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Azerbaijan mobile ID firm B.EST Solutions joins EEMA for cross-border projects 26 July 2016

European ID think tank EEMA has welcomed B.EST Solutions at its latest member organisation. Based in Baku, the company is a provider of mobile identity solutions in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Dubai extends eGate access to ID card holders 25 July 2016

Dubai residents and citizens from elsewhere in the United Arab Emirates can now use their ID cards to use a biometric  e-gate system in Dubai International Airport, stated the immigration authorities.


Veridos wins Jordan passport contract 25 July 2016

Jordan has awarded German identity solutions firm Veridos a contract to produce and deliver its passports for the next few years.

Virginia DMV and MorphoTrust USA announce partnership 22 July 2016

Virginia DMV and MorphoTrust USA team up to include enrolment services at 10 DMV locations in Virginia. 

GenKey named as startup to watch in 2016 22 July 2016

GenKey has been selected as one of the 10 Startups to Watch 2016 as part of the Gerard & Anton Award.

Document security playing key role amid 'record' European terror attacks 21 July 2016

Identity document security is playing a key role in the authorities’ efforts to combat terrorist attacks in Europe, after 2015 saw a “record” year of terror strikes.

Lisbon Airport expands access to Rapid immigration system 21 July 2016

Portugal’s Lisbon Airport has opened up its automated border control system to a number of countries outside the European Union.

OT wins Mali deal 20 July 2016

Oberthur Technologies signs contract with Mali Government to supply complete solution for issuing ePassports. 

secunet releases SDW InterOp 2016 results 19 July 2016

secunet Security Networks has published the final set of test results from the SDW InterOp 2016 event held in London in May 2016.

18F seeking provider for US identity platform 19 July 2016

The General Services Administration's 18F, an organisation focused on shaping digital services for federal agencies, has issued a request for proposals related to development of a consumer-facing interagency authentication platform for citizen services.

HID Global updates 2016 trends 19 July 2016

HID Global releases mid-year update to its top 2016 security trends.

DHS secretary to unveil state-of-the-art forensic laboratory 18 July 2016

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale unveil a major renovation of ICE Homeland Security Investigations’ Forensic Laboratory on Wednesday. 

Regula reveals document reader SDK for iOS/Android 15 July 2016

Secure document reader experts Regula have developed a mobile passport recognition module for iOS/Android applications.

Entrust Datacard completes mobile smart credential integration 14 July 2016

Entrust Datacard has announced that the company has completed a technology integration between the Entrust IdentityGuard Mobile Smart Credential and the BlackBerry 10 Smart Card Service Framework. T

eDocuments to dominate the ID market, says new report 14 July 2016

As mobile devices emerge as the electronic-only carrier of personal ID (mDocument), with biometrics as identifier and cryptography applied to respect privacy, there could be a decreased need for physical identification documents and their security print features, according to a new report.

Daon launches new initiative 13 July 2016

Daon launches FIDO Quick Start initiative.

Maryland unveils driver’s license with Gemalto polycarbonate tech 13 July 2016

Gemalto has announced that the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) has begun rolling out redesigned driver’s license and identification (ID) cards across the state.

Iceland launches procurement for ePassport, eID and PKI 13 July 2016

Iceland’s passport authority has issued 2 "Prior information notices" on public procurement concerning  the design, production and delivery of travel documents and a PKI system.

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Latest White Papers

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.

Gemalto - National identity schemes

To enable public administrations, companies and citizens to freely interact while retaining their formal relationships of liability, there needs to be a progressive development in the use of "digital trust" services.

NIST launches white papers on digital identity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released white papers on digital identity and authentication ahead of a key workshop. 

GlobalPlatform launches Mobile ID white paper

New white paper highlights how standardised GlobalPlatform technologies support the implementation and deployment of mobile ID solutions, while meeting the advanced security requirements.

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SDW and connect:ID News

Next-generation government and citizen ID event, SDW 2016, has a remarkable year

The 10th edition of SDW saw numbers increase to a record high, with an expanded exhibition and the strongest conference programme to date.

SDW 2016 Live Blog Day 3

All the action from the QEII centre as conference and exhibition enters its third day…

SDW 2016 Live Blog Day 2

All the action from SDW 2016 on its second day - as the exhibition kicks off…

SDW 2016 Live Blog - Day 1

All the action from the ground as security document and next-generation identity solutions event SDW 2016 gets underway in London…

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