Tag Archives: eID

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 »

Coil on Module for contactless ID documents: complete solution with chip and antenna from a single source

By | November 27, 2017

Munich, Germany – 27 November 2017 – The core of electronic ID cards (eID) and passports are powerful and robust security solutions. Security chips in “Coil-on-Module” (CoM) packages offer significant advantages here. Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) is now expanding its internationally proven CoM portfolio with a complete solution for contactless ID documents. The new… Read More »

Indonesia – KPK slaps travel ban on Setya’s wife

By | November 23, 2017

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has requested the Immigration Office issue a travel ban on Deisti Astriani Tagor, the wife of House of Representatives Speaker and graft suspect Setya Novanto. “Investigators need her statement as a witness for suspect Anang Sugiana Sudihardjo in the [electronic ID graft] case,” KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said in a statement on Thursday. He… 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 »

Indonesia – KPK probes Setya’s wife in e-ID graft case

By | November 20, 2017

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators are set to question Deisti Astriani Tagor, the wife of House of Representatives Speaker and graft suspect Setya Novanto on Monday, as a witness in the e-ID graft case. Deisti will be questioned as she was the former commissioner of trading company PT Mondialindo Graha Perdana, that, according to evidence obtained by the… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Liberia Launches National Biometric ID System Today

By | October 30, 2017

The Government of Liberia through the National Identification Registry will officially launch and dedicate Liberia’s National Biometric Identification System (NBIS) today, Monday, October 30 at the registry’s headquarters in Monrovia. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is expected to cut the ribbon to the building, will also enroll into the system and receive the first national biometric identification card.… Read More »

Sri Lanka – Smart IDs from today

By | October 27, 2017

The smart identification card (Smart ID) was launched to the public today by the Department of Registration of Persons (DRP), Department Commissioner General Viyani Gunathilaka said. To symbolize the Inauguration of the Smart ID, the first printed Smart ID was handed over to Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs Minister S. B. Nawinne and fifteen other applicants who applied… Read More »

Lebanon – No progress made over biometric ID cards

By | October 26, 2017

BEIRUT: Parliament’s Finance Committee failed to make any progress on the issuing of biometric national ID cards Thursday. Head of the committee, MP Ibrahim Kanaan, led discussions on the replacement of Lebanese national identity cards. However, Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil did not attend and his approval is necessary to move forward with allocating funds for the replacement… Read More »

Nigeria – National ID Card: Go And Register, Bayelsa Tells Residents

By | October 25, 2017

The Bayelsa State Government has called on its citizens to see obtaining the National Identity Card as necessity and their basic right as citizens. The government also expressed concern over their apathy to the collection of the card.   The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, made the call on Tuesday in Yenagoa, when he… Read More »

Taiwan to issue electronic ID cards in a year: minister

By | October 19, 2017

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) Taiwan’s Interior Minister Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) announced Thursday at the Internal Administration Committee of the Legislative Yuan that electronic identity cards (eID) will be issued within a year. Yeh told legislators that his ministry, in an attempt to communicate fully with the public on this issue, has conducted seminars and phone interviews with people… Read More »

Bulgaria cuts red tape in process of issuing identity cards and passports

By | October 18, 2017

Bulgaria’s government decided on October 18 to reduce the requirements regarding documents to be submitted when applying for the issuing or replacement of identity cards and passports. The changes to the rules mean that when citizens have a change of national identity number, name, permanent address or gender and these facts are recorded in the national population database,… Read More »

Cost effective strategy for polycarbonate card protection

By | October 18, 2017

LOCHOVICE (October 18, 2017) – „The strongest possible document protection is not the most expensive one“ is the name of Optaglio´s recently published white paper. Focusing on strategies for anti-counterfeit protection of polycarbonate documents, it states that many manufacturers spend enormous resources without actually improving protection. Importance of well-considered strategy is emphasised in the white paper.  The paper… Read More »

Veridos Wins Zambian eID Card Project

By | October 12, 2017

Berlin, October 12, 2017 – The Republic of Zambia has awarded Veridos with a contract to deliver polycarbonate electronic ID cards to Zambia. The new eID card, which is equipped with a contactless chip, fulfils the highest quality standards and offers convenient multi-application options to Zambian citizens. “We are pleased to provide the Republic of Zambia with new… Read More »

UAE – TRA, Smart Dubai to launch a unified digital identity card

By | October 12, 2017

DUBAI: As part of its participation in GITEX Technology Week 2017, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, in partnership with Smart Dubai, aiming to develop a unified digital identity in the UAE. The agreement aims to enhance the mutual cooperation between federal and local governments in line with the UAE’s strategy to… Read More »