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 licenses, but it also covers a host of other security documents and vertical markets such as border control.

Headline News

Ghana to upgrade biometric passports 19 December 2014

West African country Ghana has revealed plans to upgrade its biometric passports to also include microchips.

Malaysia to launch biometric express lanes in Kuala Lumpur 19 December 2014

Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport plans to use biometric border controls for international visitors with long-term visas.


> 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.


SMARTRAC and exceet reach settlement over patents 17 December 2014

SMARTRAC and exceet have announced an agreement that resolves patent infringement litigation initiated by the former over wire-embedding technology.

Photon paint proposed as fraud solution for smart cards 16 December 2014

Researchers at the University of Twente have developed an authentication technique that uses nanoparticle paint to create a secure link between cards and the identities associated with them.

Passenger throughput set to increase at Jamaican airports 16 December 2014

Jamaica’s Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency announces new kiosks will use biometric checks to process passengers arriving at Kingston and Montego Bay airports.

Eurosmart gives new intergroup the thumbs up 16 December 2014

Eurosmart welcomes creation of Digital Agenda Intergroup by the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament.

ECOWAS to launch biometric travel card in 2016 15 December 2014

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has revealed plans for a biometrics-backed ID card that will be launched for internal travel in 2016.

SDW 2015 sells out in record time 15 December 2014

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

Jamaica installs ABC kiosks in airports 12 December 2014

Biometric automated border control kiosks have been deployed at airports in Kingston and Montego Bay.

Tunisia to launch eID, biometric passport project 11 December 2014

Tunisia plans to issue electronic ID cards and biometric passports to all its citizens by the end of 2016.

G&D joins Entrust Datacard card programme 11 December 2014

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is participating in a card validation programme run by Entrust Datacard.

Gemalto inks multi-year deal with SAAQ 11 December 2014

Gemalto signs multi-year contract with La Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec to provide the new license for Quebec drivers.

Zurich airport installs advanced border control system 10 December 2014

Zurich Airport has deployed a state-of-the-art border control system developed by Secunet which can quickly process travel documents with and without biometric features.

Iowa to pilot digital driver's licenses 10 December 2014

Iowa plans to pilot the use of a smartphone app that replaces a photocard driver's license.

India to create 1.2 bn digital identities 10 December 2014

India plans to build a database to store digital identities for each of each of its 1.2 billion citizens.

ID.me handed role in US govt identity scheme 09 December 2014

Digital identity firm ID.me has become the first company to be approved as a third-party identity provider for Connect.gov, a US government-backed federated identity initiative.

Gemalto launches new features for ID documents 09 December 2014

Gemalto launches Sealys Secure Surface.

Precise Biometrics launches new readers 08 December 2014

Precise Biometrics launches three new Tactivo smart card readers for iPhone 6, iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2.

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Latest Interviews

Exhibitor interview: Jura

SDW spoke with prepress and personalisation solutions firm Jura’s marketing manager, Barna Barabas about his firm's plans for SDW 2015.

Exhibitor Interview: GET GROUP

SDW spoke with passport, visa, and ID issuing solutions firm GET GROUP about its plans for SDW 2015.

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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