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ITW Security Division notes benefits of security laminates 23 March 2017

Citing the need to ensure that the variable data of each passport holder be secure and protected from fraudulent activity, ITW Security Division said it has recognised this need and invested in its Holographic, Fasprotek and Passprotek Printed security laminates.

Andorra opts for OT 22 March 2017

Oberthur Technologies selected by Andorran government to provide latest generation passports based on Lasink technology.

Romania considers eID card scheme 21 March 2017

Romanian officials have confirmed that the country is mulling the introduction of eID cards to improve their identity systems.

Mount Airey Group and Acuant partner on chip reader tech for passports 21 March 2017

Mount Airey Group, a provider of identity solutions to federal agencies, is partnering with Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, to launch an authentication solution for border control.

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SITA establishes working group 20 March 2017

SITA establishes Secure Journeys Working Group to address airport security threats in the US.

Optaglio transforms to support extended growth 16 March 2017

Optaglio announces its transformation into a joint-stock company. 

Secunet wins Iceland eGates contract 16 March 2017

German secure identity solutions company will supply the first automatic border control system (eGates) to Iceland. 

Vision-Box to debut Seamless Gateway system 16 March 2017

Portuguese biometric border solutions firm Vision-Box plans to reveal a seamless travel system at an upcoming trade show.

Rockwell Collins introduces biometrics into self-bag drop solution 16 March 2017

Aviation and defence solutions firm Rockwell Collins has announced that it has integrated facial recognition into its self-bag drop solution, expanding its biometric identity offerings.

Kenyan ePassport to be launched in September 15 March 2017

Kenyan officials have confirmed that the country’s ePassport will be ready to launch by September this year rather than April as planned.

State of Washington reveals new ID and drivers licences 15 March 2017

The Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) has deployed its new State Identification (IDs) and Driver License (DLs) system with its partner Valid USA based in Lisle, IL. 

Gemalto and IER join forces for airport solution 14 March 2017

Gemalto and IER team up to create Gemalto and IER Fly to Gate.

Singapore’s Changi Airport to deploy multimodal tech 13 March 2017

Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 will feature a new multimodal biometric border check system using face, iris and fingerprint recognition. 

Safelayer confirms role in Latvian scheme 10 March 2017

Safelayer announces role in digital identity system.

CardLogix Releases M.O.S.T. Card C9 Series: Dual-Interface Microprocessor Smart Cards 10 March 2017

CardLogix, smart card manufacturer and software developer, announced today the newest addition to its M.O.S.T. Card C Series, M.O.S.T. Card C9.   

Smart Card Alliance becomes Secure Technology Alliance 09 March 2017

Industry body the Smart Card Alliance has been relaunched as the Secure Technology Alliance, with the leadership saying the change aims to ensure that the organisation includes a broader range of security and privacy-enhancing technologies.

NXP webinar to explore the future of ePassports 09 March 2017

Global semiconductor manufacturer NXP has revealed plans to hold a webinar about the future of the electronic passport, providing views on new technologies and market developments.

Entrust Datacard releases updated certificate services solution 08 March 2017

Entrust Datacard releases Entrust Certificate Services 12.1. 

CEITEC wins certification for ePassport Chip 07 March 2017

Brazilian semiconductor company CEITEC has received certification for its ePassport Chip.

OPTAGLIO wins new deals 07 March 2017

OPTAGLIO announces new contracts for its anti-counterfeiting product, OPTAGLIO OVImage.

MULTOS passes the billion mark 07 March 2017

MULTOS secure device shipment volumes have now exceeded the one billion milestone.  

TrustID moves to the cloud for identity validation 06 March 2017

TrustID, a provider of IT-based solutions for validation of personal identification documents, has chosen ABBYY OCR technology to power its TrustID Cloud service. 

Kuwait marks launch of ePassport issuance 02 March 2017

Gulf state Kuwait has launched the issuance of its new ePassports, with officials recognising the new document’s security features.

Afghan govt makes progress in eID plans 02 March 2017

The Afghan government has approved legislation that recommends the issuance of biometric eID cards in the Central Asian country.

Thai Foreign Ministry reassures over ePassport contract issue 02 March 2017

Thailand’s Foreign Ministry has said that ePassport issuance will not be impacted by the end of a contract with a conglomerate.

Matica releases case study on US tribal citizens project 01 March 2017

ID card printing and personalisation firm Matica has released details of a unique project it implemented for US Federally recognised tribes to ensure authentication of their tribal citizens.

secunet highlights border solution in Prague airport 28 February 2017

German identity technology solutions firm secunet has highlighted details of an advanced border control solution the company has developed and deployed for Prague airport.

HID announces new chip partner 28 February 2017

Infineon Technologies to supply chips for HID's ultra-thin Polycarbonate ePrelaminate inlay for eID cards.

Authlogics unveils AuthentiDoc 28 February 2017

Authlogics launches secure document authentication system.

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Latest Features

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. 

GlobalPlatform launches Mobile ID white paper

New white paper highlights how standardised GlobalPlatform technologies support the implementation and deployment of mobile ID solutions, while meeting the advanced security requirements.

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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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