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Austria Card highlights features of eID card delivered to Nigeria 31 October 2014

Austria Card says eID cards it has delivered to the Nigerian government are the first in the world to incorporate credit card functionality.

Rome airport installs ABC gates 31 October 2014

More than 3,000 passengers a day are using Automated Border Control gates at Rome’s Fiumicino-Leonardo de Vinci International Airport.


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SPS opens doors of new Asian subsidiary 31 October 2014

Smart Packaging Solutions opens new subsidiary in Singapore.

ICards to present driving licence tech 31 October 2014

ICards says to present its new solution for driving licences at the CARTES 2014 tradeshow.

SmartGate to be used by more nationalities 30 October 2014

Australia expands SmartGate system to include Canadian and Irish ePassport holders.

Frost & Sullivan: Demand for ‘ideal IDs’ fuels increased eID demand 30 October 2014

Demand among governments and law enforcement agencies for secure, durable eID cards will see the segment lead the ID document market by 2019, say Frost & Sullivan.

Automated border control expands across N America, Caribbean 30 October 2014

Airports in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean are turning to Automated Passport Controls to expedite border control.

Crimea chosen as pilot region for Russian e-ID project 29 October 2014

Russia has chosen Crimea for a pilot project to replace Soviet-era paper internal passports with electronic identity cards.

Gemalto wins contract for Dutch driving licences 28 October 2014

The Netherlands has selected Franco-Dutch smart card firm Gemalto to supply it with new electronic driving licenses.

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.

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.

Precise Biometrics announces interim results 23 October 2014

Precise Biometrics produces interim report for January-September 2014.


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. 

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.

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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 30 Oct 2014

• Frost & Sullivan: Demand for ‘ideal IDs’ fuels increased eID demand
• Automated border control expands across N America, Caribbean
and more…

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…

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SDW Conference and connect:ID News

SDW 2014 Press Release

Held at the height of the English summer, SDW 2014, the world's leading next-generation government and citizen identity conference and exhibition continued to demonstrate its importance to the secure document and identity industry, once again breaking attendance records and consolidating its place on the industry’s calendar as ‘the must-attend event’.

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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