A new identification card, which will have the ability to carry biometric information, is being launched in Ireland. The card will contain information such as the holder’s name, photograph, signature and public service number. It is hoped the ID card will help to curb welfare fraud.
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Magnetic plastic swipe cards that serve as student IDs on the campus of George Washington University were used to help Haiti with earthquake relief. On Jan. 22, students, faculty and staff were able to swipe their cards and choose an amount to donate.
Students at Yale University used to carry student ID cards with colorful stickers that would validate the card. However, due to safety concerns, the stickers are being scrapped in favor of electronic scanners that will be installed across the school’s campus.
A national database that would store personal information such as Social Security cards and birth certificate information has been delayed. The ID database, being backed by the Real ID program, will not be ready by its Dec. 31 deadline.
Rwanda’s proposed national ID will be a smartcard that contains information such as driver’s license number and other travel document information. Officials hope to eventually add banking and social security information onto the smartcard ID.
New identification software called Secura has been developed by Datacard Group, a company that specializes in secure ID and card personalization solutions. The company sells items such as ID printers, cleaning kits and blank printable cards.
Kansas State University is implementing changes to its student ID system that will see students using magnetic stripes on the back of their customized student IDs to make purchases.
Student ID cards at one US university are getting a technological boost with new microchips. The microchips allow students easy bus access, as the contactless technology requires a quick scan of the card at a reader for validity verification.
ID card systems at university and college campuses are not just being used to identify students. The usually magnetic-stripe based cards are being used for an array of tasks, making them vital to keep a campuses running smoothly.
Enhanced IDs and driver’s licenses, with microchips containing information needed for people to cross the Canada-US border, have been recalled in Vermont. The ID cards had a defect that made them unable to scan.