Category Archives: Projects

Gemalto wins ICMA Élan Award in Card Manufacturing Excellence for Maryland’s secure polycarbonate driver’s license

By | May 24, 2017

Austin – May 24, 2017, Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has received the Élan Award for Card Manufacturing Excellence for its newly implemented Maryland’s driver’s license and identification card. The award, presented by the International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), honors innovative card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers that support a commitment to design… Read More »

USA – Smart ID card-based system makes taking school attendance easier

By | May 24, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. – We live in a tap and go world now, and Legacy High School is adding a new technology that makes life quicker and easier for students and teachers. Legacy is the first school in North Dakota to have a faster automated service that helps take attendance in the classroom. ScholarChip is the new smart ID… Read More »

Philippines – Cayetano vows to review DFA deal for passports

By | May 23, 2017

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano vowed to order a review of the contract entered into by the Department of Foreign Affairs and APO Production, Inc. over the manufacture of Philippine electronic-passports to determine its legality. “One of my concerns will be if the contract is found to be invalid,” said Secretary Cayetano in a press briefing Monday.… Read More »

AU Launches Common Passport

By | May 22, 2017

The African Union has launched a common passport that will grant visa-free access among all 54 member states. At present, only 13 African States are open to all African citizens without advance visas, with many placing severe restrictions on travel.   A recent report from the African Development Bank advised that easing entrance requirements would support economic growth,… 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 »

Afghan Refugees To Get ID Cards And Passports

By | May 22, 2017

The Afghan government will distribute ID cards, passports and birth certificates to Afghan refugees living in Iran, Pakistan and Gulf countries once a verification process has been conducted. Based on an agreement signed on Monday between the ministry of foreign affairs, the ministry of refugees and repatriations and the interior ministry, the first step will see Afghan migrants… Read More »

Uganda – MPs Demand UGX 28Bn for E-Passports

By | May 22, 2017

The Defense and Internal Affairs Committee want government to provide Shillings 28billion to kick-start activities leading to the issuance of E-Passports. According to the committee report, at least Shillings 28 billion is needed for setting up the initial infrastructure for the production of E-Passports.   The full implementation of the project requires US$ 100 million, which is unfunded… Read More »

Ireland – Privacy campaigners concerned over ‘national ID card by stealth’

By | May 22, 2017

Privacy campaigners have expressed concern that a plan by the Government to make all citizens applying for a passport and a driving licence first obtain a State-issued public services card represents the introduction of a “national ID card by stealth”. Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe confirmed that all passport applicants will be required to have… Read More »

Philippines – Trillanes wants swift passage of national ID system bill

By | May 21, 2017

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV urged his colleagues on Sunday to hasten the passage of the country’s national ID system law, which he said could also serve as a preventive measure against crime and terrorism. In a press statement, he said that Senate Bill No. 95, or the Bill Creating the Filipino Identification Card, seeks to provide easy access… Read More »

Pakistan – CNICs of 45,000 Balochistan employees found fake

By | May 21, 2017

QUETTA –  More than 45,000 government employees of Balochistan have been found ghost having fake or incorrect national identity cards. Ghost employees have been traced in the province after verification of the national identity cards of all 295,000 government employees through National Database Registration Authority (Nadra). As per a private TV channel’s reports, the Balochistan government, earlier, inked… Read More »

USA – New Medicare Cards Coming: Watch Out for Scam Calls

By | May 20, 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will be sending new Medicare Cards to more than 57 million enrollees over the next two years. With the passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 CMS is required to replace all cards that currently use a recipient’s Social Security Number with… Read More »

Passport deal voided, but still in force—DFA

By | May 19, 2017

THE Department of Foreign Affairs is still perpetuating an invalid contract to print Philippine passports, four months after Malacañang came out with a memo that said the 10-year-contract with APO-Productivity Unit is illegal and void. In a text message, DFA consular affairs chief Frank Cimafranca admitted that he has not seen the recommendation of Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador… Read More »

Uganda – ID registration: Many in last minute rush to register as sim card switch-off looms

By | May 18, 2017

As the deadline for sim-card registration draws closer, NIIRA says those who have registered in the last days will have to wait till the verification is complete. As the deadline for sim-card registration draws closer, the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) says those who have registered in the last days  will have to wait till the verification is… 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 »

Hyundai Launches World’s First Contactless Car for Stand Up To Cancer

By | May 17, 2017

17 May 2017 – The Hyundai IONIQ has added another world-first to its list of innovations, and is helping to support a worthy charitable cause in the UK. Hyundai Motor UK is partnering with Stand Up To Cancer, a joint national fundraising campaign between Cancer Research UK and the television station Channel 4, with a unique fundraising initiative.… 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 »

India – Visa launches Proof of Concept for contactless toll payments with IDFC Bank

By | May 15, 2017

MUMBAI: Visa, the global payments technology firm, launched a first proof-of-concept (PoC) to showcase open loop contactless toll payments at National Highway Authority of India’s (NHAI) Manesar toll plaza. Once commercialized, open loop payment systems (compatible with contactless cards issued by any bank or provisioned in enabled devices) could significantly reduce congestion and waiting times at toll plazas,… Read More »

After nearly a decade of opposition, Alaska may pass ID card legislation

By | May 15, 2017

Alaska is closer than ever to becoming part of the national ID system known as REAL ID.  On Monday, the Alaska Senate voted 14-5 to allow the Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles to abide by the federal REAL ID law.   The House approved a similar measure on Saturday and confirmed its action with a procedural vote Monday.… Read More »

Gemalto empowers smartphone-based digital vehicle key

By | May 15, 2017

​Amsterdam, May 15, 2017 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is providing its Trusted Services Hub (TSH) to support Daimler AG’s new smartphone-based ‘digital vehicle key’ for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class range. The premium car maker’s innovative solution gives drivers the freedom to lock/unlock and start their vehicles using nothing more than an NFC smartphone. Gemalto’s… Read More »