A recommendation from the Information Technology Services Branch forced the city of Ottawa to consider implementing plastic ID cards beyond its planned use of fare collection on public transportation, according to CFRA.com. The city is currently conducting an in-depth analysis of other areas that could benefit from the adoption of plastic ID cards.
ID News Archive for April, 2010
In an effort to curb fraudulent healthcare claims, the Tanzanian government will be introducing biometric smart cards, reports AllAfrica.com.
This summer, London will see the release of a smart card-powered bicycle renting program, reports SquidCard.com
Parking meter vandalism in Lethbridge, Alberta cost the city close to $80,000 in 2009, reports the Lethbridge Herald.
After the environmental organisation Greenpeace scaled Parliament Hill and raised banners criticizing the Harper government’s stance on global warming, government groups have rallied for more security at the location. As a response, Parliament Hill may be in for a substantial security upgrade, including biometrics scanners.
Medical identity theft is on the rise, claiming more than 1.5 million victims each year, according to statistics from the Ponemon Institute. The crime costs victims upwards of [US] $28.6 billion last year, averaging more than [US] $20,000 per victim. Medical identity theft can lead to a victim’s medical file containing erroneous information about procedures and conditions, potentially creating life-threatening situations.
Ayonix Corporation announced the release of its latest product earlier today, the PalmSecure.
With Canada set to roll out new biometric passports early next year, an expert is saying the new security protocols won’t amount to much more than a speed bump to counterfeiters.
Canadian passports will soon be featuring biometric technology, reports the Times Colonist.