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Gemalto Setec will supply ePassports to Estonia

Thursday 26 October 2006

Furthermore, Gemalto will provide the enrolment software and equipment for capturing and digitizing the data, picture and signature. First deliveries are expected to take place in early 2007 for a contract running until 2012, with a possible extension until 2015. One million ePassports could be delivered over this period.

With a 1.3 million population, Estonia is one of the most dynamic economies in the EU. Estonia is among the highest ranking countries in Europe when it comes to internet access, eTransactions, and has been quick to implement government programs such as electronic ID cards, eVoting, electronic submission of tax returns, …