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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Biometrics Institute warns governments about biometrics used for children 28 April 2015

Biometrics Institute warns governments that extra care must be taken when using children's biometrics for border protection and other purposes.

GSA studying federated digital identity credentials 27 April 2015

The US’s General Services Administration wants industry input on the development of a federated digital identity credential services business model, solution or procurement vehicle.


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Switzerland publishes public tender for new passport 27 April 2015

Switzerland has published a public tender for its future passport family.

Morphotablet adds support for US ‘TWIC’ programme 24 April 2015

A biometric tablet developed by Morpho (Safran) that features fingerprint and face authentication has added support for the ScanMyTWIC and PINchanger applications. 

South Africa eyes expanded eID, passport role for banks 24 April 2015

A pilot project in South Africa that has seen private banks help the government accept smart ID card applications could be extended to include passports

IdenTrust approved as issuer of IGC PIV-I certificates 24 April 2015

IdenTrust approved as an issuer of IdenTrust Global Common PIV-I digital certificates for individuals requiring US Federal government interoperability.

GlobalPlatform launches identity task force 23 April 2015

Secure chip technology standards organisation GlobalPlatform has announced the launch of a dedicated Identity Task Force (IDTF) that will define identity, authentication and privacy use cases across the government, enterprise and consumer landscape.

Agfa Graphics releases security printing design software 23 April 2015

High-end security printing software firm Agfa Graphics has launched an improved version of its Fortuna product featuring updated tools and new security modules.

OpenID Foundation launches certification programme 23 April 2015

Identity standards association the OpenID Foundation has unveiled a certification programme. 

Australia to deploy 92 SmartGates at international airports 23 April 2015

Australia's Customs and Border Protection department has announced an $18 million deal with Portuguese smart-gate manufacturer Vision-Box for the installation of 92 facial recognition terminals in international airports by July 2016.

Korean secure printing, ID firm eyes export expansion 22 April 2015

South Korea’s Korea Minting, Security Printing and ID Card Operating Corp (KOMSCO) plans to expand its exports of anti-counterfeiting and safety related technologies this year. 

Entrust Datacard upgrades its IdentityGuard mobile platform 22 April 2015

Entrust Datacard has introduced a push authentication capability in its Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile platform.

Printing machines hoped to ease Ghana’s passport delays 22 April 2015

An installation of two new printing machines at Ghana’s Passport Office is hoped to ease delays which have caused a backlog.

G&D reports ‘healthy start’ to 2015 22 April 2015

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has reported that sales increased by 4.5 percent to 1.83 billion euros (US$1.96 billion) in 2014. 

Tactivo approved for Pascal 22 April 2015

Precise Biometrics' Tactivo smart card reader approved for use with the Swedish national healthcare system Pascal.

Entrust Datacard and FSS enter strategic partnership 21 April 2015

Partnership will see Entrust Datacard and FSS offering instant, in-branch card issuance solutions to support social security and financial inclusion initiatives.

Kenya to launch ePassport by November 20 April 2015

Kenyan officials confirmed over the weekend that the country’s ePassport will be launched in November.

Arjo opts for KEOLABS 17 April 2015

Arjo Systems selects KEOLABS’ testing solutions and Testing Laboratory for in-house testing and third-party validation of its eCards and Paperlam inlays.

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Latest Interviews

Interview: Veridos' Michael Ruhland-Bauer on the Latvian passport

Michael Ruhland-Bauer, Head of Product Management Documents at Veridos GmbH, discusses his firm's role in the development of the Latvian passport. 

Interview: Gemalto CEO Olivier Piou on the Trüb acquisition

Gemalto CEO Olivier Piou discusses the implications of Gemalto's purchase of Trüb AG for the wider market. 

Interview: The State Dept's Joel Zlotnick on secure documents

Joel Zlotnick, supervisory physical scientist, US Department of State, discusses the best strategies and technologies to stay ahead of counterfeiters.

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Latest Features

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.

Securing the weakest links for a safer travel experience

Travel documents confirm the identity of persons and enable seamless and secure international travel but are only as satisfactory as the identification-related systems behind their production, issuance, control and inspection.

Gemalto discusses the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) considers new global approach, the Traveler identification Program (TRIP) initiative.

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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SDW Conference and connect:ID News

Initial speaker line-up announced for SDW 2015

An initial speaker line-up has been announced for the SDW event.

Discounted conference rates for SDW 2015 are still available

Book now to access the last remaining discounted rates available for SDW 2015 - the earlier you book, the better the rate. 

SDW 2015 sells out in record time

SDW has sold all exhibition space more than six months ahead of the SDW 2015 show.

SDW 2014 Press Release

Held at the height of the English summer, SDW 2014, the world's leading next-generation government and citizen identity conference and exhibition continued to demonstrate its importance to the secure document and identity industry, once again breaking attendance records and consolidating its place on the industry’s calendar as ‘the must-attend event’.

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