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New CFO for Precise Biometrics 02 September 2015

Tommy Nilsson appointed CFO of Precise Biometrics

Revenues climb at Gemalto 01 September 2015

Gemalto announces revenues of 1.5 billion euros for the first semester of 2015.


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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.


Peru launches international tender for biometric passports 01 September 2015

Peru’s immigration body has launched an international tender for firms interested in providing the country with biometric ePassports.

Sierra Leone launches ePassport 01 September 2015

West African country Sierra Leone has officially launched a new ePassport amid controversy over its cost.

MorphoTrust announces H&R Block partnership 31 August 2015

IdentoGO services organisation of MorphoTrust USA announces new partnership with H&R Block.

MasterCard developing Kenya smart ID card 28 August 2015

MasterCard plans to develop a smart card with Kenyan banks that will be used to pay for government services and distribute welfare, according to regional media.

Entrust Datacard notes progress in US driver’s licence programmes 27 August 2015

Entrust Datacard has announced that the company is continuing to see significant growth in the adoption of its driver’s license solutions throughout North America.  

UAE launches ePassport renewal app 27 August 2015

The United Arab Emirates has unveiled a smartphone app that allows citizens to renew their ePassports, including the submittal of passport photos.

New Zealand accelerates introduction of 10-year passports 27 August 2015

New Zealand has announced that long-awaited 10-year ePassports will now be introduced in November.

MorphoTrust launches first mobile driver license pilot 26 August 2015

Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) employees have become the first in the nation to use the MorphoTrust mobile driver license (mDL) software as part of a new pilot announced today by MorphoTrust. 

Taiwan reveals ‘e-purse’ to feature on eID 26 August 2015

Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior has revealed more details of an electronic ID card it plans to issue by 2019.

Precise BioMatch Mobile integrated in new smartphone 24 August 2015

Precise Biometrics’ fingerprint recognition product for mobile devices integrated in a new smartphone from one of the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturers.

Trinidad & Tobago launches biometric ID system 24 August 2015

Trinidad & Tobago has launched a fingerprint-based smart ID card system to tackle benefit fraud in the country.

Philippine president enrols for new ePassport 21 August 2015

Philippine President Aquino has enrolled for the first ePassport to be produced at the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Production Unit’s new high-security printing plant in Malvar, Batangas.

Last call for exhibitors at SDW 2016 21 August 2015

More than 100 exhibitors have signed up for the 10th edition of world-leading next-generation government and citizen identity conference and exhibition SDW 2016. Only five exhibition stands remain available although there are nine months left until the show.

Danish govt hands $5mn to Ghanaian card firm 20 August 2015

Danish Government’s Industrial Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) has agreed to provide Intelligent Card Production System (ICPS) with another facility of $5 million dollars.

Gemalto’s Marquis ID Systems to use Sealys Color to secure US driver licenses 20 August 2015

Marquis ID Systems (MIDS), a Gemalto Company, announces the inclusion of Sealys Color in polycarbonate technology to the company's line of driver license (DL) solutions. 

IXLA uses laser-engraving tech on Uruguay’s ID card 19 August 2015

Laser engraving technology provided by Italy’s IXLA is an important part of security features for Uruguay’s electronic ID card, according to industry reports.

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Latest Interviews

Interview: ID.me’s Blake Hall

Security Document World caught up with ID.me CEO Blake Hall to discuss connect.gov and the intersection between government and digital identity.

Ruud van Leeuwen

Senior Document Expert/Trainer, Keesing Technologies, The Netherlands

Roman Vanek

Chief Division Identity Documents and Special Tasks – ICAO PKD Chairman, Federal Office of Police, Switzerland

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Latest Features

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

Virginia digital identity law takes centre stage

Promoting a citizen-focused strategy of strong multi-factor authentication, Virginia's new digital identity law represents a new direction in overall cybersecurity strategy. 

Identity in a hyper-connected, mobile world

As providers of essential online services to whole populations, governments must take the lead in providing highly secure economic and social interactions that suit our new digital identities. 

National Mobile ID schemes Learning from today's best practices

Looking ahead to 2020, many studies show the predominant role that mobile devices and - more broadly - connected objects, will have in our lives.

Gemalto discusses how some visionary countries have made the leap to mobile identity or m-ID, meaning the creation of a mechanism - initiated using the eID component - for accessing online services with a high level of security thanks to mobile devices.

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SDW Conference and connect:ID News

SDW 2015 attracts record numbers for next-generation government and citizen ID event

SDW 2015 successfully brought together a record number of participants to its ninth international event focusing on next-generation government and citizen identity solutions.

SDW 2015: Day 3 - Live Blog

A wrap of all the action as it unfolded on the third day at SDW 2015.

SDW 2015: Day 2 - Live Blog

A wrap of all the action as it unfolded on the second day at SDW 2015.

SDW 2015: Day 1 - Live Blog

All the events on the ground as SDW 2015 launches…

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