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The site’s main focus is on the design, manufacture, personalization and use of documents such as passports, ID cards (of all varieties), visas and driving licences, but it also covers a host of other security documents and vertical markets such as border control.

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Secunet notes milestone in standardisation for document checking process 13 December 2017

German identity security firm secunet has become the first provider to implement the new BSI TR-03135-3 "High Level Document Check Interface Specification (HLDC)" Technical Guideline in border control products.

Mobey Forum offers guidance on mCommerce security 13 December 2017

Payments industry association Mobey Forum has published a new report exploring risk management and the customer journey within the m-commerce environment. 


ITW Security’s holographic laminates protect Moldova’s ePassport 12 December 2017

ITW has supplied over 500,000 holographic passport laminates to protect and secure the variable data page on the new Moldova e-Passport.

Brazilian driving licence adopts OSPT Alliance specification 12 December 2017

OSPT Alliance’s open standard for secure transaction solutions, CIPURSE, has been specified for a new card based driving licence scheme in Brazil.

EC proposes major IT overhaul for border control, migration management 12 December 2017

The European Commission has proposed a major upgrade of EU information systems for security, border and migration management. 

Atos makes bid for Gemalto 12 December 2017

Atos makes unsolicited 4.3bn euro proposal to buy Gemalto.

Kona I and Linxens enter agreement 11 December 2017

Smartcards and payment solutions provider Kona I and Linxens, which is involved in the design and manufacture of microconnectors for smartcards and RFID Antennas & Inlays have signed a strategic cooperation agreement.

Bucharest airport seeking face recognition system 07 December 2017

Romania's national airport organisation, the National Company Bucharest Airports (CNAB) plans to expand the closed circuit television system (CCTV) of the 'Henri Coanda' International Airport to include facial recognition systems.

GlobalPlatform announces new board 07 December 2017

GlobalPlatform announces new board of directors for fiscal year 2018. 

Gemalto provides encryption and key management to Google Cloud customers 07 December 2017

Gemalto provides Google Cloud Platform customers with ability to manage their encryption keys on Google Cloud Platform. 

Optaglio solution protects integrity of paper documents 06 December 2017

High-resolution security holograms firm Optaglio has launched a solution for "locking“ paper against any changes and amendments. 

Philippine Senator proposes consolidated biometric ID system 05 December 2017

A senior Philippine official is proposing the consolidation of all biometrics data, which some government agencies have gathered to cut the projected cost in implementing the proposed national identification system.

CBP deploying more biometric technology in airports 04 December 2017

Officials from the Port of Entry People Screening Program (POE-PS) have revealed more details about how biometrics are being used in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) entry/exit operations at airports.

Entrust Datacard buys Trustis 30 November 2017

Entrust Datacard acquires PKI provider.

UK border official: ePassports for children raises trafficking risk 30 November 2017

Senior UK officials have said that ePassports and automated borders do not provide enough security to deal with all passengers.

Ethiopia rolls out new biometric system for refugees 30 November 2017

The UNHCR has started rolling out a new and enhanced Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS) for refugees in Ethiopia.

Eurosmart expects ‘strong’ growth in government smartcard market 29 November 2017

Digital security industry alliance Eurosmart has projected a double-digit yearly increase for 2017 for the government and healthcare markets, accounting for 510 million secure elements to be shipped this year. 

Identiv agrees distribution partnership with Universal Smart Cards 29 November 2017

Identiv enters distribution partnership with Universal Smart Cards.

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Latest White Papers

White paper: Slovakia prototypes mobile electronic identification (MeID) solution

Empowering e-government by shifting to smart cards is accelerating the arrival of a new era of mobile identity and electronic documents.

Hewlett Packard: Implementing mobile electronic identity

In this white paper, Hewlett Packard details an enterprise approach to mobile eID based on hardware tokens in microSD cards.

HID Global - Mobile ID solutions for government-to-citizen applications

Citizen ID documents such as national IDs and driver licenses will ultimately follow the trend toward mobility.

Gemalto - National identity schemes

To enable public administrations, companies and citizens to freely interact while retaining their formal relationships of liability, there needs to be a progressive development in the use of "digital trust" services.

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SDW and connect:ID News

SDW 2017 sees attendee numbers soar to new record

Leading next-generation government and citizen ID event SDW 2017 has revealed year-on-year growth in visitorship of 6%, and a record level of conference attendees.

SDW 2017 exhibition now sold out

The industry-leading exhibition and conference for security document professionals, SDW 2017, has sold out all exhibition stands ahead of its 11th edition.

SDW 2017 launches call for speakers

Next-generation government and citizen identity event SDW 2017 has revealed that speaker proposals are now being accepted for its 11th edition.

secunet releases SDW InterOp 2016 results

secunet Security Networks has published the final set of test results from the SDW InterOp 2016 event held in London in May 2016.

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