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TROY unveils PageWide 556 SecureUV printer 20 January 2017

Document security solutions firm Troy has released the TROY PageWide 556 SecureUV Printer, which is specifically designed for high demand security printing applications.

Evolis publishes 2016 results 19 January 2017

Evolis records consolidated sales of 76.9 million euros in 2016.

Redesigned New Hampshire IDs to be distributed over five years 19 January 2017

A new ID card design for New Hampshire will be phased in over the next five years, officials have announced.

 

Bahamas to launch new biometric Passport 19 January 2017

The Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has announced that the government is to introduce a new series of passports at the end of this month.

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GlobalPlatform publishes framework 17 January 2017

GlobalPlatform publishes framework detailing how trusted applications hosted on a GlobalPlatform compliant TEE can be remotely and dynamically managed. 

HID unveils EasyLobby Solo 16 January 2017

HID Global launches EasyLobby Solo visitor management system for small- to medium-sized organisations.

Australian senator calls for biometric national ID card 16 January 2017

The leader of Australia’s One Nation party has said that a biometrics-backed national ID card would help reduce benefit fraud.

Study: Biometrics fuel growth in passenger screening 12 January 2017

Research group Frost and Sullivan has found that biometric solutions are finding considerable commercial applications in passenger screening markets.

Gibraltar may need more stringent border checks 12 January 2017

More stringent passport checks and security measures could be introduced at the border between Gibraltar and Spain, officials have told local media.

Biometric enrolment machines unveiled in Qatar airport 12 January 2017

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior has launched five biometric enrolment machines at the country’s Hamad International Airport for e-Gate users who have not activated their biometric data.

HID Global makes predictions for 2017 12 January 2017

HID Global forecasts shift in use of identity technology.

GlobalPlatform standardises interface between web applications and SEs 12 January 2017

GlobalPlatform defines standardised communications interface between web applications and secure element (SEs).

First speakers revealed for connect:ID 2017 11 January 2017

The organisers of secure identity technology event connect:ID 2017 has revealed the first speakers who will take part in the conference.

OT inks driver license deal 11 January 2017

OT's Lasink technology chosen by Burkina Faso for vehicle registration documents and driving licenses.

Saint Martin airport installs ABC gates 09 January 2017

Princess Juliana International Airport, the main airport on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, has installed biometric egates.

EC develops Schengen Masterlist of CSCA certificates 06 January 2017

The European Commission has published a first Schengen Masterlist of public Country Signing Certification Authority (CSCA) certificates as part of a pilot project.

Uganda taps Gemalto for visa tech 06 January 2017

Gemalto supplies Uganda's Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control with Coesys Visa Management.

Fujitsu launches new biometric service 06 January 2017

Fujitsu to offer FIDO-compliant service for online biometric authentication. 

G&D to invest in Solacia 06 January 2017

G&D announces plans to invest in South Korean firm Solacia.

SDW 2017: Conference and exhibition registration now live 05 January 2017

The organiser of next-generation government and citizen identity event SDW 2017 has revealed that conference and exhibition registration is now open for the event.

Nepal launches mobile passport app 05 January 2017

South Asian country Nepal has launched a new mobile app for passport applications.

Secunet ahead in Iceland ABC contact tender 05 January 2017

Iceland’s Rikiskaup (Central Public Procurement) body has published the results of a tender for ABC gates for Keflavik International Airport, with German security firm secunet presenting the lowest price.

New Asia voice for international holography body 04 January 2017

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), which represents the global hologram industry, has appointed its first chairman from Asia.

GlobalPlatform announces board of directors 04 January 2017

GlobalPlatform announces board of directors for fiscal year 2017.

Will Africa achieve a continent-wide ePassport and visa system? 03 January 2017

African Union chairperson  Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has proposed that freedom of movement be created in Africa through the establishment of a continent-wide ePassport and visa on arrival scheme.

Turkmenistan joins ICAO Public Key Directory 30 December 2016

The president of Turkmenistan has tasked the State Customs Service to make arrangements necessary for Turkmenistan's inclusion into the Public Key Directory of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Ghana opposition calls for identity system by 2018 30 December 2016

Ghana’s opposition  Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has said the incoming government controlled by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration must enable the National Identification Authority to deploy a nationwide system by 2018.

CLEAR adds to leadership team 28 December 2016

Consumer biometric identity membership platform CLEAR has announced the expansion of its executive team.

SecuGen releases the UN20 Serial 28 December 2016

Optical fingerprint device vendor SecuGen has announced the launch of the UN20 Serial.

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Latest Features

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.

Putting the E in Estonia

This “startup nation” has built a streamlined digital infrastructure of cutting-edge public and private services from the ground up – and it is also a case study of how all countries could benefit from eGovernment

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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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