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Headline News

Ukraine eyes EU visa-free status with biometric passport plan 23 September 2014

Ukraine plans to implement a nationwide biometric passport system that would ease its citizens' entry to European Union countries.

Christophe Fontaine joins OT 22 September 2014

Oberthur Technologies appoints Christophe Fontaine as managing director of the Identity Business Unit and member of the Group Executive Committee.


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The world’s leading document security show – now with an exhibition floor more than 85% sold out - 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.


Kenya eyes eID cards 20 September 2014

Kenya looks to deploy new eID card that can also be used for payments.

Identiv closes US$30 million public offering 19 September 2014

Identiv has announced the closing of an underwritten public offering of two million shares of its common stock at a public offering price of US$15.00 per share. 

IDEX recruits industry veterans 19 September 2014

IDEX makes new appointments as part of its strategy of strengthening its bases in America and the Far East.

MorphoTrust USA receives pilot grant from NIST 18 September 2014

National Institute of Standards and Technology awards MorphoTrust USA a pilot grant to create an eID to access online services.

Cross Match launches new handheld solution 18 September 2014

Cross Match Technologies launches its Verifier Sentry handheld solution.

Biometrics Institute makes submission to UK parliament 18 September 2014

Biometrics Institute makes submission to UK government’s Science and Technology Committee emphasising the need for guidance on privacy and vulnerability assessments for the responsible use of biometrics.

Hamad International Airport opts for Vision-Box 17 September 2014

 Qatar’s new Hamad International Airport (HIA) using Vision-Box eGate technology.

Government ID sector to increase ‘more than twofold’ 16 September 2014

ABI Research reveals smart card shipments totalled 8 billion units in 2013, with government ID, SIM, and payment and banking applications accounting for 87% of all shipments.

Infineon CEO discusses security 16 September 2014

Infineon CEO Reinhard Ploss and Germany’s Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière meet to discuss the Digital Agenda and IT security in Germany.

Schengen VIS set for rollout in Albania 15 September 2014

From 25 September 2014, all Schengen States' consulates in Albania will use the Visa Information System (VIS).

Identiv announces shares plan 15 September 2014

Identiv announces intention to offer shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. 

MP reads proposed specialist printing offences bill 14 September 2014

 MP David Amess reads proposed bill on Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences).

De La Rue named for UK contract 11 September 2014

De La Rue named as the preferred bidder for the 10 year contract to print plastic banknotes for the Bank of England.

New CFO for Precise Biometrics 10 September 2014

Precise Biometrics appoints Bo-Göran Jaxelius as CFO and member of its management team. 

GlobalPlatform to host training sessions 09 September 2014

GlobalPlatform to host card specification and contactless training sessions in Paris in October.

Datacolor 45IR now available 08 September 2014

Datacolor's portable spectrophotometer, designed to meet the requirements of the security printing industry, now available.

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Latest Features

Video: Nigeria's biometric-based eID project

Representatives from the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Nigeria give an inspiring overview of the Nigerian eID project - and the National Identity Management System (NIMS).

Electronic Driver's Licenses: Driving towards the future

eDLs present a significant opportunity for issuing authorities to provide meaningful services to motorists. At the same time, these new licenses can simplify administration, provide higher-quality data and services, and can make organizations more efficient. NXP reports.

Looking at the future of travel - The fourth generation of ePassport

The next evolution of the ePassort standard will introduce the ability to add data to the electronic component of the passport post issue, in order to load and read information such as biometric data or electronic visas and entry/exit stamps during its lifetime. Gemalto discusses the importance of selecting the right partners and suppliers for this task.

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Newsletter Archives

SDW Newsletter 18 September 2014

• Cross Match launches new handheld solution
• Biometrics Institute makes submission to UK parliament
and more…

SDW Newsletter 11 Sept 2014

• De La Rue named for UK contract
• New CFO for Precise Biometrics
and more…

SDW Newsletter 04 Sept 2014

• Chip firms hit by fine
• New Systems Committee chair for GlobalPlatform
and more…

SDW Newsletter 28 Aug 2014

• DHS hits milestones
• Denmark signs border control agreement
and more…

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SDW Conference and connect:ID News

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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