Passport & Visas

This section reports on the latest developments - both technical and market-related - in the world of ePassports, visas and related standards and specifications…

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Identity industry readies for SDW 2018 25 June 2018

Government officials and identity industry experts are putting the final touches to conference presentations and exhibition plans ahead of next week’s industry leading identity security event, SDW 2018.

Guest Post: The future of identity 24 June 2018

Influenced by our changing times, advancements in technology, the growth of digital and new consumer behaviors, the concept of identity continues to adapt and evolve.

SDW 2018 Interview: secunet on PKI 23 June 2018

Three letters to ease electronic document inspection: PKI

Advanced Track & Trace presents SealCrypt at SDW 2018 22 June 2018

French leader in brand protection and ID security, Advanced Track & Trace has developed SealCrypt, a range of 2D codes allowing the storage of large amounts of data, off-line and signed with asymmetric keys. 

SDW 2018 Interview: Ixla 21 June 2018

Company spotlights have been created to give firms operating in the secure documents and identity industry an opportunity to discuss trends, product innovations and achievements.

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SITA chosen for biometric exit at Orlando International Airport 12 June 2018

SITA has been chosen by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) as the technology partner for biometric exit at Orlando International Airport.  

NGO calls for EU to drop fingerprints ID card plan 11 June 2018

Civil liberties organisation Statewatch has rejected European Commission plans for the mandatory inclusion of two fingerprints in ID cards.

Op-ed: Why security is the most important part of the passport making process 07 June 2018

It is imperative that we understand that a passport's security relies on how it is made, not where.

Canada set to expand biometric entry program 06 June 2018

Canada’s Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship will soon require biometric data from people from Europe, the Middle East and Africa coming to Canada to visit, work, study or immigrate.

Sydney Airport to pilot app-based enrolment for facial recognition system 01 June 2018

Sydney Airport is working with Vision-Box to develop a mobile app that will allow travellers to capture an image of their face and their passport and use that data to enrol in a planned biometric-based authentication system.

Datasonic reports Q1 profit 31 May 2018

Malaysian ID tech firm Datasonic Group has reported that improved margins helped it achieved steady net profit in the last quarter ended March 31 despite lower revenue

VASCO changes name to Onespan, acquires Dealflo 30 May 2018

VASCO Data Security, a digital identity security, transaction security and business productivity firm, has announced the launch of its Trusted Identity (TID) platform.

Guest post: Digital driver’s licences are a platform for a secure future 30 May 2018

A DDL can securely store and selectively display lots of different information, making it a great platform for other identity verification needs.

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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.

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.

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