In St. John’s, Antigua, the Medical Benefits Scheme will issue all of its beneficiaries and employees personalized smart cards.
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Asian countries are expected to use the largest amount of electronic ID cards by 2016.
Welfare fraud has been on the rise in Ireland, as people will often claim to need the assistance even though they do not.
According to a recent study by AMI Research, the number of banking and payment smartcards in Brazil is expected to increase to 450 million units by the end of 2016.
India’s national government recently reported that it expects to distribute multi-purpose plastic ID cards to every adult citizen by the end of 2013.
According to Awoko Business, Philip Swaray, the executive secretary and chief operating officer of the Sierra Leone Association of Commercial Banks, is planning to introduce smartcard-based technologies within the next year.
A provincial board member in the Philippines recently encouraged hospital workers in Misamis Oriental, in particular at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center, to wear plastic ID cards that would clearly label them as staff, according to the Sun Star.
In the United Kingdom, there have recently been problems with under-age individuals consuming alcohol and using other age-restrictive products illegally.
The Trafford National Health Service Trust recently began using a single-sign-on system with smartcards to allow staff safe access to online databases.
Like the rest of the G8, Canada is preparing to implement new electronically secure passports by the end of 2012, according to City News in Toronto.