VIDEO: SDW 2013 – Hungary turns to eID

The Hungarian Banknote Printing Shareholding Company, HBPC in short, Hungary's premier security printer, was present at the 2013 Security Document World in London. We spoke to Maik Pogoda (HBPC) and András Kassai (DIPA) about the importance of international networks and developments in Hungary and beyond with regards to secure printing and secure ID.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq0jMdUiDPs

Suprema inks biometric ePassport contract with Mexican Government

Suprema Inc. has won a nationwide electronic passport project for the Mexico Government. The project, steered by Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE, Ministry of Exterior) of Mexico, is aimed to develop passport issuing system for 2.7 million electronic passports across all 32 states in Mexico including the Federal District of Mexico City. With the initial…

Gemalto Delivers Complete Enrolment Solution for Burkina Faso’s Upcoming Elections

Gemalto announces that its comprehensive Coesys enrolment solution has been selected to securely register citizens for Burkina Faso’s upcoming parliamentary and municipal elections to be held on December 2, 2012. Gemalto is providing CENI, the Independent National Electoral Commission in charge of the project, with thousands of Coesys mobile enrolment stations across the country to build…

New report: Biometric technologies to experience widespread deployment in border control, law enforcement, eGovernment and military applications

The universal adoption of biometric passports will influence eGate implementation which will become the main revenue generator for the global civil and military biometrics market in the near future. In addition, portable devices used by the police and the military will become a common tool in the fight against crime and terrorism. Biometrics is set…

eHealth: driving forward the uptake of e-Health with a new network for European Co-operation

The European Commission adopted a decision establishing an eHealth Network, as foreseen by the Directive (2011/24/EU) on Patients' Rights in Cross-border Healthcare. For the first time, EU legislation includes provisions on eHealth with clear objectives to find modern, innovative solutions for providing better and safer healthcare for all Europeans. European Commissioner for Health and Consumer…

The travel function policy on national eID in the European Union

By Detlef Houdeau and Chris Shire, Infineon Technologies Currently, the EU policy for cross border control processes cannot be described as harmonized. When looking at this topic, it is important to note that the Schengen Area is not a geographic area but rather a list of twenty-five states within a cooperative framework. In addition, there…