Securitydocumentworld.com is the premier portal worldwide for providing cutting-edge and fully-researched news and information to all those involved in the security document business. 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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Dallas Fort Worth integrates Mobile Passport app 12 February 2016

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have expanded support for a new mobile app, Mobile Passport Control. 

TA Technology joins GlobalPlatform 11 February 2016

TA Technology (Shanghai) joins GlobalPlatform as an Observer Member


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The world’s leading document security show focuses on ePassports, visas, driving licenses, national IDs, worker credentials, advanced border control, anti-counterfeiting, fraud detection, and much more. The event will provide a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and new cutting-edge secure infrastructure in live situations.


X INFOTECH to expand in Latin America 11 February 2016

System integrator and software developer for the issuance, verification and management of electronic ID documents X INFOTECH has announced plans to expand in the Latin American market.

secunet reveals support for EC ‘Smart Borders’ pilot in Germany 10 February 2016

secunet has revealed that it has been providing support to the German authorities in the implementation of the European Commission's biometrics-backed Smart Borders pilot project. 

MTN Nigeria selects Gemalto for mobile ID project 10 February 2016

Nigerian telecoms firm MTN Nigeria has selected Franco-Dutch IT security leader Gemalto for a mobile identity project utilizing the GSMA’s Mobile Connect platform.

US Navy installations start to enforce REAL ID rules 08 February 2016

US Navy installations worldwide will no longer authorise base access for individuals who do not have an approved US government-issued credential or state driver's licence that is compliant with the REAL ID Act of 2005.

Science Media Partners welcomes AUGMENTIQ as strategic conference consultants for SDW 2016 08 February 2016

Science Media Partners, organiser of the world-leading security document conference and exhibition, SDW 2016, has announced that AUGMENTIQ, a leading security consultancy, is to provide strategic conference consultancy services for this year’s event. 

Australia’s Victoria also mulling mobile driving licence 05 February 2016

Victoria has become the second Australian state to consider offering citizens a drivers licence smartphone app as an option.

MorphoTrust and Confirm.io to partner on mobile ID 04 February 2016

Biometrics firm MorphoTrust and Confirm.io, a Boston-based start-up for mobile identity authentication, have announced a strategic alliance.

Border re-introduction would cost Europe US$109 bn: Report 04 February 2016

The re-establishment of border controls and passport checks in Europe as a result of the migration crisis could cost the continent some $109 billion, according to a new report.

Smart Card Alliance opens centre for advanced payments and identity security 03 February 2016

The Smart Card Alliance has announced a new training centre in Crystal City, Virginia. 

EAL6 certification for Smartrac site 03 February 2016

Smartrac obtains Common Criteria EAL6 certification for its Thailand production site.

Biometrics Institute revises Privacy Guidelines 03 February 2016

The Biometrics Institute finalises revised version of its Biometrics Privacy Guidelines.

IHMA targets new holography companies with new general secretary 02 February 2016

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) has outlined its plans for continuing growth with the appointment of a new General Secretary.

Gabon opts for Gemalto 02 February 2016

Gabon's Department of Homeland Security chooses Gemalto for border and visa management system. 

Bulgaria to launch biometric ID cards 01 February 2016

Senior Bulgarian officials have confirmed that new ID cards will store biometric data and be usable as travel cards for European travel.

Imprimerie Nationale joins SIA 01 February 2016

Imprimerie Nationale joins EEIG Secure Identity Alliance as a member of the board

FBI and Scotland Yard train Greek officers in passport forgery detection 29 January 2016

Senior  FBI and Scotland Yard experts have been dispatched to Greece to train passport officers there in detecting forgery.

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Latest Interviews

Company Spotlight - OVD Kinegram

Security Document World talks to OVD Kinegram about the company's history and future.

Guest blog: Britain forges digital identity path with GOV.UK Verify

Many countries - including the US, Australia and Canada - are now looking to GOV.UK Verify as an example of how to approach secure, straightforward identity assurance for citizens.

Company Spotlight – X INFOTECH

Security Document World talks to Sergey Yeliseyev, the co-owner of X INFOTECH and Business Development Director in the Government eID sector.

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Latest White Papers

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.

NIST launches white papers on digital identity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released white papers on digital identity and authentication ahead of a key workshop. 

GlobalPlatform launches Mobile ID white paper

New white paper highlights how standardised GlobalPlatform technologies support the implementation and deployment of mobile ID solutions, while meeting the advanced security requirements.

Putting the E in Estonia

This “startup nation” has built a streamlined digital infrastructure of cutting-edge public and private services from the ground up – and it is also a case study of how all countries could benefit from eGovernment

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SDW Conference and connect:ID News

Science Media Partners welcomes AUGMENTIQ as strategic conference consultants for SDW 2016

Science Media Partners, organiser of the world-leading security document conference and exhibition, SDW 2016, has announced that AUGMENTIQ, a leading security consultancy, is to provide strategic conference consultancy services for this year’s event. 

SDW 2016 announces ePassport interoperability testing event

Science Media Partners Ltd, organiser of the world-leading security document conference and exhibition – SDW 2016 – has announced that a new round of ePassport interoperability testing will take place at a special event to be held alongside the SDW show on 10-12 May 2016 in London.

SDW 2016 launches call for speakers

Next-generation government and citizen identity event SDW 2016 has announced that speaker proposals are now being accepted for its landmark 10th edition, with proposals sought on a wide range of themes covering the latest secure identity trends and technologies.

SDW exhibition 2016 sold out as landmark 10th year approaches

Influential security event SDW has sold out all exhibition space over six months ahead of its tenth edition, highlighting its status as the world’s leading next-generation government and citizen identity conference and exhibition.

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