Gemalto to provide secure driver’s license cards for Atlantic provinces of Canada
Gemalto has won four contracts to provide new, highly-secure polycarbonate driver’s licenses to residents of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and help transition the provinces from an over-the-counter issuance process to a secure central issuance.
According to a CBC report, the contract is worth $11.5 million.
Gemalto will also implement an enrollment solution that includes photo capture, digital signature pad, and a facial biometrics recognition system compliant with ICAO standards, providing a foundation for future technologies such as eID or digital driver’s licenses.
“We selected Gemalto because their broad experience and security capabilities can improve what we are doing today,” explained Paula Biggar, minister of transportation, infrastructure and energy for Prince Edward Island. “Their innovations in technology will help us achieve what we want to do in the coming years.”
Last month Biometric Update interviewed Neville Pattinson, SVP of government programs at Gemalto, about the acquisition of the 3M Identity Management Business.