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UK's blue passport to be rolled out in March 25 February 2020

The UK's Home Office has advised that new blue passport design will start being issued from March 2020.

Kenya extends deadline to acquire ePassport 25 February 2020

Kenya's Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government has extended the deadline for a move to second generation ePassports.


Singapore police use HID Global’s multispectral fingerprint tech 21 February 2020

HID Global announced that the traffic branch of the Singapore Police Force has deployed HID Lumidigm V-series Fingerprint Sensors to verify the identities of driver’s license applicants

DG Press installs offset press for INCM 21 February 2020

At the end of November last year, DG press successfully delivered and installed a brand new Vision web offset press to the Portuguese security printing specialist, Imprensa Nacional – Casa da Moeda (INCM) in Lisbon.

Guyana considering biometric card 20 February 2020

Guyana president President David Granger has said the South American country is mulling a single national identification card which can be used for all government transactions.

CICC and Keesing Technologies partner to prevent identity fraud in Caribbean 20 February 2020

Caribbean Identity Compliance & Consultancy (CICC), and Keesing Technologies have announced a partnership to help businesses in the Caribbean region prevent identity fraud 

Thales develops passwordless solution for enterprise 19 February 2020

Thales has announced the launch of its first Fast IDentity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) and Microsoft Azure AD tested authentication devices

Nigeria rolls our ePassport in Rivers state 18 February 2020

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has launched the enhanced Electronic Passport (e-passport) travel document to reposition and improve the passport issuance regime in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, reports local media. 

Sudan seeks US help on smart cards 18 February 2020

Sudan is asking the United States for help in arranging a smart card system as it prepares to announce reforms to its subsidy system next month.

Entrust Datacard simplifies high-assurance authentication 17 February 2020

Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure issuance technology solutions, has announced two new high-assurance offerings for the company’s unified authentication management platform

NIC adds mobile passport application and renewal to Gov2Go I 13 February 2020

NIC, an industry leader in providing innovative technology solutions for government, today introduced the latest addition to its Gov2Go platform

Estonian ID software now allows digital signing with Smart-ID 13 February 2020

Estonia's Information System Authority has advisde that in the new version of the ID software DigiDoc4, documents can now be signed with Smart-ID in addition to the ID-card and Mobile-ID.

Gatwick Airport selects Vision-box solution 12 February 2020

Vision-Box’s Orchestra Services Platform and associated technology selected By Gatwick Airport to meet increasing passenger demand and planned growth.

South Africa's border management tender to close soon 10 February 2020

South Africa's tender to invite bids from suitable service providers to support the establishment, roll-out and operationalization of the Border Management Authority, will end on 28 February.

Mastercard partners with North Macedonia on digital ID 10 February 2020

The Government of the Republic of North Macedonia and Mastercard have unveiled plans for a range of digital solutions that will advance the country’s digital economy aspirations and give citizens a new way to prove their identity when accessing government and business services.

Access-IS to secure gaming ID 06 February 2020

Access-IS has announced the integration and installation of its OCR315e and OCR310e ID Document readers by Deep s.r.o. for checking eligibility of players at multiple locations throughout Slovakia.

Tanzania to enforce use of EAC ePassports 04 February 2020

Tanzania will from Saturday enforce the use of the new East African Community electronic passport (ePassport) as its official international travel document, according to senior officials.

Experian: Identity key to business success 04 February 2020

Experian’s annual Global Identity and Fraud Report found that the keys to meaningful online customer engagement are identifying and recognizing consumers time after time. 

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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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