Category Archives: Projects

Philippines – Davao City submits resolution for national ID card system

By | May 31, 2017

WITH the proliferation of fake identification (ID) in the city, the Davao City Peace and Order Council submitted a resolution to the Office of the President to come up with a national ID card system. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said on Monday, May 29, that to ensure a person’s real identity, the National Government should come up with an… Read More »

New Medicare cards offer greater protection to more than 57.7 million Americans

By | May 30, 2017

New Medicare cards offer greater protection to more than 57.7 million Americans New cards will no longer contain Social Security numbers, to combat fraud and illegal use   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars.… Read More »

UK – Could ID cards help stamp out benefit fraud?

By | May 30, 2017

According to the latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), benefit fraud is costing the UK £2.0bn a year. From scammers posing as deceased relatives through to ex-pats failing to mention they live in Alicante, it’s seemingly only getting worse. The welfare system hasn’t exactly made life easy for itself. An entangled network of needs-based… Read More »

Starting Thursday, Israel to Issue Only Biometric Passports and IDs

By | May 29, 2017

Monday is the last day that the Interior Ministry will issue non-biometric passports and identity cards. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the offices are closed for the Shavuot holiday and as of Thursday, June 1 only biometric documents will be issued. Anyone applying to receive, renew or replace a passport or identity card will be required to be photographed… Read More »

India – Visa eyes big bucks from ‘contactless payments’

By | May 28, 2017

MUMBAI:  Global payments technology company Visa is bullish on the Indian market to grow its contactless payment solutions.The company, which recently launched the country’s first open loop contactless toll payments at NHAI’s Manesar toll plaza, expects an increase in adoption from sectors like retail. “We are likely to witness a major shift in technology migrating from plastic cards… Read More »

African Spy Chiefs Set Deadline for Continental Passport

By | May 27, 2017

The Pan-African passport will come in three types of colors- the Red (diplomats) blue (civil servants) and green (ordinary) and each African country is expected to adopt the process of availing this travel document according to the new draft treaty which was endorsed in Kigali, this weekend. The CISSA Executive Secretary, Shimelis W. Semayat said that it is… Read More »

India – Ex-servicemen will soon get new smart cards to avail healthcare benefits

By | May 26, 2017

NEW DELHI: Veterans will soon get new smart cards to avail healthcare benefits with the ex-servicemen department introducing new security features to ensure that the facility is not misused. The new cards, expected to be issued with two to four months, will have features like a chip that will store all information for the veteran and family members.… Read More »

Lotte Card introduces ‘pay with your palm’

By | May 26, 2017

Lotte Card launched Hand Pay, the first system in the world that can process payments with the scan of one’s palm, on May 16. The payment method was made available at 7-Eleven Signature, an unmanned 7-Eleven in the Lotte World Tower in southern Seoul. Lotte Card’s Hand Pay allows customers to pay using an individual’s distinct vein pattern… Read More »

Philippines – SC urged to stop driver’s license cards deal

By | May 26, 2017

An anti-corruption watchdog asked the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday to block the P829.67-million deal involving the procurement of driver’s license cards with five-year validity from an allegedly anomalous joint venture. In a petition, the Anti-Trapo Movement (ATM) of the Philippines, Inc. urged the high court to stop the Land Transportation Office (LTO) from proceeding with the procurement… Read More »

Over 3.5 mln Ukrainians with e-passports – Poroshenko

By | May 25, 2017

Over 3.5 million biometric passports, also known as e-passports, had been issued as of May 24, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said. “As of today, as the State Migration Service can confirm, over 3.5 million biometric passports had been issued,” he said at a meeting in Volyn regional administration on preparations for the day when visa-free travel rules… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan – Minister of Foreign Affairs: Biometric passports allow to establish a visa-free regime with other countries

By | May 25, 2017

AKIPRESS.COM – Biometric passports allow to establish a visa-free regime with other countries, Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Abdyldayev told a Parliament meeting on May 25.  MPs are reviewing ratification of memorandum between Kyrgyzstan and the United Arab Emirates on mutual visa exemption for official and diplomatic passport holders.  Abdyldayev said that the number of diplomatic passport holders… Read More »

Malawi Govt rolls out mass ID registration; targets 9 million by end of December

By | May 25, 2017

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)- The Malawi Government through the National Registration Bureau (NRB), which houses in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security, on Wednesday rolled out the national-wide mass registration exercise for national identity cards. The program will run in five phases, targeting nine million people for the whole exercise, with expectation to be finalized by December 2017. The… Read More »

NXP Secures Electronic ID Cards and Passports in Ecuador

By | May 25, 2017

Secure, reliable and market-leading electronic identification technology makes NXP a trusted partner for governments around the world; renewed deal includes next-generation ePassports and new advanced multi-purpose eID cards EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, May 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced that the Ecuadorian Government has again chosen NXP’s SmartMX2 secure microcontroller for the country’s new… Read More »

Macau looks to curb fraud with electronic identity cards, biometric and ID checks at ATMs

By | May 24, 2017

The region of Macau is cracking down on theft and identity fraud with new security measures, including a partnership with Gemalto and Veridos that will provide smart electronic identity cards for citizens. Macau’s new eID cards, with contactless “tap and go” support, are made from tamper-proof polycarbonate material, and include security features from Gemalto that include visual anti-counterfeiting… Read More »

Gemalto wins ICMA Élan Award in Card Manufacturing Excellence for Maryland’s secure polycarbonate driver’s license

By | May 24, 2017

Austin – May 24, 2017, Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has received the Élan Award for Card Manufacturing Excellence for its newly implemented Maryland’s driver’s license and identification card. The award, presented by the International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), honors innovative card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers that support a commitment to design… Read More »

USA – Smart ID card-based system makes taking school attendance easier

By | May 24, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. – We live in a tap and go world now, and Legacy High School is adding a new technology that makes life quicker and easier for students and teachers. Legacy is the first school in North Dakota to have a faster automated service that helps take attendance in the classroom. ScholarChip is the new smart ID… Read More »

Philippines – Cayetano vows to review DFA deal for passports

By | May 23, 2017

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano vowed to order a review of the contract entered into by the Department of Foreign Affairs and APO Production, Inc. over the manufacture of Philippine electronic-passports to determine its legality. “One of my concerns will be if the contract is found to be invalid,” said Secretary Cayetano in a press briefing Monday.… Read More »

AU Launches Common Passport

By | May 22, 2017

The African Union has launched a common passport that will grant visa-free access among all 54 member states. At present, only 13 African States are open to all African citizens without advance visas, with many placing severe restrictions on travel.   A recent report from the African Development Bank advised that easing entrance requirements would support economic growth,… Read More »

Uganda – Registration centres beefed up to issue National IDs

By | May 22, 2017

Government is to deploy more officers at national identity card registration centres to expedite the issuance of IDs that are required for phone subscribers to validate their SIM cards. The move comes as telecom operators at midnight on Friday (Saturday morning) started deactivating SIM cards whose owners have not updated their details using national IDs. It follows complaints… Read More »

Afghan Refugees To Get ID Cards And Passports

By | May 22, 2017

The Afghan government will distribute ID cards, passports and birth certificates to Afghan refugees living in Iran, Pakistan and Gulf countries once a verification process has been conducted. Based on an agreement signed on Monday between the ministry of foreign affairs, the ministry of refugees and repatriations and the interior ministry, the first step will see Afghan migrants… Read More »