Category Archives: id card news around the world

EIDA decides to check smartphones

Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Etisalat. Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat – communications in English) is the 15th largest mobile phone operator in the world according to Wikipedia. Outside of UAE it operates in … Continue reading

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UAE labor cards out of use

Effective July 1 2012 expatriates working in UAE will no longer need labor cards for employment. Emirates Identification Authority (EIDA) issued national id cards will be used to verify employment eligibility instead. All foreitgners have to apply for UAE national … Continue reading

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EIDA shows results for 2011

Yesterday Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) published a report on progress of Emirates national ID card program progress. 178 pages document shows that 2.77 million cards were issued in 2011, over 100% more than a year before when 1.26 million national … Continue reading

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smart id card reader with NFC

Dai Nippon Printing and Identive joined their effort to design a reader capable of reading smart id contact card and near field communication devices (NMC). The result is a brand new reader, model NDI711, a compact unit that can do … Continue reading

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identity theft, the silly side of it

We usually write about sophisticated identity thefts or large scale rings but not today. This time we’ll go on the funny side if there is a funny side to this crime. Try to imagine yourself as an identity thief and … Continue reading

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India: another city gets id badges for rickshaw

Trivandrum, India: the city corporation has decided to introduce id badges for autorickshaw, a handful of id badges have been handed out during the inauguration by Mayor K Chandrika, 5000 more are to follow within a week. Custom id badges … Continue reading

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Ghana preps for biometric voter registration

Starting this weekend Ghana’s Electoral Commission will run 3 days pilot biometric voter registration exercise at 2 polling station in the northern part of the country. 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Ghana, that will take place sometime in the … Continue reading

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charity id badge and the middle men

United Kingdom: charity street sellers, often called charity muggers or chuggers for short have become a nightmare of many British towns and cities. They work by encouraging people on the street to sign up for ongoing charity contributions. Chuggers wear … Continue reading

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a man with airline id badge attacks the pilot

Passengers of TAM airlines flight 8047 en route from Montevideo, Uruguay to Sao Paulo, Brazil on February 12th have gone thru terrifying moments when the plane started to sway violently. The violent shakes of the Airbus A320-200 aircraft were due … Continue reading

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UAE id card deadlines, free zoners off the hook

Abu Dhabi and Dubai extended their deadlines for getting national id card for private companies expatriates residing in free zones. Previous deadline of January 1st 2012 was amended to March 31 fo Abu Dhabi and May 31 for Dubai. Emirates … Continue reading

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