LaserCard, a provider of secure ID solutions, won an order to supply additional optical security media cards for Italy's citizen ID card program, known as the Carta d'Identità Elettronica or CIE. The highly secure, counterfeit-resistant ID cards are used by citizens for identification and travel.
The digital security of Italy's citizen ID card has never been compromised, providing security and law enforcement authorities with an important asset in preventing counterfeiting and the fraudulent use of vital documents. In addition to this program, LaserCard's multitechnology ID cards are also used by two key Italian government agencies including the Ministry of Justice and the Carabinieri, Italy's National Police to help protect their employees and provide secure access to government facilities.
“We are pleased to continue working with our partners and the Italian government to support the ongoing demand for this important national program,” said Robert DeVincenzi, President and CEO of LaserCard Corporation. “Italy's continuing investment in secure ID credentials based on optical security media underscores the country's commitment to protecting its internal security and the security of its borders through the valid identification of citizens.”