ICA shows future of Emirates ID for Innovation Month

Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship highlights upcoming technology for UAE ID scheme

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ICA shows future of Emirates ID for Innovation Month HH Dr Saeed Al-Ghafli, Director General of the ICA, highlighted some of the advances coming for Emirates ID.
By  Mark Sutton Published  February 24, 2018

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) is showcasing new advances in identity technology as part of the UAE Innovation Month.

ICA is showing new digital ID software, 3D photos, faceprint, fingerprint-on-the-fly and improved data solutions during Dubai's Innovation Week, which runs until 28th February.

HH Dr Saeed Abdullah bin Mutlaq Al-Ghafli, Director General of the ICA, highlighted some of the new technologies which the Authority plans to implement in future.

Among the solutions are digital ID software, which will enable the ICA to issue a digital ID individual customers that would reside on smartphones and mobile devices, and would allow or verficiation with fingerprint and PIN and digital signing of online transactions.

The ICA is also looking at using new scanning technology to include 3D photos of cardholders for next generation of Emirates ID cards. Other plans include faceprint technology, to allow facial recognition based on biometric data stored in the Population Registry System; fingerprint-on-the-fly technology, which allows much faster capture of fingerprints; and an identity card reader program which will allow service providers to read identity cards via smart devices, across all platform including Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Windows and through using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

ICA is also promoting the ‘My Data follows me' initiative, which allows EID card holders to select to share their information stored in the Population Registry System with authorised service providers.

Dr Al-Ghafli invited corporates and individuals to visit ICA's platform at Mirdif City Centre to learn about the remarkable achievements made by the ICA in developing technologies of identification as well as the development of the infrastructure necessary to take advantage of such technologies with a view to improving the level of services provided to the public and supporting their overall transformation into electronic and smart services.

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