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MorphoTrust USA and Confirm expand relationship 22 February 2017

MorphoTrust USA and Confirm expand relationship in commercial identity and authentication sector.

New ABC system for St Pancras 22 February 2017

Vision-Box implements face recognition-based Automated Border Control system at London’s St Pancras International railway station.


Infineon joins GSMA 22 February 2017

Infineon Technologies joins mobile industry association.

Evolis reorganises US subsidiary 21 February 2017

Evolis reorganises US subsidiary and appoints new head of sales and marketing for North America.

Study:Majority of people unable to spot fake passports 21 February 2017

A biometric identity checking firm has noted that most people are unable to spot forged passports.

Germany and Bangladesh sign ePassport MOU 20 February 2017

German Chancellor Angela Markel has inked a deal with Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina related to the latter country’s ePassport system.

Niels-Henrik Andersen takes the helm at NID Security 20 February 2017

NID Security appoints Niels-Henrik Andersen as CEO.

connect:ID 2017 to explore biometric entry/exit issues 16 February 2017

Secure identity technology event connect:ID 2017 is set to host a high-profile stakeholder debate on the long-awaited implementation of a biometric exit programme in the US. 

Border expert suggests alternatives to Trump's ‘travel ban’ 16 February 2017

Former 9/11 commission border counsel and special counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Janice Kephart has said that a ‘travel ban’ section of President Donald Trump’s recent executive order “is unnecessary and discriminatory”.

French health deal for Safran Identity & Security 15 February 2017

Safran Identity & Security selected by GIE SESAM-Vitale to develop, manufacture and personalise France’s Vitale health insurance cards.

ICAO: TRIP strategy enhances border security 15 February 2017

Stakeholders at the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) Strategy Seminar in Antigua and Barbuda last week heard how the Traveller Identification Programme (TRIP) strategy is boosting border security.

Crossmatch platform now Citrix-Ready 14 February 2017

DigitalPersona Composite Authentication approved as trusted Citrix-Ready solution.

Precise Biometrics completes NexID purchase 12 February 2017

Precise Biometrics finalises acquisition of the assets of NexID Biometrics.

Report: S Korean firms could participate in UN ‘smartcard’ project 10 February 2017

The UN is mulling a biometric ID card that could be used by its staff and representatives, a former senior official has told South Korean media.

Djibouti taps Imprimerie Nationale for ID solution 10 February 2017

Imprimerie Nationale Group delivers multi-biometric ID documents platform for Djibouti.

China to fingerprint all foreign visitors 09 February 2017

All foreign visitors to China will now be fingerprinted at border points to enhance national security, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday.

German migration agency to fingerprint all refugees 09 February 2017

Germany’s federal migration agency has stated that all its regional outposts must ensure that every refugee is fingerprinted on their arrival in the country.

Antigua to create biometric vote registry with ePassport system 08 February 2017

The Caribbean island of Antigua plans to establish a system for capturing, digitising and archiving citizens’ fingerprints during the electoral process.

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Latest White Papers

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.

Gemalto - National identity schemes

To enable public administrations, companies and citizens to freely interact while retaining their formal relationships of liability, there needs to be a progressive development in the use of "digital trust" services.

NIST launches white papers on digital identity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released white papers on digital identity and authentication ahead of a key workshop. 

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SDW and connect:ID News

SDW 2017 launches call for speakers

Next-generation government and citizen identity event SDW 2017 has revealed that speaker proposals are now being accepted for its 11th edition.

secunet releases SDW InterOp 2016 results

secunet Security Networks has published the final set of test results from the SDW InterOp 2016 event held in London in May 2016.

More than 100 stands already reserved for SDW 2017

More than 100 companies have already reserved stands for next-generation government identity solutions event SDW 2017, which will be held on 26-28 June, 2017 in the QEII Centre in London.

SDW InterOp 2016 statement regarding claims of ePassport reading speeds

The organisers of SDW InterOp 2016 would like to, in the strongest terms, clarify that any vendor claims being made surrounding the reading speed of ePassports is not in any way an official result of the tests.

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