Gemalto Renews Biometric Contract for Norwegian E-Passport

Gemalto , a provider for digital security, has renewed its multiyear contract to personalize and issue e-passports for Norwegian citizens. The company manages the entire delivery process from the production of the travel document through to personalization and operated issuance services, which are performed in Gemalto's Oslo-based secure service center.

Gemalto has deployed e-passports to Norway since 2005, placing the country as a pioneer in nationwide deployments of biometric passports compliant with international standards.

"To date we have delivered several million e-passports to the field, with high levels of satisfaction from both citizens and travel authorities," said Lars Boehler, Director of the National Police Computing and Material Service. "Gemalto is a reliable partner that we are happy to be working with for the coming years."

The new e-passports and issuance solution feature the Extended Access Control, an International Civil Aviation Organization standard for second-generation e-passports for increased protection of biometric and privacy sensitive data, as well as innovative security features in the polycarbonate data page.

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