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Industry leaders ink cybersecurity charter 19 February 2018

Charter of Trust calls for binding rules and standards to build trust in cybersecurity and further advance digitalisation.

LifeMed ID agrees partnership with ImageWare 19 February 2018

Partnership agreement combines LifeMed ID's AIMe with ImageWare’s GoVerifyID.


ITW Security develops holographic passport laminates for Diletta laminator 19 February 2018

ITW Security Division has developed its latest generation of Holographic Passport Film for DILETTA’s new RL120+ passport laminator.

BKC biometric border device integrates Elyctis solutions 19 February 2018

Ukrainian border control tech firm BKC has introduced a new product, the K.BPT800 portable terminal, which incorporates biometric and other ID solutions.

Belgian govt's Itsme ID app welcomes 100000 users 15 February 2018

Over 100,000 Belgians have identified themselves with their smartphones since mid-January on government websites such as MyPension and Tax-on-Web,  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo said this week.

UAE could 'phase out' immigration officers by 2020 15 February 2018

The UAE’s Ministry of Interior has made the bold projection that is will be able to phase out immigration officers at airports by 2020 through the adoption of AI and biometrics.

Entrust Datacard and CBORD announce student ID development 15 February 2018

Entrust Datacard and CBORD test integration at  University of Vermont

More details emerge of Canadian-Dutch digital border app 12 February 2018

The Known Traveller Digital Identity, a joint venture between the governments of Canada and the Netherlands, will be tested first on travellers going between those countries. 

Cairo International taps Gemalto for document readers 12 February 2018

Gemalto supplies Cairo International Airport with automated document readers.

First speakers revealed for SDW 2018 08 February 2018

The organisers of next-generation human identity solutions event SDW 2018 have announced the first of the speakers that will appear at its conference. 

Optaglio develops extremely resistant microholograms. 08 February 2018

High-resolution security holograms firm Optaglio has introduced "extremely resistant" microholograms.

Gemalto and Entrust Datacard team up for instant issuance 07 February 2018

Gemalto joins forces with Entrust Datacard to provide SaaS-based instant issuance solution.

Greece to issue biometric card tender 05 February 2018

Greece plans to announce a tender in coming days for a biometric ID card.

Appdome expands identity service 02 February 2018

Appdome announces general availability of Appdome for Gemalto 

Jumio reports 'doubling' of digital ID business 01 February 2018

Digital ID firm Jumio Corporation has reported that it surpassed the 100 million online identity verification threshold in the fourt quarter of last year.

Tanzania opts for HID 01 February 2018

HID Global selected by Tanzania government for ePassport programme. 

Cryptomathic launches cloud solution 29 January 2018

Cryptomathic unveils cloud encryption management solution for Manage Your Own Key practices.

Entrust Datacard joins CAPP 26 January 2018

Entrust Datacard to join Schneider Electric’s Collaborative Automation Partner Program

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Latest White Papers

White paper: Gemalto - The paper elements of a passport

An expert’s guide to using the paper elements of a passport.

White paper: Slovakia prototypes mobile electronic identification (MeID) solution

Empowering e-government by shifting to smart cards is accelerating the arrival of a new era of mobile identity and electronic documents.

Hewlett Packard: Implementing mobile electronic identity

In this white paper, Hewlett Packard details an enterprise approach to mobile eID based on hardware tokens in microSD cards.

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.

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SDW and connect:ID News

SDW 2017 sees attendee numbers soar to new record

Leading next-generation government and citizen ID event SDW 2017 has revealed year-on-year growth in visitorship of 6%, and a record level of conference attendees.

SDW 2017 exhibition now sold out

The industry-leading exhibition and conference for security document professionals, SDW 2017, has sold out all exhibition stands ahead of its 11th edition.

SDW 2017 launches call for speakers

Next-generation government and citizen identity event SDW 2017 has revealed that speaker proposals are now being accepted for its 11th edition.

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.

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