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Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Gemalto supports South Africa's National Electronic Identity Card Program

Wednesday 5 June 2013 | 10:25 AM CET

Dutch digital security company Gemalto has unveiled that it will supply the Government Printing Works (GPW) of South Africa with Sealys eID cards for their national identity program.

As a result, GPW will deploy Gemalto’s embedded software to protect the holder’s image and biometric data within the identity e-document. Furthermore, the Sealy eID supports public key infrastructure (PKI) and match-on-card authentication techniques to enable verification of authenticity and a future-proof platform capable of providing a range of online services such as online and in-person authentication as well as legally binding digital signatures.

Aimed at replacing South Africa’s traditional, paper-based “green book” identity documentation, the new Sealys eID card will be offered by the Department for Home Affairs (DHA) to citizens aged 16 and over. Via this program, the South African government aims to upgrade confidence in official identity credentials and to prepare the deployment of a suite of eGovernment services.

In recent news, Gemalto has provided its smart card based solution to Dipon Consultancy Services Limited (DCSL) for their financial inclusion project in Bangladesh.
 

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