The German national digital ID effort is about to get much more mobile. Samsung Electronics says that the country’s digital ID will become available later this year on selected Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Samsung has worked with the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Bundesdruckerei (bdr) and Deutsche Telekom Security GmbH on the effort. The […]
07 Oct, 2020German national digital ID is going mobile
Samsung says that German citizens will soon be able to securely store ID credentials on Galaxy smartphones
Policies aim to curb trend of cities like Portland banning its use
Facial recognition policies are forming as the biometric ID method moves further into the mainstream — but still backlash builds, most recently in Oregon. The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently released policy principles meant to guide the development and deployment of facial recognition technology. The organization said it believes all technology products, including facial recognition, […]
16 Sep, 2020Entrust Datacard rebrands as Entrust
After more than 50 years, the Datacard name is being retired from the company moniker as the company continues expansion in digital security realms. Card issuance will remain a major focus, but the new name reflects the world’s rapidly rising need for trust and security in all things digital.
The new Health Pass service could help businesses control entry into building and shops via facial recognition and QR codes.
26 Aug, 2020U.K. digital ID tool passes big test
Officials give positive marks to effort involving Onfido, Deloitte and Evernym
Reusable, portable U.K. digital ID has passed a significant test, with Onfido, Deloitte and Evernym announcing positive results of a pilot involving the powerful Financial Conduct Authority. The three companies involved in the digital ID program said their next move is to “develop a production ready solution to launch in the UK market.” Such a […]
Digital ID technology, already on the upswing during the pandemic, has gained an even higher profile in recent weeks as governments try to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and reopen their societies using new tech such as digital ID immunity passports. One recent example comes from WISeKey International Holding Ltd. In July, the Switzerland-based cybersecurity […]
Fobs and geo-fencing work to keep employees far enough away from each other to reduce pandemic risk
Staying safe in a pandemic can be a confusing concept that is hard to achieve, especially for workers, but HID Global is using employee IDs for social distancing to help people stay apart — and healthy. HID says that it has made “landmark additions” to its Location Services Internet of Things ecosystem to prevent workplace […]