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Precise Biometrics inks deal with InvenSense 24 October 2016

Precise Biometrics enters commercial software license and distribution agreement with InvenSense.

Burundi sees biometric driving licence progress 21 October 2016

The Ministry of Public Security in Burundi has reported that 20,000 people have already registered for a new biometric driving licence.


Entrust Datacard announces new release 21 October 2016

Entrust Datacard releases Color Label Printing Module.

Svenska Spel opts for Safran 20 October 2016

Swedish lottery operator selects Safran Identity & Security’s ELITE

SecureKey raises $27 million CAD 20 October 2016

SecureKey Technologies raises $27 million CAD in growth capital to fund commercial rollout of digital identity network.

Veridos secures ePassport deal with the Republic of Kosovo 19 October 2016

Veridos will continue to provide the Republic of Kosovo with ePassports for the next five years. 

Gemalto and Alibaba team up for IoT 18 October 2016

Gemalto collaborating with Alibaba Group’s YunOS.

Philippines to link to Interpol with biometric border system 17 October 2016

The Philippines plans to capture the biometrics of international arrivals to increase border security. 

Japan to deploy face recognition at borders 17 October 2016

Japan has confirmed that it will introduce an automatic facial recognition system for foreigners entering the country as part of anti-terrorism measures in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Precise BioMatch Mobile deployed in Chinese smartphone 14 October 2016

Algorithm deployed in smartphone from a Chinese vendor.

Security Document World to host mobile ID webinar 14 October 2016

Security Document World has announced a webinar focusing on critical aspects of mobile identity in government applications.

X Infotech marks 10th anniversary in eID, payment card industry 13 October 2016

Identity documents and payment smart cards provider X Infotech has officially marked 10 years in business.

Safran: 10 million biometric eID cards now issued for Chile 13 October 2016

Safran has noted that the 10 million eID cards have now been issued for Chile, adding that 57% of the Chilean now own electronic identity cards to safeguard their identities and facilitate access to public online services. 

Jamaican ID system to roll out in January 2018 13 October 2016

Jamaica’s premier has confirmed that the nation will deploy a complete biometric national ID system by next year.

EAL6 for HID Global 12 October 2016

HID Global obtains recertification to Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 6 site certification for its Ireland manufacturing facility from the BSI.  

Norway opts for Gemalto 11 October 2016

National Police Directorate of Norway chooses Gemalto to supply Sealys eID cards, residence permit cards and third generation Sealys ePassports.

Frontex relaunches as European Border and Coast Guard Agency 10 October 2016

European border agency Frontex has been relaunched as the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, with officials saying the agency’s new shape will help it meet security and migration challenges.

LEGIC unveils reader IC 10 October 2016

LEGIC launches reader series combining RFID, BLE and a Secure Element in one chip.

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Latest White Papers

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 and connect:ID News

secunet releases SDW InterOp 2016 results

secunet Security Networks has published the final set of test results from the SDW InterOp 2016 event held in London in May 2016.

More than 100 stands already reserved for SDW 2017

More than 100 companies have already reserved stands for next-generation government identity solutions event SDW 2017, which will be held on 26-28 June, 2017 in the QEII Centre in London.

SDW InterOp 2016 statement regarding claims of ePassport reading speeds

The organisers of SDW InterOp 2016 would like to, in the strongest terms, clarify that any vendor claims being made surrounding the reading speed of ePassports is not in any way an official result of the tests.

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

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

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