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Finland passport applications down 19 January 2021

Finnish citizens acquired fewer new passports to replace the expired ones than usual last year. 

B.C. phasing out travel ID cards 19 January 2021

Canada's British Columbia is phasing out the enhanced driver’s licence (EDL) and enhanced identification card (EIC), originally offered to ease entry into the U.S.


Infineon sets standards with multifunctional employee ID card 18 January 2021

Infineon Technologies is replacing the employee ID cards at its headquarters 'Am Campeon' with the world’s first solution that combines highly secured office building access with a flexible, contactless Mastercard payment function.

Veridos taking part in EU autonomous border R&D 14 January 2021

Veridos, a leading provider of integrated identity solutions, is taking part in EU-funded research projects to enable the next generation of on-the-fly identity verification, investigating new biometric modalities.

South Africa told to develop online passport system 14 January 2021

South Africa's opposition has told the government to open online applications for IDs and passports in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cayman Islands seeks eID developers 13 January 2021

A Request for Proposals was issued by the Cayman Islands government last week for the suite of services and technology required to implement the national ID system.

UK Covid-19 passport from iProov and Mvine enters trial phase 13 January 2021

Mvine and iProov announce today their design for a simple, secure and widely recognised Covid-19 immunity and vaccination passport will now move into live testing. 

Taiwan launches new passport 12 January 2021

Taiwan has released a new passport  that enlarges the word “Taiwan” in English and removes “Republic of China”.

Atos to acquire In Fidem 12 January 2021

 Atos today announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire In Fidem, a Canada-based specialized cybersecurity consulting firm. 

Saudi Arabia launches online ID system 11 January 2021

Saudi Arabia has launched the digital versions of the national identity cards.

Belarus launches eID, ePassport 11 January 2021

Over 800, 000 Belarusians will receive a new ID card in 2021, confirmed officials.

Exostar receives Kantara Initiative's Identity Assurance certification 07 January 2021

Exostar, a leader in trusted, secure business collaboration in aerospace and defense (A&D), life sciences, and healthcare, today announced it has been named a full service credential service provider by the Kantara Initiative

MoneyMatrix releases new Identity Monitoring Application 07 January 2021

MoneyMatrix has announced the release of its new Identity Monitoring Application. 

Uzbekistan begins issuing new ID cards 06 January 2021

Central Asian country Uzbekistan has started issuing new eID cards, with officials saying they will by 2023 replace documents know as "internal passports".

KABN and XTM partner on banking 06 January 2021

KABN Systems, a North American Fintech solutions company specializing in  biometrically-verified Self Sovereign Identity, will launch its KABN prepaid Visa Card and digital banking platform 

rf IDEAS Delivers WAVE ID for LG Electronics 05 January 2021

rf IDEAS, a leading of credential readers for logical access and authentication, and LG Electronics Inc., today announced a partnership to incorporate WAVE ID OEM secure access technology into LG’s 24CN670 All-in-One Thin Client for Healthcare.

GenKey introduces biometric verification in Ivory Coast 05 January 2021

GenKey, a trusted provider of biometric identification solutions, is delivering secured  and protected biometric national ID cards to all the citizens in Ivory Coast, supporting the country’s efforts to effectively digitize the identification systems of its citizens.

IdRamp joins Indicio Network 04 January 2021

IdRamp, a leader in decentralized identity products and services, announced that it now provides market-ready solutions leveraging the Indicio Network, a professionally-run decentralized network for identity.

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SDW and connect:ID News

Identity Week Virtual 16-18 November

IDENTITY WEEK VIRTUAL  comprises three world-class events – Digital:ID , Planet Biometrics and SDW – all focused on the concept of identity.

Our world-class event aims to help create a more secure world, where trusted identity solutions enable governments and commercial organisations to provide citizens, employees, customers and consumers with a multitude of services, entitlements and opportunities to transact in a seamless, yet secure manner.

Identity Week Asia attracts 1000 international identity experts to inaugural event

Identity Week Asia will open its doors on 8-9 October at Suntec, Singapore, with an expected 1000 experts from around the world convening to discuss next-generation identity solutions and their capability to both transform society and counter identity-based fraud.

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.

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