Gemalto has renewed its multi-year contract to personalise and issue ePassports for Norwegian citizens.
The company has been managing the entire delivery process from the production of the travel document through to personalisation and operated issuance services since 2005. Deployment is carried out from Gemalto’s Oslo-based secure service centre.
“To date we have delivered several million ePassports to the field, with high levels of satisfaction from both citizens and travel authorities," says Lars H Boehler, director of Norway’s National Police Computing and Material Service.
The new ePassport and issuance system features Extended Access Control for increased protection of biometric and privacy sensitive data, as well as innovative security features in the polycarbonate data page.