Tag Archives: Asia

Macau looks to curb fraud with electronic identity cards, biometric and ID checks at ATMs

By | May 24, 2017

The region of Macau is cracking down on theft and identity fraud with new security measures, including a partnership with Gemalto and Veridos that will provide smart electronic identity cards for citizens. Macau’s new eID cards, with contactless “tap and go” support, are made from tamper-proof polycarbonate material, and include security features from Gemalto that include visual anti-counterfeiting… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Smart Card IT Solutions to invest ₹200 cr. to expand

By | May 13, 2017

Smart Card IT Solutions, a leading maker of debit, credit and smart cards, has announced plans to invest ₹200 crore during this year to double manufacturing capacity and to set up card ‘personalisation bureaus’ at multiple locations as Government fuels a move toward digitisation. The company currently manufacturers 1.2 million smart cards daily at its manufacturing units in… Read More »

Philippines – National ID system inches closer to approval by House

By | May 12, 2017

The bill seeking to implement a national identification system for Filipinos here and abroad had moved closer to the House plenary. The committee on population and family relations on Wednesday approved a consolidated version of the national ID system. The proposed measure, “An Act Establishing the Filipino Identification System (FilSys),” continued to be opposed by the militant Makabayan… Read More »

Philippines – Proposed natl ID system pushed

By | May 11, 2017

CONGRESS has passed a measure to consolidate all existing government-initiated identification systems into one integrated and efficient national ID system.    Laguna Rep. Sol Aragones said the committee on population and family relations gave its nod to the proposed measure. “All committee members agreed unanimously,” she said.       The bill will be discussed anew before the… Read More »

Card Payments in Japan to Be More Convenient

By | May 11, 2017

Tokyo, May 11 (Jiji Press)—Making payments with chip-embedded cards in Japan is expected to become easier for visitors from abroad as efforts have begun to introduce contactless payment systems that are globally common. In the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020, McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) has decided to install contactless card readers at all its… Read More »

Philippines – House committee approves national ID system bill

By | May 10, 2017

MANILA — A House of Representatives’ panel approved on Wednesday, May 10, a bill seeking to consolidate all existing government-initiated identification (ID) systems into one integrated and efficient Filipino ID system. The House committee on population and family relations, chaired by Laguna Representative Sol Aragones, unanimously approved a substitute bill to the 18 measures filed by House members.… Read More »

Gemalto and Veridos strengthen citizen identity security with eID cards for Macao SAR Government

By | May 10, 2017

Macao, May 10, 2017​ – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is partnering with Veridos, a German company specializing in Identity Solutions, to supply contactless electronic ​identity cards (eIDs) to the Macao Special Administrative Region Government (Macao SAR Government). Under the collaboration, Gemalto is the subcontractor responsible for providing the physical cards, enhanced with… Read More »

India – Passport forgers face invisible foes

By | May 7, 2017

New Delhi, May 7: New Indian passports will from June bear three fresh layers of embedded security features that will aim to lower the risk of forgery that has rattled the country’s strategic establishment for years. The introduction of the new features in all new passports will be part of a long overdue technology makeover that the US… Read More »

Malaysia – Change to pin-based cards by June 30: Bank Negara

By | May 5, 2017

Home / Sabah Local News Change to pin-based cards by June 30: Bank Negara Published on: Friday, May 05, 2017 Kota Kinabalu: Payment card holders who have yet to replace their cards with the new Personal Identification Number (PIN) enabled ones have been reminded to do so as soon as possible.Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Payment Systems Policy Department… Read More »

Philippines – Passport deal being probed, says solon

By | April 28, 2017

An investigation is ongoing in Malacañang into another alleged anomalous deal involving the P8-billion e-passport project after it was found that the contract for the project was subcontracted to another firm, according to a legislator belonging to a party-list group representing Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). In a statement, Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III, of the party-list group ACTS OFWS,… Read More »

Philippines – Lawmaker: e-passport project illegally subcontracted

By | April 25, 2017

Rep. Aniceto “John” Bertiz 3rd of ACTS OFW Party List described as “dubious” a firm to which the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) P8 billion e-passport project was sub-contracted. According to the lawmaker, Malacañang investigated the contract after it was found that the project was illegally sub-contracted to a questionable private entity. The DFA had awarded the 10-year… Read More »

Philippines – Solon welcomes Palace decision to conduct probe into P8B E-Passport project

By | April 24, 2017

An opposition lawmaker representing overseas Filipino workers in the House of Representatives welcomed the decision of Malacañang to conduct its own probe into the controversial P8-billion E-Passport project of the Department of Foreign Affairs. ACTS-OFW Partylist Rep. Aniceto “John” Bertiz III noted that investigation on the issue will now center on the alleged anomalous subcontracting of the project… Read More »

India – Bank executive held for card ‘fraud’

By | April 23, 2017

KOLKATA: Bidhannagar Police on Friday arrested a private bank employee in connection with credit card fraud. Two more accused, one of them an employee of the same bank, were arrested earlier this week. They duped the bank of Rs 18.18 lakh. Sources said accused Anupam Bhaumik and Sutirtha Saha are employees of the Salt Lake, BD block branch… Read More »

Philippines – Duterte Open to Nat’l ID Ssystem

By | April 21, 2017

MALACAÑANG on Thursday said it was studying a plan to establish a national identification system as a measure to check terrorism. In a news conference, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said the establishment of a national ID system was “being considered.”  The Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) is pushing for such a measure in Congress, Abella said. “That seems… Read More »

Top-level Market Analysis Singapore Cards and Payments Industry

By | April 20, 2017

Latest industry research report on: Singapore Cards and Payments Market : Industry Size, Share, Research, Reviews, Analysis, Strategies, Demand, Growth, Segmentation, Parameters, Forecasts GlobalDatas “The Cards and Payments Industry in Singapore: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020”, report provides detailed analysis of market trends in the Singaporean cards and payments industry. It provides values and volumes for a… Read More »

Fake Passport Row: CBI Files FIR Against MEA Officials

By | April 18, 2017

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against unknown officials from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for issuing fake passports to 12 people. The FIR report states that the CBI received a tip-off that unknown MEA officials have committed criminal misconduct by abusing their official position as public servant and entered into a criminal… Read More »