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Identity industry readies for SDW 2018 25 June 2018

Government officials and identity industry experts are putting the final touches to conference presentations and exhibition plans ahead of next week’s industry leading identity security event, SDW 2018.

Guest Post: The future of identity 24 June 2018

Influenced by our changing times, advancements in technology, the growth of digital and new consumer behaviors, the concept of identity continues to adapt and evolve.

SDW 2018 Interview: secunet on PKI 23 June 2018

Three letters to ease electronic document inspection: PKI

Advanced Track & Trace presents SealCrypt at SDW 2018 22 June 2018

French leader in brand protection and ID security, Advanced Track & Trace has developed SealCrypt, a range of 2D codes allowing the storage of large amounts of data, off-line and signed with asymmetric keys. 

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SDW 2018 Interview: Ixla 21 June 2018

Company spotlights have been created to give firms operating in the secure documents and identity industry an opportunity to discuss trends, product innovations and achievements.

Optaglio integrates laser and e-beam for holograms creation 18 June 2018

Optaglio has introduced its first holograms created with a combination of technologies, applied separately so far.

Entrust Datacard partners with ISONAS 18 June 2018

ISONAS joins Entrust Datacard as a Technology Alliance Partner

South Sudan to start issuing EAC ePassport 14 June 2018

South Sudan has said it is ready to begin processing and issuing East African Community (EAC) electronic passport.

SITA chosen for biometric exit at Orlando International Airport 12 June 2018

SITA has been chosen by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) as the technology partner for biometric exit at Orlando International Airport.  

NGO calls for EU to drop fingerprints ID card plan 11 June 2018

Civil liberties organisation Statewatch has rejected European Commission plans for the mandatory inclusion of two fingerprints in ID cards.

Crossmatch and Accordant agree partnership 07 June 2018

Crossmatch and Accordant Technology announced strategic partnership.

Op-ed: Why security is the most important part of the passport making process 07 June 2018

It is imperative that we understand that a passport's security relies on how it is made, not where.

Acuant granted remote image verification patent 07 June 2018

Acuant, a global provider of identity verification solutions, today announced that it has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 9,916,327.

Precise Biometrics collaborates with NXP on contactless biometric smartcards 07 June 2018

Precise Biometrics, a fingerprint software firm and NXP Semiconductors collaborate to integrate Precise BioMatch Card in NXP’s contactless biometric smart card.


Canada set to expand biometric entry program 06 June 2018

Canada’s Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship will soon require biometric data from people from Europe, the Middle East and Africa coming to Canada to visit, work, study or immigrate.

Gemalto develops authentication for Belgium’s mobile ID scheme 05 June 2018

Digital security firm Gemalto has enabled Belgian mobile ID scheme itsme to enroll 350,000 users. 

Sydney Airport to pilot app-based enrolment for facial recognition system 01 June 2018

Sydney Airport is working with Vision-Box to develop a mobile app that will allow travellers to capture an image of their face and their passport and use that data to enrol in a planned biometric-based authentication system.

Iritech develops iris-enabled ID card solution 31 May 2018

Biometrics firm Iritech has developed an ID card solution with HD Barcode that works with iris authentication.

Datasonic reports Q1 profit 31 May 2018

Malaysian ID tech firm Datasonic Group has reported that improved margins helped it achieved steady net profit in the last quarter ended March 31 despite lower revenue

VASCO changes name to Onespan, acquires Dealflo 30 May 2018

VASCO Data Security, a digital identity security, transaction security and business productivity firm, has announced the launch of its Trusted Identity (TID) platform.

Guest post: Digital driver’s licences are a platform for a secure future 30 May 2018

A DDL can securely store and selectively display lots of different information, making it a great platform for other identity verification needs.

G+D signs MoU with Worldline 29 May 2018

G+D Mobile Security signs M0U with Worldline to cooperate in Industrial IoT security.

Gemalto collaborates with Qualcomm Technologies 29 May 2018

Collaboration will see Gemalto's mobile connectivity solutions integrated with Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile PC platform. 

Laxton Group delivers election solution in Mozambique 29 May 2018

Laxton is supplying an end-to-end Election Solution in Mozambique ahead of the municipal elections scheduled for 10 October 2018 becomes full OSPT member 25 May 2018 upgrades membership from Associate to Full.

X-Infotech signs deal for biometric documents in Belarus 24 May 2018

An agreement on the supply of equipment and software for production of biometric identity documents for Belarus was signed by X-Infotech and partners this week.

OSPT Alliance launches CIPURSE training program with FIME 24 May 2018

Global technical association, OSPT Alliance has collaborated with FIME to develop and launch a technical training program. 

Philippines opposition takes aim at ID plans 23 May 2018

Lawmakers from the Phillippines' House of Representatives on Wednesday slammed the approval of the measure establishing an identification system that provides official national ID for all Filipinos.

Norway to spend $86m on new ID cards 23 May 2018

Norway is expected to spend some 700 million kroner ($86 million) on new national ID cards.

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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
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

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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