Latest National identity card Stories

2011-03-15 23:05:00

FAIRFAX, Va. and NEW DELHI, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MaxID, a leading provider of mobile identity solutions and I.D. Solutions, a leading provider of identity and security solutions in India are pleased to announce that they have teamed up to address the potentially explosive market for identity hardware and software driven by the efforts of the Unique Identification Authority of India, known as the UIDAI. "MaxID is extremely fortunate to be working with I.D. Solutions in the Indian...

2009-11-17 07:00:00

PARIS, November 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The smart card industry has once again recognized the innovation capacity of Oberthur Technologies by selecting the product ID-One(TM) Sky as finalist for the Sesame award for the best application in the identification category at the Cartes 2009 trade fair in Paris. Following the lead of the electronic passport, the smart card is being confirmed as the only technology capable of reliably strengthening the security of any type of identity...

2009-07-10 04:04:00

LONDON, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Identity and Passport Service (IPS), an executive agency of the UK Home Office, have signed a seven-year agreement for IBM to provide a core element of the Government's plans to upgrade to biometric passports and enhance the security of the UK border. IBM will also provide a replacement for the UK Border Agency's (UKBA) Immigration and Asylum Fingerprint System (IAFS) which holds biometrics collected from visa applicants....

2009-04-27 07:00:00

PARIS, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monaco principality announced the implementation of the electronic national Identity card. It is the first electronic national identity card issue and compliant with the European standards ICAO-EAC[1] and IAS-ECC[2]. Oberthur Technologies developed for Monaco, a turnkey solution with enrolment and personalization, as well as an issuance system of the electronic document to the citizen. So since March 30th each Monegasque citizen thanks...

2009-04-07 03:00:00

System Upgrades Improve Application Processing for Passports and Identity Cards FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced that the UK Identity and Passport Service (IPS), an executive agency of the Home Office responsible for issuing UK passports and ID cards, has awarded the company a 10-year managed information technology (IT) services contract to upgrade the IPS application and enrollment system. The agreement has an estimated value of $570...

2008-11-05 15:00:21

A British official says a mandatory national identification card will become mandatory for workers at two U.K. airports next fall. James Hall, chief executive of the Identity and Passport Service, told the Daily Telgraph that introducing the ID cards at Manchester and London City airports would be a major step in Britain's National Identity Scheme program. "We believe delivering the highest possible level of identity assurance for critical workers will bring real benefits to employers,...

2008-09-26 13:15:00

In the midst of heavy criticism, Britain launched a new biometric identity card on Thursday.Government officials claim the card is a crucial tool in the fight against illegal immigration and terrorism. Critics of the program call the card a waste of money and a breach of civil liberties. The new program marks the first use of ID cards since the end of World War Two. Initially only foreign nationals from outside the European Economic Area will be required to have one if they come to Britain to...

2006-04-26 02:39:07

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister John Howard unveiled plans on Wednesday to introduce a national health and welfare access card after the government decided against creating a compulsory full-scale identity card. Howard said the card would replace 17 existing cards and save the government at least A$3 billion ($2.2 billion) annually, as well as reducing fraud by incorporating security features including a biometric photograph. It will not carry...

2005-09-06 07:48:55

DUBLIN -- New technology could increase rather than solve the problem of identity theft and fraud, a British criminologist warned on Monday. Identity cards and chip and pin technology for credit cards will force fraudsters to be more creative and are unlikely to alleviate the problem. Dr Emily Finch, of the University of East Anglia in England, said dependence on technology was leading to a breakdown in individual vigilance, which experts believe is one of the best ways to prevent fraud and...

2005-07-14 22:45:39

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia should consider introducing a national identity card in the wake of the London bombings and the rise in global terrorism, Prime Minister John Howard said on Friday. Australia last debated a national ID card, called the Australia Card, in 1987. Howard, then in opposition, opposed the card, but now says times have changed. "This is an issue that ought to be back on the table...in the wake of something like the terrible tragedy in London," Howard...

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