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Identiv gains BIS certification 18 August 2017

Bureau of Indian Standards certifies Identiv desktop smart card reader solutions.

Philippines mulling biometrics-based digital ID system 18 August 2017

Philippine officials from its central bank have said that the country is considering a biometrics-based digital ID system similar to India's.

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NXP supplies tech for Summer Universiade 18 August 2017

 NXP’s MIFARE Ultralight Nano used for 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei.

Kenya to introduce ePassport in September 17 August 2017

Kenya's government has confirmed that it will introduce electronic passport from September as part of efforts to improve security in the country.

VerifyMe announces new board of directors, CEO 17 August 2017

Biometric identity firm VerifyMe has appointed new senior staff and leadership. 

ID firm to use cryptocurrency 16 August 2017

AuthenticID plans to offer a cryptocurrency token as part of a larger "Smart Identity" effort to more options to people and businesses who have requirements to authenticate the identity of a person, usually initially with a government ID.

Precise Biometrics announces R&D director 16 August 2017

Fredrik Clementson appointed as R&D director and member of Precise Biometrics management team.  

Aruba Airport Authority and Vision-Box agree to extend 'Happy Flow' system 15 August 2017

Aruba Airport Authority, and identity solutions firm Vision-Box have agreed a new partnership for the further evolution of the Aruba Happy Flow biometric boarding system.

Ivory Coast introduces biometric residence cards 15 August 2017

Ivory Coast officials have said that foreign nationals can replace their current cards with new biometric cards versions.

First bank to trial Australia Post’s Digital ID 14 August 2017

CUA has announced that it will be the first bank to trial Australia Post’s Digital ID system.

Indonesia eID case witness dies in the US 14 August 2017

An important witness in a biometric eID corruption investigation in Indonesia died from a gunshot would last week in the US.

Biometric Signature ID to work with National Fingerprint 11 August 2017

ID verification software firm Biometric Signature ID plans to work with National Fingerprint (NFp) on virtual ID proofing and verification services.

Maryland partners with MorphoTrust USA 10 August 2017

Maryland MDOT MVA and MorphoTrust USA announce partnership to include IdentoGO centres at six MDOT MVA locations.

President launches Liberia’s ePassports 10 August 2017

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has officially launched the Liberian ePassport booklet,.

Biometrics 'revolutionising' govt security 10 August 2017

Biometric technologies are fundamentally changing the way governments approach security, according to a new report by Accenture.

Acuant partners with CONFIRM on mobile ID 09 August 2017

 Acuant, a provider of data capture and authentication solutions, today announced a partnership with Boston-based digital identity company, CONFIRM.

Digital ID firm secures $13.9m in funding 09 August 2017

Digital identity verification tech firm Socure ID has announced today that it has closed a $13.9 million Series B round of funding.

Asian win for IDEX 09 August 2017

IDEX receives initial order to deliver off-chip fingerprint sensors for cards to major Asian customer. 

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Latest White Papers

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.

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.

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SDW and connect:ID News

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.

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.

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