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Heathrow to 'go biometric' by 2019 18 October 2018

Heathrow Airport has said its passengers are set for a biometric revolution as the airport announces plans for a full-scale roll out of new biometric services from the summer of 2019. 

SPS launches anti-skimming solution 18 October 2018

Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS) has launched S-Lock (a patented solution) for electronic passports. 


NEC collaborates with Arm on smart cities 17 October 2018

NEC has announced a strategic collaboration with Arm Limited (Arm) to drive the development of secure Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for Smart Cities using artificial intelligence (AI) and face recognition.

Identity community asked to contribute to SIA initative 16 October 2018

Ahead of its Q4 launch, the Secure Identity Alliance has published an Open Source API on the GitHub collaboration platform – inviting contributions from the worldwide ID community. 

Moscow airport adds biometric bag-drop 15 October 2018

Moscow Domodedovo Airport and S7 Airlines have implemented SITA’s Scan&Fly self-bag drop technology.

WorldReach Software chosen by UK Home Office for Digital Enrolment 12 October 2018

WorldReach Software has announced the signing of a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office for the provision of a smartphone based digital enrolment capability.

Malaysia targets mid-2019 for ID card 11 October 2018

Malaysia's Communications and Multimedia Ministry is planning a digital ID system for the nation by mid-2019, reports local media.

Florida county election boards choose Bio-key solution 11 October 2018

Biometric authentication and security solutions firm Bio-key has announced that two County Election Boards in Florida have selected BIO-key's ID Director for Windows software and its EcoID fingerprint biometric readers.

HID increases investments in brand protection 09 October 2018

HID Global increases investments in IoT-based brand protection services.

GlobalPlatform publishes Financial Configuration 09 October 2018

GlobalPlatform has publishes Financial Configuration to update the configuration for banking smart cards and support the deployment of SEs in contactless-enabled wearables.

Zetes chosen to personalise Belgian eID 08 October 2018

Zetes announces that it has won two contracts that were put out to tender by the Belgian Ministry of the Interior.

SmartVista compatible with Matica personalisation systems 04 October 2018

BPC, a provider of payment solutions,has announced the successful certification of its partnership with Matica Electronics.

Veridos enters Uganda agreement 04 October 2018

German identity solutions provider Veridos has announced the start of a major investment project in the Republic of Uganda. 

IATA reports rising biometrics interest 03 October 2018

IATA has found in a new survey that the majority of passengers (65%) are willing to share personal data for expedited security and 45% are willing to replace their passports with biometric identification.

Zetes launches eSig division ZetesConfidens 02 October 2018

Zetes hsa announced the creation of a new division linked to its PeopleID activity: ZetesConfidens. 

Regula comparator is deployed in the Czech Republic 02 October 2018

ID firm Regula has revealed that the South Bohemian police have deployed the video spectral comparator Regula 4307.

4Stop chosen for ID services 01 October 2018

Ontology, a new public blockchain project and a distributed trust collaboration platform, has selected 4Stop to perform Know Your Customer (KYC) on the Ontology trust ecosystem.

Magicard launches retransfer ID card printer 27 September 2018

Magicard has launched Ultima, a retransfer card printer adding to its range of direct to card printers.

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Latest White Papers

White paper: Gemalto - The paper elements of a passport

An expert’s guide to using the paper elements of a passport.

White paper: Slovakia prototypes mobile electronic identification (MeID) solution

Empowering e-government by shifting to smart cards is accelerating the arrival of a new era of mobile identity and electronic documents.

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.

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SDW and connect:ID News

Regula is a platinum partner of SDW 2018

Regula is showcasing a variety of innovative authenticity verification devices at the world-leading identity solutions event SDW 2018

SDW 2018 panel to debate physical and digital ID

The SDW panel debate, Physical and Digital Identity – an extinction event for security credentials or a case for a new document ecosystem?, debates key questions in this crucial period of convergence for physical and digital identity.

SDW 2018 launches exhibition registration

The organiser of next-generation identity solutions and document security event SDW 2018, Science Media Partners, has opened registration for the show’s exhibition.

SDW 2018 launches call for speakers

The organiser of next-generation identity solutions event SDW 2018, Science Media Partners, has launched a call for speakers at the event’s ground-breaking conference.

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