National eID card holders set to top 3.5 billion by 2018

A recently published Acuity Market Intelligence report suggests the number of national eID in circulation will rise to 3.5 billion by 2018.

According to Acuity Market Intelligence principal Maxine Most, “in five years time, half of the world’s population will have a chip-based national eID card, including near-complete regional coverage in Europe … This eID platform will encourage significant expansion of eGovernment services and provide the foundation for the development of national and global trusted authentication infrastructures.”

The full report can be read here.