Tag Archives: Ghana

Alternative financing models for eID projects

By Klaus Schmeh, cryptovision GmbH.  As long as the consumer has no real concept of the worth of his or her private data, there is no willingness to pay for its protection. For operators of national ID schemes, it bears the question whether there is a solution to both, adding value to an identity scheme […]

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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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Cryptovision CEO Markus Hoffmeister travels Africa with German Federal President and Federal Economics Minister

When German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier paid a state visit to Ghana and Gambia last week, he was accompanied by Federal Minister of Economics Brigitte Zypries and ex-soccer player Gerald Asamoah. In addition, about 15 German top managers joined the delegation – among them cryptovision-CEO Markus Hoffmeister. The first destination was Ghana. In Ghana the […]

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Flexibility and transparency are key

By Markus Hoffmeister, cryptovision  Implementing an ID project is an immense investment for any government or public sector institution. With lifetimes as long as ten years, identification schemes are all about return on investment. Whether it is a national ID project on the African continent or an educational ID project in South America, the total […]

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Securing sensitive data

By Marcel Hartgerink, WIBU-SYSTEMS BV and Tom Kevenaar, GenKey (06-2014) The use of biometric identification solutions are becoming more and more commonplace, delivering many advantages in the healthcare, financial, travel and immigration, government and many other commercial areas. The use of biometrics as a means to support fair elections is also becoming increasingly common, particularly […]

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Ghana: Transforming growth into prosperity

by Gemalto Ranked among the world’s top–ten fastest growing economies, Ghana has outstripped growth in African countries annually since 2008. Improving oil production and a stable political landscape leave the country poised to undergo even more explosive growth in 2013. For a country with a population of 23 million and GDP of $16 billion, much […]

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No more waiting around – THE NEW VAULT MAGAZINE IS OUT!

No more waiting around for issue #12 of the VAULT magazine – the new magazine is now out and you can read your pdf version here. With Silicon Trust partner articles on the situation of the European driving licence, electronic immigration in Ghana, the US Green Card, latest development in Flash technology, social security fraud […]

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Gemalto inks visa and border management system deal in Ghana

Gemalto has been appointed as prime contractor and turnkey supplier to provide Ghana Immigration Services (GIS) with a highly secure electronic visa and border management solution. This initiative is part of the eGhana project, an ambitious plan with backing from the World Bank to create a modern IT infrastructure that can support the country’s sustainable […]

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