Category Archives: Projects

Malawi issues 9 million National IDs in six months

By | December 4, 2017

Lilongwe – Malawi has for the first time after 50 years of its independence issued biometric national identity cards (IDs) to 9 million people. The issuance of the 9 million national IDs follows the implementation of mass registration exercise completed within a six-month period spanning from May to November this year. Various stakeholders have lauded the initiative with many… Read More »

Bangladesh – 16mn new voters to get ID cards

By | December 4, 2017

The election commission (EC) in Bangladesh has said that it was preparing to issue smart national identity (NID) cards to more than 16mn new voters and the process would be completed by the end of 2018. The move is a part of its plan to complete distribution of machine readable cards among all voters before the next national… Read More »

Afghanistan – Technically ready to issue e-ID cards: Telcom Ministry

By | December 2, 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Saturday said necessary preliminary measures regarding the provision of computerized identity cards have been taken. A statement from the MCIT media office said a gathering explaining the work process system of issuing electronic ID cards was held on a trial basis at one of the electric ID cards’… Read More »

IDEMIA Chosen as a Supplier for Cards & Associated Services by L.A. Metro

By | November 27, 2017

BILLERICA, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, today announces that it has been selected by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) as the supplier of TAP cards, and associated personalization services. TAP cards are contactless smart cards designed for use on buses and trains. Metro in Southern California is… Read More »

GNDU inagurates Identity cum Debit Cards distribution

By | November 20, 2017

AMRITSAR : A special function was organized to distribute Identity cum Debit cards to the students in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office of Guru Nanak Dev University. Prof. Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice Chancellor inaugurated distribution of these cards to the students. On this occasion, Prof. Kamaljit Singh, Dean Academic Affairs; Prof. K.S. Kahlon, Registrar; Prof. SS. Behl, Dean Students welfare and… Read More »

Angola – New I.D card comes out on Monday

By | November 20, 2017

Luanda, ANGOLA, November 20 – A new Identity Document (I.D) cards for Angolan citizens, whose validity period is of ten years, starts to be issued this Monday, November 20, ANGOP has learnt. According to the national director for Civil Identification and Criminal Records, Felismina Gandu da Silva, at a press conference held last Friday, the new I.D document… Read More »

Iran – Electronic ID Scheme Ends in March 2019

By | November 18, 2017

Secretary of Iran High Council of Cyberspace says every Iranian will have a smart ID card, a cyber identification number, and a digital signature by March 2019. According to the council’s website, Abolhassan Firouzabadi said, “Smart ID cards, cyber identification numbers and digital signatures are key to establishing and promoting e-governance. Every real and legal person should have… Read More »

Sudan: Sheikhs – Electronic WFP Ration Card ‘Final Nail in Coffin’ for Darfur Camps

By | November 16, 2017

Zamzam Camp — The announcement by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan of a switch to a National Number-based electronic ration card effective 11 December, has met with sharp criticism by leaders of the Darfur displaced who fear many of the most vulnerable people will “fall between the cracks”. Sheiks of the vast Zamzam camp for… Read More »

Jamaica – NIDS Green Light – Senate Passes Nat’l ID Bill Despite Opposition Resistance

By | November 14, 2017

Jamaica will have its National Identification System (NIDS) after all. Hot-tempered exchanges and unkind comments by senators marred the afternoon session of yesterday’s Senate deliberations on the NIDS Bill in the Upper House. However the contentious legislation was passed with 168 amendments at 9:13 p.m. The Opposition voted against the bill. More than 80 minutes was spent debating… Read More »

AYA Bank, MPU, JCB Introduce First Corporate Credit Card in Myanmar

By | November 14, 2017

Yangon and Tokyo, Nov 14, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – Ayeyarwady Bank (AYA Bank), a major commercial bank in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Myanmar Payment Union (MPU), and JCB International Co. Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., today announced that AYA Bank has launched the AYA Universal Corporate MPU-JCB Co-Branded Card in Myanmar. This is… Read More »

ABK enables contactless payments – Tap ‘n’ Go service launched with KNET

By | November 13, 2017

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 13: In an effort to make life simpler for its customers through a series of ongoing enhancements, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) today announced the launch of the Tap ‘n’ Go service with KNET. This technology uses Visa payWave to enable Prestige, Elite and VIP Debit cardholders to transact with the POS devices by tapping… Read More »

UOB the first in Asia to offer Fitbit Pay

By | November 13, 2017

Contactless payments are winning the race when it comes to the payment preferences Customers have spent 10% more each year on health and wellness products and services     UNITED Overseas Bank’s (UOB) cardmembers will be the first in Asia to be able to make Fitbit Pay contactless payments through the new Fitbit Ionic smartwatch. UOB’s latest innovation… Read More »

BOV cards become contactless

By | November 12, 2017

Bank of Valletta has started rolling out its contactless cards. Ivo Camilleri, executive electronic banking, said: “The contactless card upgrade ushers in a new era of digital banking in Malta. The cards combine the security of traditional chip-and-pin cards with the convenience of wireless payments. Paying for low-value items is for the first time easier than paying cash.… Read More »

Costa Ricans Will Have Electronic Passport by 2020

By | November 12, 2017

The electronic passport for Costa Rican citizens is a country project that will soon be put up for open tender with the expectation of having it ready by 2020. With this technology migratory procedures will be done almost automatically through smart doors that will have systems to run fingerprints and facial recognition and will avoid having to spend… Read More »

President Kaljulaid: Estonia did B+ job solving ID card crisis

By | November 10, 2017

Following an extraordinary meeting of the National Defence Council on Friday morning, President Kersti Kaljulaid said that Estonian agencies did a B+ job solving the ID card security issue that cropped up unexpectedly this fall. Kaljulaid told reporters that she convened the National Defence Council because she did not want to let a good crisis go to waste,… Read More »

IDEMIA and JCB Partner to Launch the First F-Code Payment Card in Japan

By | November 7, 2017

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, today announces its partnership with JCB, the leading international payment network in Japan, to introduce the future of biometric payments to Japanese customers. With F-Code, the new generation biometric payment card which replaces your PIN code with your fingerprint, a new chapter opens up… Read More »

IDEMIA and JCB partner to launch the first F-Code payment card in Japan

By | November 7, 2017

With F-Code, the new generation biometric payment card which replaces your PIN code with your fingerprint, a new chapter opens up for biometric payments in Japan and within regional JCB core markets. F-Code reinforces the user’s security and privacy by ensuring a unique and universal identification. It also helps retailers speed up the check-out process as well as enabling banks and… Read More »

Estonia – Government to suspend ID card certificates with security risk at midnight

By | November 3, 2017

The Estonian government decided at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday night to suspend the certificates of Estonian ID cards vulnerable to a detected security risk on Friday night at midnight. The government explained its decision at an emergency press conference called on Thursday night. “I apologize before all of our citizens and people who have not been able… Read More »

Ghana – Issuance of National ID to begin in November 2017-NIA

By | November 2, 2017

NIA will in November 2017 begin the issuance of National Identification smart card to Ghanaians as ways to provide secure authentication and identification for all citizens. The National ID dubbed GhanaCard is meant to be the primary ID card that citizens will use to access all services in the country, including travelling within the West African sub-region. The National… Read More »

Nepal – Indian Company Wins Contract to Supply 750,000 Smart Driving Cards

By | October 31, 2017

Madras Security Printers of India has been given the contract by the government to print and supply additional 750,000 smart driving license cards. The company is also the current supplier of smart driving licenses card. According to the director general of the Department of Transport Management (DoTM), Roop Narayan Bhattarai, three other French companies were also interested to supply the… Read More »