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Simeio Solution announces release of Simeio Identity Vault 05 December 2019

Simeio Solutions has announced the release of Simeio Identity Vault. The mobile and web application offering is designed for modern identity proofing approaches

IDEMIA to supply Morocco's eIDs 05 December 2019

IDEMIA has signed a strategic contract with Morocco’s Direction Générale de la Sûreté Nationale (National Security Government Department - “DGSN”) to supply the country’s latest national electronic ID cards and introduce a secured digital identity online services platform.


DigiCert and Ubisecure partner for next-generation ID 04 December 2019

DigiCert and Ubisecure, a digital identity services provider and accredited Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) issuer through the Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF), today jointly announced their collaboration to help solve organizational identity challenges through the addition of LEIs into future DigiCert offerings

Fiji launches first-ever overseas ePassport enrolment kit 03 December 2019

Fiji's first-ever overseas e-passport enrolment kit was launched in London by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama last week, reported local media

Conservatives pledge automated border security 02 December 2019

The Conservatives want to use automated entrance and exit checks to identify individuals who have overstayed their visa, under measures to strengthen border security after Brexit.

Signicat and SurePay partner on digital ID 02 December 2019

Signicat and SurePay, a payment information service, have partnered to integrate SurePay’s bank account verification service with Signicat’s Digital Identity Platform.

Finland's Posti in digital ID pilot 02 December 2019

Posti, a mail and logistics service company in Finland participated in a pilot that aims at increasing the use of digital identities. A new user-friendly and cost-effective identification method would make Posti's digitalization goals more accessible.

Key-hole holograms from IQ Structures bring new visual experience 02 December 2019

IQ Structures, a Czech research and production company, introduced a new element of optical anti-counterfeit protection

Interview: HID on CID 28 November 2019

HID VP & Managing Director Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren told Security Document World about how the firm is addressing CID trends.

Identity and Citizenship Authority’s expands UAE sevices 28 November 2019

The Federal Authority for Identity And Citizenship Services (ICA) is expanding the range of its services and facilities for UAE residents.

Ekata sees huge rise in ID demand 27 November 2019

A new report commissioned by Ekata, the leader in global digital identity verification data, reveals that a majority of consumers demand trust, security, and data privacy, and also expect their digital transactions to be fast and frictionless.

Frontex to become strengthened EU Border Force 27 November 2019

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) is being strengthened in terms of staff and technical equipment. 

Digital identity platform reaches 1 million users 26 November 2019

Bloom has announced that the Bloom mobile app has surpassed 1 million downloads on the App Store and Google Play. This marks a major milestone in its push to build a global, secure identity ecosystem that gives consumers back control of their data.

Aena tests facial recognition for boarding at Madrid Airport 26 November 2019

The chairmen of Aena, Maurici Lucena, and Iberia, Luis Gallego, accompanied by representatives from partner tech firms have presented the new facial recognition system for boarding at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport this afternoon.

Iris and Metropolitan to partner in Sri Lanka 26 November 2019

Iris has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Metropolitan Office Private Limited (Metropolitan) to collaborate and explore business opportunities in ePassport, Automated Border Control (ABC) and Attendance Management Solution in Sri Lanka.

Veridos modernises Cyprus passport personalisation system 25 November 2019

The Civil Registry and Migration Department of the Ministry of Interior of Cyprus has commissioned Veridos to modernise its nationwide system for biometric data collection, centralized personalization, and issuance of electronic passports, ID cards, and residence permits. 

Signer achieves early common criteria certification for eIDAS 25 November 2019

Remote electronic signature specialist, Cryptomathic, announces that its popular e-signature solution, Signer, has been recognised as providing the highest possible level of security following its Common Criteria certification to the new eIDAS protection profile 419241-2 for remote Qualified Electronic Signatures.

VFS Global launches Philippines ePassport renewal 22 November 2019

In a bid to ease the passport renewal process for Philippine nationals living in the UAE, The Republic of Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs and VFS Global have signed a contract to provide Passport Renewal services.

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Latest White Papers

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.

Hewlett Packard: Implementing mobile electronic identity

In this white paper, Hewlett Packard details an enterprise approach to mobile eID based on hardware tokens in microSD cards.

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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SDW and connect:ID News

Identity Week 2020 reveals new initiatives

The organisers of leading industry event Identity Week 2020 plan to introduce new initatives next year as the show aims to deliver more content and insights to attendees.

Identity Week launches call for speakers

The organisers of a major new event called Identity Week have put out a call for speakers.

connect:ID 2014 in stats

The overwhelming success of the inaugural connect:ID exhibition and conference at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, DC exceeded expectations for event hosts - the IBIA and Science Media Partners.

Plans underway for connect:ID 2015

Preparations are well underway for connect:ID 2015

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