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Congressman Michael T McCaul to be keynote at connect:ID 28 April 2017

Congressman Michael T McCaul has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the upcoming identity technology conference connect:ID 2017 in Washington DC.

CBP Acting Commissioner to present opening keynote at connect:ID 2017 27 April 2017

The organisers of next-generation identity technology event connect:ID 2017 have revealed that Kevin McAleenan, the Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will the opening keynote speaker at the much-anticipated conference.

Crossmatch to reveal the Nomad at connect:ID 2017 27 April 2017

Designed with today’s highly mobile world in mind, the Nomad product line incorporates low-profile, space-saving, lightweight fingerprint sensor technology.

Algeria opts for NXP 27 April 2017

HB Technologies chooses NXP’s SmartMX2 microcontroller for Algeria’s new secure electronic driver license and vehicle registration smart cards.

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HID notches up university contract 26 April 2017

US university selects HID's Seos smart cards and Mobile Access solution.

GET Group North America debuting Commercial Identity Verification (CIV) Smart Card at connect:ID 2017 25 April 2017

Secure identity solutions firm GET Group North has announced the availability of its new GET CIV card, a Commercial Identity Verification (CIV) smart card compliant with the US government’s  FIPS201-2 specifications for identity credentials. 

DHS launches Trusted Traveler comparison tool 24 April 2017

Comparison tool helps prospective applicants find DHS Trusted Traveler Program that best matches their citizenship and travel preferences. 

Mobile driving licences coming into sharp focus at connect:ID 2017 20 April 2017

A coming shift towards mobile or digital driving licences that many expect will occur in the next decade – or sooner – will have major ramifications for the identity industry.

Intergraf certification for Safran 20 April 2017

Intergraf ISO 14298 certification for Safran's production facility in Taubaté, Brazil. 

European Commission clears Morpho acquisition 20 April 2017

European Commission clears proposed acquisition of Morpho by Advent International, subject to conditions. 

US border security at the heart of connect:ID 2017 18 April 2017

Border security in the USA is about to undergo major change in the wake of President Trump’s election to office, with land, sea, and air borders set to be shaken up with a raft of new or revitalized policies.

Shandong chooses Evolis for issuance of social security cards 18 April 2017

Evolis has been selected by the Shandong Social Security department for the personalization and instant issuance of multifunctional plastic cards.

MorphoTrust USA Launches first US eID in Alabama 13 April 2017

Identity solutions firm MorphoTrust USA has partnered with the Alabama Department of Revenue to launch a new pilot program using  electronic ID (eID) to enhance security for residents filing state tax refunds during the 2016 filing season.

Ghana airport gets new border control and visa management system 13 April 2017

Ghana’s Kotoka Airport has had a new biometric border check system installed as part of a World Bank funded project.

Oman opts for Safran 12 April 2017

Safran Identity & Security selected to consolidate Oman's multiple identification systems.

G+D announces leadership change 11 April 2017

Carsten Ahrens takes over management of G+D's Mobile Security business unit

New Zealand Customs tests Safran’s kiosks 10 April 2017

Self-service solution for families travelling together tested at Christchurch Airport, new Zealand

BA automates boarding gates 07 April 2017

British Airways introduces biometric self-service boarding gates.   

SDW 2017 exhibition now sold out 06 April 2017

The industry-leading exhibition and conference for security document professionals, SDW 2017, has sold out all exhibition stands ahead of its 11th edition.

India to link Aadhaar to air travel 06 April 2017

India’s biometrics-backed unique ID system, Aadhaar, could be taking on another vital role in the country with its card becoming a mandatory document to fly.

ITW Security launches ID document white papers 06 April 2017

ITW Security Division has added its latest White Papers ‘Creating Trust in ID Documents’ and ‘Fraudulently Obtained Genuine (FOG) Documents’ to its website.

Mobile Ecosystem Forum joins European Trust Foundation 05 April 2017

Mobile Ecosystem Forum global trade body joins the European Trust Foundation.

Safran renews Nigerian deal 05 April 2017

Safran Identity & Security confirms contract with National Identity Management Commission of Nigeria has been renewed.

Smartrac completes sale of secure ID business to Linxens 04 April 2017

Smartrac completes divesture of its Secure ID & Transactions Business Division.

Afghan govt given 90 days for eID plan 30 March 2017

The director of Afghanistan's Biometric Identity Cards Issuing Authority has said the government will give them 90 days to start issuing electronic identity cards to the public.

Precise Biometrics signs license agreement with NXP 30 March 2017

Swedish fingerprint firm Precise Biometrics and NXP Semiconductors  have signed a license agreement for fingerprint software.

Callsign integrates its IDA technology with ForgeRock platform 30 March 2017

Digital authentication provider Callsign has announced it has integrated its Intelligence Driven Authentication (IDA) with the identity management firm ForgeRock’s platform. 

eID programmes to generate $54bn in revenues before 2021 29 March 2017

Research group Acuity Market Intelligence forecasts that the global market for National Electronic ID (eID) programs will exceed $54 billion in revenues between 2016 to 2021. 

Secure Technology Alliance white paper explores mobile ID 27 March 2017

The Secure Technology Alliance explores new authentication mechanisms and use cases related to mobile ID in a new paper.

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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
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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
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


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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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