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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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De La Rue launches DLR Identify for civil registration and vital statistics 26 August 2016

De La Rue has announced the launch of DLR Identify for CRVS. The proposition is built on DLR Identify, a citizen identity management platform. 

Entrust Datacard and MobileIron reveal partnership 26 August 2016

Stand-alone EMM firm MobileIron and identity solutions provide Entrust Datacard have announced a technology alliance to deliver derived credentials for next-generation multi-factor authentication. 

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Digital identity providers must adapt for emerging nations, report finds 25 August 2016

Developing digital identity solutions for emerging countries will challenge both the government and private sector providers, according to a new market research report.

Evolis launches new card lamination module 25 August 2016

Personalization solutions and instant printing systems firm Evolis has revealed a new lamination module for plastic cards that is compatible with its desktop card printer Primacy. 

South Africa to roll out more IDs via banks 25 August 2016

South Africa plans to expand an initiative that has seen its smart ID cards issued through banks.

ManTech awarded $24m border contract with US Customs 24 August 2016

ManTech International Corporation has won a $24 million contract to develop a service to enhance border security for the Department of Homeland Security.

Kuwait to ban ePassport DNA dodgers from travel 24 August 2016

Authorities in Kuwait have said that citizens who refuse to submit DNA as part of their ePassport applications will face travel bans, among other measures.

LuxTrust joins EEMA 24 August 2016

LuxTrust joins as corporate member.

Liberia moving forward with biometric ID plan 23 August 2016

Senators in Liberia have stressed their commitment to the production of biometric ID cards following a high-level meeting.

Germany told to install face recognition at borders 23 August 2016

Germany’s interior minister has called for facial recognition to be installed at major border points to boost national security amid rising terrorism fears.

Opalux reveals OpalPrint Polycarbonate 19 August 2016

Anti-counterfeiting and secure document solutions firm Opalux has developed OpalPrint Polycarbonate, an embedded polycarbonate feature that provides high-resolution, colour-shifting portraits inside polycarbonate identification documents.

WEF releases ‘blueprint’ on digital identity 18 August 2016

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released a report on the importance of digital identity for financial institutions.

Saskatchewan to start using face recognition for ID cards 18 August 2016

SGI, the driver's licensing and vehicle registration body for Saskatchewan, west-central Canada, has advised that it will begin using facial recognition for driver's licences and photo ID cards.

YPB Group extends ePassport agreement 17 August 2016

Brand Protection and Customer Engagement solutions company YPB Group has exercised the option to extend the Memorandum of Cooperation with Foilmakers Australia.

Iris Corporation secures Nigeria ePassport contract 16 August 2016

Malaysian ePassport pioneers IRIS Corporation has successfully sealed a US$42.49 million contract to supply 2.5 million next-generation forge resistant, tamper evident ePassports to the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

GlobalPlatform announces updates 16 August 2016

GlobalPlatform publishes updates to its TEE Initial Configuration v1.1 and Test Suite v2.0. 

GET Group North America gets FIPS certification for high-resolution ID card printer 12 August 2016

GET Group North America has announced that its CP500 identification card printer has been Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201 certified by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

eIDAS? Brits should make the most of this new European regulation 12 August 2016

Within the UK, much European focus recently has been on Brexit, so it’s no real surprise that there have been some substantial regulations and developments from within the European Union that have slipped under the radar. One such regulation is eIDAS.

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Latest White Papers

HID Global - Mobile ID solutions for government-to-citizen applications

Citizen ID documents such as national IDs and driver licenses will ultimately follow the trend toward mobility.

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.

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SDW and connect:ID News

secunet releases SDW InterOp 2016 results

secunet Security Networks has published the final set of test results from the SDW InterOp 2016 event held in London in May 2016.

More than 100 stands already reserved for SDW 2017

More than 100 companies have already reserved stands for next-generation government identity solutions event SDW 2017, which will be held on 26-28 June, 2017 in the QEII Centre in London.

SDW InterOp 2016 statement regarding claims of ePassport reading speeds

The organisers of SDW InterOp 2016 would like to, in the strongest terms, clarify that any vendor claims being made surrounding the reading speed of ePassports is not in any way an official result of the tests.

Next-generation government and citizen ID event, SDW 2016, has a remarkable year

The 10th edition of SDW saw numbers increase to a record high, with an expanded exhibition and the strongest conference programme to date.

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Events

India Security Conference 2016 12-14 September 2016
eID Conference 19-20 September 2016
Airport Security 2016 27-28 September 2016
Airport IT 2016 27-28 September 2016
NGF 2016 1 October 2016
Biometrics 2016 18-20 October 2016
MILIPOL QATAR 2016 31 October 2016 - 02 November 2016
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