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Fujitsu, JCB, and Mizuho Bank to test digital ID interoperability 20 October 2020

Fujitsu and Mizuho Bank announced a joint demonstration trial aimed at further advancing a digital society

Norway launches 'safer' passport design 20 October 2020

The Norwegian police have launched an updated version of the Norwegian passport, with Minister of Justice and Emergency Management Monica Mæland saying its redesign will help fight crime.


Entrust launches Sigma direct-to-card ID desktop issuance solution 19 October 2020

Entrust, a leading provider of trusted identities, payments and data protection, today announced the Sigma Instant Desktop Issuance solution, an innovative direct-to-card solution for instant physical and mobile ID issuance.

HID Global’s chip operating system uses common criteria 19 October 2020

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has expanded its HID SOMA chip operating system (COS) family with the addition of SOMA c016 on NXP Semiconductors' new SmartMX3 microcontroller.

Monaco chooses IN Groupe to deploy its digital ID system 15 October 2020

The Principality of Monaco announced that it has selected IN GROUPE as the technological partner for the design and security of its digital identity.

PNG embraces Credence ID voter enrollment solution 15 October 2020

Credence ID, a leader in mobile biometrics and credential reading technology, today announced a second successful field trial of its mobile biometric voter enrollment solution during the Kupiano elections in the Abau district of Papua New Guinea.

Acuant's Ozone chip authentication goes mobile 14 October 2020

 Acuant , a leading global provider of identity verification solutions, today announced the availability of Ozone on mobile applications to streamline identity verification for chip-based identity documents.

South African faces interruptions in live-capture system 14 October 2020

South Africa's Department of Home Affairs has been experiencing service interruptions on the live-capture system which regrettably are affecting processing and collection of smart ID cards and passports.

VFS Global launches Lithuanian Passport and ID centre in UK 14 October 2020

VFS Global has launched The Lithuanian Passport and ID Application Centre in London and Edinburgh, as an extension to its visa application services, on behalf of the Government of The Republic of Lithuania.

California deploys ID.me 13 October 2020

California's Employment Development Department has deployed a new online identification tool called ID.me.

Thales to Provide MDLs to Florida 13 October 2020

Thales will supply the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles with mobile Driver License verification services, as well as a mobile Driver License solution for residents

South Africa to allow renewals at post office 12 October 2020

South African post offices will be able to perform the renewal of driver’s licences and applications for ID books and passports at its branches. 

Entrust partners with Sysmosoft on digital signature 08 October 2020

Entrust has partnered with Sysmosoft, a provider of secure solutions for digital banking processes, to provide a comprehensive solution for digital signature management.

UK won't accept EU ID cards from October 2021 08 October 2020

The UK will no longer accept EU and Swiss ID cards as a form of ID to enter the country from October next year.


Taiwan plans to launch eID in July 2021 07 October 2020

Taiwan officials have said that the country's eID card will be ready for issuance by July 2021.

Jura and Svenska Pass partner on Swedish project 07 October 2020

Hungarian secure identity solutions firm Jura, the reputed inventor and supplier of graphic-arts-based security features to protect photo-carrying travel documents, has announced that the technology partnership with Thales subsidiary Svenska Pass will continue.

Travel agency says Real ID deadline should be further delayed 06 October 2020

The U.S. Travel Association says full compliance is not realistically within reach in time for the October 1, 2021 deadline.

IQ Structures notes company transformation 06 October 2020

After eight years of existence, IQ Structures is transforming into a holding structure

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SDW and connect:ID News

Identity Week Virtual 16-18 November

IDENTITY WEEK VIRTUAL  comprises three world-class events – Digital:ID , Planet Biometrics and SDW – all focused on the concept of identity.

Our world-class event aims to help create a more secure world, where trusted identity solutions enable governments and commercial organisations to provide citizens, employees, customers and consumers with a multitude of services, entitlements and opportunities to transact in a seamless, yet secure manner.

Identity Week Asia attracts 1000 international identity experts to inaugural event

Identity Week Asia will open its doors on 8-9 October at Suntec, Singapore, with an expected 1000 experts from around the world convening to discuss next-generation identity solutions and their capability to both transform society and counter identity-based fraud.

Identity Week 2020 reveals new initiatives

The organisers of leading industry event Identity Week 2020 plan to introduce new initatives next year as the show aims to deliver more content and insights to attendees.

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