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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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PrimeKey secures Malawi’s first ever national ID cards

As of late 2017 Malawians can now for the first time collect their very own national ID card. The ID cards are secured with digital signatures issued by SignServer and certificates from EJBCA, both products by PrimeKey. This means that not only can the Malawians get their own ID card but also that these cards […]

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Cryptomathic first to undergo new eIDAS Certification for Remote Qualified Electronic Signatures

Cryptomathic has announced that it is the first eSignature solution provider in Europe to receive a certification ticket for the new Common Criteria certification process for eIDAS compliant Qualified Signature Creation Devices. Under the terms of the eIDAS regulation, trust service providers must use certified QSCD products to offer remote Qualified Electronic Signatures across the […]

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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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Court rejects current ID card manufacturer’s appeal against Estonia

Tallinn Administrative Court at the end of last year rejected an appeal by ID card manufacturer Gemalto AG against Estonia’s Police and Border Guard Board (PPA), which will allow the latter to continue with preparations for the manufacture of new electronic ID cards. “Today’s decision by Tallinn Administrative Court not to satisfy the complaint of […]

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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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Elyctis ID BOX One brings efficiency and certainty in voter identification to the Kyrgyzstan presidential elections

Since 2015, the Kyrgyz Republic has adopted biometric voter identification based upon the state register of the population. For the first time, in the October 2017 presidential election, over 5,000 Elyctis ID BOX One readers were used in all voting stations across the country to verify the identity of voters. “The electoral system of the […]

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Veridos wins Zambian eID card project

German identity solutions firm Veridos has secured the contract for a Zambian eID card project. The new eID card is equipped with a contactless chip and offers multi-application options to Zambian citizens. “We are pleased to provide the Republic of Zambia with new state-of-the-art eID cards”, says Veridos CEO Hans Wolfgang Kunz. “Zambia’s citizens will profit from a contactless […]

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