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Jordan to start issuing biometric smart IDs ‘next week’ 30 June 2016

A senior Jordanian official has confirmed that the country will begin issuing smart ID cards featuring iris and fingerprint data as early as next week.

Ghana government faces quizzing over ePassport plan 30 June 2016

A Ghanaian parliamentarian has questioned whether the country needs a new ePassport.


MULTOS Consortium appoints commercial manager 29 June 2016

MULTOS Consortium appoints Paul Wilson as commercial manager.

Bundesdruckerei CEO: eIDAS opens the door for electronic signatures 29 June 2016

Ulrich Hamann, CEO of Bundesdruckerei, has noted in a statement that the Regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS) comes into effect in all EU Member States on 1 July.

secunet wins tenders with the Czech border police 29 June 2016

German security firm secunet and partner Vítkovice IT Solutions have won two tenders with the Czech border police, one for eGates and another for electronic identity checks. 

India invites bid for 22.5 million ePassport inlays 28 June 2016

India Security Press (a unit of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India) has invited tenders for the procurement of 22.5 million ICAO-complaint electronic contactless inlays for Indian ePassports. 

Pittsburgh mulling municipal ID 27 June 2016

Officials in Pittsburgh have completed a seven-month study on a municipal ID card that is hoped to help connect marginalized people to services.

Norway’s mobile identity scheme to pilot biometric app 24 June 2016

A smart authentication solution developed by Encap Security has been selected by Norway’s mobile identity solution, BankID, for a biometric app pilot.

HID Global unveils ID card printer and encoder 24 June 2016

HID Global, a provider of secure identity solutions, has announced the availability of its latest Direct-to-Card (DTC) FARGO DTC5500LMX ID Card Printer/Encoder.

DHS to work with blockchain startup on border tech 23 June 2016

The US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is exploring the use of blockchain technology to secure the data gleaned at borders. 

Matica makes new appointments 23 June 2016

Matica Technologies announces two appointments to its senior management team to fast-track the company’s growth strategy.

ABC to be deployed at Rio airport 23 June 2016

Portuguese biometric border solutions firm Vision-Box has revealed that its self-service ABC eGates will be launched at Galeão International Airport in Rio de Janeiro.

MEPs approve systematic checks on all entering or leaving EU 22 June 2016

The EU parliament's civil liberties committee has almost unanimously approved a plan to begin systematically checking all EU citizens entering or leaving the union.

Poland mulling mobile ID plan 21 June 2016

Poland is considering a new mobile identity system for eGoverment that could see some applications moved on the smartphone, according to local media.

SDW InterOp 2016 statement regarding claims of ePassport reading speeds 21 June 2016

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.

‘First of its kind’ dynamic ABC solution goes live in Copenhagen 20 June 2016

An Automated Border Control system developed by Portugal’s Vision-Box that can dynamically switch access depending on passenger flow has been launched in Copenhagen’s international airport.

Sri Lanka to launch ePassports, MRV ‘early next year’ 20 June 2016

The Sri Lankan Department of Immigration and Emigration has confirmed that new ePassports will be launched early next year.

Canada to start collecting exit passport data 20 June 2016

Canadian officials have confirmed that border authorities will begin collecting passport data from people leaving the country.

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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

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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