Government ID

This section reports on the emergence of next-generation eID technology, usage and design. From citizen ID cards to residence permits, driving licenses and more, this section will track all the latest developments…

Latest Headlines

Australian senator calls for biometric national ID card 16 January 2017

The leader of Australia’s One Nation party has said that a biometrics-backed national ID card would help reduce benefit fraud.

Study: Biometrics fuel growth in passenger screening 12 January 2017

Research group Frost and Sullivan has found that biometric solutions are finding considerable commercial applications in passenger screening markets.

Gibraltar may need more stringent border checks 12 January 2017

More stringent passport checks and security measures could be introduced at the border between Gibraltar and Spain, officials have told local media.

Biometric enrolment machines unveiled in Qatar airport 12 January 2017

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior has launched five biometric enrolment machines at the country’s Hamad International Airport for e-Gate users who have not activated their biometric data.

OT inks driver license deal 11 January 2017

OT's Lasink technology chosen by Burkina Faso for vehicle registration documents and driving licenses.

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First speakers revealed for connect:ID 2017 11 January 2017

The organisers of secure identity technology event connect:ID 2017 has revealed the first speakers who will take part in the conference.

EC develops Schengen Masterlist of CSCA certificates 06 January 2017

The European Commission has published a first Schengen Masterlist of public Country Signing Certification Authority (CSCA) certificates as part of a pilot project.

SDW 2017: Conference and exhibition registration now live 05 January 2017

The organiser of next-generation government and citizen identity event SDW 2017 has revealed that conference and exhibition registration is now open for the event.

New Asia voice for international holography body 04 January 2017

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), which represents the global hologram industry, has appointed its first chairman from Asia.

Turkmenistan joins ICAO Public Key Directory 30 December 2016

The president of Turkmenistan has tasked the State Customs Service to make arrangements necessary for Turkmenistan's inclusion into the Public Key Directory of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Ghana opposition calls for identity system by 2018 30 December 2016

Ghana’s opposition  Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has said the incoming government controlled by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration must enable the National Identification Authority to deploy a nationwide system by 2018.

CLEAR adds to leadership team 28 December 2016

Consumer biometric identity membership platform CLEAR has announced the expansion of its executive team.

Safran wins Mexico contract 22 December 2016

Safran Identity & Security awarded five-year contract by National Electoral Institute of Mexico.

Australian Digital Identity ‘alpha’ launch by August 20 December 2016

The Digital Transformation Office (DTO) in Australia has confirmed that the country will go live with the first phase of a digital identity programme by next August.

Myanmar launches biometric eID pilots 16 December 2016

The Myanmar government is conducting a pilot project to substitute paper National Registration Cards with “smarter” digital identification cards in Naypyidaw and Mandalay.

Luton airport adds new ePassport gates 16 December 2016

Britain’s Luton Airport has responded to increasing demand by installing five new biometric ePassport gates.

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Features

HID Global - Mobile ID solutions for government-to-citizen applications

Citizen ID documents such as national IDs and driver licenses will ultimately follow the trend toward mobility.

Gemalto - National identity schemes

To enable public administrations, companies and citizens to freely interact while retaining their formal relationships of liability, there needs to be a progressive development in the use of "digital trust" services.

NIST launches white papers on digital identity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released white papers on digital identity and authentication ahead of a key workshop. 

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