Identifying Some 27 Million Ghanaians Biometrically

By | March 6, 2017

From Lawra to Aflao, Half Assini to Bawku, all over Ghana people will queue for an identity. Every person, regardless of age, gender, socio-economic status will document his or her personal details including name, date of birth, and contact information into a single database. You will scan your fingertips and take a picture. This picture will be synced… Read More »

Optaglio – Interest in “Document´s Fingerprint” is Growing

By | March 6, 2017

OPTAGLIO today announced several new negotiated contracts on its new product, OPTAGLIO OVImage which fully protects against counterfeiting and also enables to identify a particular document. The document can be identified even if it has been tampered.  Security holograms are generally accepted as the strongest available anti-counterfeit protection measure. Imitation of advanced security holograms is impossible or close… Read More »

India – Press Release: Personal Data of Individuals Held by UIDAI is Fully Safe and Secure

By | March 5, 2017

 Press Statement 05.03.2017 During the last few days, some news items and articles have appeared in various print and social media alleging breach of Aadhaar data, misuse of biometrics, breach of privacy, and creation of parallel databases etc. The UIDAI has carefully gone into these reports and would like to emphasise that there has been no breach to… Read More »

Kenya – IEBC to start register clean-up amid integrity queries

By | March 5, 2017

The integrity of the voter register has continued to face questions ahead of the August election even as the electoral commission seeks to start cleaning it up. However, it is a task that has a long history of controversy and this time may not be different. In January, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) admitted that 78,000… Read More »

Indonesia – E-KTP Case Goes to Trial

By | March 5, 2017

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is set to reveal details behind alleged irregularities in the first court hearing in the electronic identity card (e-KTP) graft case on March 9 at the Jakarta Corruption Court. “We will deliver the facts that indicate irregularities in the e-KTP case, starting from budgeting procedure up to the alleged flow of funds to… Read More »

No One Can Forgery in Electronic National ID Cards Process: Baher

By | March 5, 2017

After Adjustment of the 6th Article of the Population Registration Act and adding of word “ Afghan” now Chief of the Identity and Digitalization of  Electronic National ID Cards Zemaray Baher said no one can forgery in Electronic National ID card process . Chief of the Identity and Digitalization of Electronic National ID Cards Zemaray Baher said, “There… Read More »

Evolis Launches Edikio

By | March 5, 2017

volis, the worldwide leader in plastic card personalization solutions, has developed three new all-in-one solutions for price labeling on plastic cards that meet the diverse needs of small, independent food retailers up to large retail outlets. No more hassles of illegible and unattractive labeling! With these office solutions for the design and printing of price tags, the retailer… Read More »

STMicroelectronics Announces Filing of its 2016 Annual Report Form 20-F

By | March 3, 2017

Geneva, March 3, 2017 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that it has filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2016 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 3, 2017. The Company’s Form 20-F and complete audited… Read More »

Thailand – Don says e-passport stock won’t run out

By | March 3, 2017

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on Friday reaffirmed that the e-passport issuance service will continue as usual despite earlier reports the ministry was set to run out of passports. Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on Friday reaffirmed that the e-passport issuance service will continue as usual despite earlier reports the ministry was set to run out of passports. “We have… Read More »

Details: Singapore’s new digital identity scheme

By | March 3, 2017

The Singapore Government is looking at three key features for its new digital identity system, Minister in charge of Smart Nation, Vivian Balakrishnan has revealed. “I have asked the team to look at three features in the short term,” he said in Parliament yesterday. “One, to include biometric elements; two, to enable encryption; and three, to have open… Read More »

Gemalto Full Year 2016 Results

By | March 3, 2017

Full year revenue of €3.13 billion with an acceleration in fourth quarter revenue growth Platforms & Services revenue exceeded €1 billion, a year ahead of the current multi-year development plan Company gross margin increased by +155 basis points, to 40.5% Profit from operations grew to €453 million with strong free cash flow of €318 million, leading to net… Read More »

UK – First UK ePassport Gates opened in Paris

By | March 3, 2017

The British Ambassador to France, Lord Llewellyn and the Director-General of Border Force, Sir Charles Montgomery opened the UK’s first overseas ePassport Gates on 2 March 201. In a ceremony at the UK’s border control at Paris Gare du Nord, the Ambassador hailed the positive changes the gates would bring to passengers. ePassport Gates use the latest technology… Read More »

IDEX and Card Tech extend partnership to deliver a biometric card module

By | March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017 –  IDEX and Card Tech have extended their partnership to collaborate with a top-tier card integrator to deliver a biometric card module solution using IDEX’s flexible, ISO compliant off-chip fingerprint sensor and Card Tech’s electronic system expertise and patented technology for secure biometric card products. The program targets mass deployable smartcard programs in the government ID… Read More »

GSMA Congratulates Winners Of The 2017 Global Mobile Awards

By | March 2, 2017

Barcelona: The GSMA today congratulates all winners of the 2017 Glomo Awards. Glomo Award hosts, TV presenters Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley, announced the awards during a series of ceremonies and Mobile World Live TV presentations throughout the week at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  “Our congratulations to all of the winners and nominees of the… Read More »

Record-Breaking Year For GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS As 108,000 Attend Industry’S Premier Evens

By | March 2, 2017

Mobile World Congress 2017 Sees 7 Per Cent Increase in Visitors Barcelona: The 2017 edition of Mobile World Congress attracted a record 108,000 visitors*, an increase of 7 per cent over the previous year, the GSMA reported today as the show came to a close. Visitors from 208 countries and territories worldwide attended this year’s event, held at… Read More »

Thailand – Foreign Ministry reassures on issuance of e-passports as deadline looms

By | March 2, 2017

March 02, 2017 THE ISSUANCE of e-passports for Thai citizens will continue as usual, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday after reports that passports would be unavailable within three days after the contract with a consortium of outsourcing companies expires. Two years ago, the ministry signed a contract with the outsourcing companies to issue passports, stipulating that the company… Read More »

The impact of Java Card technology yesterday and tomorrow: Safran Identity & Security celebrates 20 years with the Java Card Forum

By | March 2, 2017

March 02, 2017 As a long-standing member, Safran Identity & Security takes part in the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Java Card Forum, an industry organization dedicated to promoting and developing interoperable Java Card technology products. Until today, 20 billion Java Cards have been sold, and Java is the most common IT platform worldwide. “Over the… Read More »

Consumers Voice Preferences, Wishes in Ways Technology Power Payments

By | March 1, 2017

Fifth Annual Mastercard Digital Payments Study Highlights Social Media Trends Around Digital Wallets, Artificial Intelligence and More SINGAPORE – March 1, 2017 – Digital wallets continued to gain prominence in smartphones and laptops worldwide and dominated the discussion of new ways to pay, with the topic now topping 83 percent of Asia Pacific conversations and 75 percent of… Read More »

COMPRION eUICC Profile Manager Supporting Phase Two of GSMA Specifications for Consumer Devices

By | March 1, 2017

March 01, 2017 COMPRION’s modular tool for efficient eUICC life-cycle management now supports phase 2 of the GSMA specifications for consumer devices. Phase 2 of SGP.21 and SGP.22 will be the new basis for worldwide interoperability of Remote SIM Provisioning for consumer devices. The eUICC Profile Manager for phase 2 will be introduced at the Mobile World Congress… Read More »