Tag Archives: eID

Maldives – President inaugurates Passport Card; multifunctional features

By | October 11, 2017

The President, this Wednesday, inaugurated the Passport Card which has multifunctional features, making Maldives the first country to introduce a multifunctional polycarbonate passport card. The newly unveiled polycarbonate Passport Card can be used as an ID card and license card. In addition to being usable for both domestic and international air travel, the Passport Card can be linked… Read More »

Cracking of one ID card would require Estonia to deactivate 750,000 cards

By | October 4, 2017

Should even one of Estonia’s national ID cards be cracked, the certification center of the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) would be obliged under law to void all of the approximately 750,000 cards containing the chip in which a security flaw was discovered at the end of August. “In principle, if someone manages to crack the card… Read More »

Bangladesh – EC goes for new smart NID scheme

By | October 1, 2017

The Election Commission has decided to take up a state-funded project to distribute smart NID cards among voters following a failed attempt to get the work done through joint finance with the World Bank. The proposed Tk 1,600-crore project would run from January 1 next year to 2022, said EC officials. The move comes after the commission scrapped… Read More »

China to introduce eIDs embedded in SIM cards

By | September 26, 2017

China is planning to embed personal identity information into SIM cards to better protect citizens’ private information, according to the country’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS). Personal information leakage has become a serious problem in the era of Internet. According to incomplete statistics, some 6.5 billion pieces of personal information of Chinese citizens were leaked in 2016. Electronic… Read More »

Emirates ID card becomes the enabler for 90% of smart services at 7 government entities

By | September 25, 2017

Within the initiatives of Government Accelerators’ Teams UAE government announced that the Emirates ID card becomes now, instead of any other identification documents, the main enabler of 90% of the smart services provided by seven government entities. The list of entities that achieved this percentage in their smart services includes Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Ministry of Culture and… Read More »

NIMC Tasked to Remove Duplicate Biometric from National Database

By | September 25, 2017

The federal government has charged the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to eliminate the régime of duplicate biometric based databases in the national identity card management as the proliferation of biometric based identity system is not cost effective. The order was issued  by the Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mrs. Habiba Lawal at the… Read More »

Bangladesh – Govt to fund distribution of smart NID cards as World Bank pulls out

By | September 21, 2017

The Election Commission has taken up a Tk 16 billion new project aiming to distribute smart NID cards among citizens with local funds. The latest project is modelled on the previous project, known as Identification System for Enhancing Access to Service’ or IDEA. The World Bank is no longer willing to fund the project which expires in December… Read More »

German biometrics firm eyes ID project

By | September 19, 2017

German biometrics company Dermalog Identification Systems GmbH, which won the contract to supply driver’s license cards in the country, expressed interest to participate in the national ID system project.  “We have helped to shape the world of security through our innovations, and we see many areas where the Philippines can benefit from our technology. From border control systems… Read More »

Gambia: The Ministry of Interior says it will resume issuing national ID cards as soon as there is a cabinet conclusion on the issue

By | September 19, 2017

The Ministry of Interior says it will resume issuing national ID cards as soon as there is a cabinet conclusion on the issue. “The Ministry has concurred with the conclusions and recommendations of the Ministerial Task Force and the Technical Committee to award the contract for the production of biometric national ID cards to an identified competent company… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan to Hold Election Using Korea-Produced e-ID Card

By | September 18, 2017

Kyrgyzstan will hold its presidential election next month using South Korean produced e-National ID cards for its citizens.   This is according to the Korea International Cooperation Agency or KOICA, which is the eoul government’s development assistance agency.   The KOICA said Monday that the government of Kyrgyzstan decided to use the South Korean manufactured electronic ID cards for swift… Read More »

21.6m Nigerians get e-ID cards

By | September 17, 2017

Mr. AliyuAziz, Director-General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says so far the commission had registered 21.6 million Nigerians, while hoping to double this number before the end of 2017. Aziz revealed this when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Abuja on Sunday. He said that the commission would have covered the country in… Read More »

Nigeria – NIMC to Engage Private Sector To Produce E-ID Cards

By | September 15, 2017

The Managing Director, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr Aliyu Aziz has said that the commission would engage the private sector to hasten the production of electronic identity cards to the citizenry. Aziz said this when he visited the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday. He stressed the need to clear… Read More »

Indonesia – Witness testimony adds pressure on Setya in e-ID case

By | September 15, 2017

The latest hearing in a high-profile graft case implicating House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto adds to pressure on the Golkar Party chairman over his alleged role in corruption in the electronic ID (e-ID) card project. On the witness stand, former Home Ministry secretary general Diah Anggraini said on Friday that Setya had once asked her to tell… Read More »

Ghana – Akufo-Addo to receive ‘renewed National ID’ today

By | September 15, 2017

President Nana Akufo-Addo will be the first person to register and be issued the re-branded National Identification Card. He will be at the National Identification Authority’s office this morning [Friday], to go through the process as the country kicks off the renewed National Identification System (NIS) promised by his government. The National ID scheme is expected to formalize… Read More »

Ghana – Government to introduce digital ID cards and address systems – Bawumia

By | September 15, 2017

Ghana will soon go digital on a large scale, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has indicated. H.E Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia disclosed that the government will in a weeks’ time introduce a digital National ID card and digital address system to resolve challenges with productivity of the economy. He was speaking at the United Nations Conference on Trade and… Read More »

Ghana – NIA to launch new ID system today

By | September 14, 2017

National Identification Authority (NIA) unveils new national identification card as an indication of preparedness to launch the New National identification system on Friday. Executive Secretary of the NIA, Prof. Kenneth Agyemang Attefuah said ” the national identification authority s ready to provide Ghanaians with a modern robust national identification system and a smart ID card that will meet… Read More »

Philippines – Data privacy and the proposed national ID system

By | September 12, 2017

SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 fell on a weekend and it went by with nary a whimper. But it was a significant date for the National Privacy Commission (NPC). It was the deadline for organizations, private and public, to inform the NPC that they have designated a data protection officer (DPO). As practice would have it, organizations had until the… Read More »

Philippines – House approves National ID System

By | September 8, 2017

The House of Representatives approved on Friday a bill seeking to install the National ID System. House Bill 6221, which passed on third and final reading, is also known as the “Filipino Identification System” that will provide for the establishment of a National Identification Database System or the Filipino Identification System (FilSys).   At least 142 lawmakers voted… Read More »

Nigerians urged to register for National ID Card

By | September 8, 2017

The Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Bayo Onanuga, has called on all eligible Nigerians to register with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), to obtain the national electronic identity card. Onanuga made this call when he visited the commission’s Acting General Manager, Operations/Regional Coordinator, North Central, Mrs. Florence Oloruntade, on Thursday in Abuja. He urged all eligible… Read More »

Potential security risk could affect 750,000 Estonian ID cards

By | September 5, 2017

Last Thursday, Estonia’s Information System Authority (RIA) was informed by an international group of researchers that a potential security risk had been detected affecting all national ID cards issued in Estonia after October 2014. Estonian experts have determined that the potential risk does indeed exist, affecting 750,000 currently valid ID cards issued after Oct. 17, 2014. ID cards… Read More »