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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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secunet eGate solution goes into operation in Iceland 22 June 2017

An eGate solution developed by Germany's secunet has begun operation in Iceland. 

Precise Biometrics divests Mobile Smart Card Solutions business 22 June 2017

Precise Biometrics concludes agreement with IDENTOS on the takeover of its Mobile Smart Card Solutions business.


Imprimerie Nationale Group to showcase solutions at SDW 2017 22 June 2017

Secure biometric identity firm Imprimerie Nationale Group plans to showcase its offering of components, products, digital services at world-leading next generation identity event SDW 2017.

Entrust Datacard launches IntelliTrust 22 June 2017

Entrust Datacard launches authentication cloud service with Mobile Smart Credential technology.


SIA to launch eDocument Physical Security Certification Initiative at SDW 2017 21 June 2017

The Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), the global identity and secure eServices advisory body, plans to launch a new initiative to help issuers and manufacturers evaluate the integrity and effectiveness of current and planned secure eDocument physical security design features, at SDW 2017.

Accenture, Microsoft develop biometrics and blockchain for digital ID initiative 21 June 2017

Identity solutions firm Accenture is working with Microsoft on a digital identity initiative that uses blockchain and biometrics.

Secure Identity Alliance to focus on identity and borders at SDW 2017 19 June 2017

The Secure Identity Alliance will showcase a report on the practical realities of establishing identity and improving border control effectiveness in a new paper at SDW 2017.

Qualcomm purchase of NXP passes Taiwan hurdle 16 June 2017

TFTC gives regulatory clearance to the acquisition by Qualcomm River Holdings of NXP Semiconductors.

Entrust Datacard collaborates with VMware 15 June 2017

Entrust Datacard enters technology collaboration with VMware.

TSA launches biometric tech appraisal 14 June 2017

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that it will assess biometric checkpoint screening technology at one PreCheck lane at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International and one at Denver International, beginning this week.

Gemalto unveils SafeNet Trusted Access 14 June 2017

Gemalto launches access management and identity protection service.

CLEAR granted biometric boarding pass patent 13 June 2017

Biometric boarding specialist CLEAR has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued it a Notice of Allowance related to a patent application covering biometric boarding pass technologies.

Precise Biometrics teams up with Fingerprint Cards 12 June 2017

Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution integrated in MeReals biometric smart card V2, as part of a cooperation with Fingerprint Cards.

East Timor rolls out ePassports 08 June 2017

East Timor government to start issuing ePassports to its citizens. 

Proven Identity Checking services now in UK govt’s Digital Marketplace 08 June 2017

Following an application for its NSL Valid8 services to be included on the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace, NSL has confirmed both its self-service and managed service identity checking solutions have been assessed and accepted onto the latest G Cloud framework.

Bahrain International Airport opts for Thales-Sita system 07 June 2017

Bahrain's Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunication has chosen Thales and SITA to provide the airport security and operations management system. 

CBP deploys biometric exit technology at Washington Dulles 07 June 2017

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has begun trialling biometric technology evaluation aimed at improving the agency’s ability to verify and track the departure of foreign nationals at Washington Dulles Airport. 

OT and Morpho finalise deal 05 June 2017

Oberthur Technologies and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) joining forces to create OT-Morpho.

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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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