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08 November 2022
NEXT Biometrics and IOTA partner on ID 13 December 2018

NEXT Biometrics has announced a global collaboration with IOTA Foundation, a non-profit foundation focused on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and permission-less ecosystem development. 


IDEMIA delivers smart ID to Nepal 13 December 2018

ID tech firm Idemia has been working with Nepal in delivering new national ID cards.

IQ Structures integrates different card security elements 10 December 2018

IQ Structures, a Czech research company focused on optical nanotechnologies, introduced a solution that enables integration of security printing with high-resolution holograms.

Veridos launches new color image tech 10 December 2018

Identity solutions provider Veridos has announced the release of a new security feature that will allow governments to apply secure, durable and vibrant color ID photos with high process flexibility.

UK ePassport gates to open to visitors from Singapore and South Korea 07 December 2018

Singapore and South Korea will be added to the list of countries whose nationals will be eligible to use ePassport gates to enter the UK from summer 2019, under plans announced by the Home Secretary.

Gemalto pilots biometric boarding at LAX 06 December 2018

Gemalto has announced a joint pilot with a leading airline to bring additional convenience and security to the traveler’s experience via biometric boarding in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Antonio D’Albore takes Zwipe role 03 December 2018

 Zwipe appoints Antonio D’Albore as vice president of Business Development.

HID Global unveils ID card retransfer printer 30 November 2018

HID Global launches new ID card retransfer printer designed to halve time it takes to print first ID card, while doubling overall throughput.

French Interior Ministry opts for Gemalto 30 November 2018

French Ministry of Interior selects Gemalto for next-generation cellular network security 

Matica launches chromXpert 29 November 2018

Matica Technologies will release a new consumables program at a trade show.

Nigeria selects Papersoft and Integrated Biometrics for financial programme 29 November 2018

Papersoft and Integrated Biometrics, in partnership with the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), are now part of the Financial Inclusion Strategy in Nigeria. 

EU approves new biometric border check rules 27 November 2018

The Council of the EU has adopted new rules on fingerprinting and palm print sharing that it says will strengthen security in the Schengen area.

Ghana to start issuing new ID card 27 November 2018

Ghana's Social Security and National Insurance Trust, SSNIT has begun the process to replace existing biometric cards with the National Identity Cards by the National Identification Authority, reports local media.

Pikcio partners with BioID to deliver age verification as a service 22 November 2018

Blockchain-based data exchange company Pikcio and cloud biometrics developer BioID have announced a joint project in which BioID’s facial recognition will be used to deliver age verification as a service. 

Five countries in West Africa select SPS solutions for eID cards 21 November 2018

SPS has said the choice of its technology for five African countries demonstrates the company’s products are fully compliant not only with the ECOWAS international standard, but also able to fulfill specific demands from each government.

Group says eID cards offer Brexit alternative 20 November 2018

The UK could address public concerns around immigration within existing Free Movement rules according to a new report published today by Global Future, backed by Lord Andrew Adonis.

Mauritius seeks ePssport consultants 19 November 2018

The government of Mauritius has invited from eligible and qualified local/international bidders for a consultancy for the implementation of e-Passport.

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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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