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  • BE: New identity and access management platform for public eServices

    In March 2013, the Federal Government announced the creation of a new management system for secure access to online public services and eGovernment applications.

    To be able to access the electronic public administration services, users must authenticate themselves and their access permission must be verified. Currently, there are several parallel systems to do this. The Federal Government will soon create an integrated system suitable for all user groups and all eGovernment applications. This system will be safer, more user-friendly and more efficient for the public administration.

  • Nigerians will use biometric authentication for ATMs, PoS from 2015 – Sanusi

    Mr. Sanusi said ATM fraud has reduced by 90 per cent.

    The Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi, has said that the implementation of bio-metric authentication for Point of Sales (PoS) and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) will commence by 2015.

    Mr. Sanusi, who was represented by the Abuja Branch Controller of the Central Bank, John Chukwudifu, spoke on Tuesday in Abuja at the opening ceremony of the stakeholders sensitisation programme on the cashless policy.

  • Adoption of Liberty Alliance Identity Standards Skyrockets

    Consortium Expects Over One Billion Liberty-Enabled Identities and Devices by The End of This Year and Expands International Workshop Programs to Further Speed the Adoption of Open Identity Solutions

    The Liberty Alliance Project, the global consortium developing open standards for federated identity, interoperable strong authentication and identity-enabled Web services, today announced new identity management deployments worldwide and the expansion of its global deployment workshop programs designed to help organizations around the world deploy successful open identity solutions faster and on the widest possible scale.

  • AE: Dubai International Financial Centre Courts adopts digital authentication of documents

    Electronic seal ‘Ethaq’ ensures authenticity of documents using UAE PASS

    The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts has acquired the qualified electronic seal solution Ethaq, a paperless initiative that enables digital authenticity of documents with the support of UAE PASS, the secure national digital identity platform for the UAE.

    Ethaq certificate is powered by Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) and its Root Certificate Authority. It recognises the DIFC Courts as the first Dubai entity to acquire the entirely paperless certificate that enables court documents to be electronically signed, issued, and authenticated.

  • AE: Emirates ID focuses on e-link

    Emirates Identity Authority aims to offer services to customers through mobile devices

    Emirates Identity Authority (Emirates ID) will divert its focus to e-government initiatives, following the completion of enrolment of all UAE residents in population register and national ID cards.

    The advanced ID systems developed by Emirates ID play a great role in enabling the e-government projects, particularly the e-link with all government entities and the digital ID project. The ultimate goal is to offer government services to customers through mobile devices.

  • AE: One all-access ID pass to Dubai eGovernment services

    Emirates ID at heart of system which will be put into operation this year

    Dubai eGovernment Department (DeG), has announced its readiness for transformation into a smart government in line with the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and its commitment to the instructions of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council.

  • AE: Online applications to help check identity theft, errors

    Residents can directly visit Emirates ID centres to complete registration

    Residents will soon be able to apply for national ID cards online without the need to visit typing centres.

    The Emirates Identity Authority (Emirates ID) will launch the online application system next month for Emiratis, an official spokesman told Gulf News yesterday. “Expatriates will be able to use the online application from February,” he added.

  • Andhra Pradesh becomes the first state in India to get biometric authentication cards

    Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy launched the Aadhar-based smart cards in Maheswaram Mandal, which is about 24 km from Hyderabad.

    Maheswaram became the first revenue division in the country to use the biometric authentication cards.

    Reddy said 11,000 households in the Mandal would get ration on the basis of the cards and it would also be useful for availing a number of other welfare schemes of the state government.

  • AU: Answers to identity verification questions not sufficiently secure

    The security of the government's e-health records are under question a day after they were launched because those registering have to provide only a Medicare card number and names and birth dates of family members to verify their identity.

    Security experts say answers to the identity verification questions are so widely known it would allow a person to set up an e-health record for someone else by telephone if they wanted to access that individual's health details, such as medication or medical procedures.

  • AU: Authentication service lagging

    Lead e-health record project sites will not be supported by user verification and audit functions as the federal Health Department concedes the National Authentication Service for Health will not be operational in time.

    And a Health spokeswoman says new legislation will be needed before the introduction of the Gillard government's $467 million personally controlled e-health record system in July 2012.

    While an announcement on the successful tenderer for the $218m smartcard and public key infrastructure is still pending, the spokeswoman said NASH had not been a mandatory requirement for the initial sites.

