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The site’s main focus is on the design, manufacture, personalization and use of documents such as passports, ID cards (of all varieties), visas and driving licences, but it also covers a host of other security documents and vertical markets such as border control.

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Headline News

Eurotunnel introduces automatic face recognition tech 15 February 2019

Eurotunnel and IN Groupe (formerly Imprimerie Nationale) have today signed, in the presence of Xavier Bertrand, President of the Hauts-de-France region, a partnership to equip Eurotunnel’s terminals with SAS PARAFE (E-Gate) tech.

Kudelski and IDEMIA agree partnership 15 February 2019

Kudelski Group and IDEMIA announce global partnership for network connectivity and security of cellular IoT devices.

News

Poor Digital Identity systems may cost businesses $67.2 Million 14 February 2019

Many companies have overlooked the critical importance of digital ID management and a new study shows it could cost them up to $67.2 million over the next two years.

Ugandan Police using Gemalto CABIS 13 February 2019

Dgital security firm Gemalto is supplying its Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System (CABIS)  and LiveScan technology to the Ugandan Police

WTTC and IBMATA collaborate on biometric tech 12 February 2019

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA) announce a partnership to promote safe, secure and seamless travel across international borders making best use of new and emerging technology, while enhancing border security.

BioSig-ID, Mitek enable digital identity proofing for gesture biometrics 07 February 2019

Mitek and BioMetric Signature ID, a leading developer of gesture based biometrics for ID verification and access management, today announced that Mitek will provide identity verification for its authentication solution BioProof-ID.

IDEMIA and Alabama update eID app with facial recognition 06 February 2019

Augmented Identity firm Idemia and the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR), today announced enhancements to the newly renamed IDEMIA eID app, which provides all Alabama taxpayers the ability to protect their identity and combat state income tax fraud.

IQ Structures launches holograms for transparent windows in polycarbonate IDs 06 February 2019

Connection of anti-counterfeit protection technologies into a single enhances security of documents

Sinerix inks deal with Grey Matter 06 February 2019

Sinerix signs deal with Grey Matter for electronic signature and biometric ID authentication software.

Miami International Airport launches biometric exit technology 04 February 2019

Miami International Airport (MIA) has launched biometric exit technology, with Lufthansa’s service to Munich the first flight to use it.

“MIA continues to explore innovative ways of streamlining and expediting the travel experience for visitors to our community,” says Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, reported Aviation Pros. 

Aerospace contractor deploys BIO-key fingerprint tech 31 January 2019

BIO-key has announced that a global security and aerospace company has purchased and deployed BIO-key’s fingerprint reader solutions in support of the company’s initial roll out of Microsoft Windows 10 and Windows Hello for Business. 

Suits Me partners with HooYu 31 January 2019

London-based identity confirmation provider HooYu has partnered with hassle-free alternative banking solution, Suits Me, to help financially-excluded workers get quicker and simpler access to bank services.

IDEX Biometrics partners with Goldpac 31 January 2019

Partnership to launch dual-interface biometric smart cards to customers in China and beyond. 

Claus Hansen joins Entrust Datacard 31 January 2019

Claus Hansen appointed vice president, sales for enterprise solutions, Asia Pacific and Japan.

IDEMIA partners with ONFIDO 30 January 2019

IDEMIA and ONFIDO partner for digital identity verification and customer on-boarding for financial institutions.

X Infotech is acquired by Silverlake Axis 29 January 2019

Silverlake Axis, a leading provider of Digital Economy Solutions and Services to major organisations in Banking, Insurance, Payments, Retail and Logistics industries has announced completion of the acquisition of SIA X Infotech Group (X Infotech), a global provider of software solutions for identity documents and payment smart cards.

Access-IS strengthens its team 29 January 2019

Access-IS, a firm in the passport and ID reading industry, has announced the strengthening of its Identity & Security division with the appointment of Ulrike Hoessl as Business Development Manager.

VFS Global awarded contract to manage passport services in Ghana 28 January 2019

VFS Global has commenced operations with its first Passport Application Centre in the capital city of Accra on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Ghana. 

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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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