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Former Delaware DMV Director joins GET Group North America 16 August 2018

Secure credentials firm Get Group has announced the appointment of Scott Vien as Director of Business Development.  

Naranja chooses Auth0 13 August 2018

Auth0, an Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) firm, has been selected by Naranja, the largest credit card issuer in Argentina,  as the sole identity and authentication platform.

Acuant reports strongest financial quarter 10 August 2018

Acuant, a provider of identity verification solutions, has announced that the second quarter of 2018 was the most profitable in company history.

SmartMetric launches biometric medical card 09 August 2018

SmartMetric creats biometric smart card for storage of medical files, including medical scans and images.

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GET Group North America appoints customer services director 09 August 2018

GET Group North America, a provider of end-to-end solutions for secure credentials, has announced the appointment of Matthew Robinson as Director of Customer Service.

New faces join HID leadership team 08 August 2018

Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren and Rameshbabu Songukrishnasamy join HID Global leadership team.



Gemalto unveils SafeNet Virtual KeySecure 07 August 2018

Gemalto announces next-generation key management technology.

Oslo Airport rolls out MorphoFace 01 August 2018

Oslo Airport deploys MorphoFace for its new Automated Border Control gates.

Gemalto and Entrust Datacard expand partnership 01 August 2018

Gemalto and Entrust Datacard expand partnership to include secure framework for Internet-connected devices.

Entrust Datacard launches TruCredential 7.5 27 July 2018

Entrust Datacard launches TruCredential 7.5 software, designed for tablet and mobile-based capture and issuance of ID cards. 

Report on improving digital ID released 27 July 2018

The Better Identity Coalition has released a report that outlines a comprehensive policy agenda for improving the privacy and security of digital identity solutions. 

Heathrow boss calls to open eGates to non-EU passengers 26 July 2018

Heathrow’s chief executive has said US visitors should be able to use e-gates reserved for UK and EU passengers as immigration queues for non-European passengers reach ‘completely unacceptable levels’.

Datasonic targets overseas expansion 25 July 2018

Malaysian ID firm Datasonic Group plans to aggressively expand its business overseas this year. 

JINCO integrates IDEX sensor 24 July 2018

JINCO Universal integrates IDEX fingerprint sensors into dual-interface biometric cards for applications including identification and payments.

Germany and Bangladesh seal ePassport deal 19 July 2018

Bangladesh and Germany on Thursday signed a government-to-government agreement on e-passport following the government’s decision to issue electronic passports alongside the machine readable passports (MRP) for the citizens of the country. 

Crossmatch announces updated software 18 July 2018

Crossmatch launches DigitalPersona v3.0 Multifactor Authentication Software.

Valid selected by Vermont for DL deal 18 July 2018

The Vermont State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has selected Valid USA, Inc. (Valid) to provide their residents with securely issued driver licenses and identification (DL/ID) cards.

Veridos chosen for Bangladesh ePassport deal 16 July 2018

German firm Veridos has got the job of preparing about 20 million ePassports and providing other related services for Bangladesh at a cost of around Tk 3,339 crore ($400 million), reports Bangladeshi media.

Noodigs selects Acuant’s AssureID for identity verification 13 July 2018

Acuant, a provider of identity verification solutions, today announced that Noodigs Realty Services, a software company modernizing the home sales transaction, selected Acuant’s AssureID for identity verification.

Smartcore adds biometrics at Seoul airport 12 July 2018

Seoul’s Incheon International Airport has deployed SmartCore Inc's MBAS Plus immigration control devices, which employ Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo single-print FBI certified fingerprint scanner.

Jim Bottorff joins IDEMIA as CFO, North America 11 July 2018

IDEMIA appoints Jim Bottorff as chief financial officer for North America.

ITS installs kiosks at Cyprus airports 11 July 2018

Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS) announced the installation of 74 BORDERXPRESS kiosks at Pafos International Airport (Pafos) and Larnaka International Airport (Larnaka) in Cyprus. 

Cryptomathic signer achieves eIDAS certification 10 July 2018

Cryptomathic’s remote qualified eSignature solution, Signer, has achieved eIDAS certification.

Irish govt says biometric data reference in privacy policy was ‘in error’ 06 July 2018

Ireland's Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has said a reference to processing biometric data on individuals included in its new privacy statement was an error and that public services cards do not store biometrics.

Vision-Box opens Delhi office 06 July 2018

Vision-Box opens New Delhi office to accelerate introduction of digital identity solutions and seamless travel technology.

Caymans plans electronic identification system 05 July 2018

The Cayman Islands government is currently working on the introduction of a secure digital identity as early as next year, with a potential populationwide rollout of electronic identity cards in about three years, according to government officials.

Sydney Airport and Qantas to trial facial recognition tech 05 July 2018

Qantas passengers on selected international flights are taking part in a groundbreaking trial of facial recognition programming at Sydney Airport. 

Minneapolis mulls ID card 04 July 2018

The Minneapolis City Council is moving closer to issuing municipal identification cards, available to anyone in Minneapolis above the age of 14 regardless of their immigration status.

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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
and more…

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

and more…
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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