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Source: Gemalto NV
Gemalto and Veridos Strengthen Citizen Identity Security with eID Cards for Macao SAR Government

MACAU, May 10, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is partnering with Veridos, a German company specializing in Identity Solutions, to supply contactless electronic identity cards (eIDs) to the Macao Special Administrative Region Government (Macao SAR Government). Under the collaboration, Gemalto is the subcontractor responsible for providing the physical cards, enhanced with security features and seamlessly incorporating Veridos' operating system software solution. The partnership will ensure a steady and consistent supply of smart eID cards to the government.

The new Macao eID cards are effective at mitigating fraud and counterfeiting activities. They are made from tamper-proof polycarbonate material, and incorporate two innovative security ID features from Gemalto: Window Lock and True Vision. These allow the authorities to verify the cards' authenticity with the naked eye and under a UV light - significantly enhancing regional security for the Identification Services Bureau of the Macao SAR Government, while offering Macao citizens' unparalleled convenience when accessing e-government services.

Macao is one of the world's top 20[1] tourist destinations. In addition to its own population of 600,000[2], Macao attracts an average of 2.5 million[3] international visitors on a monthly basis. This places a greater emphasis on identity management and enforcement, which has become a major challenge for all governments. With the widespread proliferation of internet connectivity and mobile devices globally, identity fraud and theft have been on the rise and need addressing urgently.

"We originally started a strong partnership with Veridos and Trub back in 2013. Since Gemalto incorporated Trub, this cooperation has been extended accordingly," said Elsie U Ao Ieong, Director of the Identification Services Bureau of the Macao SAR Government. "We are confident that our concerted expertise and efforts will give Macao the technological edge in identity card security."

"Using the contactless eID cards, Macao citizens can now enjoy a secure and hassle-free 'tap and go' experience, thanks to the high security features, tamper-proof ID design, and contactless capability," said Fernando Dal Zotto, Senior Vice President of Government Programs at Gemalto.

[1] Source: China highlight http://www.chinahighlights.com/macau/macau-facts.htm
[2] Source: Country meters, Macau http://countrymeters.info/en/Macau
[3] Source: Portal do Governo de RAE de Macau http://www.dsec.gov.mo/TimeSeriesDatabase.aspx?KeyIndicatorID=27

Image: http://www.gemalto.com/press/PublishingImages/electronic-identity-card.jpg

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2016 annual revenues of EUR 3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

Our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto's solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software - enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.

Our 15,000+ employees operate out of 112 offices, 43 personalization and data centers, and 30 research and software development centers located in 48 countries.

For more information visit www.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

Gemalto media contacts:

Philippe Benitez
Americas
+1 512 257 3869
philippe.benitez@gemalto.com

Kristel Teyras
Europe Middle East & Africa
+33 1 55 01 57 89
kristel.teyras@gemalto.com

Shintaro Suzuki
Asia Pacific
+65 6317 8266
shintaro.suzuki@gemalto.com

Vivian Liang
Greater China
+86 1059373046
vivian.liang@gemalto.com

Press release (PDF): http://hugin.info/159293/R/2102959/797582.pdf
electronic identity card: http://hugin.info/159293/R/2102959/797787.jpg


May 10, 2017 13:00 HKT/SGT
Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Security/Biometrics, Daily News
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