Tag Archives: eID

Philippines – National ID system to spell success of tax safety nets for poor Filipinos

By | June 17, 2017

MANILA, June 17 — The government is bent on issuing national identification (ID) cards to all Filipinos that will also serve as social welfare cards to ensure the effective and targeted implementation of its social safety nets for the poorest families under the proposed Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN), the Department of Finance (DOF) said. According to… Read More »

Jamaica – National ID system a priority for government

By | June 14, 2017

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is making the establishment of the National Identification System (NIDS) a priority. He said the system will have a “positive transformational effect” on the country and serve to improve the lives of Jamaicans. “It will support the ease of doing business by impacting positively on security-related programmes, while promoting financial and… Read More »

Ghana – NIA to issue ‘instant’ National ID card from Sept. 15

By | June 13, 2017

  Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the National Identification Authority (NIA), will issue the first of the proposed Ghana National Identity Card on September 15, 2017. According to Prof. Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, Executive Secretary of the NIA, persons living in areas with good internet coverage will get their cards within 10 minutes of filling the appropriate forms, while those… Read More »

NGO To Israeli High Court: Block State From Public Biometric Campaign

By | June 11, 2017

An NGO asked the Israeli High Court of Justice to block the state from a public campaign it kicked-off earlier Sunday to convince the general public to sign up for smart card-identification and the country’s biometric database. The NGO, the Digital Rights Movement (DRM), asserted that the campaign is designed to fool the public into signing up for all… Read More »

Nigeria – Police arrest four suspects carrying 4,555 National Identity Cards

By | June 6, 2017

The police in Cross River on Monday arrested four suspected thieves for unlawful possession of 4,555 National Identity Cards and 21 others who committed various offences, the Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, said. Mr. Inuwa, who made the development known when he addressed journalists in Calabar on Tuesday, said the suspects were arrested by personnel of the Police… Read More »

Biometrics 101: A Brief History of Biometric National ID Cards in Liberia

By | June 6, 2017

n 2011, the Government of Liberia created the National Identification Registry, an autonomous agency that would be responsible for developing and administering a National Biometric Identification System for all citizens and residents of the Republic of Liberia. This is no small undertaking, but six years later, NBIS is almost a reality. About this time last year, the executive… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Liberian Government Launches Issuance of Biometric ID Card

By | May 18, 2017

Monrovia – Liberia has finally launched the issuance of biometric identification card for its citizens and foreign residents. More than 4.5 million Liberians are expected to register and obtained ID Cards of citizenship or residence individuals in Liberia. The ID Cards will be used as national Identity and individuals bearing the cards can used the cards to open… Read More »

Liberia – NIR To Begin Issuance of Biometric ID Cards

By | May 18, 2017

The process leading to the issuance of the newly introduced National Biometric Identification Cards (ID cards) for citizens and residents of Liberia has begun with the installation of modern information technology equipment at the Congo Town office of the National Identification Registry (NIR), says Tiah Nagbe, executive director. Nagbe, who made the disclosure yesterday in Monrovia, said the… Read More »

Nigeria – FG Should Tackle Delay In Issuance Of National Identity Cards

By | May 17, 2017

The introduction of the National Identity Card as one of sacred national documents is a welcome development for many reasons. First, for its usefulness if the data collected from the public are properly stored and shared among our national institutions, for the purposes of planning, development and security. National Identity Card is a life project that the nation… Read More »

Philippines – Proposed natl ID system pushed

By | May 11, 2017

CONGRESS has passed a measure to consolidate all existing government-initiated identification systems into one integrated and efficient national ID system.    Laguna Rep. Sol Aragones said the committee on population and family relations gave its nod to the proposed measure. “All committee members agreed unanimously,” she said.       The bill will be discussed anew before the… Read More »

Philippines – House committee approves national ID system bill

By | May 10, 2017

MANILA — A House of Representatives’ panel approved on Wednesday, May 10, a bill seeking to consolidate all existing government-initiated identification (ID) systems into one integrated and efficient Filipino ID system. The House committee on population and family relations, chaired by Laguna Representative Sol Aragones, unanimously approved a substitute bill to the 18 measures filed by House members.… Read More »

Gemalto and Veridos strengthen citizen identity security with eID cards for Macao SAR Government

By | May 10, 2017

Macao, May 10, 2017​ – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is partnering with Veridos, a German company specializing in Identity Solutions, to supply contactless electronic ​identity cards (eIDs) to the Macao Special Administrative Region Government (Macao SAR Government). Under the collaboration, Gemalto is the subcontractor responsible for providing the physical cards, enhanced with… Read More »

Mozambique to change national identity cards

By | May 4, 2017

The Mozambican cabinet approved a bill proposing a law to improve the current biometric identity card issued by the Ministry of Interior, APA has observed on Thursday.Cabinet spokesperson Mouzinho Saide is quoted in the local media as saying the bill, which seeks to ensure that ID cards have more security and reliability, adapting them to the current information… Read More »

National Police Board of Finland and Gemalto win leading industry award for new ePassports and eID cards

By | May 3, 2017

• Sophisticated fraud prevention features combined with striking design concepts • New documents help mark Finland’s centennial celebrations • Best Regional ID Award at the High Security Printing EMEA conference reflects a successful collaboration between National Police Board of Finland and Gemalto ​​Helsinki, 3 May, 2017 – The National Police Board of Finland and Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 – GTO),… Read More »

USA – More people applying for passports

By | April 24, 2017

The number of people applying for and renewing passports is up this year across the nation and in the region. Reasons for the increase vary from immigration concerns, to the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, to the federal Real ID law. Driving the growth for some in Pennsylvania is the 2005 Department of Homeland Security Real ID law, which… Read More »