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Industry readies for identity focus at SDW 2016 05 May 2016

Critical advances, trends and threats in secure documents and identity technologies are set to take centre stage in London next week as the industry congregates for the 10th edition of leading event SDW 2016.

New ePassport system to be launched by Kuwait 05 May 2016

Senior Kuwaiti officials have confirmed that the Gulf state will launch a new ePassport system in September.


> SDW 2016: May 10 - 12, QEII, London

The world’s leading document security show focuses on ePassports, visas, driving licenses, national IDs, worker credentials, advanced border control, anti-counterfeiting, fraud detection, and much more. The event will provide a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and new cutting-edge secure infrastructure in live situations.


Gemalto announces Q1 results 04 May 2016

Gemalto sees total revenue reach 691 million euros in Q1.

Innovatrics eyes ID market with new algorithm 04 May 2016

Slovakian fingerprint recognition specialist Innovatrics has unveiled a new algorithm that can process and match some 720 million fingerprints per second.

Greece deploys Elyctis technology 03 May 2016

Greek Ministry of Interior using Elyctis ID BOX One 151 to read foreign passports, verify their authenticity and collect passport holder data.

Holography trade body welcomes UN anti-counterfeiting report 29 April 2016

The trade body for the global hologram industry has welcomed a new United Nations report that reaffirms the technology’s important role in anti-counterfeiting.

Evolis to present Tanzania voter card project at SDW 2016 28 April 2016

Card personalization systems firm Evolis has revealed that it will present a major voter card project it has deployed with the Republic Of Tanzania at this year’s SDW 2016 conference. 

KEOLABS validates passports for full PACE implementation 27 April 2016

KEOLABS, a provider of  electronic identity testing solutions and services, announced availability of Chip Authentication Mapping (CAM) testing features under the PACE protocol for electronic Machine Readable Travel Documents (eMRTD). 

Laxton Group partner Multimex delivers gov kiosks to Hungary 27 April 2016

Laxton Group Limited, a multi-national specialist in the manufacture of self-service kiosks, rugged IP67 kits and handheld devices, has supplied over 200 Information Kiosk systems to a project in Hungary.

Entrust Datacard launches PartnerPlus 27 April 2016

Entrust Datacard announces new channel partner programme designed to accelerate, grow and deliver strong differentiation for partners.

GlobalPlatform and FIDO Alliance sign MoU 26 April 2016

GlobalPlatform and FIDO Alliance work to ease FIDO authenticator development on GlobalPlatform-based secure component products. 

GSA seeks govt-wide ID system 25 April 2016

The US’s General Services Administration is seeking bids on a potential 10-year contract for a government-wide personal identity verification system.

Report: Safran Morpho chosen for Estonian ID cards 25 April 2016

French security tech firm Morpho has been chosen by the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board to develop the country’s new ID card, according to local media.

VASCO launches DIGIPASS SecureClick 22 April 2016

VASCO Data Security International unveils hardware authenticator.

EC deploying ‘fingerprint search’ for smarter borders 22 April 2016

The European Commission has revealed that it will implement a fingerprint-based search capability at borders to improve security by 2017.

Curaçao Airport moves to ABC 20 April 2016

Curaçao International Airport rolls out self-service passenger clearance solution to expedite border control processes.

SecuEra Technologies solution earns Federal certification 20 April 2016

A SecuEra Technologies solution called the Unified Credential Management System (UCMS) has earned Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201 (FIPS 201) Certification. 

Elyctis opens new office 19 April 2016

Elyctis expands its footprint in Asia.

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Latest White Papers

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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SDW Conference and connect:ID News

HID Global awarded for HID goID platform for MDLs

Secure identity solutions firm HID Global has won the 2016 Security Products Govies Award for its new HID goID platform for mobile IDs . 

SDW 2016 conference to address emerging identity trends

Science Media Partners Ltd, organiser of the world-leading security document conference and exhibition SDW 2016, have revealed more details of the event’s wide-reaching conference agenda, underlining the show’s efforts to cover emerging identity trends.

Science Media Partners welcomes AUGMENTIQ as strategic conference consultants for SDW 2016

Science Media Partners, organiser of the world-leading security document conference and exhibition, SDW 2016, has announced that AUGMENTIQ, a leading security consultancy, is to provide strategic conference consultancy services for this year’s event. 

SDW 2016 announces ePassport interoperability testing event

Science Media Partners Ltd, organiser of the world-leading security document conference and exhibition – SDW 2016 – has announced that a new round of ePassport interoperability testing will take place at a special event to be held alongside the SDW show on 10-12 May 2016 in London.

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