ID cards and eID initiatives: a wealth of best practices to share
Thales is contributing to 40 national eID programs:
- in Europe (Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Luxembourg),
- in the Middle East (Jordan, Kuwait Civil ID, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia),
- in Africa (Algeria, Cameroon, South Africa),
- in Asia and Latin America, with Mongolia, Uruguay and Jamaica to name a few.
The military CAC card used by the United States Department of Defense personnel is an exciting example of a large deployment of an identification card with a robust online authentication mechanism.
National ID card and electronic ID: Benefits and trends
The idea of a National ID card valid for physical and digital domains has become a reality for millions.
In some countries, citizens of public and private organizations are starting to reap benefits.
We investigated in our recent report what are these so-called digital dividends.
The past ten years have been filled with incremental tech developments serving as a foundation for a much smarter citizen ID future.
Want to know more about trends?
Our web dossier on ID facts and trendsdetail five major national ID trends you may want to discover.
Understand why biometrics is intimately linked with identity. See how countries are implementing biometric authentication and creating a state-of-the-art ID program.
Thales Gemalto eResidence Permit offers the most complete, versatile electronic European Residence Permit (eERP) solution tailored to customer needs.
The eResidence Permit enables governments to realize significant cost savings and reduce fraud and illegal immigration.
Thales has supplied its Residence Permit solutions to numerous countries, including the first generation of chipless products and now the second generation of smart card-based solutions.
Multi-application national ID cards
Thales Gemalto MultiApp ID is a Global Platform smart card solution for eID, eDriving License, eRegistration Certificate, and eHealthcare.
It is a Public Key Java Card designed to meet the most advanced security requirements of long-term multi-application programs such as the ones launched by governments and health insurance initiatives.
MultiApp ID supports RSA up to 4096 bits and Elliptic Curves up to 521 bits in particular and has been Common Criteria EAL 5+ certified.
Thales Gemalto MultiApp is the leading secure, open, and standard-compliant operating platform for electronic document issuance. It supports many identity applications that deploy a raft of citizen-centric government programs.
An innovative turnkey solution to federate eID programs
With contributions to more than 100 eGovernment programs to date, Thales has played a front-line role in making the new paradigm of secure multi-service electronic ID cards a reality.
Drawing on its extensive experience, the company has devised an innovative turnkey solution to federate eID programs across multiple government agencies, bringing together the best of smart card technology, software solutions, and multi-service apps.
Mobilize our financial and PPP experts.
Secure and robust identity management systems are becoming increasingly technically complex and involve significant investments.
The good news?
Many convincing business models can be built around Identity Management projects, and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is an effective instrument for the delivery of services.
Thales' experience in Public-Private Partnership financing models - such as BOO or BOT - also translates into a significant reduction in your Total Cost of Ownership.
And it works.