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.

Headline News

Progress in West African biometric ID cards 27 February 2015

A high-level meeting of immigration officials from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has completed a meeting that focused on plans for a region-wide biometric identity card.

IDEX completes global reorganisation 26 February 2015

IDEX adds two senior executives and completes global reorganisation.


> SDW 2015: June 9 - 11, QEII, London

The world’s leading document security show – now with an exhibition floor more than 85% sold out - 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.


Report: Dubai customs seized more than 1,000 fake passports in 2014 26 February 2015

Dubai Customs has revealed that it seized a total of 1,027 fake travel documents in 2014.

Iris Corp bullish on prospects of Asian, African projects 26 February 2015

Malaysian smart card solutions firm Iris Corp expects trusted identification projects in Asia and Africa to keep the firm’s outlook strong in 2015.

Global airport security ‘to reach US$12.67bn by 2023’ 26 February 2015

Frost & Sullivan’s ‘Global Airport Security Technology Market Assessment' reveals the market earned revenues of US$8.22 bn in 2014.

AssureTec awarded Canadian patent 25 February 2015

AssureTec Technologies awarded Canadian Patent 2,469,797 ‘Document and Bearer Verification’.


Côte d’Ivoire taps Zetes for health cards 24 February 2015

Côte d’Ivoire’s national company for the issuing of administrative identification documents chooses Zetes as its technical partner for registration and the production of cards for four million people covered by its national health insurance fund.

Cyprus readies for biometric ID 24 February 2015

Cypriot Civil Registry and Migration Department confirms all new ID cards issued to citizens will be biometric.




Entrust Datacard announces software suite for ID issuance 23 February 2015

Digital identity firm Entrust Datacard has revealed a new software suite that enables organizations to design, manage and deliver secure credentials for employees, citizens and students.

Canada’s Alberta mulls single enhanced ID card 23 February 2015

Canada’s Alberta province is planning a consultation on a single, smarter identity card that would consolidate healthcare and driver’s license information.

De La Rue rises on merger speculation 19 February 2015

Speculation that French secure technologies firm Oberthur is readying a bid for British banknote printer De La Rue has seen the latter’s shares rise. 

ASK raises stake in US-based unit ASK IntTAG to 99% 19 February 2015

ASK will benefit from complete control of its production capacity in the fast-growing American market through the takeover, says the firm.

VTT to present RFID card production solution at SDW 2015 19 February 2015

German high-end secure lamination plate firm VTT plans to present a “perfect, cost saving” solution for RFID card production at the SDW 2015 show. 

Nigeria ID commission targets domestic eID production 19 February 2015

Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission is launching an evaluation exercise that will aims to develop the domestic production and distribution of electronic identity cards.

CredenceID adds credential reading to new mobile device 18 February 2015

CredenceID adds MRZ reading capabilities to new handheld mobile device

connect:ID announces full 2015 conference programme 17 February 2015

Influential next-generation identity event connect:ID has announced the line-up for its conference in Washington on March 23-25.

Wolfgang Mayrhuber re-elected as Infineon chair 17 February 2015

Infineon Technology’s Supervisory Board unanimously re-elects Wolfgang Mayrhuber as chairman.

FIME enters eID agreement with KEOLABS 16 February 2015

French tech consultancy firm FIME has signed an agreement with KEOLABS that will see the firms collaborate on advanced testing services for the eMRTD and electronic driving licenses markets.

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Latest Interviews

Interview: The State Dept's Joel Zlotnick on secure documents

Joel Zlotnick, supervisory physical scientist, US Department of State, discusses the best strategies and technologies to stay ahead of counterfeiters.

Interview: MorphoTrust VP Jenny Openshaw on the future of digital driver's licences

Iowa state's plans to pilot a digital driver's licence stored on a smartphone prompted debate across the globe. MorphoTrust VP Jenny Openshaw discusses how her firm arrived at the concept and how it will evolve over the coming years.

Interview: Gemalto’s Coralie Mesnard on the explosion of mobile identity

In a wide-ranging interview with Security Document World, Gemalto’s Coralie Mesnard, marketing manager for e/mGov solutions, discusses important trends in mobile identity.

Latest Features

National Mobile ID schemes Learning from today's best practices

Looking ahead to 2020, many studies show the predominant role that mobile devices and - more broadly - connected objects, will have in our lives.

Gemalto discusses how some visionary countries have made the leap to mobile identity or m-ID, meaning the creation of a mechanism - initiated using the eID component - for accessing online services with a high level of security thanks to mobile devices.

Securing the weakest links for a safer travel experience

Travel documents confirm the identity of persons and enable seamless and secure international travel but are only as satisfactory as the identification-related systems behind their production, issuance, control and inspection.

Gemalto discusses the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) considers new global approach, the Traveler identification Program (TRIP) initiative.

Electronic Driver's Licenses: Driving towards the future

eDLs present a significant opportunity for issuing authorities to provide meaningful services to motorists. At the same time, these new licenses can simplify administration, provide higher-quality data and services, and can make organizations more efficient. NXP reports.

Looking at the future of travel - The fourth generation of ePassport

The next evolution of the ePassort standard will introduce the ability to add data to the electronic component of the passport post issue, in order to load and read information such as biometric data or electronic visas and entry/exit stamps during its lifetime. Gemalto discusses the importance of selecting the right partners and suppliers for this task.

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SDW Conference and connect:ID News

SDW 2015 sells out in record time

SDW has sold all exhibition space more than six months ahead of the SDW 2015 show.

SDW 2014 Press Release

Held at the height of the English summer, SDW 2014, the world's leading next-generation government and citizen identity conference and exhibition continued to demonstrate its importance to the secure document and identity industry, once again breaking attendance records and consolidating its place on the industry’s calendar as ‘the must-attend event’.

connect:ID 2014 in stats

The overwhelming success of the inaugural connect:ID exhibition and conference at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, DC exceeded expectations for event hosts - the IBIA and Science Media Partners.

Plans underway for connect:ID 2015

Preparations are well underway for connect:ID 2015

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