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Schengen VIS set for rollout in Albania 15 September 2014

From 25 September 2014, all Schengen States' consulates in Albania will use the Visa Information System (VIS).

Identiv announces shares plan 15 September 2014

Identiv announces intention to offer shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. 


> SDW 2015: June 9 - 11, QEII, London

The world’s leading document security show – now with an exhibition floor more than 85% sold out - 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.


MP reads proposed specialist printing offences bill 14 September 2014

 MP David Amess reads proposed bill on Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences).

De La Rue named for UK contract 11 September 2014

De La Rue named as the preferred bidder for the 10 year contract to print plastic banknotes for the Bank of England.

New CFO for Precise Biometrics 10 September 2014

Precise Biometrics appoints Bo-Göran Jaxelius as CFO and member of its management team. 

GlobalPlatform to host training sessions 09 September 2014

GlobalPlatform to host card specification and contactless training sessions in Paris in October.

Nigeria calls on HJP for testing 08 September 2014

HJP Consulting delivers test services and consulting for Nigeria’s eID card project.

Datacolor 45IR now available 08 September 2014

Datacolor's portable spectrophotometer, designed to meet the requirements of the security printing industry, now available.

Mobile workstations for Latvia 05 September 2014

Mobile passport workstations used at Latvia’s consuls in Australia and New Zealand to register citizens for passports and ID cards.

Chip firms hit by fine 04 September 2014

European Commission imposes fines totalling 138 million euros on leading chip manufacturers for fixing the prices of smart card chips.

OT completes NagraID purchase 03 September 2014

Oberthur Technologies has completed its acquisition of NagraID Security.

New Systems Committee chair for GlobalPlatform 03 September 2014

Bruno Benteo appointed as new Systems Committee chair at GlobalPlatform.

Revenues rise at Gemalto 02 September 2014

Gemalto sees revenue increase by 5% during first half of 2014.

cryptovision in major PKI deployment 02 September 2014

cryptovision provides PKI for Nigeria’s eID scheme

Zetes People ID division sees strong growth 02 September 2014

Zetes records sales of 118.7 million euros in H1 results 2014.

Lebanese counterfeiters arrested 01 September 2014

A gang who forged Lebanese and Arab government seals arrested in Lebanon

Trüb supplies eID cards to Nigeria 29 August 2014

Trüb selected as a supplier for Nigeria’s new multi-purpose eID card.

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Latest Features

Video: Nigeria's biometric-based eID project

Representatives from the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Nigeria give an inspiring overview of the Nigerian eID project - and the National Identity Management System (NIMS).

Electronic Driver's Licenses: Driving towards the future

eDLs present a significant opportunity for issuing authorities to provide meaningful services to motorists. At the same time, these new licenses can simplify administration, provide higher-quality data and services, and can make organizations more efficient. NXP reports.

Looking at the future of travel - The fourth generation of ePassport

The next evolution of the ePassort standard will introduce the ability to add data to the electronic component of the passport post issue, in order to load and read information such as biometric data or electronic visas and entry/exit stamps during its lifetime. Gemalto discusses the importance of selecting the right partners and suppliers for this task.

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Newsletter Archives

SDW Newsletter 11 Sept 2014

• De La Rue named for UK contract
• New CFO for Precise Biometrics
and more…

SDW Newsletter 04 Sept 2014

• Chip firms hit by fine
• New Systems Committee chair for GlobalPlatform
and more…

SDW Newsletter 28 Aug 2014

• DHS hits milestones
• Denmark signs border control agreement
and more…

SDW Newsletter 12 Aug 2014

• Successful SeManTiK project puts contactless eIDs under stress
• US CBP launches Mobile Passport Control app
and more…

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