Second day of ID4Africa event focused on practical solutions

The ID4Africa Forum held in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, continued to examine electronic identity in Africa on its second and final day of session programming. The main theme for the event revolved around practical methods for developing successful eID schemes. Through a series of workshops on Wednesday, the event allowed government officials from 36 African countries to explore a wide range of issues, including the establishment of foundational identity programs such as national ID and civil registration to functional applications,

Rwanda to introduce new eID card

Rwanda announced on Tuesday at the ID4Africa Forum and exposition in Kigali that it will roll-out an integrated eID card in July. eID is 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. Rwanda will use an eID card with an embedded 64-kilobyte chip to integrate multiple details,

ID4Africa holds successful first day

Rwanda is successfully hosting Africa’s annual meeting on digital identity management. The three-day event is the second annual government meeting of the ID4Africa Movement. It is currently being held in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, and is hosted by the National Identification Agency of Rwanda. ID4Africa was co-founded by the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA) and Identity Counsel International (ICI) to promote the transparent and responsible adoption of digital identity in Africa. The aim of ID4Africa is for governments to

eID projects in Africa and Latin America drive X Infotech’s expansion

Systems integrator and software developer X Infotech has expanded its presence in Latin America, North and West Africa by engaging new regional representatives. X Infotech is a global provider of software solutions for the issuance, management and verification of identity documents and smart cards. In a statement, the company welcomed Carla Guardia Malaga and Kais Ben Amor to its growing team. Malaga will be responsible for business development in Latin America, and Amor will take care of business development in

MorphoTrust eID solution to help decrease tax refund fraud in Alabama

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) and the state of Alabama are teaming up to protect citizens against identity theft and state income tax refund fraud using MorphoTrust’s identity verification solution, eID. Using the electronic ID (eID) application, Alabama residents will be able to protect their tax refunds with something as simple as a “selfie.” The eID initiative will be an opt-in program that adds a new layer of security regarding tax return processing. MorphoTrust’s eID leverages the secure driver’s license and ID

HID Global to deploy mobile IDs on citizens’ smartphones in Nigeria

HID Global has partnered with Media Concepts of Lagos, Nigeria to deploy mobile IDs on Nigerian citizens’ smartphones using the new HID goID platform. Mobile IDs will be issued through the Nigerian Police Biometric Central Motor Registry (BCMR) vehicle registration card program, which provides real-time access to vehicle/vehicle owner information via credentials and mobile readers powered by Seos. The BCMR card program is moving from pilot phase to full implementation with the expectation to register all motor vehicles as the

ID4Africa advocates for social inclusion through digital identity

ID4Africa describes itself as a movement promoting digital identity as a driver of socio-economic development in Africa. ID4Africa was co-founded by the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA) and Identity Counsel International (ICI) to serve as a multi-stakeholder organization that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital identity in Africa. The aim of ID4Africa is for governments to share experiences and establish real world standards that set the correct expectations for what is involved in launching successful identity programs.

Women and their right to identity

This is a guest post by Anne Bouverot, CEO of Morpho (Safran). We sometimes tend to forget that our identity is a precious commodity. Every day habits which go unnoticed – unlocking our telephone, paying with our bank card or using public transportation – are ways in which we express our legal identities. International Women’s Day offers us the opportunity to reflect upon what we may take for granted in some societies, unfortunately remains a privilege in others. Because possessing

Green Bit biometric technology selected for Jordan’s eID program

Jordan’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology has selected Green Bit‘s MultiScan527 palm and fingerprint livescan solution to enroll citizens into the country’s electronic ID program. The biometric technology will be installed in more than a hundred civil status and passport offices where citizens will be registered onto the National Registry. The MultiScan527 is FBI certified in accordance with the FBI’s Appendix F image quality specifications and can acquire 10-prints, rolls and half-palms and supplemental prints as per the FBI

Credence ID CEO to speak about biometric identification at Montgomery Technology Summit

Credence ID announced today that company Co-Founder and CEO, Bruce Hanson, will be presenting at the Montgomery Technology Summit 2016 in March. The Montgomery Technology Summit brings together an invited and global group of entrepreneurs, senior investors and executives to discover the most important innovations in business and technology over two days of presentations, keynotes, panels and salons in Santa Monica, Calif. This year’s summit is expected to attract more than 1,000 participants. “We’re excited to be presenting at the