Securitydocumentworld.com is the premier portal worldwide for providing cutting-edge and fully-researched news and information to all those involved in the security document business. The site’s main focus is on the design, manufacture, personalization and use of documents such as passports, ID cards (of all varieties), visas and driving licenses, but it also covers a host of other security documents and vertical markets such as border control.

Headline News

New Norwegian passports hailed as ‘beautiful’ 21 November 2014

Media have praised a winning design for new Norwegian passports, which feature a lake scene that changes appearance under UV light.

Entrust Datacard adds DuraShield overlay to secure product line 20 November 2014

Entrust Datacard has added holographic overlay to its secure ID line which the company says offers four times the durability of traditional topcoats.


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The world’s leading document security show – now with an exhibition floor more than 85% sold out - 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.


Continued growth for Identiv 20 November 2014

Identiv reports its financial results for third quarter of 2014.

Indonesian halts eID production as forgery investigated 19 November 2014

Indonesia has halted production of eID cards after the discovery of several counterfeit versions that bore identical holograms to those on the original cards.

Japan eyes facial recognition for airports by 2017 18 November 2014

Experts in Japan have told politicians that facial recognition technology has evolved enough to be installed at the country's airports.

UK govt eyes identity assurance for the European Union 17 November 2014

An online identity assurance scheme the British government has developed could in future be used to access e-government services accross Europe, says the Government Digital Service.  

Malaysian, Qatari airlines join INTERPOL’s I-Checkit passport plan 17 November 2014

Qatar Airways and Air Asia have joined an INTERPOL scheme that enables passports to be instantly checked against a database of around 43 million lost and stolen travel documents.

London City Airport doubles passport control capacity 17 November 2014

London City Airport almost doubles capacity at passport control with the installation of five ePassport gates.

Govt-backed ID scheme faces private rival in New Zealand 14 November 2014

A secure identity service that’s been developed by New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs could face competition from an Australian online verification firm that’s expanding into the country.

Gemalto acquires MIDS 14 November 2014

Gemalto acquires the outstanding shares of Marquis ID Systems.

Homeland Security taps Verizon subsidiary for myE-Verify 13 November 2014

The US’s Department of Homeland Security has turned to a subsidiary of IT security firm Verizon for support in deploying its myE-Verify worker identity programme nationwide.

JetBlue installs SITA automated border controls at JFK 13 November 2014

US low-cost carrier JetBlue has invested in 41 new automated passport control kiosks at JFK International.

India to introduce mandatory biometrics for passports 12 November 2014

Only Indians who have enrolled for the biometrics-based Aadhaar unique ID number will be able to apply for passports under a new application system.

Entrust Datacard launches enhanced cloud-based identity management tool 12 November 2014

Entrust Datacard has revealed a new credentialing service that delivers smart card management and issuance from the cloud.

Mexican travellers give smartphones the thumbs up 12 November 2014

Air passengers in Mexico increasingly using smartphones and mobile technology to enhance their travel experience, according to new survey from SITA. 

Agfa Graphics releases new version of security printing software 12 November 2014

Digital printing system firm Agfa Graphics has released a new version of its Fortuna security printing design software. 

Chinese ministry develops eIDs with tightened security 11 November 2014

China's Ministry of Public Security has developed tighter eID algorithms which it says will enhance cardholders’ online security.

NZ credit agency develops real-time passport verification 10 November 2014

New Zealand credit bureau Veda has introduced a real-time passport verification service which it says will save time and reduce risk.

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Latest Interviews

Interview: Gemalto’s Coralie Mesnard on the explosion of mobile identity

In a wide-ranging interview with Security Document World, Gemalto’s Coralie Mesnard, marketing manager for e/mGov solutions, discusses important trends in mobile identity.

Latest Features

Electronic Driver's Licenses: Driving towards the future

eDLs present a significant opportunity for issuing authorities to provide meaningful services to motorists. At the same time, these new licenses can simplify administration, provide higher-quality data and services, and can make organizations more efficient. NXP reports.

Looking at the future of travel - The fourth generation of ePassport

The next evolution of the ePassort standard will introduce the ability to add data to the electronic component of the passport post issue, in order to load and read information such as biometric data or electronic visas and entry/exit stamps during its lifetime. Gemalto discusses the importance of selecting the right partners and suppliers for this task.

Taking a holistic approach for government ID card programs

Organizations need to take more of a holistic approach when selecting the right desktop printer for a government ID program – part of this includes the print technology, but it also includes the quality of the card, durability and security features put on the card, and overall cost of the program. Datacard reports…

The role of trusted digital identity in enabling the eGovernment 2020 vision

Whether we’re logging into eServices to perform healthcare claims, to vote or sign a digital transaction, pay taxes, book or buy goods or services, our digital identity will become ever more significant in the years to come. This is especially true when it comes to accessing a vast range of public and government services.

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SDW Conference and connect:ID News

SDW 2014 Press Release

Held at the height of the English summer, SDW 2014, the world's leading next-generation government and citizen identity conference and exhibition continued to demonstrate its importance to the secure document and identity industry, once again breaking attendance records and consolidating its place on the industry’s calendar as ‘the must-attend event’.

connect:ID 2014 in stats

The overwhelming success of the inaugural connect:ID exhibition and conference at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, DC exceeded expectations for event hosts - the IBIA and Science Media Partners.

Plans underway for connect:ID 2015

Preparations are well underway for connect:ID 2015

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