Securitydocumentworld.com is the premier portal worldwide for providing cutting-edge and fully-researched news and information to all those involved in the security document business. 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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Guinea votes for Gemalto 24 November 2015

Gemalto manages comprehensive modernisation of Guinea's voter register on behalf of CENI.

MorphoTrust USA scoops CS050 Award 24 November 2015

MorphoTrust USA wins 2016 CSO50 Award for its secure credential production facilities and processes. 


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The world’s leading document security show focuses on ePassports, visas, driving licenses, national IDs, worker credentials, advanced border control, anti-counterfeiting, fraud detection, and much more. The event will provide a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and new cutting-edge secure infrastructure in live situations.


Eurostar launches industry challenge for security solutions 24 November 2015

Channel Tunnel rail operator Eurostar has announced a challenge for industry suppliers to develop ideas and solutions for security.

Nigeria to build eID enrolment centres overseas 23 November 2015

Nigeria’s identity management commission has said it will oversee the establishment of enrolment centres for eID cards in various missions around the world.

Sweden wants biometric passport controls at Schengen borders 20 November 2015

Sweden’s prime minister has called for biometric passport controls to be deployed at all external borders in the Schengen zone following last Friday’s Paris attacks.

Industry innovations rewarded at SESAMES 20 November 2015

SESAMES Awards honour innovations in identification, mobility and secure payment solutions.

OT names new legal head 20 November 2015

Oberthur Technologies appoints Timothy Feely as Group General Counsel, in charge of all legal activities.

Identiv announces new appointments 20 November 2015

Brian Nelson becomes vice president of Business Strategy. Steve Finney, named acting chief financial officer.

SMARTRAC unveils security PRELAM based on NXP chip 19 November 2015

Smartrac has announced the launch of new PRELAMs based on NXP’s MIFARE Plus SE chip, which enables Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for authentication, data integrity and encryption.

Passport business growing ‘at 4% per year’ 19 November 2015

Smithers Pira has reported that the global passport business is growing at around 4% per year, driven by increasing international travel and strong per capita growth, especially in Asia.

Japan’s KDDI joins board of OpenID Foundation 19 November 2015

Japanese telecoms carrier KDDI has joined the board of directors for the OpenID Foundation. 

Entrust Datacard unveils new module 18 November 2015

Entrust Datacard launches Datacard MX Series Laser 350 module. 

Access IS reveals ATOM document reader 18 November 2015

PARIS - Access-IS has revealed the ATOM Document Reader, a state-of-the-art, multi-illumination eMRTD reader. 

DERMALOG unveils VF1 18 November 2015

DERMALOG Identification Systems claims world first with combined scanner.

Maryland opts for Gemalto 18 November 2015

Gemalto supplies Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration with full issuance and personalisation solution to support the implementation of polycarbonate technology. 

Entrust Datacard unveils IdentityGuard 11.0 17 November 2015

Entrust Datacard launches Entrust IdentityGuard 11.0.

Daon confirms role in Asian border system 17 November 2015

Daon announces role in extending a biometric border control system in Asia. 

Eurosmart: 8% growth in govt and healthcare secure element shipments 17 November 2015

PARIS - Smart security industry association Eurosmart has predicted that secure element shipments in the government and healthcare segments will grow 8% in 2015, amid expectations of a “sustained upward trend” in the sector.

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Latest Interviews

Interview: Outgoing IHMA chief Ian Lancaster on 20 Years of commercial holography

Ian Lancaster, general secretary of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association, is stepping down after more than 20 years of service

Interview – TrustID’s Tony Machin

Security Document World talked with TrustID CEO Tony Machin on governments asking laypersons to check secure documents.

Interview: ID.me’s Blake Hall

Security Document World caught up with ID.me CEO Blake Hall to discuss connect.gov and the intersection between government and digital identity.

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Latest Features

Mobile ID firm TeleSign enters deal with Swisscom

Mobile Identity firm TeleSign has announced an agreement with Swisscom, Switzerland’s telecom provider, which the firms say will lead to the development and delivery of new identity services to enable greater online account security, verify financial and ecommerce transactions.

Passports now and then

Today's ePassports are high-tech documents, with attractive designs and complex security features. But can they compete with yesteryear's designs in terms of artful simplicity?

Putting the E in Estonia

This “startup nation” has built a streamlined digital infrastructure of cutting-edge public and private services from the ground up – and it is also a case study of how all countries could benefit from eGovernment

Virginia digital identity law takes centre stage

Promoting a citizen-focused strategy of strong multi-factor authentication, Virginia's new digital identity law represents a new direction in overall cybersecurity strategy. 

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SDW Conference and connect:ID News

SDW 2016 launches call for speakers

Next-generation government and citizen identity event SDW 2016 has announced that speaker proposals are now being accepted for its landmark 10th edition, with proposals sought on a wide range of themes covering the latest secure identity trends and technologies.

SDW exhibition 2016 sold out as landmark 10th year approaches

Influential security event SDW has sold out all exhibition space over six months ahead of its tenth edition, highlighting its status as the world’s leading next-generation government and citizen identity conference and exhibition.

SDW 2015 attracts record numbers for next-generation government and citizen ID event

SDW 2015 successfully brought together a record number of participants to its ninth international event focusing on next-generation government and citizen identity solutions.

SDW 2015: Day 3 - Live Blog

A wrap of all the action as it unfolded on the third day at SDW 2015.

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