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Dutch court rules that fingerprints mandatory for ePassport, not ID 26 May 2016

A court in the Netherlands has ruled that authorities can refuse a passport to people who won’t give their fingerprints.

De La Rue plans 'one-stop shop' ID expansion 26 May 2016

British secure printer De La Rue has said it plans to expand deeper into the identity market.


Entrust Datacard wins Colombia passport project 25 May 2016

Entrust Datacard has signed a contract with Thomas Greg & Sons and 3M Colombia to provide the Datacard PB6500 passport issuance system to the government of Colombia for the issuance of the Colombian passport booklet. 

US bill would close visa loopholes with biometrics 25 May 2016

New legislation in the US aimed at closing visa loopholes would use biometric equipment deployed in more US missions.

British Standards Institution developing online identity standards 24 May 2016

British business standards company BSI is developing a standard for enhanced identity and authentication online.

New president for JCF 24 May 2016

Volker Gerstenberger appointed as new president of Java Card Forum

SPS customised security features used by more than 10 governments 24 May 2016

Smart Packaging Solutions develops series of customised security features.

Next-generation government and citizen ID event, SDW 2016, has a remarkable year 23 May 2016

The 10th edition of SDW saw numbers increase to a record high, with an expanded exhibition and the strongest conference programme to date.

KEOLABS opens new test facility 23 May 2016

New facilities to support growth

Entrust Datacard completes Trend Micro's SSL acquisition 20 May 2016

Entrust Datacard closes acquisition of Trend Micro Incorporated's SSL business assets after receiving regulatory approval.

Safran groups companies under single brand 20 May 2016

All group companies now communicate under a single brand name and logo: Safran.

Infineon enlarges management board 20 May 2016

Infineon Technologies enlarges management board from three to four members.

Research reveals hologram breakthrough 19 May 2016

Scientists have created a new kind of hologram that could improve efforts to prevent counterfeiting of cash and credit cards.

Japan reveals design details on new ePassport 19 May 2016

Japan’s Foreign Ministry has revealed new design details of the country’s planned ePassport.

Maryland flag features on new driver's licence 19 May 2016

Maryland has launched a new driving licence featuring new security features and designs reflecting the state’s heritage.

X Infotech expands presence in Latin America, North and West Africa 18 May 2016

Identity solutions provider X-Infotech has made regional representative appointments that aim to continue establishing a strong presence in Latin America, North and West Africa.

Alabama eyes selfies 18 May 2016

MorphoTrust USA and state of Alabama team up to protect citizens against identity theft.

Thailand looks to mobile ID 17 May 2016

Gemalto to provide its LinqUs Mobile ID solution to Thailand’s Electronic Transactions Development Agency.

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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

Industry readies for identity focus at SDW 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.

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. 

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