Category Archives: Projects

Ukrainians residing in occupied Donbas, Crimea will get biometric passports after additional vetting

By | June 13, 2017

Ukrainian citizens residing in Russian-occupied Donbas and Crimea will be able to receive Ukrainian biometric passports after additional vetting, Press Secretary of the state-run Dokument enterprise Volodymyr Polischuk has said. “To obtain biometric passports, citizens whose residence registration is in the occupied areas of Donbas and Crimea will have to provide additional documents for identification,” he said on… Read More »

Philippines – EMV-delayed banks must set aside funds to cover losses

By | June 13, 2017

BANKS that are not yet Europay Mastercard Visa (EMV)-compliant will soon have to aside provisions to cover any operational loss that may be incurred for not having a more secure chip-based technology, the central bank said. EMV is the global standard for chip-based credit and debit card transactions that are supposedly more difficult for fraudsters to hack into,… Read More »

Swedish railway uses microchip implants

By | June 12, 2017

Sweden’s state-owned rail operator SJ is allowing passengers to use microchip implants rather than conventional tickets.  The idea is currently being trialed just among some SJ members. It means all they need to travel is their left hand and the small microchip implanted in it. Authorities believe implanting the microchip will make the train journey more convenient. SJ… Read More »

NGO To Israeli High Court: Block State From Public Biometric Campaign

By | June 11, 2017

An NGO asked the Israeli High Court of Justice to block the state from a public campaign it kicked-off earlier Sunday to convince the general public to sign up for smart card-identification and the country’s biometric database. The NGO, the Digital Rights Movement (DRM), asserted that the campaign is designed to fool the public into signing up for all… Read More »

India – Kochi-One smart card to be launched on June 17

By | June 11, 2017

The much awaited multi-purpose Kochi-One smart card for commuters will be launched during the inaugural function of the Metro project on June 17. The passengers can use the co-branded cards for taking various modes of transport including private buses, boats and also for mercantile and internet transactions. It can be linked to any bank account of the user… Read More »

Philippines – LTO chief faces another complaint over P830-M driver’s license cards

By | June 9, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief Edgar Galvante is facing another criminal complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with his office’s alleged anomalous driver’s license card projects. In its 14-page complaint filed Thursday, advocacy group Anti-Trapo Movement (ATM) represented by its founding chairman Leon Peralta, urged the ombudsman to investigate Galvante and 12 other individuals… Read More »

Peninsula FCU Finds Convenience and Security In CPI Card Group’s [email protected] Solution for In-branch Instant Issuance

By | June 9, 2017

LITTLETON, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CPI Card Group (NASDAQ:PMTS, TSX:PMTS), a global leader in financial and EMV®chip card production and related services, announced that Peninsula Federal Credit Union has implemented [email protected] to provide in-branch instant issuance of EMV-enabled debit throughout its network of branches. Established in 1941, the Michigan-based credit union was in search of an instant issuance solution that would… Read More »

Ghana – Introduction of new driving license, discovery of massive fraud grab headlines

By | June 8, 2017

The introduction of new license for drivers and discovery of fraud at Ghana’s Youth Employment Agency (YEA) dominate the headlines of Ghanaian newspapers on Thursday.The Daily Graphic reports that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) will from July 18 this year introduce a new biometric driving license as a measure to improve on the services rendered to… Read More »

UK – Go-Ahead launches contactless payments in Oxford

By | June 8, 2017

Go-Ahead has begun accepting contactless EMV payments on buses and coaches at its Oxford division, comprising Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel and Carousel Buses. The project is the result of a partnership between Go-Ahead, Ticketer and Littlepay, and the deployment is believed to be the largest outside of London to use back office technology based on the UK… Read More »

Biometrics 101: A Brief History of Biometric National ID Cards in Liberia

By | June 6, 2017

n 2011, the Government of Liberia created the National Identification Registry, an autonomous agency that would be responsible for developing and administering a National Biometric Identification System for all citizens and residents of the Republic of Liberia. This is no small undertaking, but six years later, NBIS is almost a reality. About this time last year, the executive… Read More »

East Timor government goes live with Gemalto’s electronic passport solution

By | June 6, 2017

​Singapore, June 6, 2017 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, partners with the East Timor government to start issuing state-of-the-art electronic passports (ePassports) to its citizens. The complete solution comprises the ICAO-compliant ePassports and a suite of capabilities such as easy enrollment, biometric data capture, de-duplication of redundant biometric information, disaster and data… Read More »

Lucozade helps London commuters ‘find their flow’ with contactless bottles

By | June 2, 2017

Lucozade is giving Londoners a helping hand in getting from A to B with the release of limited edition contactless bottles which can be swiped for entry to the city’s Tube network as well as offering a refreshing drink. Thousands of Unstoppable Bottles will be distributed to lucky tube-riders between 30 May and 2 June (today) as an… Read More »

Mexico’s Capital Taps Mastercard to Make City More Digital

By | June 1, 2017

As people all over the world are leaving rural areas and moving to cities in search for jobs, education and a better life, city governments are challenged to meet the expectations of a growing urban population. When the UN General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable was identified as… Read More »

Malawi – MEC to use national IDs for 2019 elections; signs MOU with NRB and NICE Trust

By | June 1, 2017

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost) – The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on Wednesday disclosed that it will use the National Identity Card (ID), which the National Registration Bureau (NRB), is currently processing, for the 2019 general elections. MEC went further and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NRB and National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE), during a high-level meeting, held in… Read More »

Israel Transitions To Biometric Passports And IDS

By | June 1, 2017

Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority (PIA) began issuing only biometric passports and identity cards on Thursday after a years-long tug-ofwar between biometric proponents and privacy advocates. Non-biometric passports and IDs will remain valid until their expiration date. Any Israeli renewing or applying for a passport or ID card will now need to be photographed for a database, although… Read More »

Four Canadian provinces award new contract to Gemalto for secure driver’s license cards and issuance

By | June 1, 2017

​​​Amsterdam- June 1, 2017, Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that it won four contracts to provide a new, highly-secure polycarbonate driver’s license in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The Atlantic Provinces sought a provider with a strong position as an innovative partner capable of producing laser-engraved polycarbonate… Read More »

Harnessing digital technology for legal identity

By | June 1, 2017

01 Jun 2017 by Niall McCann, Policy Advisor, Electoral Assistance, UNDP and Lea Zoric, Policy Analyst, Gender and Elections, UNDP An estimated 1.5 billion people in the world today lack “legal identity”, meaning they do not have access to identification documents such as birth certificates, national ID cards or passports. In short, they cannot prove who they are.… Read More »

China – Permanent residents to get new ID cards

By | June 1, 2017

HOLDERS of Chinese green cards can apply for “foreign permanent resident ID cards” from today, the Ministry of Public Security announced yesterday. The new machine-readable cards with embedded chips are similar to Chinese citizens’ identity cards and will replace the current permanent residence cards. The new cards can be used to access finance, education, hospital, transport, telecommunications, tax,… Read More »