Veridos to deliver electronic ID cards to Zambia

Veridos has won a contract with The Republic of Zambia to deliver polycarbonate electronic ID cards to the country. Based on the German eID card concept, there is a contactless security chip embedded in the new ID card which supports multiple applications for biometric identification, authentication, and digital signature services. International standards including X.509 certificates for secure authentication are applied and biometric information is stored on the card. “We are pleased to provide the Republic of Zambia with new state-of-the-art

Pegasystems integrates facial recognition into KYC and CLM apps

Pegasystems Inc. has integrated new facial recognition and identification capabilities from Electronic IDentification (eID) into its Pega Know Your Customer (KYC) and Pega Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) applications. Using advanced biometrics, AI, and optical character recognition (OCR), eID’s facial recognition and identification capabilities match the person’s face with their legal documentation, such as a passport, to quickly and accurately confirm their identity. The process complies with any eID-supported legal ID card and all major international regulations, including Electronic Identification Authentication

Wyoming joins Gemalto’s digital driver’s license pilot program

Gemalto announced Wyoming’s recent decision to join four other jurisdictions participate in a pilot for digital driver’s licenses (DDLs). The state will join Colorado, Idaho, Maryland and Washington D.C. for the pilot, which originally stemmed from a government grant Gemalto received last year to develop a smartphone-based credential. This latest partnership includes a two year grant from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which leads the country’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, an effort focused

Acquisition to boost HID Global’s secure government ID offerings

HID Global has acquired government ID solutions firm Arjo Systems SAS for an undisclosed amount, expanding HID Global’s capabilities to deploy electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions for government programs. “Our acquisition of Arjo Systems significantly advances our Government-to-Citizen ID business, broadening our geographical reach and giving us critical mass,” explained Stefan Widing, president and CEO of HID Global. “Arjo Systems is a strong fit for HID Global, complementing our existing government ID offerings with an expanded range of capabilities

World e-ID and Cybersecurity

World e-ID and Cybersecurity Digital Identity & Data Protection for Citizens & Businesses Conference & Exhibition Marseille Provence, France Now in its 13th edition, World e-ID and Cybersecurity explores the latest secure identification technologies, their implementation and the related online trust challenges. Over 2.5 days, 400 project managers, government reps and technology experts will join in to learn, share visions with counterparts worldwide and foster cooperation for successful secure Identity & Cybersecurity implementations. From printed documents to the identity of

Gemalto wins identity document industry award for Finland’s new biometric passport

Gemalto and the National Police Board of Finland together won the Reconnaissance 2017 Award for Best Regional ID Document, reflecting their successful collaboration on the creation of Finland’s latest ePassport and eID card. Reconnaissance is the organizer of the High Security Printing EMEA Conference and publisher of Currency News and ID & Secure Document News. The award promotes the best in security printing, system infrastructure and implementation of a government passport, identity or other security card scheme. The new ePassport

MorphoTrust USA launches electronic ID pilot to combat tax fraud in Alabama

MorphoTrust USA and the Alabama Department of Revenue have launched a new pilot program using MorphoTrust’s electronic ID (eID) to improve security for residents filing state tax refunds during the 2016 filing season. The move comes nearly one year after MorphoTrust USA and the state of Alabama first announced they were teaming up to protect citizens against identity theft and state income tax refund fraud using MorphoTrust’s identity verification solution, eID. Alabama taxpayers who use the MorphoTrust eID to complete

Sri Lanka implements new biometric enrollment process for eID cards

Sri Lanka’s Department of Registration of Persons is aiming to collect the biometrics and biographical information of all citizens by the end of June, in preparation for the issuance of biometric electronic identity cards, according to a report by the Daily Mirror. P. Viyani Gunathilake, general commissioner of the Registration of Persons Department, said the old laminated identity cards were used since 1972. “The NICs used today have been changed at several occasions according to the requirements and special needs

Acuity report forecasts national electronic ID program to surpass $54B from 2016 to 2021

Acuity Market Intelligence released a new research report titled “The Global National eID Industry Report: 2017 Edition“, which forecasts that the global market for national electronic ID (eID) programs will exceed $54 billion in revenues between 2016 to 2021. The report finds that Asia will account for more than 60 percent of all cards issued as the number of countries issuing national eID cards increases from 124 to 136 during the forecast period. Acuity’s report projects that during the forecast

Safran announces 10 million eID cards delivered in Chile

Safran Identity & Security has reached the threshold of 10 million ID cards delivered in the Republic of Chile. 57 percent of the Chilean population now owns electronic identity cards to safeguard their identities and facilitate access to public online services. It is estimated that by 2022 almost all citizens of its 18+ million population will have a secure identity card. Chile is one of over 50 countries in the world who has implemented this type of system. Following a