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Mongolia To Use Gemalto’s Cards For National ID Project

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Leading digital security company Gemalto  said its  Sealys secure multi-service electronic ID cards have been selected by Mongolian Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs.

These cards will be used for the country’s national identity programme. These cards are also supposed to be a key component in implementing e-Government service in the country.

Mongolia has population of approximately 3 million and all adult citizen will carry these smart cards to prove their identity and avail benefits from government. 

In addition, the national eID card will allow for more efficient updating of the national registry and to enhance both the process and security level of verifying identities. Gemalto has collaborated with Bodi International, the program prime contractor and a leading IT company in Mongolia on this project.

The ID will be of the size of a credit card will come with a microprocessor. A software will be deployed which will securely manage the citizen’s personal data, including the holder’s digital photograph and fingerprints, while respecting the holder’s privacy.
The Mongolia national eID card also features the company’s latest innovation in secure printing: the Sealys Clear Window, a transparent section created in the pure polycarbonate card body structure for enhanced protection against forgery.

Gemalto is said to be providing around 2 million cards for the project. Gemalto employs more than 10,000 employees in its 74 offices and 14 research and development centers, located in 43 countries including India.

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