Tag Archives: eID

Malawi National ID Mass Registration Commences in June

By | April 20, 2017

National Registration Bureau (NRB) under the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security will from June to December 2017 be undertaking the first mass registration of Malawian citizens for issuance of national identity cards (ID). In a media statement on Wednesday, government says the mass registration is an opportunity for every Malawian to have their own national ID… Read More »

UN Calls for Harmonisation of Nigeria’s Biometrics Systems

By | April 7, 2017

Senior UN officials have said that Nigeria should establish a new body responsible for a harmonised biometric ID system. UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, made the call on Friday when she received Nigeria’s delegates to the 50th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development in New York. “I would raise one concern and that is… Read More »

Sri Lanka Implements New Biometric Enrollment Process for eID Cards

By | April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017 – Sri Lanka’s Department of Registration of Persons is aiming to collect the biometrics and biographical information of all citizens by the end of June, in preparation for the issuance of biometric electronic identity cards, according to a report by the Daily Mirror. P. Viyani Gunathilake, general commissioner of the Registration of Persons Department, said the old… Read More »

ITW Security Launches ID Document White Papers

By | April 5, 2017

TW Security Division has added its latest White Papers ‘Creating Trust in ID Documents’ and ‘Fraudulently Obtained Genuine (FOG) Documents’ to its website for the personal ID and secure government documents market at www.itwsecuritydivision.com. The new Resources section on the website builds on ITW Security Division’s knowledge base and shares this with customers and visitors alike. ‘Creating Trust… Read More »

Sri Lanka – Smart IDs Coming by End of June

By | April 4, 2017

The Department of Registration of Persons has taken steps to issue smart Identity Cards by the end of June replacing the ordinary identity card, as a prelude to the issuance of Electronic Identity Cards, Registration of Persons Department Commissioner General P. Viyani Gunathilake said yesterday. He said the old laminated Identity Cards which were used since 1972 would… Read More »

Nigeria – Funds Delay Issuance of National ID Cards

By | April 4, 2017

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it is working hard to address the challenges associated with the delay in issuance of the new National Identity Cards to Nigerians. The Director-General of the commission, Mr Aliyu Aziz, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday that paucity of funds was delaying the production and issuance… Read More »

Afghanistan – Govt Given 90 Days To Roll Out Electronic ID Card System

By | March 29, 2017

Mohtat said BICIA will start by hiring staff, including technical teams, and will implement the preliminary phase in Kabul. “Soon we will announce our hiring process and we will give opportunities to our previous employees that were already trained, and who we invested in,” he said adding that testing the electronic ID card system would however take about… Read More »

Jamaica – Chuck Says National ID System Will Be Game Changer

By | March 29, 2017

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck says the National Identification System will be a huge game changer in the fight against crime. According to the minister, the system will not only be able to assist the police, but will also be useful with banks and other entities in ascertaining the true identity of individuals. “We have recently passed legislation… Read More »

South Africa’s Smart ID card “one of the most advanced in the world”

By | March 28, 2017

South Africa’s new Smart ID card is one of the most advanced IDs in the world, said the solutions director of LAWtrust, Maeson Maherry. Maherry, who was speaking at a cybersecurity symposium in Johannesburg, is overseeing the seven-year eID project with the Department of Home Affairs. It is one of LAWtrust’s largest programmes. “Many countries around the world… 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 »

Gemalto Chosen to Deliver Ambitious New eID Program in Jordan

By | March 9, 2016

DUBAI, UAE – March 9, 2016 – PRLog — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, was selected by Jordan’s Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (MoICT) for the country’s ambitious new citizen ID program. Gemalto will supply the Ministry of Interior (MOI) – through OFFTEC – with its Sealys polycarbonate contactless eID cards along… Read More »