eID around the world

Guest blogged by Nicole Mountain Over the past couple of weeks we’ve heard further announcements regarding new and upcoming smart card based ID schemes from around the world. This week, the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs began rolling out biometric ePassports via ten of its 18 regional consular offices (RCO) – the remaining provinces will… Read More

Against Biometric ID cards?

As of October 2009, Sir Joseph Pilling is acting as the UK’s Identity Commissioner, an ‘independent’ voice to oversee the UK National Identity Service. The Identity Commissioner’s first report that was published for public viewing last week, outlines his findings so far and plans for 2010 of which include assessing the awareness of citizens and the business community; physical… Read More