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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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DHS launches Trusted Traveler comparison tool 24 April 2017

Comparison tool helps prospective applicants find DHS Trusted Traveler Program that best matches their citizenship and travel preferences. 

European Commission clears Morpho acquisition 20 April 2017

European Commission clears proposed acquisition of Morpho by Advent International, subject to conditions. 

News

Mobile driving licences coming into sharp focus at connect:ID 2017 20 April 2017

A coming shift towards mobile or digital driving licences that many expect will occur in the next decade – or sooner – will have major ramifications for the identity industry.

Intergraf certification for Safran 20 April 2017

Intergraf ISO 14298 certification for Safran's production facility in Taubaté, Brazil. 

US border security at the heart of connect:ID 2017 18 April 2017

Border security in the USA is about to undergo major change in the wake of President Trump’s election to office, with land, sea, and air borders set to be shaken up with a raft of new or revitalized policies.

Shandong chooses Evolis for issuance of social security cards 18 April 2017

Evolis has been selected by the Shandong Social Security department for the personalization and instant issuance of multifunctional plastic cards.

MorphoTrust USA Launches first US eID in Alabama 13 April 2017

Identity solutions firm MorphoTrust USA has partnered with the Alabama Department of Revenue to launch a new pilot program using  electronic ID (eID) to enhance security for residents filing state tax refunds during the 2016 filing season.

Ghana airport gets new border control and visa management system 13 April 2017

Ghana’s Kotoka Airport has had a new biometric border check system installed as part of a World Bank funded project.

Oman opts for Safran 12 April 2017

Safran Identity & Security selected to consolidate Oman's multiple identification systems.

G+D announces leadership change 11 April 2017

Carsten Ahrens takes over management of G+D's Mobile Security business unit

New Zealand Customs tests Safran’s kiosks 10 April 2017

Self-service solution for families travelling together tested at Christchurch Airport, new Zealand

BA automates boarding gates 07 April 2017

British Airways introduces biometric self-service boarding gates.   

SDW 2017 exhibition now sold out 06 April 2017

The industry-leading exhibition and conference for security document professionals, SDW 2017, has sold out all exhibition stands ahead of its 11th edition.

India to link Aadhaar to air travel 06 April 2017

India’s biometrics-backed unique ID system, Aadhaar, could be taking on another vital role in the country with its card becoming a mandatory document to fly.

ITW Security launches ID document white papers 06 April 2017

ITW Security Division has added its latest White Papers ‘Creating Trust in ID Documents’ and ‘Fraudulently Obtained Genuine (FOG) Documents’ to its website.

Mobile Ecosystem Forum joins European Trust Foundation 05 April 2017

Mobile Ecosystem Forum global trade body joins the European Trust Foundation.

Safran renews Nigerian deal 05 April 2017

Safran Identity & Security confirms contract with National Identity Management Commission of Nigeria has been renewed.

Smartrac completes sale of secure ID business to Linxens 04 April 2017

Smartrac completes divesture of its Secure ID & Transactions Business Division.

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Latest White Papers

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.

Gemalto - National identity schemes

To enable public administrations, companies and citizens to freely interact while retaining their formal relationships of liability, there needs to be a progressive development in the use of "digital trust" services.

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SDW and connect:ID News

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.

secunet releases SDW InterOp 2016 results

secunet Security Networks has published the final set of test results from the SDW InterOp 2016 event held in London in May 2016.

More than 100 stands already reserved for SDW 2017

More than 100 companies have already reserved stands for next-generation government identity solutions event SDW 2017, which will be held on 26-28 June, 2017 in the QEII Centre in London.

SDW InterOp 2016 statement regarding claims of ePassport reading speeds

The organisers of SDW InterOp 2016 would like to, in the strongest terms, clarify that any vendor claims being made surrounding the reading speed of ePassports is not in any way an official result of the tests.

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Events

connect:ID 2017 Event supported  by Planet Biometrics 1-3 May 2017
Secure Identification 31 May 2017 - 01 June 2017
ISDEF 2017 6-8 June 2017
Money20/20 Europe 26-28 June 2017
SDW 2017 Event supported  by Planet Biometrics 26-28 June 2017
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