Government ID

This section reports on the emergence of next-generation eID technology, usage and design. From citizen ID cards to residence permits, driving licenses and more, this section will track all the latest developments…

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Lufthansa begins biometric boarding at LAX, planning US-wide roll-out 19 March 2018

Germany's Lufthansa Group has launched hassle- free, one-step biometric boarding utilizing facial recognition in the US. 

HID Approve supports iPhone facial recognition 15 March 2018

HID Approve, a two-factor mobile authentication and verification platform from HID Global, now supports Apple’s iPhone X Face ID facial recognition system.

Phillpines officials say ID system running by October 14 March 2018

Philippine Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Tuesday he was hopeful a law for a national ID system would be passed by next week and be up and running by October.

University uses machine learning on ID cards to predict dropouts 14 March 2018

A new ID card tracking system being used by the University of Arizona keeps a record of how often students interact in social settings on campus (like how frequently they use the campus rec center), what they buy to eat, and their academic performance.

LEXIT integrates SelfKey blockchain-based ID and KYC solution 13 March 2018

Self-sovereign digital identity platform SelfKey will facilitate KYC funnel and validation of the identity of individuals and corporations trading on LEXIT, a blockchain-based marketplace for corporate assets and Intellectual Property.

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Canada envisions digital ID system 13 March 2018

Canada's Interac organisation is developing a new digital identity model for Canadians aiming towards digitization of commerce in all forms.

Interview: Cognitec on the importance of analytics 12 March 2018

Planet Biometrics talked to Elke Oberg, Cognitec Marketing Manager, about how that company is addressing video analytics challenges with innovative new solutions.

connect:ID 2018 names keynote speaker 08 March 2018

The organisers of connect:ID 2018 have announced that Jonathan Turley, Professor of Law at the George Washington University School of Law, will deliver a keynote address to the full conference. 

BA passengers board at Orlando with biometrics 08 March 2018

Passengers flying with British Airways from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to London Gatwick can now use new biometric boarding at the gate. 

South African firm wins biometric govt contract 08 March 2018

South African firm Bytes Systems Integration (BSI) has won a 220-million rand ($18 million) tender to support the South African Post Office (SAPO) with biometric technology as it gets ready to take over the payment of social security grants.

Muhlbauer opens $12m expansion facility in Virginia 06 March 2018

Muhlbauer International has opened a Smart Factory Competence Center that added 51,200 square feet to its U.S. headquarters in Oakland Industrial Park in Newport News.

Jamaica's biometric system to reduce ID theft 05 March 2018

Senior Jamaican officials have said biometric data compiled under the National Identification System (NIDS) will assist in reducing incidents of identity theft.

ITW Security Division sales manager appointed to IHMA board 02 March 2018

Joanne Ogden, Global Sales Manager for ITW Security Division has been appointed to a new-look board of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), as the global trade body marks its 25th anniversary in 2018.


Network supplying ID, travel docs dismantled in Greece 01 March 2018

Tthe Organised Crime Unit of the Hellenic Police has arrested 11 members of an international organised crime group involved in stealing and falsifying travel documents to facilitate for profit the movement of illegal third-country nationals through Europe.

Miami Airport opens facility for passport screening 01 March 2018

Miami International Airport in the US has opened a new federal inspection facility, providing expedited passport screening through facial recognition.

Thailand's 'foreigner' database to be ready in six months 01 March 2018

Thailand's Immigration Bureau and the Interior Ministry are building a single-platform online database of foreigners entering and leaving the Southeast Asian nation.

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White paper: Gemalto - The paper elements of a passport

An expert’s guide to using the paper elements of a passport.

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.

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