Tag Archives: e-ID

Nigeria – Maritime Security: Minister Says Biometric ID Now Compulsory for Port Users

By | March 24, 2017

Determined to enhance the level of security in the nation’s seaports, especially in line with international best practices, Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has approved a unified biometric identity card for operatives and workers to access any port facility in Nigeria.   A statement signed by Isichei Osamgbi, head, Corporate Communications of NIMASA, said “it is now compulsory… Read More »

Indonesia – Striking Question, Justice: Did e-ID Project Belong to Golkar?

By | March 23, 2017

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Hearing of alleged corruption case in the procurement project of electronic-based national identity card or e-ID card held at the Corruption Court in Central Jakarta, Wednesday (03/22/2017) yesterday went smoothly and gave attractive colors. This is after a striking question by the judge to the witness from the House of Representatives (DPR) about the e-ID… Read More »

ID4Africa Releases Results of its 2017 Government ID Survey

By | March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017 –  ID4Africa, the organization that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital ID management in the service of development in Africa, has released a detailed annual survey of African governments focused on understanding the continent’s identification requirements. The survey found that Africa’s priorities are focused on pragmatically putting in place and operationalizing robust, high coverage… Read More »

KOMSCO supplies electronic ID cards to Kyrgyzstan

By | March 20, 2017

The Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corp. (KOMSCO) has begun supplying national electronic identification (e-ID) cards to Kyrgyzstan, the company’s first exports of such cards. “Korea has been exporting its advanced systems such as electronic government (e-government). The export of the e-ID cards is meaningful since we have been diversifying our export items,” KOMSCO CEO… Read More »

Indonesia – Ministry Officials to Testify in e-ID Card Case

By | March 16, 2017

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said on Wednesday that Home Ministry officials would be present as witnesses in the second hearing into the e-ID card case. The hearing is scheduled to be held on Thursday at the Jakarta Corruption Court. “[On Thursday] we will delve into the budgeting aspects [of the e-ID case]. There will be witnesses from… Read More »

Is it Time for the UK to Rethink Identity Cards?

By | March 14, 2017

14 March 2017 Last updated at 15:55 GMT Peers in the House of Lords suggest to Home Office minister Baroness Williams of Trafford that the government should have a rethink on identity cards in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union. The previous Labour government’s ID card plan was scrapped after the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition… Read More »

Indonesia – E-KTP Graft Case: KPK Suspects Big Markups

By | March 14, 2017

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) suspects the electronic identity card or e-KTP procurement was plagued with a big markup. Auditors from the Finance and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP) have been invited to KPK to verify the numbers. “The markup of the items is the modus operandi,” says the KPK spokesperson, Febri Diansyah. KPK suspects that… Read More »

Datasonic Hopes Fine Domestic Record Will Boost Overseas Venture

By | March 13, 2017

PETALING JAYA: Datasonic Group Bhd, the company that supplies the government with its electronic passport materials, is hoping that its track record built up so far in the domestic market would pave the way for it to venture abroad. Datasonic group managing director Datuk Hanifah Noordin told StarBiz that securing the mandate from the government enhances the group’s… Read More »

Indonesia: The e-KTP Project and SBY Annual Revision

By | March 8, 2017

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The e-KTP (electronic identification card) project was a project initiated during President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono government. Back then, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, also known as SBY, appointed Gamawan Fauzi as the Interior Affairs Minister. The purpose of the e-KTP project was to provide a single identity system to prevent the use of false identity in criminal… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Israel – Knesset approves making biometric ID cards mandatory

By | February 28, 2017

Final version of law will obligate citizens to put facial recognition information in national database, but not necessarily fingerprints The Knesset on Monday passed a controversial law that will obligate all Israeli citizens to obtain biometric ID cards, with their personal information being stored in a national database. Proponents of the law say it is necessary to prevent… Read More »

Jamaica – Establishment of national identification agency to commence 2017/18

By | February 21, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Establishment of the Jamaica National Identification Agency (JNIA) is to commence in the 2017/18 fiscal year. This is one of the activities to be undertaken as the Government moves to develop a National Identification System (NIDS) that supports secure, reliable and robust verification and authentication of citizens and persons normally resident in Jamaica. A… Read More »

Nepal – Govt to distribute 117,000 biometric IDs in next 18 months

By | August 17, 2016

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The government has geared up its effort to distribute biometric national identity (NID) cards to as many as 117,000 citizens within the next 18 months. The National ID Management Center (NIDMC), which is under the Ministry of Home Affairs, had signed an agreement with a French company, Safran Identity and Security, on July 15 for… Read More »