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New German passport to boast enhanced security features 23 February 2017

Germany’s Interior Ministry has released details of a new passport to be released on 1 March.

Liberian parliament mulls national ID plan 22 February 2017

Liberia’s House of Representatives is reviewing an option to allot funds for the production and release of national identification (ID) cards for all Liberians.

Infineon joins GSMA 22 February 2017

Infineon Technologies joins mobile industry association.

MorphoTrust USA and Confirm expand relationship 22 February 2017

MorphoTrust USA and Confirm expand relationship in commercial identity and authentication sector.

Study:Majority of people unable to spot fake passports 21 February 2017

A biometric identity checking firm has noted that most people are unable to spot forged passports.

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Evolis reorganises US subsidiary 21 February 2017

Evolis reorganises US subsidiary and appoints new head of sales and marketing for North America.

Germany and Bangladesh sign ePassport MOU 20 February 2017

German Chancellor Angela Markel has inked a deal with Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina related to the latter country’s ePassport system.

Niels-Henrik Andersen takes the helm at NID Security 20 February 2017

NID Security appoints Niels-Henrik Andersen as CEO.

connect:ID 2017 to explore biometric entry/exit issues 16 February 2017

Secure identity technology event connect:ID 2017 is set to host a high-profile stakeholder debate on the long-awaited implementation of a biometric exit programme in the US. 

Border expert suggests alternatives to Trump's ‘travel ban’ 16 February 2017

Former 9/11 commission border counsel and special counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Janice Kephart has said that a ‘travel ban’ section of President Donald Trump’s recent executive order “is unnecessary and discriminatory”.

ICAO: TRIP strategy enhances border security 15 February 2017

Stakeholders at the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) Strategy Seminar in Antigua and Barbuda last week heard how the Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) strategy is boosting border security.

Precise Biometrics completes NexID purchase 12 February 2017

Precise Biometrics finalises acquisition of the assets of NexID Biometrics.

Report: S Korean firms could participate in UN ‘smartcard’ project 10 February 2017

The UN is mulling a biometric ID card that could be used by its staff and representatives, a former senior official has told South Korean media.

China to fingerprint all foreign visitors 09 February 2017

All foreign visitors to China will now be fingerprinted at border points to enhance national security, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday.

Bernie Zhu joins Entrust Datacard 08 February 2017

Bernie Zhu appointed as senior vice president, sales, greater China, Entrust Datacard has announced that

Antigua to create biometric vote registry with ePassport system 08 February 2017

The Caribbean island of Antigua plans to establish a system for capturing, digitising and archiving citizens’ fingerprints during the electoral process.

JCF celebrates 20-year anniversary 06 February 2017

JCF says 20 billion Java technology-based smart cards now deployed

KEOLABS receives EMVCo 2.6a qualification 02 February 2017

KEOLABS EMVCo validation solution has just received the EMVCo 2.6a analog qualification.

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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.

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. 

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