AKD starts production of EU-compliant Croatian national ID card

With the Republic of Croatia joining the  EU,  the New Croatian eID card bill was passed in the process of harmonization with relevant and applicable international guidelines and standards. The  Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Ministry of Interior commenced the first phase of the implementation of New Croatian eID card project…

Latest research project develops security components for future ID cards

After three years of co-operation,  a group of experts including Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Bayer MaterialScience and the Fraunhofer institutes IZM, IAP and EMFT, brought the "SECUDIS" joint research project to a successful conclusion. As part of this project, security components for ID documents have been researched and developed which will be used in future product developments.…

US: PIV paves the way for the private sector

By John Piccininni, Identive Group, Inc Since launching the HSPD-12 (Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, Policy for a Common Identification Standard for federal employees and Contractors) secure credentialing program in 2004, millions of smart cards have been issued to U.S. Government employees, military personnel and contractors. As a result, the government has streamlined and standardized…

This eGate looks out for you …

By Bernd Mainzer, Atos Electronic Machine Readable Travel Documents (eMRTDs), as defined in the ICAO Document 9303 and particularly ePassports, allow a high degree of border security and automation. This is one of the reasons why, in 2012, more than 104 countries issued ePassports and the number is increasing steadily. At the same time, the…

Trüb supplies polycarbonate e-ID for Macau

Trüb AG has been selected to provide the new generation of electronic identity cards for the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Trüb supplies the identity cards to Giesecke & Devrient. The new e-ID is made of polycarbonate and equipped with a contactless chip module. As a world novelty, the e-ID…

PAV inlays well positioned for future SAC requirements

With ID security requirements constantly evolving, many governments are looking to integrate the new security standard SAC (Supplemental Access Control) in their national ID documents from 2015. In comparison to the currently used standard EAC (Extended Access Control), SAC offers higher security features like, amongst others, asymmetric cryptographic protocols. Because of this development, during this…

ID Security: Fast forward to FLASH technology

By Guillaume Sauzon, Infineon Technologies   In the late 1990s, the task of securing identities met the challenges of an increasingly digital world. The introduction of electronic documents was on the agenda for most governments around the world. Since then, ministries and their appointed agencies and officials have had to understand not only the political,…

Survey: The future of identification – Experts go for contactless

Almost every country has been investing in electronic passports for years in order to make international travel safer. Using RFID technology makes it possible to read data wirelessly and to increase counterfeit protection. This is why many countries are currently trying to define standards for future ID documents. According to PAV Card's and rfid ready's…