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Precise Biometrics announces product upgrade 20 October 2017

Precise Biometrics announces upgrade of its fingerprint solution for smart cards.

Entrust Datacard adds face recognition to authentication platform 20 October 2017

Facial recognition technology to provide security to government, banking and enterprise sectors

GhanaCards powered by cryptovision 19 October 2017

German identity tech firm cryptovision has highlighted the role it has played in development of Ghana's multi-application eID card.

CardLogix achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification 19 October 2017

Smart card manufacturer and software developer CardLogix has announced today its successful migration to the ISO 9001:2015 Standard, the latest international standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS).

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RNEC opts for IDEMIA 18 October 2017

IDEMIA selected by National Civil Registry of Colombia to update identification and civil registry platform.

Trade body calls report on counterfieting job losses ‘extremely disturbing’ 18 October 2017

An international trade body says a new report on job losses due to counterfeiting is ‘extremely disturbing’ and urges a ‘redoubling’ of global authentication strategies.

NXP launches ultra-thin contactless chip module 18 October 2017

NXP unveils 200 μm thick contactless chip module designed for passports and ID cards.

IRIS appoints Shaiful Subhan as new Group CEO 16 October 2017

Identity solutions firm IRIS Corporation has announced the appointment of Shaiful Subhan as the new Group CEO.

Australian border guards trial iPhones as biometic border tool 16 October 2017

Border Force officers at Australia’s eight international airports are piloting the use of Apple iPhones as portable biometric scanners. 

Veridos wins Zambian eID card project 12 October 2017

German identity solutions firm Veridos has secured the contract for a Zambian eID card project.

GET Group launches Digital ID solution 12 October 2017

Secure credentials firm Get Group has announced the launch of its digital identity platform, GET mID.

Maldives unveils multi-application card 12 October 2017

Maldives introduces new multi-application Passport Card.

HID launches new addition to DTC line 11 October 2017

HID Global unveils latest in its Direct-to-Card printer/encoder line.

UAE plans biometric 'smart tunnels' for airport 10 October 2017

Senior officials have said Dubai Airports will soon have biometric smart tunnels to speed up movement of passengers.

Access-IS's ATOM used for visitors to Japan’s oldest Buddhist temple 09 October 2017

Access-IS's ATOM ePassport reader is being used at the Ekoin Buddhist monastery near Mt. K?ya.

Taiwan rules out biometrics for eID cards 09 October 2017

New national identity cards with integrated chips proposed by Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior will not incorporate biometric data, with officials citing privacy concerns.

ITW develops D2T2 ribbons for Matica 06 October 2017

ITW Security Division develops latest generation of Unichroma dye diffusion thermal transfer ribbons for Matica Technologies’ S7000 card issuance platform.

NovaTeqni developing blockchain attendance solution in Africa 05 October 2017

NovaTeqni plans to develop a blockchain version of a biometric Farmers Management System it has developed for Malawi, but this time for a so-far un-named country.

Ireland to deploy new border management solution 05 October 2017

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) has signed a framework agreement with Vision-Box to deploy a new Border Management Solution in Ireland.  

connect:ID 2018 launches call for speakers 04 October 2017

Leading Identity technology event connect:ID 2018 has launched a call for speakers.

Entrust Datacard joins IIC 04 October 2017

Entrust Datacard joins Industrial Internet Consortium

Qatar airport to ramp up biometrics 03 October 2017

Officials from Qatar's Hamid Arport have noted plans to ramp up biometric solutions alongside other innovations such as VR and robotics.

Optaglio enables clients to make security paper 02 October 2017

High-resolution security holograms developer Optaglio has announced the market launch of the machines for the production of substances that include inspectional micro-particles. 

New patent for Cryptomathic 02 October 2017

Cryptomathic granted global patent which defines method and system for generating an eSignature 

Virginie Duperat-Vergne to become Gemalto CFO 02 October 2017

Virginie Duperat-Vergne to replace Jacques Tierny as CFO of Gemalto

IDEX sensors sampled in APAC 29 September 2017

IDEX smart card sensors sampled by card integrators for government ID and access control applications.

Oberthur Technologies–Morpho becomes IDEMIA 28 September 2017

Following the merger of Oberthur Technologies (OT) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho), the OT-Morpho group has been re-named IDEMIA. 

Veridos chosen for eGates project at Luxembourg airport 28 September 2017

The Police Grand-Ducale Luxembourg have commissioned Veridos to install ten eGates for automated border control at the country’s international airport.

Event explores Latin America's potential for eID tech 28 September 2017

The organisers of the eIDConference say the Latin American ID Matrix, to be held next month in Colombia, will underline the region's potential for eID technology.

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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
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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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