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 tourist
destinations. In addition to its own population of 600,000, Macao attracts
an average of 2.5 million 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.
 Source: China highlight http://www.chinahighlights.com/macau/macau-facts.htm
 Source: Country meters, Macau http://countrymeters.info/en/Macau
 Source: Portal do Governo de RAE de Macau http://www.dsec.gov.mo/TimeSeriesDatabase.aspx?KeyIndicatorID=27
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