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X-Infotech signs deal for biometric documents in Belarus 24 May 2018

An agreement on the supply of equipment and software for production of biometric identity documents for Belarus was signed by X-Infotech and partners this week.

OSPT Alliance launches CIPURSE training program with FIME 24 May 2018

Global technical association, OSPT Alliance has collaborated with FIME to develop and launch a technical training program. 


HID Global bags World Cup deal 23 May 2018

HID Global has been appointed the official ticket producer for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Philippines opposition takes aim at ID plans 23 May 2018

Lawmakers from the Phillippines' House of Representatives on Wednesday slammed the approval of the measure establishing an identification system that provides official national ID for all Filipinos.

Norway to spend $86m on new ID cards 23 May 2018

Norway is expected to spend some 700 million kroner ($86 million) on new national ID cards.

Feature: Gamification as a key to more reliable authentication 22 May 2018

Gamification can help the supervision of humans taking part in the authentication process.

Veridos ahead in Bangladesh ePassport contract: Report 21 May 2018

Germany-based Veridos is set to get the job of introducing ePassports in Bangladesh for the first time, according to local media.

Acuant announces Okta integration on ID proofing 21 May 2018

Acuant, a provider of identity verification solutions, has announced a strategic integration with Okta, a provider of identity for the enterprise.

Capital One buys digital identity startup Confyrm 18 May 2018

Capital One has acquired Confyrm, a US-based digital identity and fraud alert startup, to speed its development of ID solutions.

Facebook joins FIDO board 17 May 2018

Facebook appointed to FIDO Alliance board of directors.

Chinese facial ID firm targets Africa 17 May 2018

China's CloudWalk Technology Co, a domestic start-up based in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong Province, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Zimbabwean government on a mass facial recognition project.

G+D Mobile Security and IDnow partner on biometric ID project 17 May 2018

G+D Mobile Security and IDnow have entered into a partnership to combine expertise and resources with the aim to develop AI-driven biometric and security technologies

Optaglio integrates behavior science in anti-counterfeit research 16 May 2018

Czech firm Optaglio has founded a psychological laboratory focused on behavioural aspects of authentication processes and documents inspection. 

Uflex becomes Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) certified Security Printer 16 May 2018

Indian multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex Limited has been certified by the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) as a security printer.

Gemalto unveils tech for smart energy 14 May 2018

Gemalto launches security solution designed to protect smart energy sector ecosystem. 

New CHRO for Entrust Datacard 10 May 2018

Beth Klehr named as chief human resources officer for Entrust Datacard.

Finland using blockchain for refugees benefits 10 May 2018

The Finnish Immigration Service is using a blockchain system, deployed via ethereum, that maintains a record of the financial transactions made by refugees using a pre-paid Mastercard. 

Argentina launches biometric ABC at Buenos Aires International Airport 09 May 2018

A new Border Control experience designed by Vision-Box is automating  the clearance and border passage of Argentinian citizens entering the country using the largest airport of the country. The system is on track to be expanded to departures and 3rd country citizens.

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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

SDW 2017 sees attendee numbers soar to new record

Leading next-generation government and citizen ID event SDW 2017 has revealed year-on-year growth in visitorship of 6%, and a record level of conference attendees.

SDW 2017 exhibition now sold out

The industry-leading exhibition and conference for security document professionals, SDW 2017, has sold out all exhibition stands ahead of its 11th edition.

SDW 2017 launches call for speakers

Next-generation government and citizen identity event SDW 2017 has revealed that speaker proposals are now being accepted for its 11th edition.

secunet releases SDW InterOp 2016 results

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

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