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Latecomer Belgium announces ePassport, Gemalto & Zetes ink contracts

Belgium was the last of the EU Member States to issue biometric passports and had been reprimanded by the EU Court of Justice for being more than three years late to comply with the EU requirements. Nearly a year after being taken to court, Belgium has chosen its suppliers and announcements state that it will […]

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French eDriver license uses Infineon’s security chips with ‘Integrity Guard’

Infineon Technologies supplies the security chips for the new electronic driving license (eDriver license) issued in France as of September 2013. The new polycarbonate smart card successively replacing the traditional paper document contains an embedded SLE78 microprocessor with ‘Integrity Guard’. The microprocessor securely stores biometric and personal data of the license holder protecting his or […]

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Kosovo Contactless ID Card – security made in Germany

  The Republic of Kosovo has chosen Giesecke & Devrient to manufacture and deliver its multifunctional, electronic, and entirely contactless smart ID cards – only 3 months after the company won the contract to manufacture the country’s new electronic passports.. As prime contractor, the Munich-based technology company is assuming responsibility for all aspects of project […]

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Next phase of ePassport interoperability tests operated by SDW 2013

Science Media Partners Ltd, organiser of the security document conference and exhibition – SDW 2013 – is organising the next phase of global ePassport interoperability testing at a special event to be held alongside the SDW show on 21-23 May 2013 in London. The interoperability tests (SDW InterOp 2013) will be focused on the new […]

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Continental opts for security technology from Infineon in digital tachographs

Only security chips from Infineon Technology are installed in Continental’s new generation of digital tachographs VDO DTCO. With Infineon chips, the company can efficiently implement the high security standards set by the European Union (EU) in 2009 for such systems. Infineon supplies Continental with a security controller, which is certified according to “Common Criteria EAL5+ […]

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ENISA analyses cyber security legislation & spots implementation gaps

In a new paper the EU ‘cyber security’ agency ENISA takes a snapshot of existing and future EU legislation on security measures and incident reporting. The analysis underlines important steps forward, but also identifies gaps in national implementation, as most incidents are not reported. Cyber security incidents significantly impact society. Here are five well-known examples: […]

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Latvia commissions G&D to manufacture and supply new drivers’ licenses

The Latvian Ministry Of Transport is offering its citizens a very special service. At any one of ten registration centers nationwide, drivers will be able to apply in person for a new, EU-compliant polycarbonate drivers’ license and walk out with the finished card in almost no time at all. This is possible thanks to technology […]

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EC Digital Agenda: new Regulation to enable cross-border electronic signatures and to get more value out of electronic identification in Digital Single Market

The European Commission has proposed new rules to enable cross-border and secure electronic transactions in Europe. The proposed Regulation will ensure people and businesses can use their own national electronic identification schemes (e-IDs) to access public services in other EU countries where e-IDs are available. It also creates an internal market for e-Signatures and related […]

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