Samsung Wallet to go live in eight more markets

Samsung Wallet logo

Samsung Wallet will soon go live in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan, enabling users to store and use digital payment, loyalty, membership and identity cards, digital keys, boarding passes and other credentials on their compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphone... More



Queensland to expand mobile driving licence pilot

Queensland digital driving licence on two smartphones

Residents of Townsville in northern Queensland will soon be able to store and use digital versions of their driving licence, marine licence and photo ID cards on their smartphone when the Australian state launches the next phase of its Digital Licence app trial prior to a state-wide rollout due later this year... More


Consortium to test digital driving licences and medical prescriptions as part of EU’s European Digital Identity Wallet pilot

Potential Consortium graphic for digital id for EU’s large-scale European Digital Identity Wallet pilot

An international consortium of 148 public and private sector organisations from 19 European Union member states and Ukraine is to develop and test digital identity prototypes across six use cases including digital driving licences and medical prescriptions as part of the EU’s large-scale European Digital Identity Wallet pilot programme... More



Santa Claus may be leveraging NFC technology for seamless global gift distribution

NFC Forum Santa using mobile payment to buy Christmas present cartoon

Lapland-based festive cheer provider Santa Claus may be leveraging NFC technology across multiple use cases including vehicle access, identity verification and contactless payments for last-minute purchases in order to facilitate the global distribution of seasonal gifts over the Christmas period, images released by the NFC Forum suggest... More




EU takes next step towards approving legislative framework for European Digital Identity Wallet

European Council logo

The European Council has reached agreement on and approved a revised proposal for the legislative framework for the issuance and usage of the EU’s European Digital Identity Wallet that will enable EU citizens to store digital identity credentials including their national ID, driving licence and bank account details on their smartphone... More


One in two Brazilians now store contactless credentials on their smartphone

Survey graph showing one in two Brazilians now store contactless digital ID credentials on their smartphone

More than half of the Brazilian population are now storing and using a digital version of their voter ID card (54%) or driving licence (51%) on their smartphone, while just over four in ten have a digital vaccination card (43%) and one in four have uploaded the recently launched digital Carta de Identidade Nacional national ID card (25%), according to a survey... More


Las Vegas casino adds remote identity verification, biometric authentication and digital wallet payment for contactless gaming

Resorts World Las Vegas casino

Gamblers visiting Resorts World Las Vegas can now register, verify their identity, join a loyalty program and upload funds to a dedicated digital wallet before they arrive at the resort, and will no longer have to confirm their identity with casino staff prior to purchasing gambling chips and placing contactless cashless bets at slot machines directly from their smartphone... More




Penn State to roll out contactless mobile student IDs

Penn State contactless mobile student ID

Students at Penn State University in the US will soon be able to gain access to halls of residence and other campus facilities and to make contactless on-campus purchases using a digital student identity card stored on their Apple or Android NFC smartphone or smartwatch... More


Samsung Wallet goes live in Qatar and South Africa

Samsung Wallet with HSBC card

Samsung Wallet has gone live in Qatar and South Africa, enabling users to store and use their digital payment, loyalty, membership and identity cards, digital keys, boarding passes and other credentials on their compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphone... More



Colorado begins issuing mobile driving licences and state IDs

Colorado mobile driving licence on Apple iphone and Apple Watch

Colorado has become the third US state to add support for Apple digital IDs, enabling residents with an iPhone or Apple Watch to create and store digital versions of their driving licence or state ID documents in Wallet and use them to verify their identity by tapping their device at selected Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoints... More


Brazil begins rollout of contactless mobile identity cards

Paper version of Brazil's digital national identity card

Residents of six Brazilian states and the country’s Federal District can now generate a digital national identity card that they can store on their Apple or Android smartphone and use to verify their ID for multiple uses including accessing public services and contactless cross-border travel to other South American countries within the Mercosur region... More


EU targets 2024 for European Digital Identity Wallet launch

Three men looking at European Digital Identity Wallet on phone

The European Union is preparing to go live with its European Digital Identity Wallet in 2024, enabling all EU citizens to store digital identity credentials including their national ID, driving licence, and qualification and bank account details, according to EU sources... More


Three in four airline passengers want biometric ID to replace passports and boarding passes

IATA airline passenger survey infographic about biometric ID preference

Three in four airline passengers worldwide want to use biometric data to verify their identity when they travel rather than their passport and boarding pass (75%) in order to simplify, speed up and facilitate airport processes such as check-in, security and border control, an International Air Transport Association (IATA) survey has found... More