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HID partners with NXP for eID 05 August 2015

HID announces ultra-thin Polycarbonate ePrelaminate inlay for eID cards that is more than 30% thinner than alternatives. NXP becomes HID’s first qualified partner supplying IC chips for this product. 

Barcelona airport deploys biometric passport control 04 August 2015

Barcelona’s El Prat Airport has deployed biometric border controls featuring facial and fingerprint recognition as oart of an EU-wide smart borders initiative. 


> SDW 2016: May 10 - 12, QEII, London

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.


Government ID market saw ’flat’ growth in 2014 04 August 2015

Only a total of 454 million government ID smart card credentials such as driver licenses, healthcare, national ID cards, and passports were issued in 2014, resulting in flat year-on-year growth of 2.4%, according to a new report by ABI Research.

Bundesdruckerei buys stake in genua 03 August 2015

Bundesdruckerei acquires majority share in German IT security specialist, genua gmbh.

GlobalPlatform to host TEE workshop 03 August 2015

GlobalPlatform to host a workshop for application developers focused on the trusted execution environment.

Precise Biometrics wins new Tactivo deal 03 August 2015

Precise Biometrics receives additional order for Tactivo from an English NHS Foundation Trust. 

Dubai’s Mashreq deploys banking services on eID cards 30 July 2015

Mashreq, Dubai's third-biggest bank by assets, has enabled banking services linked to the emirate’s eID cards.

Smartcard IC shipments to reach 12.7 bn in 2019 30 July 2015

Shipments of smart card integrated circuits (ICs) are projected to increase from 9.6 billion in 2014 to 10.4 billion in 2015 and to 12.7 billion in 2019.

Row grows over EC plans on digital visas 30 July 2015

Plans by the European Commission to replace traditional ink-on-paper passport stamps with a digital alternative have been met with dismay by some member states

MEA set for eGovt projects 29 July 2015

IHS report reveals interesting developments in Middle East and Africa region for eGovernment and healthcare ID.

Australia seeks partner for border clearance platform 29 July 2015

Australia’s Department of Immigration is seeking a partner for the development of a new traveller clearance system following successful proof-of-concept trials.  

Matica opens new base in France 29 July 2015

Matica Technologies opens new office branch in Angers, France.

ACSIEL selects KEOLABS for eIDAS project 28 July 2015

Smart cardtesting solutions firm KEOLABS has been retained by ACSIEL for the specification of  the testing standards for the eIDAS project.

10 US airports to play role in biometric exit pilot 28 July 2015

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has revealed that it will pilot the collection of biometric and biographic information on selected flights from up to 10 identified US airports over the next year.

Smile better for passport photos? 27 July 2015

Given that faces are generally pictured smiling, and these images are rated as being more like familiar faces, it may be beneficial to permit expression in passport photographs, says study.

More SmartGates for New Zealand 23 July 2015

More than NZ$6 million from New Zealand's Future Investment Fund to go towards expanding and modernising SmartGate.

De La Rue launches next-gen ID solutions 22 July 2015

De La Rue has announced the launch of DLR Identify, a new citizen-centric web based software solution, complemented by three new physical document security features and two new thin film laminates for passport bio-data page protection

Precise Biometrics secures Chinese deal 22 July 2015

Precise BioMatch Mobile integrated in a smartphone with a Chinese manufacturer.

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Latest Interviews

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.

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

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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 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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