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New German passport to boast enhanced security features 23 February 2017

Germany’s Interior Ministry has released details of a new passport to be released on 1 March.

Infineon joins GSMA 22 February 2017

Infineon Technologies joins mobile industry association.

MorphoTrust USA and Confirm expand relationship 22 February 2017

MorphoTrust USA and Confirm expand relationship in commercial identity and authentication sector.

New ABC system for St Pancras 22 February 2017

Vision-Box implements face recognition-based Automated Border Control system at London’s St Pancras International railway station.

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Liberian parliament mulls national ID plan 22 February 2017

Liberia’s House of Representatives is reviewing an option to allot funds for the production and release of national identification (ID) cards for all Liberians.

Evolis reorganises US subsidiary 21 February 2017

Evolis reorganises US subsidiary and appoints new head of sales and marketing for North America.

Study:Majority of people unable to spot fake passports 21 February 2017

A biometric identity checking firm has noted that most people are unable to spot forged passports.

Germany and Bangladesh sign ePassport MOU 20 February 2017

German Chancellor Angela Markel has inked a deal with Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina related to the latter country’s ePassport system.

Niels-Henrik Andersen takes the helm at NID Security 20 February 2017

NID Security appoints Niels-Henrik Andersen as CEO.

connect:ID 2017 to explore biometric entry/exit issues 16 February 2017

Secure identity technology event connect:ID 2017 is set to host a high-profile stakeholder debate on the long-awaited implementation of a biometric exit programme in the US. 

Border expert suggests alternatives to Trump's ‘travel ban’ 16 February 2017

Former 9/11 commission border counsel and special counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Janice Kephart has said that a ‘travel ban’ section of President Donald Trump’s recent executive order “is unnecessary and discriminatory”.

French health deal for Safran Identity & Security 15 February 2017

Safran Identity & Security selected by GIE SESAM-Vitale to develop, manufacture and personalise France’s Vitale health insurance cards.

ICAO: TRIP strategy enhances border security 15 February 2017

Stakeholders at the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) Strategy Seminar in Antigua and Barbuda last week heard how the Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) strategy is boosting border security.

Crossmatch platform now Citrix-Ready 14 February 2017

DigitalPersona Composite Authentication approved as trusted Citrix-Ready solution.

Precise Biometrics completes NexID purchase 12 February 2017

Precise Biometrics finalises acquisition of the assets of NexID Biometrics.

Report: S Korean firms could participate in UN ‘smartcard’ project 10 February 2017

The UN is mulling a biometric ID card that could be used by its staff and representatives, a former senior official has told South Korean media.

Djibouti taps Imprimerie Nationale for ID solution 10 February 2017

Imprimerie Nationale Group delivers multi-biometric ID documents platform for Djibouti.

China to fingerprint all foreign visitors 09 February 2017

All foreign visitors to China will now be fingerprinted at border points to enhance national security, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday.

German migration agency to fingerprint all refugees 09 February 2017

Germany’s federal migration agency has stated that all its regional outposts must ensure that every refugee is fingerprinted on their arrival in the country.

Bernie Zhu joins Entrust Datacard 08 February 2017

Bernie Zhu appointed as senior vice president, sales, greater China, Entrust Datacard has announced that

Antigua to create biometric vote registry with ePassport system 08 February 2017

The Caribbean island of Antigua plans to establish a system for capturing, digitising and archiving citizens’ fingerprints during the electoral process.

JCF celebrates 20-year anniversary 06 February 2017

JCF says 20 billion Java technology-based smart cards now deployed

Philippines opts for NXP 03 February 2017

Philippines chooses NXP’s SmartMX2 secure microcontroller.

KEOLABS receives EMVCo 2.6a qualification 02 February 2017

KEOLABS EMVCo validation solution has just received the EMVCo 2.6a analog qualification.

ITW launches HoloPrint Laminate Patch for ID cards and Driving Licences 01 February 2017

ITW Security Division combines Covid holography with print for ID card security.

Gemalto scoops Swedish deal 31 January 2017

Gemalto awarded multi-year contract to supply eGov solution to Swedish Tax Agency. 

Cryptomathic joins EEMA 30 January 2017

Cryptomathic has joins EEMA as a corporate member.

Innovatrics unveils IFace 3.0 28 January 2017

Innovatrics launches next generation of its facial biometric technology.

ACS unveils new products 27 January 2017

Advanced Card Systems launches ACOS5-64 v3.00 Cryptographic Smart Card and CryptoMate Nano.

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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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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
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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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