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NXP supplies tech for Summer Universiade 18 August 2017

 NXP’s MIFARE Ultralight Nano used for 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei.

Identiv gains BIS certification 18 August 2017

Bureau of Indian Standards certifies Identiv desktop smart card reader solutions.

Philippines mulling biometrics-based digital ID system 18 August 2017

Philippine officials from its central bank have said that the country is considering a biometrics-based digital ID system similar to India's.

VerifyMe announces new board of directors, CEO 17 August 2017

Biometric identity firm VerifyMe has appointed new senior staff and leadership. 

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Kenya to introduce ePassport in September 17 August 2017

Kenya's government has confirmed that it will introduce electronic passport from September as part of efforts to improve security in the country.

ID firm to use cryptocurrency 16 August 2017

AuthenticID plans to offer a cryptocurrency token as part of a larger "Smart Identity" effort to more options to people and businesses who have requirements to authenticate the identity of a person, usually initially with a government ID.

Precise Biometrics announces R&D director 16 August 2017

Fredrik Clementson appointed as R&D director and member of Precise Biometrics management team.  

Aruba Airport Authority and Vision-Box agree to extend 'Happy Flow' system 15 August 2017

Aruba Airport Authority, and identity solutions firm Vision-Box have agreed a new partnership for the further evolution of the Aruba Happy Flow biometric boarding system.

Ivory Coast introduces biometric residence cards 15 August 2017

Ivory Coast officials have said that foreign nationals can replace their current cards with new biometric cards versions.

First bank to trial Australia Post’s Digital ID 14 August 2017

CUA has announced that it will be the first bank to trial Australia Post’s Digital ID system.

Indonesia eID case witness dies in the US 14 August 2017

An important witness in a biometric eID corruption investigation in Indonesia died from a gunshot would last week in the US.

Biometric Signature ID to work with National Fingerprint 11 August 2017

ID verification software firm Biometric Signature ID plans to work with National Fingerprint (NFp) on virtual ID proofing and verification services.

Maryland partners with MorphoTrust USA 10 August 2017

Maryland MDOT MVA and MorphoTrust USA announce partnership to include IdentoGO centres at six MDOT MVA locations.

President launches Liberia’s ePassports 10 August 2017

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has officially launched the Liberian ePassport booklet,.

Biometrics 'revolutionising' govt security 10 August 2017

Biometric technologies are fundamentally changing the way governments approach security, according to a new report by Accenture.

Acuant partners with CONFIRM on mobile ID 09 August 2017

 Acuant, a provider of data capture and authentication solutions, today announced a partnership with Boston-based digital identity company, CONFIRM.

Digital ID firm secures $13.9m in funding 09 August 2017

Digital identity verification tech firm Socure ID has announced today that it has closed a $13.9 million Series B round of funding.

Asian win for IDEX 09 August 2017

IDEX receives initial order to deliver off-chip fingerprint sensors for cards to major Asian customer. 

Kenya's biometric election hits henna snag 08 August 2017

Several women in Kenya had to wait a while to vote on Tuesday after a biometric kit failed to pick up their fingerprints because of the henna on their hands.

IDEX unveils matcher algorithm 08 August 2017

IDEX launches proprietary matcher algorithm for next generation biometric cards.

Digital ID firm in biometric tie-up 07 August 2017

Identity confirmation provider HooYu has partnered with online money transfer platform BCRemit.

Ireland welcomes its first self-service airport gates 07 August 2017

The first automatic border control gates are to be installed at Dublin Airport, in an effort to increase security and speed up queues.

Gemalto gains GSMA accreditation 04 August 2017

Gemalto's On-Demand Connectivity Service compliant with GSMA's Security Accreditation Scheme for eSIM remote provisioning. 

World Identity Network plans to link blockchain with identity 04 August 2017

A global identity initiative launched last week is planning to link identity with blockchain technology.

Spanish police break up forgery ring smuggling Iranians to UK 04 August 2017

The Spanish police have worked with the UK’s Metropolitan Police and Europol to dismantle an international criminal network using forged Spanish passports to smuggle Iranian nationals into the UK on commercial flights.

ITW Security reveals laminate solutions targeting lower volume document issuance 03 August 2017

ITW Security has underlined in a new statement that a proliferation in the number of passport formats has meant that there is a wider than ever need for effective solutions that work across a variety of passport booklets, setting a real challenge for Governments.

Optaglio reveals '3D animation' visual effect 03 August 2017

Czech Republic-based secure document hologram firm unveils innovative security feature.

ASPA elects governing body 03 August 2017

The New Delhi-based Authentication Solution Providers' Association (ASPA) announced a newly elected Board of Members at its 17th Annual General Meeting last week.

Buffalo official takes aim at US-Canada biometric border plans 02 August 2017

Rep. Chris Collins says that plans to install biometric checks at Buffalo's border with Canada must exclude US and Canadian citizens.

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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
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
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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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