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Thales reveals double-sided ID card reader 03 December 2020

Thales showcases the world’s only double-sided ID card reader, the first to be able to examine ID cards or driving licenses in the cloud1 in less than four seconds

Digital health passports should wait for vaccine: UoE 03 December 2020

Digital health passports should not be rolled out on a mass basis until COVID-19 vaccines are available to all, a report warns


CIT invests in CySecure 02 December 2020

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) today announced that CIT GAP Funds has invested in Marshall, Va.-based CySecure Inc., developer of next generation identity and authentication solutions. 

Wales to give out vaccine ID cards 02 December 2020

People in Wales will get an ID-size card to show they've had the coronavirus vaccine

People in Wales will get an ID-size card to show they've had the coronavirus vaccine

UAE reveals new passport, ID cards 01 December 2020

The UAE plans to add new digital and pyhsical security features to a new range of passport and ID documents.

UK govt wrangles over COVID vaccine 'passport' 01 December 2020

A US Cabinet Office minister has dismissed reports customers may need to have the jab to go to pubs or sports events.

Mastercard, Australia Post and Deakin University partner on digital ID 30 November 2020

Mastercard, Australia Post and Deakin University expanded tests of ID, Mastercard’s digital identity service, to verify students taking exams online

Guest Post: Holograms shine in the battle to protect against ID fraud 30 November 2020

Holography is at the heart of new document and ID security and authentication, says Dr Paul Dunn, chairman of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA).

SuperCom secures electronic monitoring contract 30 November 2020

SuperCom, a global provider of secured solutions for the e-Government, IOT and Cybersecurity sectors, has secured a contract to provide its PureSecurity Electronic Monitoring (EM) suite in Wisconsin.

KINEGRAM Optical Machine Authentication commercially available 26 November 2020

OVD Kinegram AG, a leading supplier of security products aimed at protecting identities, has recently released new software solutions for the optical machine authentication of KINEGRAM security features. 

Idemia reveals Digital Travel Credentials (DTC) 26 November 2020

IDEMIA, the global leader in augmented identity and security solutions, presented, with a major airline company, has presented its Digital Travel Credentials (DTC) demonstrator

Danish Digitization Agency launches driving license app 25 November 2020

The Danish Digitization Agency has today launched a new driving license app, which can be downloaded in the App Store or in Google Play.

eID verification service added to Macao integrated self-service kiosks 25 November 2020

Holders of electronic Macao Special Administrative Region Resident Identity Card can verify their electronic ID cards with integrated self-service kiosks located at 48 locations in Macao. 

CBP launches Simplified Arrival at IAH 24 November 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Houston Airport System today announced the launch of Simplified Arrival at George Bush Intercontinental Airport 

Verify Online launches new approach to documentation verification 24 November 2020

Verify Online has launched a brand new document verification service, providing a convenient online-only solution to verify the legitimacy of official UK and overseas documentation thanks to cutting-edge new technologies.

IATA Travel Pass 'key to reopening borders' 23 November 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it is in the final development phase of the IATA Travel Pass, a digital health pass that will support the safe reopening of borders.

TSA at Yeager Airport gets new credential authentication tech 23 November 2020

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at Yeager Airport is now using new technology that confirms the validity of a traveler’s identification and confirms their flight information in near real time.

Uber and AU10TIX launch new safety measures 19 November 2020

Uber Technologies, has partnered with AU10TIX, a global identity verification and authentication platform, to implement a program in cities in Mexico, Argentina and Chile that helps verify the identity of new riders

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SDW and connect:ID News

Identity Week Virtual 16-18 November

IDENTITY WEEK VIRTUAL  comprises three world-class events – Digital:ID , Planet Biometrics and SDW – all focused on the concept of identity.

Our world-class event aims to help create a more secure world, where trusted identity solutions enable governments and commercial organisations to provide citizens, employees, customers and consumers with a multitude of services, entitlements and opportunities to transact in a seamless, yet secure manner.

Identity Week Asia attracts 1000 international identity experts to inaugural event

Identity Week Asia will open its doors on 8-9 October at Suntec, Singapore, with an expected 1000 experts from around the world convening to discuss next-generation identity solutions and their capability to both transform society and counter identity-based fraud.

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.

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