Tag Archives: eID

Rwanda Smart ID Pending Approval

By | June 14, 2018

The National Identification Agency (NIDA) says it is ready to start issuing integrated Smart Identity Cards that combine many identification features as soon as it is approved by relevant institutions. “Our systems are already upgraded and we are ready to start producing smart IDs,” Josephine Mukesha, NIDA General Director revealed to KT Press adding that “the next step… Read More »

EU plans to include fingerprints in identity cards are unjustified and unnecessary

By | June 11, 2018

London, UK, 11 June 2018 – The European Commission has published a proposal calling for the mandatory inclusion of biometrics (two fingerprints and a facial image) in all EU Member States’ identity cards. The demands to include fingerprints are an unnecessary and unjustified infringement on the right to privacy of almost 85% of EU citizens, as explained in a… Read More »

Estonia cancels security certificates of 11,100 electronic ID cards

By | June 1, 2018

The Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) on Friday canceled the security certificates of roughly 11,100 electronic ID cards affected by a security flaw. Cards with more than three months left until their expiration date can be replaced by their owners under warranty. A total of 3,300 replacement ID cards were manufactured under warranty and dispatched to PPA… Read More »

Ghana – NIA to issue 88.9 million cards in 15 years

By | May 29, 2018

Documents sighted by The Finder, which gave a detailed breakdown of the $1.2 billion ($1,222,171,258) cost of the Ghana Cards to be issued by the National Identification Authority (NIA), indicate that the NIA will bear $531 million of the cost while the private partner, Identity Management Systems (IMS), will foot the remaining $678 million of the cost. Government… Read More »

Registration for Ghana Card begins today

By | May 28, 2018

After multiple postponements, the registration and instant issuance for the national identity card, also known as the Ghana Card, is set to begin at 7 am today [Monday]. The project is among initiatives being undertaken by the government to formalise the economy. According to the National Identification Authority, former heads of state, journalists and security officials will be… Read More »

Nepal – National ID card distribution process begins

By | May 26, 2018

Phidim, May 25 – The process of distributing national identity cards has begun in Panchthar. A team led by Shivaraj Joshi, director at National Identity Card Distribution Management Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs has started its work by setting up an office in Panchthar district headquarters Phidim today. Though the concept of national identity cards was conceived… Read More »

Italian IPZS publishes clarification about alleged malfunction of 350.000 CIE Cards

By | May 22, 2018

The Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (IPZS) that is the Italian Government Office and Mint on May 20, 2018 have issued a press release on the alleged malfunction of about 350.000 eID Cards, locally known as CIE (Carta d’Identità Elettronica) reported by the Rome-based newspaper Il Messaggero. The article, published on the May 20 2018 edition of… Read More »

SA issues 10 million new smart ID cards – home affairs minister

By | May 16, 2018

Gigaba says it is likely that the department will not reach 38 million conversions from barcoded IDs to smart IDs by 2023. A total of 10 million smart ID cards have been issued to South African citizens in the past five years, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday. “When the first card was issued, in 2013,… Read More »

Afghanistan – More ID card distribution centres to be set up in Kabul

By | May 13, 2018

KABUL (Pajhwok): Five more electronic National Identity Cards (e-NICs) distribution centres would be set up over the next six months in Kabul, an official said on Sunday. Two weeks back, President Ashraf Ghani obtained his e-NIC, marking the launch of the process, but his CEO Abdullah Abdullah and few others figures opposed the move. Abdullah and others argued the… Read More »

Ireland – Government seeking bids for design and production of PSC generation two

By | February 24, 2018

THE STATE HAS launched a tender for the production of the next round of Public Service Cards (PSC). The controversial card, which was first introduced in 2012 for accessing certain social welfare payments but has now been expanded as a requirement for many other services, currently has a seven-year lifespan. Now, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social… Read More »

Kenya – IDs fitted with electronic chips in the pipeline: Interior Ministry

By | February 20, 2018

NAIVASHA, Kenya, Feb 20 –The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government is working on a roll-out of third generation identity cards in a move geared towards enhancing free movement of persons and regional trade. According to the outgoing Director of Immigration Services, Gordon Kihalangwa, the procurement process is underway and is expected to be completed by… Read More »

Afghanistan – Electronic ID Cards Roll-Out To Start In Kabul Soon

By | February 16, 2018

The electronic National Identity Card department will start the issuance of the new ID cards in Kabul in the near future, head of the office, Rohullah Ahmadzai said.   The cards, he said, will include nationality and ethnicity information of the card holders.  He said President Ashraf Ghani, First Lady Rula Ghani and Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar… Read More »

Gambia – Government Restores Semlex Contract for ID Card Production

By | February 15, 2018

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice Aboubacarr Tambadou, said Government has agreed to restore the 2016 contract of Semlex, to produce National Identity Cards. “After a whole year of consideration of this matter, culminating with the establishment of a Ministerial Task Force, we showed the seriousness with which this Government has taken up this issue. Government has… Read More »

New identity cards to be issued by Greece

By | February 6, 2018

Greek authorities are closer to actualising the upgrade to citizen’s identity cards, ensuring they meet international security standards. There have been talks of an upgrade for years, with Greece required as a European Union member-state to overhaul its outdated system since 2000, and will see ID cards replaced with new ones featuring biometric data on a microchip. The… Read More »

Pakistan – PSP condemns NADRA’s delay in issuing ID cards

By | January 29, 2018

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Secretary General Raza Haroon on Monday condemned National Database Regulatory Authority’s (NADRA) delaying tactics regarding the issuance of National Identity Cards (NIC) to the citizens. He further stated that depriving the people of their NICs is a violation of the constitution, the rule of law and the fundamental rights. He also met with the… Read More »

Pakistan – Over 58,000 fake CNICs detected by NADRA

By | January 28, 2018

ISLAMABAD:  The Interior Ministry on Saturday informed the Senate that the country’s top database authority detected more than 58,000 fake or suspicious national identity cards, which have now been “temporarily digitally impounded in NADRA’s database”. The upper house of parliament was informed that during the re-verification drive it had been noticed that not only some Pakistanis had obtained… Read More »

Philippines – PH studies Japan’s national ID system

By | January 18, 2018

MANILA — As legislation establishing a national ID system in the Philippines gains steam, the House of Representatives has been studying international best practices on the proposed measure, this time, eyeing Japan’s system. Last week, Laguna District III Representative Sol Aragones, chair of the House Committee on Population and Family Relations, met with Japanese officials in charge of Tokyo’s… Read More »

Nigeria – 7000 Oyo Traders, Artisans Get Biometric ID Cards

By | January 16, 2018

bout 7,000 tradesmen and artisans captured in Ona Ara local government area of Oyo State have given biometric identity cards. The biometric data capturing of informal sector operatives was initiated by the administration of Mr Abiola Ajimobi to enable the state government have a unified identity for all tradesmen and artisans in the state and create a database… Read More »

Nepal – National Identity Cards To Be Issued Soon

By | January 12, 2018

National Identity Card Distribution Management Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs has completed its preparation for the process. In the first phase of the process, the government will distribute identity cards to the people at Singha Durbar and from Panchthar. In total, it will distribute 110,000 cards in Panchthar and 7,000 cards to the officials at Singha… Read More »