eID

Gemalto Bringing Highly Secure Driver Licences to Atlantic Canada

Gemalto Bringing Highly Secure Driver Licences to Atlantic Canada

Gemalto has been contracted to provide new, highly secure driver licenses for the Atlantic provinces of Canada. New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island will all benefit from polycarbonate licenses, issued centrally by Gemalto. Gemalto will also take charge of enrollment, introducing a new process that will incorporate digital signatures and…

Gemalto, Veridos to Provide eID Cards to Fight Fraud in Macau

Gemalto, Veridos to Provide eID Cards to Fight Fraud in Macau

Gemalto and Veridos have been contracted to provide contactless eID cards to the Macau government. The agreement will see Gemalto provide the physical cards, while Veridos will bring operating system software to the table. The cards will come with enhanced security features such as special design components that can only been under UV light. In…

eID Market to Generate $54M in Revenues by 2021: Acuity

eID Market to Generate $54M in Revenues by 2021: Acuity

The worldwide national electronic ID market will produce more than $54 billion in revenues between 2016 and 2021, according to a new forecast from Acuity Market Intelligence. The firm’s report, The Global National eID Industry Report: 2017 Edition, predicts that during that same period, the number of countries issuing eID cards will rise from 124 to…

Gemalto to Provide eID Solution to Swedish Tax Agency

Gemalto to Provide eID Solution to Swedish Tax Agency

Skatteverket, Sweden’s tax agency, has engaged Gemalto in a multi-year digital identity project. The agency will implement Gemalto’s eGov platform into its online services, and will offer Gemalto’s Premium Polycarbonate eID cards to citizens. The company’s eGov platform offers SSO and multi-factor authentication features that can incorporate one-time passwords, smart cards, and fingerprint recognition. Skatteverket…

BioMini Combo Fingerprint Scanner Becomes Android-Compatible

BioMini Combo Fingerprint Scanner Becomes Android-Compatible

Suprema has announced Android compatibility for its BioMini Combo fingerprint scanner. The BioMini Combo is a FAP20 certified fingerprint scanner with RFID compatibility, allowing for two-factor authentication via fingerprint biometrics and NFC-capable smart cards. Like the recently announced BioMini Slim S, it’s also designed to function in outdoor deployments, even under direct sunlight. That portability…

Safran Reaches 10M-Mark in eID Issuance in Chile

Safran Reaches 10M-Mark in eID Issuance in Chile

Safran has reached a significant milestone in one of its long-term identity projects. The company has announced that it has now delivered 10 million electronic ID cards in Chile. It’s part of a 10-year contract that the company won in 2012. The company is tasked with managing the distribution of its eID cards, which authorities are…

Norwegian Authorities Select Gemalto for eID Project

Norwegian Authorities Select Gemalto for eID Project

Gemalto has won a contract to provide new identity documents for Norway. The contract was awarded via the National Police Directorate of Norway, and will see the company supply authorities with Sealys eID cards and ePassports, as well as residence permit cards. The company’s Allynis Issuance and Coesys Case Management platform will be used to…

Safran eID Solution Gets FIDO Certification

Safran eID Solution Gets FIDO Certification

Safran Identity & Security has received FIDO certification for its biometric electronic ID solution, the company has announced. The company’s eID solution is meant to offer more secure authentication than traditional ID cards through its embedded chip, which can store additional credentials like biometric data. This allows authentication to take place via facial recognition, with…

Gemalto Provides Cameroon with Biometric eID Solution

Gemalto Provides Cameroon with Biometric eID Solution

Gemalto is providing government officials in Cameroon with a highly secure electronic ID (eID) solution.  It’s called Sealys Color in PC, an identity card solution that engraves subjects’ photos directly into the card via laser. The company says it’s a tamper-proof solution, helping to ensure that citizen’s ID documents can’t be duplicated or fabricated. It…

Biometric Tech to See e-IDs Replaced by Mobile Virtual Credentials

Biometric Tech to See e-IDs Replaced by Mobile Virtual Credentials

Electronic passports will peak by 2022, only to be replaced by virtual credentials, according to a new report from Acuity Market Intelligence. That same trend applies to all smart, biometric credentials including national ID cards and driver licenses, the market research firm says. And by 2030, “today’s standard identity credentials will be obsolete,” Acuity said…

All Smartphones Shipped In 2018 Will Feature Biometric Tech: Acuity

All Smartphones Shipped In 2018 Will Feature Biometric Tech: Acuity

Acuity is doubling down on its previous predictions about the rise of mobile biometrics. In a new report, the market research firm reaffirms that biometric technology will be in 100 percent of smartphones in 2018, and also looks to growth in other biometric markets. Acuity estimates that about 750 million smartphones featuring biometric technology are…

Green Bit to Provide Biometric Scanners for Jordan eID Project

Green Bit to Provide Biometric Scanners for Jordan eID Project

Biometrics specialist Green Bit has secured a deal to provide the Jordanian government with crucial technology for the country’s electronic ID project. The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT) has ordered an undisclosed number of Green Bit’s MultiScan527 palm- and fingerprint scanners. It’s a scanning device compliant with the FBI’s EBTS Appendix P standard,…

Hungary Launches Biometric eIDs

Hungary Launches Biometric eIDs

The government of Hungary has launched a new electronic identification card for citizens. In addition to the biographic information common to government-issued ID cards, the new eID cards also feature optional biometric fingerprint and electronic signature data. Speaking to the press, Interior Ministry state secretary László Tasnádi called it a “one-stop card” that could “open the…

Tax Agencies Tap MorphoTrust for eID Solution

Tax Agencies Tap MorphoTrust for eID Solution

North Carolinian and Georgian tax collection agencies are collaborating together with MorphoTrust USA (Safran) to implement new electronic IDs (eIDs) to help fight tax fraud. The eID program will be rolled out in a pilot project, with optional opt-in available to interested citizens. In a press release, MorphoTrust explained that the eID will leverage the…