Gemalto’s Coesys Mobile Enrolment stations will help enrolment centres to rapidly acquire details of citizens, and instantly issue voter cards Gemalto has won an international tender to supply CENI, the National Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with 22,000 mobile biometric voter enrolment kits to support a comprehensive update of the country’s national voter register. Gemalto’s fully portable Coesys Mobile Enrolment stations will enable 18,000 enrolment centres to rapidly acquire digital photographs, fingerprint and signature records of citizens, and instantly issue personalised voter cards for upcoming general elections. Gemalto will also ‘train the trainers’ for CENI and provide comprehensive maintenance and support for this voter registration project, which represents one of the largest ever. Coesys Mobile Enrolment stations Gemalto’s Coesys Mobile Enrolment stations feature a ruggedised, suitcase-style design and can be deployed virtually anywhere across the country. CENI will use the Coesys Mobile Enrolment stations to ensure efficient and quality acquisition of voter’s personal details and biometric data that will be used to add new eligible voters, as well as clean and update existing records in the national voter register ahead of the elections. In particular, the use of irrefutable biometric data will help identify and eliminate duplicates. CENI is responsible for managing and operating the entire enrolment process, and consolidating the voter registry. Perfect fit “We needed a reliable partner to facilitate our ambitious program, which we expect will enrol up to 45 million voters,” said Corneille Nangaa, President of CENI. “With a wealth of experience in enrolment and voter registry applications in Africa and beyond, Gemalto offered an excellent technical fit, and the ability to react quickly to our requirements.” “Our secure mobile enrolment solution will enable CENI to establish a reliable and respected voter registry, based on undisputable biometric data, and provide all the flexibility required to set up voter registration bureau all across the country” said Frederic Trojani, Executive Vice President for Government Programs at Gemalto. “Above all else, it provides the Democratic Republic of Congo with a trusted foundation towards free, fair and transparent elections.”
Imprimerie Nationale will work with its counterparts in SIA to create conditions for confident dialogue on critical issues of security of identity Imprimerie Nationale, the French National Printing Group, and a leader in secure identity solutions, has joined the EEIG Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) as a member of the Board, alongside the founding members Gemalto, Oberthur Technologies and Safran Morpho. Critical issues of identity security As the secure eDocuments provider for the French Government, Imprimerie Nationale is a major leader in the secure identity space, and boasts extensive experience in the development and deployment of both physical and digital identity programs. The National Printing Group will work with its counterparts in the SIA to create the conditions for a confident dialogue between governmental and non-governmental organisations worldwide on the critical issues of security of identity. Development of trusted digital identities Established in 2013, the Secure Identity Alliance is dedicated to supporting sustainable worldwide economic growth and prosperity through the development of trusted digital identities and the widespread adoption of secure eServices. The Alliance offers support and expertise to allow government agencies and other public bodies to implement their digital ID projects and realise the wide range of economic, public health, electoral and sustainability opportunities offered by the shift to digital service provision. "The Board of SIA is pleased to welcome Imprimerie Nationale to the Secure Identity Alliance. This is a company with extensive expertise in the delivery of secure identity documents in France and abroad, and is strongly committed to helping public and private sectors address the challenges posed by today’s digital revolution," said Frédéric Trojani, President of the Alliance. "The knowledge and expertise of IN will be key assets as the SIA continues to define and promote best practices in integrating digital identity security solutions, respect for privacy and ease of use." “The National Printing Group is pleased to join the Board of Directors of the Secure Identity Alliance. We look forward to contributing to the development of digital identity and e-services across the world, and to respond more specifically to the challenges in emerging countries,” said Didier Trutt, CEO of Groupe Imprimerie Nationale.
2,500 units of Gemalto’s portable biometric citizen registration kit was deployed throughout Guinea Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has managed a comprehensive modernisation of Guinea’s voter register on behalf of CENI, the National Independent Electoral Commission in the country. This included the use of 2,500 units of the Coesys Mobile Enrollment station, a portable biometric citizen registration kit deployed throughout Guinea and reaching even the remotest areas of the country. The aim was to ensure that millions of eligible voters were enrolled accurately and reliably ahead of elections which took place in October. Gemalto has provided CENI with the benefits of a single source, end-to-end secure solution that upgrades Guinea’s existing voter registration system and processes. A total of 5000 operators were hired, trained and successfully conducted the enrolment of voters across the country and abroad, using a front-end solution consisting of biometric citizen registration kits with a dedicated user-friendly software. The enrolment stations also featured robust and advanced devices to register citizens even in areas of the country with limited infrastructure. Gemalto also delivered a back-end solution comprising an Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to ensure unique and verifiable registration of citizens. The biometric and personal data acquired were securely consolidated to build a national voter register without any duplication. The solution also featured software modules to allow the printing of voters’ lists and voters’ cards by CENI. “CENI put their trust in Gemalto to work as both a solution and service provider, responsible for operating the entire enrolment process in a 45-day critical timeline,” said Bakary Fofana, President of CENI. “We took great benefits of Gemalto extensive experience from over 20 progressive government programs in Africa.” “Gemalto supported CENI in creating a modern voter register that can underpin democratic elections and for which secure voter registration is a critical step,” said Frédéric Trojani, Executive Vice President Government Programs at Gemalto. “Gemalto brought a high level of service for the management and perfect execution of this important project for Guinea’s future.”
The Alliance is also hosting a special breakfast meeting with participation from government/public organisations The Secure Identity Alliance announces its official support and participation in the National eID & ePassport Conference 6th Edition at the Intercontinental Hotel Budapest, Hungary, on 13 and 14 October 2014. On behalf of The Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) Germany, the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) represented by Dr. Dennis Kügler and The Security Identity Alliance represented by Frederic Trojani, Chairman of the Board, will be chairing a Workshop on eIDAS on Monday 13 October at 16:15. With the eIDAS Regulation coming into force this year and directly applicable across the EU, the workshop will look at where and how a European Model of implementation can be achieved that can bring more value to Member States, companies and citizens alike and improve Europe's position. What are the key usages for digital identity in Europe? The workshop will do a quick review of key stakes: eGovernment, health, education, transport, bank, telecoms, energy, social support and other key economic applications for digital identity and how digital identities are central to the future of economic and social intermediation in Europe. Why advocating an European model? The workshop will consider relative advantages to adopt a common model (against not doing it) in key fields such as security, privacy, interoperability, legal consent and others. How can eIDAS be implemented in order to best reflect this European model? What recommendations for the identity infrastructure in Europe? The Alliance counts seven member companies to date, including the leaders in security technology and two Government Observers, EIDA (UAE) and BMI (Germany) Through a synoptic look of different states implementation (Estonia, Sweden, Germany, UK), the workshop will look at key aspects of the technical, legal interoperability aspects through trust levels, standards, and secure technology. From infrastructure to architecture: building interfaces and interoperability for long term preservation What are the key architecture recommendations to improve interoperability within a European model through Identities, credentials, signature, PKI and crypto for long term validation. The Alliance is also hosting a special breakfast meeting - welcoming participation from government/public organisations interested to foster international collaboration on Digital ID challenges and the issues of data security, citizen privacy, identity, authentication – and more. In its first year, the Alliance has laid the foundation for scaling up in years to come. The Alliance counts seven member companies to date, including the leaders in security technology and two Government Observers, EIDA (UAE) and BMI (Germany). The Alliance has launched two workgroups and has already published some key reports including one jointly conducted by the Secure Identity Alliance and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) confirming explosive growth of eServices based on Trusted Identity.