Press Releases

An overview of the most recent Giesecke+Devrient press releases.

Identity as a human right: G+D emphasizes importance for global development

16/09/2021 Munich

According to World Bank estimates, around one billion people do not yet own a legal identity. However, this is absolutely essential for the protection of fundamental rights and the participation in social life. Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) therefore actively supports the UN Sustainable Development Goal of giving everyone a legal identity by 2030 and points out its importance.

Bangladesh establishes ePassport infrastructure in all embassies

07/09/2021 Berlin

The People's Republic of Bangladesh is announcing the enrollment and issuance service for the new forgery-proof ePassport in all its foreign missions worldwide. The required infrastructure is provided by Veridos, a leading global provider of integrated identity solutions. Veridos has already been equipping the domestic passport offices of the People’s Republic with the necessary infrastructure since 2020.

SmartTravel from Veridos implements new ICAO recommendations for digital travel authorizations

SmartTravel from Veridos implements new ICAO recommendations for digital travel authorizations

12/08/2021 Munich

In its new technical report, the ICAO makes recommendations for the design of digital travel authorizations. This approach reduces the use of paper-based forms and processes and, for instance, speeds up the verification of visa-exempt foreign nationals who have to provide certain information when entering specific countries. With SmartTravel from Veridos, a world-leading provider of integrated identity solutions, public authorities can adopt the ICAO guidelines through a quick and flexible implementation process.

Bank of Ghana partners with Giesecke+Devrient to pilot first general purpose Central Bank Digital Currency in Africa

Bank of Ghana partners with Giesecke+Devrient to pilot first general purpose Central Bank Digital Currency in Africa

11/08/2021 Munich

The Bank of Ghana partners with Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) to pilot a general purpose Central Bank Digital Currency (retail CBDC) in Ghana, West Africa. G+D is providing the technology and developing the solution adapted to Ghana’s requirements, which will be tested in a trial phase with banks, payment service providers, merchants, consumers and other relevant stakeholders.

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