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Germany and Bangladesh seal ePassport deal 19 July 2018

Bangladesh and Germany on Thursday signed a government-to-government agreement on e-passport following the government’s decision to issue electronic passports alongside the machine readable passports (MRP) for the citizens of the country. 

Valid selected by Vermont for DL deal 18 July 2018

The Vermont State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has selected Valid USA, Inc. (Valid) to provide their residents with securely issued driver licenses and identification (DL/ID) cards.

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Crossmatch announces updated software 18 July 2018

Crossmatch launches DigitalPersona v3.0 Multifactor Authentication Software.

Louisiana tales mDL lead 17 July 2018

Louisiana has become the first US state to permit the use of a smartphone-based driver's license, the office of Gov. John Bel Edwards has announced.

Veridos chosen for Bangladesh ePassport deal 16 July 2018

German firm Veridos has got the job of preparing about 20 million ePassports and providing other related services for Bangladesh at a cost of around Tk 3,339 crore ($400 million), reports Bangladeshi media.

Noodigs selects Acuant’s AssureID for identity verification 13 July 2018

Acuant, a provider of identity verification solutions, today announced that Noodigs Realty Services, a software company modernizing the home sales transaction, selected Acuant’s AssureID for identity verification.

Somalia mulling biometric ID programme 12 July 2018

Somalian government officials met recently with officials from the World Bank, USAID, and other development partners to discuss the progress of the Somali National Identity Programme.

Smartcore adds biometrics at Seoul airport 12 July 2018

Seoul’s Incheon International Airport has deployed SmartCore Inc's MBAS Plus immigration control devices, which employ Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo single-print FBI certified fingerprint scanner.

Jim Bottorff joins IDEMIA as CFO, North America 11 July 2018

IDEMIA appoints Jim Bottorff as chief financial officer for North America.

ITS installs kiosks at Cyprus airports 11 July 2018

Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS) announced the installation of 74 BORDERXPRESS kiosks at Pafos International Airport (Pafos) and Larnaka International Airport (Larnaka) in Cyprus. 

Cryptomathic signer achieves eIDAS certification 10 July 2018

Cryptomathic’s remote qualified eSignature solution, Signer, has achieved eIDAS certification.

Irish govt says biometric data reference in privacy policy was ‘in error’ 06 July 2018

Ireland's Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has said a reference to processing biometric data on individuals included in its new privacy statement was an error and that public services cards do not store biometrics.

Vision-Box opens Delhi office 06 July 2018

Vision-Box opens New Delhi office to accelerate introduction of digital identity solutions and seamless travel technology.

Caymans plans electronic identification system 05 July 2018

The Cayman Islands government is currently working on the introduction of a secure digital identity as early as next year, with a potential populationwide rollout of electronic identity cards in about three years, according to government officials.

Sydney Airport and Qantas to trial facial recognition tech 05 July 2018

Qantas passengers on selected international flights are taking part in a groundbreaking trial of facial recognition programming at Sydney Airport. 

Minneapolis mulls ID card 04 July 2018

The Minneapolis City Council is moving closer to issuing municipal identification cards, available to anyone in Minneapolis above the age of 14 regardless of their immigration status.

SIA announces Open Source API initiative 29 June 2018

Secure Identity Alliance announces its Open Source API initiative at SDW 2018.

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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 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.

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.

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