ID News Archive for April, 2010

Smartcard technology helps prevent medical identity theft in India

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

India is using smartcard technology to prevent medical identity theftNew smartcards that will hold medical data are being introduced to hospitals in India.

Smartcards for public transportation becomes a hot Toronto election issue

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

With elections nearing, the TTC is expected to be a big issue with votersWith the 2010 election campaigns starting to heat up, public transportation and smartcard-based fare collection systems are looking to be central issues, reports the Toronto Star.

OC Transpo smartcard display gets an update

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The OC Transpo buses will get an updated display mechanismOC Transpo will be updating the display system used in conjunction with its smartcard payment system, reports CFRA talk radio.

New Nova Scotian IDs help prevent identity theft

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

New IDs will help curb identity theftThe identities of Nova Scotia residents will now be a bit safer, thanks to some new regulations past by the local government.

New smartcard fare system opens in New South Wales

Monday, April 19th, 2010

New smartcard system helped to streamline public transportationA new smartcard ticketing system went into use for the first time earlier today in the New South Wales, Australia public transportation system. The introduction of the new plastic cards went off largely without a hitch.

£290 million subway revamp passed in the UK

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The subway system will be refitted with a smartcard fare collection systemA subway system in the UK will be getting a massive overhaul, reports the BBC.

India uses smartcard technology to curb fake university degree distribution

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Smartcards can be used to verify a student's identificationIndia will be adopting smartcard technology for use in student ID cards, reports

TTC contemplates open payment system for Red Rocket riders

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

The new fare system may simplify the Toronto transit systemAccording to the Toronto Sun, the Toronto Transit Committee is looking into implementing a smart card-based fare system for the users of the Red Rocket public transportation system.

Petersborough approves new smart card-based payment system for buses

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

The new fare system will cost $1.5 millionThe city council of Petersborough, Ontario approved a new smart card payment method for the city’s transit system, reports the Petersborough Examiner.

Smart cards may be used to enhance encryption

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Smart cards can be used to keep data safeA recent article from Investment News claims that encryption is key to keeping data safe.

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