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Los Angeles: Vision-Box biometric boarding platform extended to Norwegian Air 18 July 2019

On July 11, the first flight of Norwegian Air using facial recognition for boarding left from Los Angeles airport to Barcelona.

Leonardo Da Vinci Airport achieves eGate success 18 July 2019

Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci airport has hailed been hailed as an example of progress after it became the first Italian airport to have installed the new digital passport control equipment


Wisekey says blockchain removes need for centralised digital ID 16 July 2019

WISeKey, Swiss based cybersecurity, IoT and blockchain company combining traditional Cryptographic Trust Models with blockchain global distributed ledgers, is creating a new platform.

Canada, Netherlands to pilot paperless ePassports for transatlantic flights 15 July 2019

Canada and the Netherlands have given more details on a pilot project for paperless travel between the two countries.

Fed warns on impact of 'Synthetic identity' theft 12 July 2019

The US Federal Reserve says a new crime trend has seen fraudsters combine a fake name and other fictional personal data such as a date of birth with a true Social Security number.

Nigerian mint to take over ePassport production 12 July 2019

Nigeria's Federal Government has cancelled the printing of e-passports by companies other than the Nigerian Printing and Minting Company.

Bangladesh to start ePassport distribution in July 11 July 2019

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the distribution of electronic passports or ePassports this month, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said Thursday. 

Thales completes sale of general purpose hardware security module business to Entrust Datacard 11 July 2019

Thales announced this week the closing of the sale of its General Purpose Hardware Security Module (GP HSM) business to Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure issuance technology solutions.

eGate system to be introduced at BIA 10 July 2019

An eGate system will be introduced at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Sri Lanka's Colombo to allow passengers to clear immigration quickly, Immigration Controller General Pasan Ratnayake said.

Juniper Research: Digital ID to be used by 5bn people in 2024 10 July 2019

A new report from Juniper Research found that the number of people using government-issued digital identity credentials will grow by over 150% from an expected 1.7 billion in 2019 to over 5 billion in 2024

DGM Consortium releases statement on Thai ePassport project 04 July 2019

DGM Consortium hsa said it fully respects the Thai Government’s tender process & evaluation benchmarks for the Thai e-Passport project. 

Regula opens a new office in Germany 04 July 2019

Following the recent appointment of Global Sales Director for Airport and Airlines and the opening of a new London office, Regula is expanding its international presence with Regula Deutschland GmbH based in Kaarst, Germany

Rwanda starts issuing East Africa ePassport 03 July 2019

Rwanda has begun issuing the East Africa e-passport in line with the country's commitment to promote regional integration as envisioned by East African Community (EAC) partner states, an immigration official announced Friday.

Signicat acquires Norwegian digital identity specialist, Idfy 01 July 2019

Signicat, a provider of verified digital identity solutions, has today announced the acquisition of Idfy, a  provider of secure identification and electronic signature solutions. 

Canada–Netherlands biometric program will facilitate paperless cross-border travel 28 June 2019

 Vision-Box and partners have today signed an agreement to officially launch the “Known Traveler Digital Identity” service, which will facilitate paperless border clearance between Canada and The Netherlands.

TSA says biometrics aren't mandatory 27 June 2019

The Transportation Security Administration said on 20 june that it has no plans to make biometric identity-verification mandatory, although the agency continues to study and pilot different technologies to make passenger screening more efficient.

WTTC sees biometrics as key to future travel 27 June 2019

The WTTC has saluted the work of ICAO and encourages Member State adoption of digital identity into the traveller journey.

Facial recognition boarding launched by Delta at MSP 26 June 2019

Delta Air Lines will give passengers who fly out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport the option to use facial recognition to board their flight instead of a standard boarding pass.

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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 launches call for speakers

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

Identity Week to be launched next year in London

The organisers of a major new event called Identity Week have revealed that its first edition will be held next year.

Regula is a platinum partner of SDW 2018

Regula is showcasing a variety of innovative authenticity verification devices at the world-leading identity solutions event SDW 2018

SDW 2018 panel to debate physical and digital ID

The SDW panel debate, Physical and Digital Identity – an extinction event for security credentials or a case for a new document ecosystem?, debates key questions in this crucial period of convergence for physical and digital identity.

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