Tag Archives: National ID Cards

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 »

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 »

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 »

Taiwan – No biometrics for identity cards with chips: minister

By | October 7, 2017

New national identity cards with integrated chips proposed by the Ministry of the Interior will not incorporate biometric data, due to information security concerns, Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) said. The ministry had initially proposed incorporating retinal or fingerprint scan data into the cards to assist government efforts to digitize records and services, but using biometrics… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Ghana – NIA contract: Ken Agyapong peddling lies – NIA

By | September 2, 2017

Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Prof Ken Attafuah, has indicated that contrary to claims by Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyepong, that a new contract has been awarded under suspicious circumstances, no fresh contract has been signed. The criminologist also pointed out that the accusations of corruption by Mr Agyapong against Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, are… Read More »

It will now be easier for trans Pakistanis to get national ID

By | September 1, 2017

After a tough week for Pakistan’s trans community, it will now be easier for them to apply for official documents. Most people in Pakistan have a Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC). It is an ID card that also allows them to be counted in the census. Many employers will not hire a person without a CNIC. Pakistan was… Read More »

Philippines – House okays nat’l ID system on 2nd reading

By | August 31, 2017

MANILA — The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill seeking to create a national identification (ID) system that will streamline, integrate and simplify public and private transactions in the country. Members of the lower chamber passed via viva voce voting House Bill 6221, an Act Establishing the Filipino Identification System (FilSys), which is included in… Read More »

Ireland – Call for debate on ID cards amid PSC controversy

By | August 29, 2017

A solicitor and data protection expert has expressed concerns over the introduction of the new Public Services Card. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Simon McGarr said there does not appear to be a lawful basis to make it a compulsory requirement, but compulsion is being levied on individuals to force them to get it. Minister for Employment and… Read More »

Bangladesh – EC starts printing smart NID cards on its own

By | August 28, 2017

The Election Commission (EC) has cancelled an agreement with French company ‘Oberthur Technologies’ and started printing smart national identity (NID) cards on its own. The EC’s Acting Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed confirmed this while talking to reporters at the commission secretariat in Agargoan, Dhaka on Sunday. He said the contract between the EC and the French company to print… Read More »

Bulgaria – Electronic Identity Cards are Postponed for 2019

By | August 28, 2017

The government is quietly preparing to postpone once again the introduction of personal documents with electronic identification. The new date on which the government is planning to introduce them is January 1, 2019. The previous Cabinet of Boyko Borissov had promised chip documents to become a reality in the beginning of 2018 after failing to handle this task… Read More »

South Africa – Pretoria residents protest over smart ID cards

By | August 23, 2017

They complain that they cannot afford to pay R140 for a new ID card as they have other responsibilities. It is unfair for the home affairs department to expect South Africans to pay R140 for new smart ID cards when many are living below the poverty line. These were sentiments expressed by the Right 2 Know (R2K) campaign… Read More »

Cameroon: National Identity Card – Over 600,000 Abandoned

Startling statistics from the General Delegation for National Security (DGSN) in Yaounde show that about 678,000 National Identity (ID) Cards have been abandoned in different Police Identification Posts in the country. In spite of efforts made by the General Delegation for National Security for individuals to come for their ID cards after application, the problem seems not to… Read More »

Nigeria – NIMC plans e-ID Cards’ replacement, renewal

By | August 11, 2017

National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) said that it is working to ensure every Nigerian with National Identity Number (NIN) receives the electronic identity cards, and that it has set up machinery to renew others about to expire. Engineer Aliyu Aziz, NIMC’s director general and chief executive officer, regretted that recession and the inability of the private partners to… Read More »

All eyes on Indonesia’s identity card scam

By | August 2, 2017

        Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) leader Prabowo Subianto, who has his eye on another bid for the presidency in 2019, knows a losing cause when he sees one – even if many of Indonesia’s tone-death political parties don’t. Heeding widespread public condemnation, Prabowo’s opposition party has pulled out of Parliament’s critical inquiry into the… Read More »

Nigeria – Committee Proposes 3 Years To Issue 180m National ID Cards

By | August 2, 2017

The National Database Harmonisation Committee has proposed three years for the capture of 180 million Nigerians and other residents in the National Identification card scheme. The issuance of the National Identity Cards which started several  years ago had been slowed down due to multiplicity of data collection points but the harmonisation committee had tried to achieve a one-stop… Read More »