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ITW Security develops holographic passport laminates for Diletta laminator 19 February 2018

ITW Security Division has developed its latest generation of Holographic Passport Film for DILETTA’s new RL120+ passport laminator.

BKC biometric border device integrates Elyctis solutions 19 February 2018

Ukrainian border control tech firm BKC has introduced a new product, the K.BPT800 portable terminal, which incorporates biometric and other ID solutions.

Industry leaders ink cybersecurity charter 19 February 2018

Charter of Trust calls for binding rules and standards to build trust in cybersecurity and further advance digitalisation.

LifeMed ID agrees partnership with ImageWare 19 February 2018

Partnership agreement combines LifeMed ID's AIMe with ImageWare’s GoVerifyID.

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Belgian govt's Itsme ID app welcomes 100000 users 15 February 2018

Over 100,000 Belgians have identified themselves with their smartphones since mid-January on government websites such as MyPension and Tax-on-Web,  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo said this week.

UAE could 'phase out' immigration officers by 2020 15 February 2018

The UAE’s Ministry of Interior has made the bold projection that is will be able to phase out immigration officers at airports by 2020 through the adoption of AI and biometrics.

Entrust Datacard and CBORD announce student ID development 15 February 2018

Entrust Datacard and CBORD test integration at  University of Vermont

More details emerge of Canadian-Dutch digital border app 12 February 2018

The Known Traveller Digital Identity, a joint venture between the governments of Canada and the Netherlands, will be tested first on travellers going between those countries. 

Cairo International taps Gemalto for document readers 12 February 2018

Gemalto supplies Cairo International Airport with automated document readers.

First speakers revealed for SDW 2018 08 February 2018

The organisers of next-generation human identity solutions event SDW 2018 have announced the first of the speakers that will appear at its conference. 

Optaglio develops extremely resistant microholograms. 08 February 2018

High-resolution security holograms firm Optaglio has introduced "extremely resistant" microholograms.

Gemalto and Entrust Datacard team up for instant issuance 07 February 2018

Gemalto joins forces with Entrust Datacard to provide SaaS-based instant issuance solution.

Greece to issue biometric card tender 05 February 2018

Greece plans to announce a tender in coming days for a biometric ID card.

Appdome expands identity service 02 February 2018

Appdome announces general availability of Appdome for Gemalto 

Jumio reports 'doubling' of digital ID business 01 February 2018

Digital ID firm Jumio Corporation has reported that it surpassed the 100 million online identity verification threshold in the fourt quarter of last year.

Tanzania opts for HID 01 February 2018

HID Global selected by Tanzania government for ePassport programme. 

Cryptomathic launches cloud solution 29 January 2018

Cryptomathic unveils cloud encryption management solution for Manage Your Own Key practices.

Entrust Datacard joins CAPP 26 January 2018

Entrust Datacard to join Schneider Electric’s Collaborative Automation Partner Program

Terrapinn acquires Science Media Partners 25 January 2018

Terrapinn, the global events company, announced today that it has acquired Science Media Partners (SMP), an international events and publishing company based in the UK and focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions.

Canada to launch biometrics and blockchain trials at airports 25 January 2018

The Government of Canada will collaborate with the World Economic Forum and partners to test emerging digital technologies and their application to air travel.

IDEMIA announces Otono deal 24 January 2018

IDEMIA announces acquisition of Otono Networks and its eSIM orchestration technology.

Optaglio details market growth in holographic paper 23 January 2018

The global market for holographic paper is expected to surge during the next five years, says Optaglio. 

HID Approve platform supports Apple 22 January 2018

HID Global's two-factor mobile authentication and verification platform now supports Apple’s iPhone X Face ID system.

Cryptomathic undertakes eIDAS certification 22 January 2018

Cryptomathic announces that it is the first eSignature solution provider in Europe to receive a certification ticket for the new Common Criteria certification process for eIDAS compliant Qualified Signature Creation Devices (QSCDs).  

IHMA reveals new board as it marks its 25th anniversary 22 January 2018

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) has announced a new-look Board as it marks its 25th anniversary in 2018

First connect:ID 2018 speakers announced 18 January 2018

The organisers of the next-generation identity solutions event connect:ID 2018 – Science Media Partners and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) have revealed the first speakers for the event. 

One Identity acquires Balabit 18 January 2018

Identity and access management (IAM) firm One Identity, has acquired privileged access management (PAM) vendor Balabit to enhance its PAM portfolio of products.

Paper technologies take spotlight in new report 17 January 2018

The numerous and complex anti-counterfeiting solutions that are used in passport pages have been highlighted in a new white paper released by Gemalto.

HID unveils new CMS 16 January 2018

HID Global announces new version of its Credential Management System.

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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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