X Infotech, Atea provide mobile biometric enrollment solution to Lithuanian Police

Systems integrator and software developer X Infotech announced it recently teamed up with local partner Atea to provide a biometric solution for the mobile enrollment program for the Lithuanian Police. X Infotech and Atea recently won the public procurement organized by the Lithuanian Police, continuing their proven track record in identity management. The companies worked together to deliver the solution that accurately captures and stores biometric data for issuance of various identity documents, such as passports, identity cards and residence

Nigerian government recommends unified biometric data collection and usage

Upon reading a briefing on the activities of the National Population Commission (NPC), Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari recommended that government agencies share the biometric data of citizens through a unified collection and usage procedure, according to a report by All Africa. “It will be more cost effective if you work together,” said President Muhammadu Buhari. “It helps even the credibility of the election process, as Nigerians of voting age can be identified easily.” President Buhari questioned the government agencies for

11th Government forum on electronic identity

How National eID Can Support Delivery of Public and Private Sector Services 1-3 December, 2015 – Dhaka, Bangladesh The 11th Government Forum on Electronic Identity, organised by APSCA, is an annual event focused on national electronic identity and its related applications. The forum is Asia’s largest annual meeting for government agencies that issue national electronic identity cards, manage population registers, work with citizens’ electronic identities and facilitate the delivery of eGovernment services and benefits to citizens. In 2015, the theme

China examining eID for its 600 million Internet users

China is examining the introduction of electronic identification in a bid to protect private information and curb Internet fraud. Electronic identification, or eID, is typically a government-issued document for online and offline identification. The typical electronic identity card has the format of a regular bank card, with printed identity information on the surface, such as personal details and a photograph, as well as an embedded microchip. eID has been described as more reliable than paper-based ID because it provides more

Explainer: Electronic ID (eID)

An eID card is typically a government-issued document for online and offline identification. The typical electronic identity card has the format of a regular bank card, with printed identity information on the surface, such as personal details and a photograph, as well as an embedded microchip. An eID is more reliable than paper-based ID because it provides more data security with built-in privacy features. The use of digital signatures makes it harder or even impossible to make a forged ID

Iran VP calls on ICT Ministry to study electronic ID program

Iran first vice president Eshaq Jahangiri has called on the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (ICT) to research the various executive and technical components of a new initiative to implement a nationwide biometric ID program, according to the Tehran Times. The ID program would comprise of a national ID website as well as the issuing of electronic ID cards, according to Khabar Farsi news website. Jahangiri recently met with the ministers of ICT, industry, education, economy, along with vice

NSTIC director Jeremy Grant announces resignation

National Institute of Standards and Technology senior official Jeremy Grant who is best known for spearheading the White House’s initiative to “kill the password” and enhance digital identity management, has announced his resignation, according to a report by Fierce Government IT. “It’s with very mixed feelings that I’m announcing my plans to leave NIST,” wrote Grant in a recent email to members of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group, the NIST-funded, public-private organization that strives to implement NSTIC in real world

Credence ID releases handheld biometric platform with enhanced document reading capabilities

Credence ID has launched CredenceOneMRZ, its new handheld solution that authorizes an individual’s identity by using a combination of biometrics and secure document reading capabilities. Credence ID’s Android-based device is designed to rapidly read various smart credentials containing securely encrypted biometric and biographic data. It then verifies the identity of subjects by matching them with a live scan of their fingerprint and/or face. “CredenceOne-MRZ is uniquely positioned to meet the demands of agencies and commercial entities that require handheld document

Interview with Mark DiFraia, MorphoTrust Senior Director of Solutions Strategy

MorphoTrust is working hard to help eliminate the password, according to Mark DiFraia, the firm’s Senior Director of Solutions Strategy. “We recognize that the user walking around today knows that the username and password is not sufficient protection for resources or transactions,” said the MorphoTrust technology executive. Last year, the company was awarded a pilot grant by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create an electronic ID that would allow consumers to access online services with the

secunet wins PKI tender from the Norwegian Police

Secunet has been awarded with a contract in which the Norwegian Police will use secunet’s public key infrastructure as the basis to check electronic travel documents, as well as issue electronic passports and electronic residence permits in the near future. The German IT security solutions provider successfully beat out several other multi-nationals for international tendering procedure, which will see secunet deliver its eID PKI Suite and hardware security modules, configure and install the complete system and service, and maintain it