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HID Global teams up with Microsoft 20 April 2018

HID Global announces next step in its collaboration with Microsoft.

Giesecke+Devrient reports higher earnings 19 April 2018

Security technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has reported that it exceeded the record revenue achieved in the previous year, with a rise of more than 2%.

Device Authority joins MULTOS Consortium 18 April 2018

Device Authority joins MULTOS Consortium as a Partner Member.

Commission proposes biometrics with ID cards 18 April 2018

European Commission adopts new security proposals.

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De La Rue concedes in British passport row 18 April 2018

British passport maker De La Rue is dropping an appeal against a decision to give Gemalto the lost out on a contract for the post-Brexit blue British ePassport.

China launches mobile ID authentication chips 17 April 2018

China’s Ministry of Public Security issued the first batch of 50,000 smart chip cards in Gongqing City of Jiangxi Province.

New CFO for IDEMIA 16 April 2018

Laurent Lemaire becomes IDEMIA's Chief Financial Officer.

Optaglio launches security hologram design training 16 April 2018

High-resolution security holograms firm Optaglio has started a program of training and cooperation with young designers. 

SPS doubles its production capacity 12 April 2018

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS), which develops contactless and dual interface card manufacturing technologies, has doubled its production capacity between 2016 and 2018. 

secunet wins Estonia deal 12 April 2018

secunet supplies biometric middleware to the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the country’s border control authority. 

FIDO Alliance and W3C claim standards milestone 11 April 2018

 FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium announce progress in bringing simpler yet stronger web authentication to users around the world. 

Sudarsana Rao joins Elyctis as global sales director 10 April 2018

ID card and ePassport reader firm Elyctis has announced the appointment of Sudarsana Rao as global sales director.

Applied DNA to debut security print platform solution 10 April 2018

Applied DNA Sciences will debut its security print platform solution featuring the Videojet 1860M continuous inkjet (CIJ) printer at an upcoming trade show.

Over 60 airports in China using facial recognition tech 09 April 2018

An increasing number of Chinese airports are now using facial recognition systems to help quicken their security checks for the convenience of air travellers

IOTA starts testing digital IDs in Taipei 05 April 2018

The team behind Internet of Things cryptocurrency Iota want to embed digital identity capability into a smart city project in Taiwan.

ePassport ‘spoofing’ risks flagged up in UK watchdog report 05 April 2018

The UK Home Office has been alerted to the fact that air passenger passed through an electronic border gate using her cousin’s passport, a UK watchdog report revealed.

Gambia govt refutes reports that ID deal with Semlex was aborted 04 April 2018

Gambia's government has denied reports in local media that an identity system deal with Belgian firm Semlex is in doubt.

SuperCom lands $4 million Africa e-gov contract 04 April 2018

Isreali ID solutions firm SuperCom has signed a new approximately $4 million contract with a national government customer in Africa.  

De La Rue handed lifeline on British ePassport contract 03 April 2018

UK ministers have given British identity solutions firm De La Rue more time to challenge a passport decision that saw it lose the country's ePassport contract.

Gemalto announces KeySecure developments 03 April 2018

SafeNet KeySecure validated for use with the latest release of NetApp Volume Encryption (NVE) data management solution. 

ICMA announces 2018 Élan winners 03 April 2018

International Card Manufacturers Association announces winners of 2018 Élan Awards for Card Manufacturing Excellence.

Veridos completes acquisition of E-Seek 28 March 2018

German identity tech firm Veridos has acquired E-Seek, an American company based in San Diego, California, that specializes in ID card verification technology. 

BCIA taps SITA for self-service kiosks 28 March 2018

Beijing Capital International Airport selects SITA to supply self-service kiosks for passenger check-in.

Delta Biometrics launches biometric check-in option 26 March 2018

Delta Sky Club members using the CLEAR system can use their fingerprints to enter all 50 US Delta Sky Club locations beginning this week.

Backlash over UK passport contract continues 26 March 2018

Senior UK officials have said the government must rethink a planned contract award for the country's iconic first pro-Brexit blue passport.

Gemalto closes in on UK passport deal 23 March 2018

A Home Office spokesperson has confirmed the UK government has selected a preferred bidder for the next UK passport deal following “a rigorous, fair and open competition”, with French firm Gemalto widely believed to have been chosen ahead of Britain's De La Rue.

ANY develop new security offset ink 22 March 2018

The experts of ANY Security Printing Company have developed a new, unique security offset ink that shows five fluorescent features.

IAI industrial systems BV to showcase next generation CardMaster One system 22 March 2018

IAI industrial systems B.V. in Veldhoven, The Netherlands, a subsidiary of the stock listed company Assa Abloy, and part of HID Global, will present its next generation CardMaster One system at the Intergraf conference in Dublin.

HID unveils HID Risk Management Solution  21 March 2018

HID Global introduces cyber threat and fraud detection service.

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Latest Features

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.

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.

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Newsletter Archives

SDW Newsletter 05 Feb 2015

• Trulioo launches $100,000 fund for digital identity efforts
• Thai govt reveals plans to bring take 700 services online
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SDW Newsletter 29 Jan 2015

• Morpho signs major biometric eBorder contract with UAE
• Latvia launches all-singing, all-dancing new passsport
and more…

SDW Newsletter 22 Jan 2015

• Hong Kong to spend US$387m on upgraded eID cards
• Canadian passport’s UV features cause online stir
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SDW Newsletter 15 Jan 2015

• New York launches municipal ID card programme
• Smart Card Alliance announces new board
and more…

SDW Newsletter 08 Jan 2015

• Gemalto finalises SafeNet acquisition
• Oman to launch ePassports this month

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SDW Newsletter 11 Dec 2014

• G&D joins Entrust Datacard card programme  
• Gemalto inks multi-year deal with SAAQ

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SDW Newsletter 04 Dec 2014

• DoD approves firm to issue secure mobile credentials
• Digidentity joins UK govt’s Verify identity scheme

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