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Grenada to re-issue new voter ID cards 17 January 2020

Grenada's Parliamentary Elections Office (PEO) says all of the country's estimated 80, 000 registered voters will have to be re-issued due to a technical hitch.

Regula to train employees of Cyprus diplomatic missions 17 January 2020

Regula will supply over 20 video spectral comparators Regula 4305DMH to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus.


Philadelphia Airport to pilot biometric exit screening 16 January 2020

Beginning January 21, 2020, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will implement a 45-day pilot of biometric screening technologies at three international gates to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) process departing passengers.

Romania to introduce eID cards starting 2021 16 January 2020

Romania is to start issuing electronic ID cards in August 2021 to align with the standards set at the European Union level. Romania’s current ID card was introduced in 1997.

Freja eID+ becomes ID method for state insurance 15 January 2020

Sweden's governmentally quality-marked Freja eID + becomes a new identification method for logging into the AFA Försäkring R&D portal that researchers use to apply for funding.

Signicat appoints new CEO and Chairman 14 January 2020

Signicat, a leader in verified digital identity solutions, is bringing in new expertise and capabilities to help accelerate its international expansion

Socure reveals study on Synthetic Identity Fraud 14 January 2020

Socure has published a new whitepaper on the growing issue of synthetic identity fraud,

Neustar launches flexible digital ID solutions 13 January 2020

Neustar, a global information services company, has expanded its digital identity risk portfolio to address the needs of companies looking for a more flexible customer identity authentication solution

Tanzania sees ePassport rush as deadline nears 09 January 2020

The number of Tanzanians applying for electronic passports has drastically increased to an average of 1,200 applications from between 300 and 400 per day.

Pepper & Ink Technologies generates over 100 million enhanced QR codes 09 January 2020

Pepper & Ink Technologies has successfully generated over 100 million Enhanced QR Codes on PAN Cards for the Indian Ministry of Finance with zero error precision. 

Bangladesh to start issuing ePassports in Jan: Report 08 January 2020

Distribution of the Bangladeshi ePassport (electronic passport) is set to start from January 22 as the authorities have completed preparation and formalities in this regard, reports local media.

Thales to Deliver Digital Licence Solution to Queensland 07 January 2020

Thales has signed a contract to partner with Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) in Australia and local Queensland SMEs, Code Heroes and Aliva, to design, develop and deliver the State’s first Digital Licence App.

Access-IS announces BD appointment 07 January 2020

 Access-IS, a market leader in the passport and ID reading industry, is delighted to announce the strengthening of its Identity & Security division with the appointment of José Dáger as Business Development Manager; Americas.

Malaysia launches study on digital ID 06 January 2020

A comprehensive study to establish a user centric National Digital Identity (ID) framework for Malaysians has commenced on 21 November 2019.  

Margus Arm appointed system chief at Estonia's RIA 03 January 2020

The Estonian Information System Authority (RIA's) director general has appointed Margus Arm, head of the department for electronic identity at RIA, as his deputy responsible for the state information system, reports local media.

ArcBlock releases new version of identity wallet 03 January 2020

ArcBlock, a blockchain platform for production-ready decentralized applications and enterprise blockchains, announced today that they are releasing a new version of their decentralized identity wallet. 

Mobile biometrics visa service for Italians in India 02 January 2020

VFS Global has launched the mobile biometrics (Visa at your doorstep) service for Italian visa customers across India

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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 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.

Identity Week launches call for speakers

The organisers of  Identity Week have put out a call for speakers.

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