A 10-year Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) contract has been signed with the General Delegation for National Security (GDNS) in Yaoundé, Cameroon between HE Martin Mbarga Nguele – the Delegate General for National Security, and Labinot Carreti – CEO of AUGENTIC on behalf of the German-Portuguese consortium.
The smartphone manufacturer is working with the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Bundesdruckerei and Deutsche Telekom Security ‘to develop a hardware-based security architecture that allows citizens to securely store their national ID on their smartphone as an eID,’ Samsung said.
Avi Lasarow, Chief Executive for the EMEA region at Prenetics, told Reuters that the Hong Kong-based biotechnology firm is developing a secure test-evidencing and access system that is believed to be the first such offering for sports.
The contract was awarded following a competitive call for tender (LISA/2019/RP/05 EES BMS and sBMS) by eu-LISA. Under the contract, which has a four year term extendable for up to six years, the consortium needs to complete the development of the sBMS by 2022.
Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, there was growing evidence of the benefits for eGovernment solutions being accessed by a citizen’s eID. We take a look at two different perspectives on this: one from professional services firm Ernst & Young (EY), from before the outbreak, and the other more recent one from identity solutions provider, Veridos.