Individuals with medical conditions have a new tool available to them that will alert healthcare professionals about their medical histories in case of an emergency.
ID News Archive for August, 2010
A new research report indicates an increase in people traveling has fueled the growth of smartcard technology, which can make visits and vacations more convenient for travelers.
A new report on how states in the European Union implement ID cards has found 17 countries have made national ID cards mandatory for their citizens, while only four have not, Security Document World reports.
The Department of Social Protection in Ireland announced it will offer a public services card by the end of the year that will reduce bureaucracy and welfare fraud.
The Wolverhampton, UK bus system is taking steps toward adopting a new smartcard fare system similar to the one currently used in London, reports British radio station The Wolf.
Stagecoach has introduced smartcard technology on its buses to improve convenience for riders, according to Cambridge News.
The Jamaica Urban Transit Company is encouraging commuters to use new smartcards to make their traveling safer and more efficient.
Jakarta, Indonesia’s year-to-year population growth has surged during the last decade, with the Jakarta Central Statistics Agency reporting the city population has surpassed 9.5 million people, Berita Jakarta recently reported.
The Bahraini government has replaced its old IDs with new smartcards, requiring the country’s citizens to obtain a new secure plastic ID card if they want to cast a vote in the upcoming parliamentary elections set for October 23, the Kaleej Times reports.
The German government has selected a new contactless national ID card to replace its current paper-based IDs.