India – Ats Arrests Lucknow’s Asst Passport Officer Sudhakar Rastogi

By | April 13, 2017

Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) of UP Police claimed to have arrested Assistant Passport Officer in Lucknow Passport Sewa Kendra, Sudhakar Rastogi in Lucknow for indulging in alleged irregularities in issuing passports.  An FIR was registered against him at ATS Gomti Nagar police station under section 419,420,467,468 and 471 of IPC along with 12,Passport Act. ATS sources said that the… Read More »

Nigeria – Danbazau Reads Riot Act to Corrupt Immigration Officers

By | April 13, 2017

The Interior Minister, retired Major General Abdulrahman Bello Danbazau has warned corrupt officers and men of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to desist from exploiting passports’ applicants or else lose their jobs. The minister, who sounded the warning while commissioning the second passport office in Kanoon Thursday, said he was aware that some officers of the service had developed the habit of collecting… Read More »

Congo President’s Adviser Received Payments From Gulf Companies

By | April 13, 2017

In June 2015, the Belgian company Semlex signed a deal to supply biometric passports to the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to documents reviewed by Reuters. A few weeks later two companies based in the United Arab Emirates made payments totaling $700,000 to private bank accounts held in the name of Emmanuel Adrupiako, a Kabila adviser who helped… Read More »

Payments Summit Highlights Evolution of Transactions

By | April 13, 2017

The status of EMV-chip migration, online and card-not-present fraud mitigation, and frictionless payments were among the hot-button mobile and digital commerce topics explored at the 10th Annual Payments Summit. The overarching theme of the Payments Summit, a Secure Technology Alliance event, which until recently had been associated with the Smart Card Alliance, centered on the wave of change… Read More »

ESN Official Media Partner of ID4Africa 2017

By | April 13, 2017

Embedded Security News is a proud official Media Partner of ID4Africa 2017, the annual meeting of ID4Africa movement that this year will be held from 26 to 28th of April in Windhoek, Namibia. The Mission Modules of ID4Africa are: Promote the responsible adoption of digital identity in order to enhance people’s lives, make them visible, and empower them… Read More »

Launch of the World’s First Smart Card with Fingerprint Identification

By | April 12, 2017

The world’s first financial smart cards with fingerprint identification function have officially unveiled. Combined with Taiwan ELAN Microelectronic Corporation’s strength in chip design, Jinco Universal’s competence in manufacturing smart card, and KSID (Korea Smart ID)’s energy in system integration, to jointly introduce the South Korea Woori Bank’s brand-new fingerprint financial card. This transnational cooperation creates a new era… Read More »

OEM-Pay Contactless Users to Surpass 150 million

By | April 12, 2017

Newly released data from fintech analysts Juniper Research has indicated that OEM-Pay contactless users are expected to exceed 100 million for the first time during the first half of 2017.The research also says user numbers are expected to surpass 150 million by the end of this year. According to the new research – Contactless Payments: NFC Handsets, Wearables… Read More »

Uganda: UCC Insists On 7-Day Simcard Validation Ultimatum

By | April 12, 2017

All mobile phone sim-cards must be verified and validated within seven days or risk being switched off, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has warned. The warning is the latest among many previous ones from the regulatory body, where it has severally threatened to deactivate unregistered sim-cards.  During yesterday’s stakeholders meeting with National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA), Inspector… Read More »

Dominica – Cabinet Approves Over $1M For New National ID System

By | April 12, 2017

Cabinet has approved over one point five million dollars for the funding of a new national identification system. According to a press release from the office of the Cabinet Secretary on April 10, the new system would allow all eligible electors to enroll and be issued a national identification card. Cabinet gave its prompt approval in February, after… Read More »

Countries Delay East Africa e-Passports Plan Until Next Year

By | April 12, 2017

East African Community citizens will have to wait longer for “smart” national and regional passports as member states lag a year behind schedule in delays that highlight the obstacles facing joint issuance of travel documents in Africa. East African Community partner states were supposed to begin issuing e-passports at the beginning of this year.  However,  Uganda, Rwanda and… Read More »

