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Verimi announces new shareholder 15 December 2017

Verimi welcomes Giesecke+Devrient as a shareholder.

Entrust Datacard integrates platform with ConnectWise 15 December 2017

Entrust Certificate Services platform integrated with ConnectWise.

SDW 2018 to release low-price conference tickets 14 December 2017

Next generation secure identity solutions event SDW 2018 is launching a small batch of very low-price conference ticket sales on Monday, 18 December, but only a very limited amount.

Gemalto rejects Atos offer 14 December 2017

Gemalto rejects unsolicited and conditional bid by Atos.

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connect:ID 2018 opens registration 14 December 2017

The organisers of identity trends and technology event connect:ID 2018, Science Media Partners and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA), have announced that registration is now open.

Secunet notes milestone in standardisation for document checking process 13 December 2017

German identity security firm secunet has become the first provider to implement the new BSI TR-03135-3 "High Level Document Check Interface Specification (HLDC)" Technical Guideline in border control products.

Mobey Forum offers guidance on mCommerce security 13 December 2017

Payments industry association Mobey Forum has published a new report exploring risk management and the customer journey within the m-commerce environment. 

ITW Security’s holographic laminates protect Moldova’s ePassport 12 December 2017

ITW has supplied over 500,000 holographic passport laminates to protect and secure the variable data page on the new Moldova e-Passport.

Brazilian driving licence adopts OSPT Alliance specification 12 December 2017

OSPT Alliance’s open standard for secure transaction solutions, CIPURSE, has been specified for a new card based driving licence scheme in Brazil.

EC proposes major IT overhaul for border control, migration management 12 December 2017

The European Commission has proposed a major upgrade of EU information systems for security, border and migration management. 

Atos makes bid for Gemalto 12 December 2017

Atos makes unsolicited 4.3bn euro proposal to buy Gemalto.

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.

Bucharest airport seeking face recognition system 07 December 2017

Romania's national airport organisation, the National Company Bucharest Airports (CNAB) plans to expand the closed circuit television system (CCTV) of the 'Henri Coanda' International Airport to include facial recognition systems.

GlobalPlatform announces new board 07 December 2017

GlobalPlatform announces new board of directors for fiscal year 2018. 

Gemalto provides encryption and key management to Google Cloud customers 07 December 2017

Gemalto provides Google Cloud Platform customers with ability to manage their encryption keys on Google Cloud Platform. 

Optaglio solution protects integrity of paper documents 06 December 2017

High-resolution security holograms firm Optaglio has launched a solution for "locking“ paper against any changes and amendments. 

Philippine Senator proposes consolidated biometric ID system 05 December 2017

A senior Philippine official is proposing the consolidation of all biometrics data, which some government agencies have gathered to cut the projected cost in implementing the proposed national identification system.

Entrust Datacard buys Trustis 30 November 2017

Entrust Datacard acquires PKI provider.

UK border official: ePassports for children raises trafficking risk 30 November 2017

Senior UK officials have said that ePassports and automated borders do not provide enough security to deal with all passengers.

Ethiopia rolls out new biometric system for refugees 30 November 2017

The UNHCR has started rolling out a new and enhanced Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS) for refugees in Ethiopia.

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. 

Identiv agrees distribution partnership with Universal Smart Cards 29 November 2017

Identiv enters distribution partnership with Universal Smart Cards.

Entrust Datacard wins NASA JPL deal 28 November 2017

Entrust Datacard inks contract from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

IDEX teams up with Feitian Technologies 28 November 2017

IDEX partners with Feitian Technologies to commercialise dual interface biometric smart card 

DMDC agrees BPA with XTec 28 November 2017

US Department of Defense’s Defense Manpower Data Center awards XTec five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement.

UK govt urged to consider blockchain and biometric ID system 27 November 2017

A reform group suggests the UK would benefit from exploring modern identity systems.

Crossmatch and BehavioSec partner on enterprise solution 27 November 2017

Biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions firm Crossmatch has entered a partnership with  behavioral biometrics firm BehavioSec on enterprise security applications.

Sberbank inks VisionLabs deal 27 November 2017

Sberbank signs deal to acquire block of shares in VisionLabs. 

GlobalPlatform publishes OFL 27 November 2017

GlobalPlatform publishes Open Firmware Loader for Tamper Resistant Elements.

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Latest 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.

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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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
and more…

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
and more…

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


and more…
SDW Newsletter 11 Dec 2014

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

and more…

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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