chip-based eIDs to improve access to eGovernment services.

SITA facilitates biometrics, touchless travel at Beijing airport 24 August 2020

SITA, a technology provider for the air transport industry, announces its most extensive biometric deployment to date and a new completely contactless experience for passengers traveling through Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA).

Instagram to require govt ID 20 August 2020

Instagram will begin asking people to confirm who’s behind an account when the social media firm sees a pattern of potential inauthentic behavior. 

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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.

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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