Gothaer Allgemeine Versicherung is the first company in Germany to be officially authorised by the Federal Administration Office (BVA) to use electronic proof of ID. At the same time, the company opted for the eID Service and authorisation certificates from Bundesdruckerei GmbH for the new online authentication function. The new German ID card launched on… Read More
Today is the day hundreds, maybe thousands of security specialists, card developers, application developers, regional councils, politicians and civil servants have been working towards for more than 2 years: The official start of the German eID card – the neue Personalausweis. Just about everything is NEW about this document – the format, the functions, the infrastructure. German… Read More
Take a look at this advert for an RFID-based shopping scenario in the (near) future. Comments anyone?
NXP Semiconductors N.V. have announced that its SmartMX secure contactless microcontroller chip has been chosen to power the new German contactless National Identity card (Neuer Personalausweis). The German government has selected NXP as the supplier of an inlay solution containing a dedicated SmartMX chip, packaged in an ultra-thin module. Issuance of German contactless ID cards,… Read More