Saudi Telecom Company (STC) Collaborates With OT (Oberthur Technologies) And Huawei To Pioneer Solutions Around Esim Technologies

By | March 14, 2017

Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the largest ICT services provider in the MENA* Region, OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, and Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, have teamed up to pioneer the introduction of remote subscription management solutions in the MENA Region and develop new opportunities around eSIM technology.… Read More »

Kenya – Electronic Passports Delayed to September

By | March 14, 2017

Kenya has delayed the planned April 3 rollout of an electronic passport to allow other East African Community (EAC) member countries to simultaneously launch the document in September. In a statement, Immigration Department Director Gordon Kihalangwa yesterday said Kenya and its EAC partners, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi will jointly launch the EAC e-passports on September 1.… Read More »

How a Smart Card is Made – Part 1: Smart Card Module Production

By | March 14, 2017

This four-parts essay aims to provide students, people involved professionally in the Smart Card Industry, businesses interested to invest in a smart card production / personalization facility, startups and consumers, the basic information on the industrial smart card manufacturing process. There are many different processes and production technologies that are utilized to produce a smart card, here I am… Read More »

Indonesia – E-KTP Graft Case: KPK Suspects Big Markups

By | March 14, 2017

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) suspects the electronic identity card or e-KTP procurement was plagued with a big markup. Auditors from the Finance and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP) have been invited to KPK to verify the numbers. “The markup of the items is the modus operandi,” says the KPK spokesperson, Febri Diansyah. KPK suspects that… Read More »

Visa’s New Contactless Payment Card is a Pair of Sunglasses

By | March 14, 2017

Visa announced today that it will be starting a new pilot program of contactless payment-enabled sunglasses. The glasses, pictured above, appear to be a regular pair of shades — with the addition of a small contactless card that allows the sunglasses to work as a contactless payment method. The pilot program will take place at the World Surf… Read More »

Kenya – EAC’s e-Passport Roll-Out Pushed to September

By | March 14, 2017

Kenya will roll out the East Africa Community e-Passport in September, Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday. Through a tweet, the ministry said the issuance of the travel documents will begin from September 1. The public had been notified that the same was to commence on April 3 after being pushed from November 2015. According to the ministry, this… Read More »

ITW Security Division’s Passport Laminates Have Variable Data Security Covered

By | March 13, 2017

Passport documents by their very nature require the variable data of each holder to be secure and protected from fraudulent activity. It is essential that these pages are adequately protected from tampering and alteration, however the recent proliferation in the number of passport technologies has meant that there is a wider than ever need for effective solutions that… Read More »

State Of Washington Produces New, Highly Secure, ID Cards And Driver Licenses

By | March 13, 2017

OLYMPIA, Wash., March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) deployed its new State Identification (IDs) and Driver License (DLs) system with its partner Valid USA based in Lisle, IL. It includes back office functions and pilot sites at DOL Shelton and Lacey offices. The new ID/DL central issuance system (CIS) provides licensing offices efficient… Read More »

Starchip Ships Over 1 Billion Secure Chips

By | March 13, 2017

StarChip, a subsidiary of Safran Identity & Security, announced today the shipment of its 1 billionth secure microcontroller. StarChip has reached this important milestone less than four years after the successful release of its first secure SIM controller, positioning the company as a key player and competitive force for the supply of security chips.      StarChip offers… Read More »

Citigroup Sells APAC Customer Portfolio for Merchant Acquiring to Wirecard

By | March 13, 2017

Wirecard AG announced today to purchase the customer portfolio of Citi’s merchant acquiring business in 11 markets in Asia Pacific (APAC). The purchase includes the entire customers for merchant acquiring services in Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, India, Australia and New Zealand.  The portfolio comprises a long-standing and reputable client base of more than… Read More »

Datasonic Hopes Fine Domestic Record Will Boost Overseas Venture

By | March 13, 2017

PETALING JAYA: Datasonic Group Bhd, the company that supplies the government with its electronic passport materials, is hoping that its track record built up so far in the domestic market would pave the way for it to venture abroad. Datasonic group managing director Datuk Hanifah Noordin told StarBiz that securing the mandate from the government enhances the group’s… Read More »

India: UIDAI to Up Authentication Capacity to 10 Crore Transactions per Day

By | March 12, 2017

The minister’s written reply came in response to a question on how the authority plans to increase biometric authentication capacity of Aadhaar to push Aadhaar enabled payment system. NEW DELHI: The Unique Identification Authority of India is procuring hardware to raise its authentication capacity to 10 crore transactions a day, Parliament was informed today. “Unique Identification Authority of… Read More »

Bangladesh – Smart Card to be Distributed in Ctg Tomorrow

By | March 12, 2017

The cardholders will get 22 types of services, including banking, TIN, driving license and passport.  The formal distribution of machine-readable smart national identity (NID) cards will begin in the port city from tomorrow. Chief Election Commissioner (EC) KM Nurul Huda will formally inaugurate the distribution of smart cards at a function at Chittagong circuit house at 11 am… Read More »

Australia – Identity Theft: Ruthless Gangs Use Fake Driver’s Licences and Medicare Cards for Crime Sprees

By | March 12, 2017

BIKIES, drug bosses and terrorists­ are taking over the identities of innocent people using fake NSW driver’s ­licences and Medicare cards to carry out crimes and avoid police detection. A joint investigation by NSW and federal police, called Project Birrie, has for the first time established the links between identity fraud and serious crimes from 1710 fake documents… Read More »

Zimbabwe to Launch e-Passport

By | March 11, 2017

Plans to launch an electronic passport in the country are at an advanced stage, a development that is anticipated to usher in robust standards of travel documents and international security. Home Affairs Minister Dr Ignatius Chombo said the country is now ready to launch the e-passport. The passport production centre situated at KG6 in Harare is capable of… Read More »

NXP webinar to explore the future of ePassports

By | March 9, 2017

Global semiconductor manufacturer NXP has revealed plans to hold a webinar about the future of the electronic passport, providing views on new technologies and market developments. The free-of-charge webinar will help attendee learn more about the capabilities of existing and upcoming ePassport formats, and learn how new technologies for secure credentialing could change how we think about privacy,… Read More »

Kenya to Start Issuing ePassports From April

By | March 9, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – The immigration department has announced it will roll out e-passports from April 2017. The department says the new generation passports will contain a chip that has the details and biometrics of the passport holder. “With enhanced security features, the e-passports will be tamper proof and eliminate data skimming,” the department tweeted. The e-passports… Read More »

Entry Into the US Market: Wirecard Completes Acquisition of Citi Prepaid Card Services

By | March 9, 2017

Wirecard has today successfully completed the acquisition of the business of Citi Prepaid Card Services previously announced by Wirecard on 29 June 2016. Wirecard, a leading global group of companies in the area of payment processing and card issuing, can now boast more than 100 new employees in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania and an additional 20 employees in various international… Read More »