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Half the world will have National Electronic Identity (eID) cards by 2018 24 October 2014

In five years’ time half of the world's population will have a chip-based National eID card, including near-complete regional coverage in Europe.

Precise Biometrics announces interim results 23 October 2014

Precise Biometrics produces interim report for January-September 2014.



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German Federal Ministry of the Interior joins Secure Identity Alliance 23 October 2014

Secure Identity Alliance announces that German Federal Ministry of the Interior has joined its ranks as an Observer Member.

Prooftag and SMARTRAC announce NFC partnership 22 October 2014

Document security and brand protection firm Prooftag has announced it will work with SMARTRAC on NFC for identification. 

Secunet wins PKI tender from Norway's Police 22 October 2014

German IT security firm secunet has won a tender from the Norwegian police for Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

SITA collaborates with AAI 21 October 2014

More than 50 million passengers at 25 airports across India can now use SITA's common-use self-service technology to check in at the airport.

US citizenship body issues draft solicitation for ID card bids 21 October 2014

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services has issues a draft solicitation for bids on the supply of millions of residency and employment ID cards.

DFAT rolls out new generation of ePassports 20 October 2014

Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) issues new generation of passports using the 3M Colour Floating Image Security Laminate. 

Indian hologram group re-launches as authentication association 17 October 2014

Anti-counterfeiting body the Hologram Manufacturers Association of India has been re-launched with a broader remit as the Authentication Solution Providers’ Association.

Experts discuss ID for development at World Bank event 17 October 2014

The World Bank is studying initatives that involve identification strategies becoming a key enabler for achieving development outcomes.

Turkey to launch nationwide ID plan 16 October 2014

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has confirmed the implementation of a biometric ID card scheme.

INTERVIEW: Siim Sikkut on the e-Estonian initiative 15 October 2014

Security Document World talked to Siim Sikkut, an ICT Policy Adviser to the government office of Estonia, about its new “e-Estonian” initiative.

South Korea mulling new ID system following breaches 15 October 2014

Massive data breaches are forcing South Korea’s government to consider a complete overhaul of its national ID system.

SuperCom inks eGovernment deal 14 October 2014

SuperCom announces implementation of high-scale National Security eGovernment contract for a country with a fast-growing economy.

easyJet adds passport scanning to mobile app 14 October 2014

easyJet has launched a new passport scanning function to its mobile app.

Alaska Airlines considers eThumb 13 October 2014

Alaska Airlines examines use of thumbprints to replace travel documents, driving licences and credit cards.

Sri Lanka launches digital ID card for pensioners 13 October 2014

Sri Lanka's Department of Pensions has launched a digital ID card for pensioners in partnership with a domestic bank.

Governments told to ramp up online identity efforts 13 October 2014

Online identity will become increasingly important for national governments as citizens increasingly access digital services, say the authors of a new report.

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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 23 Oct 2014

• German Federal Ministry of the Interior joins Secure Identity Alliance
• Precise Biometrics announces interim results
and more…

SDW Newsletter 17 Oct 2014

• Indian hologram group re-launches as authentication association
• Experts discuss ID for development at World Bank event
and more…

SDW Newsletter 10 Oct 2014

• Alert: Border authorities should be aware of South Sudan ePassport
• X Infotech enters new era and implements Liechtenstein passport upgrade
and more…

SDW Newsletter 02 Oct 2014

• Progress in Filipino ID card project
• PWPW gains certification for SAC protocol
and more…

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SDW Conference and connect:ID News

connect:ID 2014 in stats

The overwhelming success of the inaugural connect:ID exhibition and conference at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, DC exceeded expectations for event hosts - the IBIA and Science Media Partners.

Plans underway for connect:ID 2015

Preparations are well underway for connect:ID 2015

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