Tag Archives: eID

Border Control Security along International Standards

By Detlef Houdeau, Infineon Technologies. Back in 1979 the International Civil Aviation Organisation, called ICAO, published the standard on Machine-Readable Passport (MRP). Passport booklets with this function need a Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) based on the typeface Optical Character Recognition (OCR-B). The phase out of all non-MRP was set for CY 2015. By springtime2006 ICAO […]

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Why eID cards and Digital Signatures need each other

By Markus Hoffmeister & Klaus Schmeh, cryptovision GmbH. Developed in the 1970s, digital signatures are the technology of choice when it comes to protecting eID cards from forgery and manipulation. More generally speaking, digital signatures are an important means for making digital documents – such as contracts, receipts, and orders – reliable, provided that the private […]

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eIDAS: Study shows clear benefits for SME’s from eID and Trust Services

A new study by the European Commission has found that implementing electronic identification (eID) and trust services in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) business processes offers many benefits for SMEs. Benefits include less administrative burden, more efficient business processes, significant reduction in costs and safer electronic transactions. The market analysis of the study has found […]

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Ghana Government Launches Instant Electronic ID Issuance with Entrust Datacard

Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, has announced its technology will be used by the government of Ghana — through a partnership with Identity Management Systems (IMS), a subsidiary of Margins Group — to instantly issue national identity cards to Ghanaian citizens. In line with the directive from […]

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Court rejects current ID card manufacturer’s appeal against Estonia

Tallinn Administrative Court at the end of last year rejected an appeal by ID card manufacturer Gemalto AG against Estonia’s Police and Border Guard Board (PPA), which will allow the latter to continue with preparations for the manufacture of new electronic ID cards. “Today’s decision by Tallinn Administrative Court not to satisfy the complaint of […]

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Reducing cost through ePassport and eID synergies

By Veronica Atkins, Silicon Trust. The fast digitization of society continuously brings new challenges to the public sector, its offerings and its service infrastructure. Electronic identification (eID) allows citizens to access online services, using, for example, a secure token in the form of an ID card. During the last two decades, governments all over the […]

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Veridos wins Zambian eID card project

German identity solutions firm Veridos has secured the contract for a Zambian eID card project. The new eID card is equipped with a contactless chip and offers multi-application options to Zambian citizens. “We are pleased to provide the Republic of Zambia with new state-of-the-art eID cards”, says Veridos CEO Hans Wolfgang Kunz. “Zambia’s citizens will profit from a contactless […]

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DERMALOG: Maldives Introduces Most Innovative ID Card

By DERMALOG The Maldives are known for their nice beaches and wonderful holiday resorts on many islands. Now the Maldives have also become a place of innovation. Maldives Immigration has just introduced a new, very innovative type of ID card: It can be used for payments, but also serves as a national ID card, as a […]

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