Category Archives: id card news around the world

Israel: id card binds residence

Yesterday Human Rights Watch called Israeli government to lift residency restrictions for Gaza residents living in West Bank. It’s estimated that 35,000 Palestinians live in West Bank without proper documents. West Bank became part of Israel territory after 6 day … Continue reading

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India: id card biometric data capture agreement

There has been a power struggle going on for a while between Home Ministry and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on who should capture biometric data for national id card program. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced last Friday that … Continue reading

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New Zealand: duplicate id badges worn by the Police

Three Police officers who made arrests in Occupy camp in Auckland are reported to wear identical id badges with duplicate identification number. The arrests that took place in Aotea Square were the result of city council decision to dismantle the … Continue reading

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India: smart id cards program launch

Residents of 9 coastal provinces (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and West Benga) will start receiving chip smart id card tomorrow. The ambitious government program aims at collecting data for all residents and issuing smart id … Continue reading

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photo ID card required to board a train in India

Effective February 15th 2012 all passengers of Indian Railways looking to travel in air conditioned cars will have to produce government issued photo id card upon ticket purchase as well to railway personnel when asked. The primary goal of this … Continue reading

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Vancouver: $1750 fine for identity theft attempt

Mark Clayton Mahovlich, a disabled resident of British Columbia was sentenced to $1750 fine for an attempt to obtain the province photo id card for his brother name. Mahovlich driver’s license was cancelled on February 5th, 2009; a year later … Continue reading

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Oman new national ID card

Oman will shortly upgrade its citizens and expatriates id cards to more technology advanced ones. Lieutenant-general Hassan bin Mohsin Al Shuraiqi of Inspector-General of Police and Customs office has signed a contract with French security vendor Gemalto. New cards have … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi: apply for national ID card online

Starting 2012 Abu Dhabi residents can apply and renew the national id card online. This is not only more convenient but also saves money as applying at EIDA center directly costs Dh30 extra. Unfortunately the new convenient way is not … Continue reading

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Agrentine national ID card contract bribery charges

US Attorney General has set corruption charges against 8 former Siemens AG executives. The case goes back to late nineties when Siemiens won the contract for Argentina national id card (Documentos Nacionales de Identidad). $1 billion contract was won after … Continue reading

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Spain national ID card program expands

Identive Group Inc reported it shipped 122 thousand smart card readers to Spain. These scanners, model number SCR3310v2.0 are used to read national smart cards, identification documents introduced by the government in 2009 to support electronic access to government commercial … Continue reading

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