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GET Group North America and Secure Planet partner on face recognition 18 April 2019

GET Group North America, a provider of end-to-end solutions for secure credentials, has announced a partnership with Secure Planet, an I3 affiliated company, which provides facial recognition-based solutions to US government, industry and commercial clients.

Regula updates IRS Secure Documents Ultimate 17 April 2019

Regula has significantly improved the capabilities of its information reference system Secure Documents Ultimate (IRS SDU).


97% of Gemalto shares tendered to the Thales offer 17 April 2019

Following the Post-Closing Acceptance Period, which ended yesterday, approximately 97.02% of Gemalto shares have now been tendered to the Thales offer

IDEMIA selected by Royal Caribbean Cruises 16 April 2019

Idemia (IDEMIA) has announced the expansion of Royal Caribbean’s debarkation process using IDEMIA’s MFace high speed 3D face capture technology.

Private sector seeks to revive Jamaican ID system 15 April 2019

Three private sector groups in Jamaica have said that politicians need to continue pushing for progress on the planned National Identification System (NIDS), which was knocked off course by  a Constitutional Court ruling last Friday.

Regula releases new version of document reader SDK for mobile platforms 12 April 2019

Regula has recently released a new version of Document Reader SDK for mobile platforms. 

JFK Airport T1 and Vision-Box to roll out facial recognition boarding 11 April 2019

New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport Terminal One Group and Vision-Box have signed a cooperation agreement to roll out one of the largest biometric boarding airport platforms in the US. 

HID Global launches fingerprint reader 10 April 2019

HID Global has announced a new fingerprint reader that the firm says merges its credential excellence with HID’s globally-patented multispectral imaging technology.

Italy conducts forged ID training 09 April 2019

Italy's Directorate General for Italians Abroad organised a one-day training and updating day on preventing the counterfeiting of documents for the personnel of the Foreign Ministry’s overseas network. 

Du signs digital ID deal with One37 08 April 2019

UAE-based operator Du has signed a partnership with identity and access authentication products provider, One37.

Identity verification service Onfido raises $50mn 04 April 2019

Onfido, a London-based identity verification service, announced it has raised $50 million in funding. Including this round, Onfido has raised over $100 million. 

Luminescence Sun Chemical Security to launch new range of machine-readable security inks 03 April 2019

Luminescence Sun Chemical Security, the security inks division of Sun Chemical, will use the forthcoming Currency Conference from 7 to 11 April 2019 in Dubai, UAE, to launch ASPECT.

Thales completes purchase of Gemalto 03 April 2019

Thales has completed the acquistion of secure identity tech firm Gemalto.

WISeKey launches blockchain-powered ID solution 01 April 2019

WISeKey, a global cybersecurity, Blockchain and IoT company today announced that it has launched SensorsID, a strong Digital Identity solution designed to protect device identities and their data.

Acuity: AI-based biometrics will transform travel 29 March 2019

Acuity Market Intelligence has said that as airports across the globe invest in a range of smart technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and biometrics, that this is the preliminary stage of a far-reaching commitment to transform the inevitable hassles and inconvenience of airport travel into delightful passenger experiences.

IQ Structures protects critical authentication data writing them into holograms 28 March 2019

Mass production of the same element has always been the crucial feature of security holography as anti-counterfeit protection technology

Verimi and Signicat partner to deliver verified digital identity solution 28 March 2019

Identification platform Verimi and digital identity solutions provider Signicat have announced a partnership

SITA Smart Path launched at Athens Airport 27 March 2019

Passengers flying with Aegean Airlines from Athens International Airport are being offered a faster, more efficient journey through the airport by merely scanning their face at check-in and at security points.

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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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