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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

Report: ePassports revolutionising border security 14 August 2019

The number of ePassports closed in on approximately 263,966 thousand units in 2018, and will record 19% Y-o-Y growth in 2019, according to a study by Market Insights.

Keesing Technologies releases onboarding solution 14 August 2019

Keesing Technologies, an identity verification provider, announces the beta release of its new ID verification solution for remote customer onboarding. 

News

Freja eID launches first step to next generation ID document 13 August 2019

The IT security company Verisec wants the new feature in Freja eID to simplify how individuals prove their identity to each other online and in physical contexts

IN Groupe comments on Surys plan 12 August 2019


IN Groupe has confirmed it has entered into exclusive negotiations for the potential acquisition of SURYS.

GDS and Singapore to partner on govt services 09 August 2019

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has announced that the UK's Government Digital Service has signed a deal with Singapore’s GovTech Agency to collaborate on digital government services. 

CEN standard helping cross-border travel 08 August 2019

 CEN/TS 17262:2018 is one many initiatives tat have been taken in recent years to improve checks in airports.

Vinaphone selects IDEMIA 08 August 2019

Global Augmented Identity leader IDEMIA announced it will partner with leading Vietnamese mobile operator Vinaphone for its forthcoming Mobile Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) service in Vietnam.

IN Groupe wants to acquire Surys 06 August 2019

IN Groupe (formerly Imprimerie Nationale) entered into exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of Surys, which specializes in authentication solutions for identity and fiduciary documents and the fight against counterfeiting.

Acuant partners with Proxyclick I 05 August 2019

Acuant, a global provider of identity verification solutions, today announced that Proxyclick uses Acuant IDscan and Aila Technologies for a seamless and secure visitor and contractor check-in. 

Most Russians do not want ePassport: Report 01 August 2019

More than half of Russians are not ready to get electronic passports yet, according to a survey by VCIOM Russian public opinion research center. 

Netherlands tells Kenyans to use EAC ePassport 01 August 2019

The Netherlands says all Kenyan passports – except the new East African Community biometric e-Passport – will be rendered invalid from 1st of March 2020.

Ingenuous teams up with Keesing Technologies 29 July 2019

 Melbourne-based Ingenuous and Amsterdam-based Keesing Technologies have signed a strategic partnership deal on 12 July 2019.

Star Alliance and NEC to work on biometric passenger solution 29 July 2019

Star Alliance, an airline alliance, and NEC Corporation have signed a partnership agreement to develop a biometric data-based identification platform that will significantly improve the travel experience for frequent flyer program customers of Star Alliance member airlines. 

Security element developed by ANY 26 July 2019

ANY Security Printing Company PLC has recently delivered completely renewed passport booklets with unique colourful covers to Vanuatu. 

Bentley Systems selects Ping Identity 25 July 2019

Ping Identity, which develops Identity Defined Security, has announced that Bentley Systems, a software development company, has selected the Ping Intelligent Identity platform to advance the priority it has placed on driving exceptional user experiences.

HolidayCheck Digital Identity product launched 25 July 2019

Auth0, a provider of Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), today announced that it has deployed its identity management platform for hotel rating and travel booking portal, HolidayCheck. 

Aratek Marshall launched for ePassports 25 July 2019

Biometric firm Aratek has launched the Marshall, an all-in-one biometric handheld device designed to help immigration authorities implement tighter border control measures with its MRZ reading capability for ePassports and other travel documents.

Veridos delivers more than 74 million Mexican voter ID cards 24 July 2019

Identity solutions provider Veridos has announced the acquisition of a major contract with the Mexican Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE)

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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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