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Montenegro introduces the next generation of ID documents 10 July 2020

In June 2020, the Montenegrin Ministry of the Interior could record another success in the introduction of advanced ID documents: the opening of the Personalization Center in the capital Podgorica.

People's United Bank launches AlwaysChecking 09 July 2020

People's United Bank, N.A. a subsidiary of People's United Financial, has announced the launch of AlwaysChecking, a premium digital identity and credit protection service offered in partnership with Experian


Thailand launches 10-year passport 09 July 2020

Thailand has launched a third-generation 10-year ePassport that reportedly features iris scan identification.

Beyond Identity joins FIDO Alliance 08 July 2020

Newly launched passwordless identity management startup Beyond Identity today announced it has joined the FIDO Alliance

ECB welcomes initiative to launch new European payment solution 08 July 2020

The European Central Bank (ECB) welcomes the decision by 16 European banks to launch the European Payments Initiative.

Apple patents mobile solution to replace passports 07 July 2020

Apple has filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office on July 2 for a solution that would work in place of traditional driver’s licenses, passports and varied ID cards for government purposes or access to private property.

Access IS' TripTick certified as Visa Ready 07 July 2020

Access-IS has announced that its TripTick device has been certified as Visa Ready for contactless payments. 

COVID-19 delays Vietnam ePassports 06 July 2020

Vietnam has had to postpone ePassport issuance due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, local media reported. 

SPS improve ID card security thanks to CMI+ 06 July 2020

SPS has introduced CMI+, Customized Module Image Plus, a new security feature dedicated to ID documents that consists in including the coat of arms or other government emblems or symbols on the card’s micro module. 

Surge in ID card demand in Singapore 02 July 2020

Singapore's Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has experienced a huge surge in demand for Identity Card (IC) services

USCIS to furlough staff, asks for emergency funds 02 July 2020

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has sent furlough notices to about 69% of its staff and preparing to suspend services in August because Congress and the Trump administration can’t agree on terms of a $1.2 billion funding arrangement.

Elyctis introduces the ID BOX One 152 30 June 2020

Elyctis, an expert in eID and ePassport readers, expands again its ID BOX One range with the ID BOX One 152

Mvine and iProov to partner on COVID-19 test ID 29 June 2020

 Mvine Limited and iProov announce today a new agreement has been formalised to partner with one another on forthcoming business engagements.

Veridos announces passing of Efthimios Matsoukis 29 June 2020

With great sadness, Veridos and Veridos Matsoukis announce that Efthimios Matsoukis, Managing Director of Veridos Matsoukis Security Printing S.A. in Athens, passed away last Sunday, 21 June 2020

Indian ePassport makes progress 25 June 2020

Senior Indian officials have confirmed that the country's ePassport project is nearing the stage where citizens can apply for the document.

Veridos launches eGovernment platform for protecting COVID-19 related documents 25 June 2020

Veridos, a leading provider of integrated identity solutions, presents its new eGovernment platform, VeriGOTrueSeal. It allows for secure, convenient, and privacy-friendly digital attestation of sensitive documents that are essential for the management of the COVID-19 situation.

Idemia launches ID Screen 24 June 2020

Augmented identity firm IDEMIA has launched a tablet that combines its fingerprint and facial biometrics technology.

Access-IS Registers With NOVOMATIC 23 June 2020

Access-IS, the leading supplier of Identity Document readers is pleased to announce the integration of its ATOM document reader with NOVOMATIC’s myACP casino management system. 

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SDW and connect:ID News

Identity Week postponed until mid-November

The organisers of the industry-leading identity event, after a great deal of deliberation, and given current world circumstances surrounding COVID-19, have taken the decision to postpone Identity Week 2020 to mid November

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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