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Orlando International implements face recognition tech 02 October 2015

Orlando International Airport has upgraded its automated passport control (APC) kiosks to include facial recognition tech developed by SITA for arriving passengers. 

ETSI publishes standards supporting European eIDAS regulation 02 October 2015

ETSI publishes the first of a series of European Standards to support the European Regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market.


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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.


STMicroelectronics joins Entrust Datacard's card validation program 01 October 2015

STMicroelectronics has entered into an agreement with Entrust Datacard to participate in its Card Validation Programme (CVP).

Plasco ID partners with Matica on Latin American venture 30 September 2015

Identity solutions providers Plasco ID and Matica Technologies have entered into a strategic agreement.

World Bank and Accenture publish identity management report 30 September 2015

World Bank and Accenture publish report to assist developing nations to create world-class identity management programmes.

Morpho announces digital trust developments 30 September 2015

Morpho says it has strengthened its offer for digital trust.

HID and SureID team up 29 September 2015

HID Global and SureID technology alliance combines HID’s Seos credential technology with SureID’s identity management programs.

Smart Card Alliance responds to GAO report 28 September 2015

Smart Card Alliance recommends system-wide implementation of smart card-based strong authentication for Medicare beneficiaries and providers.

Pakistan brings in online ID card applications 28 September 2015

Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has introduced an online service for issuance and renewal of National Identity Cards (NIC).

ID cards could shape eGovernment in the Caymans 25 September 2015

Cayman’s e-Government director has said that new eID cards will form an essential part of his body’s services.

States to be excluded under Real ID law 25 September 2015

Citizens from states including Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire and New York will need passports to board planes when provisions of the Real ID Act go into effect in October.

Canadian authorities reject passport security reports 24 September 2015

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has rejected media reports stating that passport security has been compromised by new procedures.

EC urges Ireland to meet biometric residence card requirements 24 September 2015

The European Commission has asked Ireland to fulfil obligations on biometric identifiers in the residence permits for third country nationals.

G&D confirms board changes 24 September 2015

Prof Klaus Josef Lutz becomes Chairman of the Advisory Board and Supervisory Board at Giesecke & Devrient. Achim Berg becomes new member of Supervisory Board and Advisory Board. 

Georgia and North Carolina partner with MorphoTrust on eID tax project 24 September 2015

Tax collecting agencies in Georgia and North Carolina may soon see the benefits of a highly trusted electronic ID (eID) to reduce the costly and growing problem of tax fraud.

Evolis posts strong sales figures for H1 23 September 2015

Card printer Evolis has posted record sales of €38.6m (US$43m) in the first half of 2015, citing the performance of its channel business and excellent sales in its projects business.

Eurosmart welcomes eIDAS ‘milestone’ 23 September 2015

Smart security industry association Eurosmart has welcomed progress in the electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions (eIDAS) project.

Vancouver Airport Authority introduces final phase of BorderXpress kiosk 23 September 2015

Vancouver Airport Authority has announced that its BorderXpress kiosks in use at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) are now able to process visa-carrying travellers including business or tourist visa holders, Mexican travellers with border crossing cards and foreign airline crew members. 

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Latest Interviews

Interview – TrustID’s Tony Machin

Security Document World talked with TrustID CEO Tony Machin on governments asking laypersons to check secure documents.

Interview: ID.me’s Blake Hall

Security Document World caught up with ID.me CEO Blake Hall to discuss connect.gov and the intersection between government and digital identity.

Roman Vanek

Chief Division Identity Documents and Special Tasks – ICAO PKD Chairman, Federal Office of Police, Switzerland

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Latest Features

Passports now and then

Today's ePassports are high-tech documents, with attractive designs and complex security features. But can they compete with yesteryear's designs in terms of artful simplicity?

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

Virginia digital identity law takes centre stage

Promoting a citizen-focused strategy of strong multi-factor authentication, Virginia's new digital identity law represents a new direction in overall cybersecurity strategy. 

Identity in a hyper-connected, mobile world

As providers of essential online services to whole populations, governments must take the lead in providing highly secure economic and social interactions that suit our new digital identities. 

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SDW Conference and connect:ID News

SDW 2015 attracts record numbers for next-generation government and citizen ID event

SDW 2015 successfully brought together a record number of participants to its ninth international event focusing on next-generation government and citizen identity solutions.

SDW 2015: Day 3 - Live Blog

A wrap of all the action as it unfolded on the third day at SDW 2015.

SDW 2015: Day 2 - Live Blog

A wrap of all the action as it unfolded on the second day at SDW 2015.

SDW 2015: Day 1 - Live Blog

All the events on the ground as SDW 2015 launches…

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