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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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Optaglio integrates laser and e-beam for holograms creation 18 June 2018

Optaglio has introduced its first holograms created with a combination of technologies, applied separately so far.

Entrust Datacard partners with ISONAS 18 June 2018

ISONAS joins Entrust Datacard as a Technology Alliance Partner


South Sudan to start issuing EAC ePassport 14 June 2018

South Sudan has said it is ready to begin processing and issuing East African Community (EAC) electronic passport.

SITA chosen for biometric exit at Orlando International Airport 12 June 2018

SITA has been chosen by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) as the technology partner for biometric exit at Orlando International Airport.  

NGO calls for EU to drop fingerprints ID card plan 11 June 2018

Civil liberties organisation Statewatch has rejected European Commission plans for the mandatory inclusion of two fingerprints in ID cards.

Crossmatch and Accordant agree partnership 07 June 2018

Crossmatch and Accordant Technology announced strategic partnership.

Op-ed: Why security is the most important part of the passport making process 07 June 2018

It is imperative that we understand that a passport's security relies on how it is made, not where.

Acuant granted remote image verification patent 07 June 2018

Acuant, a global provider of identity verification solutions, today announced that it has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 9,916,327.

Precise Biometrics collaborates with NXP on contactless biometric smartcards 07 June 2018

Precise Biometrics, a fingerprint software firm and NXP Semiconductors collaborate to integrate Precise BioMatch Card in NXP’s contactless biometric smart card.


SDW 2018 panel to debate physical and digital ID 07 June 2018

The SDW panel debate, Physical and Digital Identity – an extinction event for security credentials or a case for a new document ecosystem?, debates key questions in this crucial period of convergence for physical and digital identity.

Canada set to expand biometric entry program 06 June 2018

Canada’s Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship will soon require biometric data from people from Europe, the Middle East and Africa coming to Canada to visit, work, study or immigrate.

Gemalto develops authentication for Belgium’s mobile ID scheme 05 June 2018

Digital security firm Gemalto has enabled Belgian mobile ID scheme itsme to enroll 350,000 users. 

Sydney Airport to pilot app-based enrolment for facial recognition system 01 June 2018

Sydney Airport is working with Vision-Box to develop a mobile app that will allow travellers to capture an image of their face and their passport and use that data to enrol in a planned biometric-based authentication system.

Iritech develops iris-enabled ID card solution 31 May 2018

Biometrics firm Iritech has developed an ID card solution with HD Barcode that works with iris authentication.

Datasonic reports Q1 profit 31 May 2018

Malaysian ID tech firm Datasonic Group has reported that improved margins helped it achieved steady net profit in the last quarter ended March 31 despite lower revenue

VASCO changes name to Onespan, acquires Dealflo 30 May 2018

VASCO Data Security, a digital identity security, transaction security and business productivity firm, has announced the launch of its Trusted Identity (TID) platform.

Guest post: Digital driver’s licences are a platform for a secure future 30 May 2018

A DDL can securely store and selectively display lots of different information, making it a great platform for other identity verification needs.

Laxton Group delivers election solution in Mozambique 29 May 2018

Laxton is supplying an end-to-end Election Solution in Mozambique ahead of the municipal elections scheduled for 10 October 2018

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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 2018 panel to debate physical and digital ID

The SDW panel debate, Physical and Digital Identity – an extinction event for security credentials or a case for a new document ecosystem?, debates key questions in this crucial period of convergence for physical and digital identity.

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.

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