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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

Guest Post: EU publishes biometric quality requirements for the EES 22 March 2019

The NFIQ 2.0 algorithm plays a key role to improve the quality assessment of fingerprints in the EES.

Gemalto creates secure component solutions unit 22 March 2019

Gemalto has announced the creation of a new Secure Component Solutions Unit that will enable customers to benefit from Gemalto's advanced technologies and techniques, incorporating them into secure document programs swiftly and efficiently.

News

IdentityMind digital ID platform chosen in Mexico 20 March 2019

IdentityMind, Digital Identities You Can Trust, announced today that MO Tecnologías, the successful microloans FinTech in Latin America, has selected their Digital Identity Platform to automate secure onboarding of consumers in Mexico.

Laxton moves Africa office 19 March 2019

Laxton has taken the decision to centralize its company resources in South Africa, into its European office in Amsterdam, which has become the regional headquarters focused on the broader EMEA region.

Uganda to raise $16mn for ePassport 18 March 2019

Ugandan officials have said the country will need to raise at least $16mn for its ePassport project.

Fingerprint verification at Primary Inspection Kiosks now available at Québec City Jean 15 March 2019

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced the implementation of fingerprint verification for biometrically enrolled foreign nationals and permanent residents using Primary Inspection Kiosks at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport.

Speakers join the connect:ID line up 14 March 2019

The organisers of connect:ID 2019 have announced major additions to the industry-leading identity tech event's speaker line-up.

Report: UK egate expansion could cause delays 14 March 2019

Britain's Guardian newspaper is reporting that British citizens using biometric passports will be confronted by longer queues than before at UK borders after the country opened eGates to different countries.

Biometric technology launched at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport 14 March 2019

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has launched Clear biometric boarding technology.

Heathrow Airport installs ICM's self-service bag-drop units 13 March 2019

Heathrow Airport has installed over 100 Series 1 Type 2 self-service bag-drop (SSBD) units from ICM in Terminals 2, 3 and 5, as airlines continue to embrace this new technology.

The secrets behind designing a secure driver’s license 12 March 2019

Tactile features, edge sealer and translucent features like a window lock are the real heroes of anti-counterfeiting efforts.

UK confirms eGate user expansion 12 March 2019

The UK secretary of state has signed an order mandating the expansion of countries  whose nationals will be eligible to use ePassport gates to enter the UK from summer 2019.

NatWest launching biometric card payments trial 11 March 2019

As part of a national trial NatWest is piloting cutting edge, biometric fingerprint technology with 200 customers. The trial is due to begin in the coming weeks.

FEITIAN launches biometric cards 07 March 2019

FEITIAN Technologies US, a developer of strong two-factor and advanced multi-factor authentication and self-powered and battery-less multipurpose smart card, announced today the launch of two advanced technology cards for the Enterprise Business and Payments industries. 

Clear reveals new linked system 06 March 2019

Secure identity company Clear has launched a new experience enabling CLEAR members who have provided a Delta SkyMiles number to simultaneously confirm their identity and boarding pass information with the touch of their finger or blink of an eye at the airport security checkpoint.  

Onfido partners with INTERPOL 06 March 2019

Identity verification company Onfido has announced it is partnering with INTERPOL (The International Criminal Police Organization) to provide a 3-day training course to government officials from Southeast Asia to help them better detect fraudulent identity documents.

IQ Structures and JURA working on compromises in ID projects 05 March 2019

JURA and IQ Structures launched a joined solution that accelerates the preparation of ID projects, simplify approval processes and supports smooth cooperation between graphical designers and Security experts.

YVR's Innovative Travel Solutions first to meet Canadian government biometric requirements 05 March 2019

Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS) has announced that its self-service border control solution, BORDERXPRESS, is the first in Canada to be updated to meet the Government of Canada’s expanded biometric screening requirements, coming into effect March 31, 2019.

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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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Events

connect:ID 2019 Event supported by Planet Biometrics 29 April 2019 - 01 May 2019
Planet Biometrics 2019 @ Identity Week Event supported by Planet Biometrics 11 June 2019 - 13 June 2020
SDW 2019 @ Identity Week Event supported by Planet Biometrics 11 June 2019 - 13 June 2018

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