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Pakistan to Launch National Digital Identity Wallet

“Citizens of Pakistan will soon be able to apply for, store and display a digital version of their national identity card in a digital ID wallet on their smartphone using an updated version of the country’s Pak-ID mobile app. Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) launched Pak-ID in September 2021, enabling citizens to apply […]
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TSA to Begin Apple Digital ID Pilot in February

“Air passengers with Apple devices will soon be able to verify their identity at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints at two US airports by presenting a digital ID document such as their mobile driving licence (mDL) or state ID stored in Wallet. The TSA is to begin trialling the use of Apple digital IDs as […]
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TSA to Begin Supporting Apple’s Digital IDs in February

“The idea of digital driver’s licenses has begun gaining more traction in the U.S. as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) prepares to begin its rollout of Apple’s Digital IDs at key airports early next year. Similar to the way that Apple drove the adoption of mobile payments through Apple Pay, it appears that the introduction […]
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French Government to Let Citizens Scan NFC EID Cards to Access Secure Online Services

“French citizens will soon be able to verify their identity when accessing a range of secure online services — including opening a bank account, filing a tax return and paying for their health insurance — by scanning their updated Carte Nationale d’Identité Électronique (CNIE) eID card with their NFC-enabled smartphone. The French government is introducing […]
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Eftpos Rolls Out Secure Digital Identity Exchange for Australian Consumers

“Australia’s Eftpos national debit card system has launched a digital identity exchange solution that enables consumers to share personal information held by trusted digital ID providers in a wide range of use cases, from opening an online account and making online payments to accessing government services or providing proof of age. Eftpos ConnectID allows users […]
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Interac Corp. Acquires Exclusive Rights to SecureKey Digital ID Services for Canada

“Interac Corp. , a leading payments network and digital ID provider, today announced it has entered into a strategic transaction to acquire the exclusive rights to SecureKey Technologies Inc . (“SecureKey”) digital ID services for Canada. SecureKey is a leading digital ID and authentication provider that works with governments, financial institutions, and businesses to simplify consumer […]
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French Government Selects IDEMIA for the National Digital ID Program

“The updated French national eID card (CNIe) was launched in August 2021, and will enable French citizens to complete online transactions using their smartphone. Citizens will receive an authentication request on their smartphone. They will then place their CNIe on the back of their phone, which will communicate using Near-Field Communication technology. The mobile app […]