Tag Archives: National ID Cards

Research: The Rise of Biometric Smart Cards for the ID Card Industry – Edition June 2018

By | June 29, 2018

This is a presentation about potential use of Fingerprint Cards as National eID Cards. This presentation it was presented at SDW 2018 on July 27, 2018 This work is licensed under a Creative Common Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. This means you can share and use part of, mentioning the original work, and that cannot be used entirely or… 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 »

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 »

Taiwanese vote online for new national ID card design

By | April 26, 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) on Saturday (April 21) launched an online contest to select a new design for Taiwan’s national ID card, and the clear winner so far is a relatively plain, white look.  In February, the MOI announced that it would hold a “Identity Document Redesign” vote and because there were no… Read More »

Taiwan to issue electronic ID cards in a year: minister

By | October 19, 2017

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) Taiwan’s Interior Minister Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) announced Thursday at the Internal Administration Committee of the Legislative Yuan that electronic identity cards (eID) will be issued within a year. Yeh told legislators that his ministry, in an attempt to communicate fully with the public on this issue, has conducted seminars and phone interviews with people… Read More »

Veridos Wins Zambian eID Card Project

By | October 12, 2017

Berlin, October 12, 2017 – The Republic of Zambia has awarded Veridos with a contract to deliver polycarbonate electronic ID cards to Zambia. The new eID card, which is equipped with a contactless chip, fulfils the highest quality standards and offers convenient multi-application options to Zambian citizens. “We are pleased to provide the Republic of Zambia with new… Read More »

Maldives – President inaugurates Passport Card; multifunctional features

By | October 11, 2017

The President, this Wednesday, inaugurated the Passport Card which has multifunctional features, making Maldives the first country to introduce a multifunctional polycarbonate passport card. The newly unveiled polycarbonate Passport Card can be used as an ID card and license card. In addition to being usable for both domestic and international air travel, the Passport Card can be linked… Read More »

Taiwan – No biometrics for identity cards with chips: minister

By | October 7, 2017

New national identity cards with integrated chips proposed by the Ministry of the Interior will not incorporate biometric data, due to information security concerns, Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) said. The ministry had initially proposed incorporating retinal or fingerprint scan data into the cards to assist government efforts to digitize records and services, but using biometrics… Read More »

Cracking of one ID card would require Estonia to deactivate 750,000 cards

By | October 4, 2017

Should even one of Estonia’s national ID cards be cracked, the certification center of the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) would be obliged under law to void all of the approximately 750,000 cards containing the chip in which a security flaw was discovered at the end of August. “In principle, if someone manages to crack the card… Read More »

Emirates ID card becomes the enabler for 90% of smart services at 7 government entities

By | September 25, 2017

Within the initiatives of Government Accelerators’ Teams UAE government announced that the Emirates ID card becomes now, instead of any other identification documents, the main enabler of 90% of the smart services provided by seven government entities. The list of entities that achieved this percentage in their smart services includes Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Ministry of Culture and… Read More »

Ghana – NIA to launch new ID system today

By | September 14, 2017

National Identification Authority (NIA) unveils new national identification card as an indication of preparedness to launch the New National identification system on Friday. Executive Secretary of the NIA, Prof. Kenneth Agyemang Attefuah said ” the national identification authority s ready to provide Ghanaians with a modern robust national identification system and a smart ID card that will meet… Read More »

Philippines – Data privacy and the proposed national ID system

By | September 12, 2017

SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 fell on a weekend and it went by with nary a whimper. But it was a significant date for the National Privacy Commission (NPC). It was the deadline for organizations, private and public, to inform the NPC that they have designated a data protection officer (DPO). As practice would have it, organizations had until the… Read More »

Nigerians urged to register for National ID Card

By | September 8, 2017

The Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Bayo Onanuga, has called on all eligible Nigerians to register with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), to obtain the national electronic identity card. Onanuga made this call when he visited the commission’s Acting General Manager, Operations/Regional Coordinator, North Central, Mrs. Florence Oloruntade, on Thursday in Abuja. He urged all eligible… Read More »

Ghana – NIA contract: Ken Agyapong peddling lies – NIA

By | September 2, 2017

Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Prof Ken Attafuah, has indicated that contrary to claims by Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyepong, that a new contract has been awarded under suspicious circumstances, no fresh contract has been signed. The criminologist also pointed out that the accusations of corruption by Mr Agyapong against Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, are… Read More »

It will now be easier for trans Pakistanis to get national ID

By | September 1, 2017

After a tough week for Pakistan’s trans community, it will now be easier for them to apply for official documents. Most people in Pakistan have a Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC). It is an ID card that also allows them to be counted in the census. Many employers will not hire a person without a CNIC. Pakistan was… Read More »

Philippines – House okays nat’l ID system on 2nd reading

By | August 31, 2017

MANILA — The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill seeking to create a national identification (ID) system that will streamline, integrate and simplify public and private transactions in the country. Members of the lower chamber passed via viva voce voting House Bill 6221, an Act Establishing the Filipino Identification System (FilSys), which is included in… Read More »

Ireland – Call for debate on ID cards amid PSC controversy

By | August 29, 2017

A solicitor and data protection expert has expressed concerns over the introduction of the new Public Services Card. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Simon McGarr said there does not appear to be a lawful basis to make it a compulsory requirement, but compulsion is being levied on individuals to force them to get it. Minister for Employment and… Read More »

Bangladesh – EC starts printing smart NID cards on its own

By | August 28, 2017

The Election Commission (EC) has cancelled an agreement with French company ‘Oberthur Technologies’ and started printing smart national identity (NID) cards on its own. The EC’s Acting Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed confirmed this while talking to reporters at the commission secretariat in Agargoan, Dhaka on Sunday. He said the contract between the EC and the French company to print… Read More »