  • AU: Big biometric upgrade for Immigration

    The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has gone to market for a substantial upgrade of its biometric identification systems that use facial recognition and fingerprinting systems to electronically check-up on prospective entrants to Australia.

    Tender documents released to the market reveal that Immigration authorities are seeking to buy commercial-off-the-shelf technology that will allow them to scan through and cross match potentially millions of people to make sure they are claim they say.

  • AU: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to expand use of biometrics

    Will launch biometrics panel to source biometrics skills, hardware and applications

    The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has flagged facial recognition as an ongoing area of development in its increased use of biometric technology.

    The department is planning to launch a biometrics panel to source specialised biometric support — especially for facial recognition systems — for the Australian Passport Office (APO) and to help it develop its own in-house biometrics skills.

  • AU: E-health data systen is 'vulnerable to attack' from fraudsters

    The Health Department has conceded the Gillard government's personally controlled e-health record system is vulnerable to attack at the users' end.

    Health chief information officer Paul Madden said clinical data would be encrypted during transmission between medical providers or patients and the national infrastructure, "so that it cannot be interfered with or intercepted".

    "But at the point of viewing, the security risks start to turn into the level of protection on the PC," he told a Cybersafety for Seniors inquiry last week in Sydney, where he also touched on the future of the National E-Health Transition Authority.

  • Australia Launches Crackdown On Fraudulent Immigrant Visa Applications

    Australia announced its decision to join the global initiative on fraudulent visa applications by expanding its collection of biometric data to onshore applicants. Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said the move would reduce identity fraud and fraudulent claims. “Around the world identity fraud and fraudulent visa applications are on the rise.

    We need to make sure that Australia’s toolbox is world’s best practice for dealing with this,” the AAP news agency quoted Bowen as saying. The type of data that would be collected include digital facial images and 10-digit fingerprint scans. Bowen said this would help establish the identity of protection visa applicants who arrived in Australia often without sufficient documentation.

  • Australia: Biometrics new face of identity checks

    Applicants for protection visas in Australia are to be required to provide biometric data such as fingerprints and digital facial images as a way of improving identification processes. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen, said biometric data was used widely overseas as an effective tool to manage visa and immigration processes, improve identity management and combat fraud.

    “The introduction of biometrics to onshore and offshore visa application processing is a tangible milestone on the path to even stronger border security for Australia and is critical to maintaining the integrity of our visa and migration programs,” Mr Bowen said.

  • Australia: Feds plan whole of government ID system

    The federal government is planning a new identity management system that could see an individual's notification to one agency of personal information fed on directly to all relevant federal agencies.

    A government spokesperson said newly appointed federal chief information officer (CIO) Ann Steward would oversee development of a "whole-of-government" identity management framework to be announced in a new e-government policy scheduled later this year.

  • Australia: Overseas students face biometric scans

    Foreign students will be included in a trial of biometric checks as part of a wider campaign to weed out potential terrorists.

    The move has raised concerns, with overseas student educators calling for it to be handled sensitively to ensure negative attitudes to Australia as a study destination are not compounded by the initiative.

    The Immigration Department last week confirmed that biometrics would be extended from detainees and asylum-seekers to most types of offshore visa applications, including student visas.

  • Australia: PKI makes e-Health recovery

    It has been a long and at times difficult two years for the federal government's Health e-Signature Authority (HeSA).

    Mandated to deliver a single Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) security solution for the health sector, HeSA has endured trenchant criticism from a resistant medical lobby. It has seen its certification vendor change hands from Baltimore, to SecureNet to Betrusted. At the same time applications vendors have proved more than a little slow to develop software to deliver the federal government's grand vision of e-Health.

  • Australia: Staking claims in identity handling

    A surprising number of business, government and technology people have raised authentication and identity management with me in the past two weeks.

    Perhaps it was the idea of an identity card hitting the headlines again, or maybe all the noise around e-health.

    Whatever the reason, this is no short-term phenomenon: we have reached something of a critical point, as many organisations have no choice but to pull this out of the too-hard basket and take a serious stab at getting it right.

  • Authentication: Banks set to confirm UK security standard

    Means of authenticating online transactions will be established next month

    UK banks plan to establish a standard for physically authenticating online transactions early next month, allowing them to create greater consumer confidence in internet security.

    The growing threat of identity fraud is forcing banks to find stronger means of securing their customers' accounts, such as providing a physical device that can generate unique codes to secure online transactions.

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