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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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Scotland to pilot citizen Digital ID scheme 20 August 2018

Scotland’s local government Improvement Service, has revealed there will be several upgrades made to the myaccount digital portal, through which citizens can access public services.

Daon chosen for NZ Government’s RealMe Now App 17 August 2018

Daon's IdentityX Platform will now feature in the NZ Government's RealMe Now app


Australian Government plays down mass biometric surveillance concerns 17 August 2018

Australian Home Affairs seek to ease concerns about the proposed intorduction of biometric and facial recognition technologies.

Veridos supplies driver licenses and ID cards to Ohio 17 August 2018

Identity solutions provider Veridos has been chosen to supply new driver licenses and ID cards to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. 

Former Delaware DMV Director joins GET Group North America 16 August 2018

Secure credentials firm Get Group has announced the appointment of Scott Vien as Director of Business Development.  

Apple eyes up replacing passports with iPhones 16 August 2018

A new Apple patent reveals plans that could let you store your passport on your mobile phone.

Kentucky creates travel ID for airline travel 15 August 2018

The US state of Kentucky plans to create a Voluntary Travel ID license in 2019.

Naranja chooses Auth0 13 August 2018

Auth0, an Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) firm, has been selected by Naranja, the largest credit card issuer in Argentina,  as the sole identity and authentication platform.

Acuant reports strongest financial quarter 10 August 2018

Acuant, a provider of identity verification solutions, has announced that the second quarter of 2018 was the most profitable in company history.

GET Group North America appoints customer services director 09 August 2018

GET Group North America, a provider of end-to-end solutions for secure credentials, has announced the appointment of Matthew Robinson as Director of Customer Service.

TransferGo and Onfido partner on finance ID 09 August 2018

UK identity verification provider Onfido has partnered with global remittance company TransferGo.

SmartMetric launches biometric medical card 09 August 2018

SmartMetric creats biometric smart card for storage of medical files, including medical scans and images.

New faces join HID leadership team 08 August 2018

Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren and Rameshbabu Songukrishnasamy join HID Global leadership team.



Philippine ID system law signed by president 08 August 2018

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Philippine ID System Law, bringing the country closer towards its planned fully biometrics-enabled identity scheme.

Gemalto unveils SafeNet Virtual KeySecure 07 August 2018

Gemalto announces next-generation key management technology.

GACA selects SITA for Saudi airports 07 August 2018

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has selected global IT provider SITA to support the modernisation of the country’s biggest airports.

Kurz to showcase security print 06 August 2018

Foil based security and surface embellishment supplier Kurz will display its new security solution Kinegram designed for government documents and banknotes at an upcoming trade show.

Telegram launches passport and ID function 03 August 2018

Telegram, a cloud-based instant messaging service, launched its new ‘Passport’ feature this week, a unified identification authorization method integrated directly into the platform. 

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Latest White Papers

White paper: Gemalto - The paper elements of a passport

An expert’s guide to using the paper elements of a passport.

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.

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SDW and connect:ID News

SDW 2018 panel to debate physical and digital ID

The SDW panel debate, Physical and Digital Identity – an extinction event for security credentials or a case for a new document ecosystem?, debates key questions in this crucial period of convergence for physical and digital identity.

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.

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