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ETSI Security Week homes in on eIDAS 07 July 2015

ICT standards organisation ETSI holds Security Week, with Security Workshop followed by sessions focused on machine-to-machine communications and the Internet of Things (M2M/IoT), security assurance in intelligent transport systems and electronic identification and trust services (eIDAS). 

Morpho wins Estonian API deal 06 July 2015

Morpho secures major contract from Estonian government to supply Advanced Passenger Information/Passenger Name Record (API-PNR) system. 


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Matica Technologies launches new generation of laser modules 06 July 2015

Matica Technologies launches new additions to its laser product portfolio.

Arjo Systems wins SAC certification for chip operating system 02 July 2015

Global identity system integrator Arjo Systems has won Common Criteria EAL 4+ Certification by the French certification authority for its SOMA c003 chip operating system.

NewP@ss partners provide project update 02 July 2015

NewP@as consortium develops data structures and new security chip architectures.

Bundesdruckerei inks PKD contract 02 July 2015

Bundesdruckerei wins contract to design and operate the ICAO Public Key Directory (PKD) Service.

HJP Consulting wins European eID simulation project 01 July 2015

German eID consultancy HJP Consulting has revealed that it will provide the simulation environment for smart card functions being developed for the European Union’s Regulation on electronic identities and trust services (eIDAS).

Nadra wins ePassport software contract for Kenya 01 July 2015

Pakistan’s government biometric agency, the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), has won a contract to provide e-passport software for Kenya.

UK govt launches ePassport trial for teens 30 June 2015

Britain has launched an ePassport trial for 12-17 year olds at Glasgow and Stansted airports, saying it could extend the capability on a wider scale depending on its result.

MOBOfree launches ID verification programme 29 June 2015

African social marketplace MOBOfree launches ID verification programme in Nigeria and Uganda.

Keep your passport safe! 29 June 2015

Last year more than 20,000 British passports were reported lost or stolen, with anecdotal evidence suggesting that many British nationals fell foul of thieves and pickpockets.

Crossmatch releases DigitalPersona Altus with enhanced functionality 27 June 2015

Crossmatch announces enhanced functionality of its DigitalPersona Altus strong, multi-factor authentication solution.

Intellicheck Mobilisa wins patent for dynamic identity matching 25 June 2015

Authentication and verification solutions firm Intellicheck Mobilisa has been awarded a US patent for dynamic identity technology.

Essentra Security wins UK health service contract 25 June 2015

ID solutions provider Essentra Security will play a key role in the provision of a new generation of Smartcard printers throughout the British National Health Service.

Nigeria’s NIMC to make unique ID mandatory 24 June 2015

Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has set 1 September, 2015 as deadline after which all transactions involving the identification of individuals must be carried out using a National Identification Number (NIN).

Afghan official insists eIDs to be issued this year 23 June 2015

Afghanistan’s minister of the interior has said that electronic ID cards will be issued to citizens this year, after various delays hit the project.

SDW 2015 attracts record numbers for next-generation government and citizen ID event 23 June 2015

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

Entrants sought for major holography awards 22 June 2015

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association is seeking entrants for an annual award which focuses on the best holography techniques being developed and deployed by companies.

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Latest Interviews

Ruud van Leeuwen

Senior Document Expert/Trainer, Keesing Technologies, The Netherlands

Roman Vanek

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

Håvard Nordbø

Assistant chief of Police, Norwegian National Police directorate. Norway

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Latest Features

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. 

National Mobile ID schemes Learning from today's best practices

Looking ahead to 2020, many studies show the predominant role that mobile devices and - more broadly - connected objects, will have in our lives.

Gemalto discusses how some visionary countries have made the leap to mobile identity or m-ID, meaning the creation of a mechanism - initiated using the eID component - for accessing online services with a high level of security thanks to mobile devices.

Securing the weakest links for a safer travel experience

Travel documents confirm the identity of persons and enable seamless and secure international travel but are only as satisfactory as the identification-related systems behind their production, issuance, control and inspection.

Gemalto discusses the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) considers new global approach, the Traveler identification Program (TRIP) initiative.

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SDW Conference and connect:ID News

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.

Veridos showcases ‘Payment on eID’ solutions at SDW2015

Veridos will present a special focus on payment on eID solutions at the Security Document World 2015 event in London. 

SDW 2015: Day 1 - Live Blog

All the events on the ground as SDW 2015 launches…

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