Belarusians to Receive Biometric Passports in 2019

By | April 12, 2017

“I think that in 2019 we will start to issue the first biometric ID-passports. The procedure for obtaining them is under control by the Interior Ministry,” Syarhei Papkou, Minister of Communications and Information, said in the BelTA press center. The State Border Committee spoke about the introduction of biometric passports already in 2013. Last year, the Ministry of… Read More »

Visa and American Express to Strengthen Security for Stolen Contactless cards

By | April 12, 2017

Visa is to bring all of its contactless transactions online this year across 10 European countries to give consumers “more control over their accounts” following calls from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for banks to tighten the processes they undergo when a customer reports a stolen contactless card. American Express is also “reviewing options” to ensure those… Read More »

Rippleshot Uses Big Data Tools to Mitigate Credit Card Fraud

By | April 12, 2017

A company founded by an Indiana University graduate to fight payment-card fraud with data analytics, statistical modeling, and machine learning is now backed by the school’s Innovate Indiana Fund. Part of a $2.6 million investment round, the funding will help Chicago-based Rippleshot launch a new product later this year aimed at stopping criminals from scamming online merchants. The… Read More »

2017 Global E-Passport Market to grow at a CAGR of 26.31% by 2021

By | April 12, 2017

SUITE 600, DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, April 11, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Description Global E-Passport Market 2017-2021 The Global E-Passport Market to grow at a CAGR of 26.31% during the period 2017-2021. The following Companies as the Key Players in the Global E-Passport Market : • Gemalto • Giesecke & Devrient • Infineon Technologies • Safran Identity & Security… Read More »

NXP and China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s Subsidiary CAICT Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement on Smart Connected Cars

By | April 11, 2017

NXP is Granted Official Pilot Company Status for Intelligent Transportation and Securely Connected Vehicles in China SHENZHEN, China, April 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) and China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), a subsidiary of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), today signed a strategic cooperation agreement to foster innovation in intelligent… Read More »

Juniper Research: Mobile Contactless Users to Reach 300 Million in 2017, Driven by OEM-Pay Services

By | April 11, 2017

BASINGSTOKE, England, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — New data from leading fintech analysts, Juniper Research , estimates that the number of OEM-Pay contactless users, including Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Android Pay, will exceed 100 million for the first time during H1-2017, before surpassing 150 million by the end of this year.  According to the new research –… Read More »

Giesecke+Devrient Continues to Grow – All Business Units Post Positive Earnings

By | April 11, 2017

Highest revenue in the company’s history at approximately EUR 2.1 billion EBIT up by over 23 percent to around EUR 125 million New company structure with four independent subgroups G+D establishes “G+D advance52” incubator to boost its digital business Significant growth of cyber security business envisaged Steady revenue and earnings development expected in 2017 Munich, April 11, 2017… Read More »

Uganda – Only National IDs Allowed in New 7-Day UCC Sim-Card Deadline

By | April 11, 2017

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has asked all existing subscribers to update their SIM-card registration information in seven days or they will be deactivated.  National Identity Card (IDs) and passports, for the case of foreigners, will be used to verify, re-validate and re-register SIM-cards for all subscribers. This is a shift from the position UCC had taken two weeks ago, in… Read More »

BRIEF – Evolis Q1 Revenue Up at 19.9 Million Euros

By | April 11, 2017

Evolis SA: * Q1 revenue 19.9 million euros ($21.1 million) versus 17.9 million euros year ago * Confirms annual sales target * Continues to display ambition of reaching 100 million euros in sales over next three to five years * Confirms its target of growth of 2017 consolidated revenues by +5 percent Source text: bit.ly/2omHOT5 Further company coverage:… Read More »

Caribbean: Dominica Gov’t Approves Monies for New Secure National ID System

By | April 10, 2017

A review of the electoral process in Dominica has been the subject of discussions for some time now. The Government of Dominica has repeatedly indicated its support for the improvement of the conduct of elections and is committed to ensuring that the necessary funding, as well as the legislative and technical infrastructure are in place, to enable the… Read More »