Border Control

This section provides all the news and reports on the Border Control technology, including land, sea and airside border control, automated fast track systems and other uses, such as boarding gate control, staff identification and baggage handling…

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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.

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.

Optaglio details market growth in holographic paper 23 January 2018

The global market for holographic paper is expected to surge during the next five years, says Optaglio. 

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One Identity acquires Balabit 18 January 2018

Identity and access management (IAM) firm One Identity, has acquired privileged access management (PAM) vendor Balabit to enhance its PAM portfolio of products.

Paper technologies take spotlight in new report 17 January 2018

The numerous and complex anti-counterfeiting solutions that are used in passport pages have been highlighted in a new white paper released by Gemalto.

Tunisian biometric ID programme faces privacy challenge 15 January 2018

A biometric ID card proposal has officially been withdrawn from consideration in the Assembly of the Representatives of the People (ARP) in Tunisia, say NGO groups.

Namibia launches ePassport 09 January 2018

Namibia's home affairs ministry has launched a biometric passport with enhanced security features.

Optaglio develops mathematical simulation for smarter hologram design 03 January 2018

High-resolution security holograms firm Optaglio has announced meeting a key milestone in its holograms mathematic simulation project, delivered together with Ostrava Technical University.

BA trials biometric boarding at LAX 20 December 2017

British Airways trials self-service biometric boarding gates.

Kona I and Linxens enter agreement 11 December 2017

Smartcards and payment solutions provider Kona I and Linxens, which is involved in the design and manufacture of microconnectors for smartcards and RFID Antennas & Inlays have signed a strategic cooperation agreement.

Eurosmart expects ‘strong’ growth in government smartcard market 29 November 2017

Digital security industry alliance Eurosmart has projected a double-digit yearly increase for 2017 for the government and healthcare markets, accounting for 510 million secure elements to be shipped this year. 

IDEMIA and RCL trial tech 16 November 2017

IDEMIA and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd complete biometric trial with US Customs and Border Protection.

IDEMIA highlights biometric tech at Changi 15 November 2017

Identity solutions firm IDEMIA has revealed details about how its biometric technology is powering authentication at Changi Airport's new terminal in Singapore. 

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Features

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.

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.

Putting the E in Estonia

This “startup nation” has built a streamlined digital infrastructure of cutting-edge public and private services from the ground up – and it is also a case study of how all countries could benefit from eGovernment

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