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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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Deutsche Post enhances Postident digital services 19 September 2018

Cryptomathic supports Postident services with remote signing solution.

Gemalto and R3 launch blockchain pilot 18 September 2018

Pilot combines Gemalto's Trust ID Network with R3’s Corda platform.


Blackboard and Entrust Datacard team up for student ID 18 September 2018

Blackboard, and Entrust Datacard launch tech for creating, issuing and managing student IDs and credentials.

FIs sign up for Keesing's new customer onboarding tech 17 September 2018

Keesing Technologies has reported that it's been selected by several international financial institutions (FIs) over the past months. 

New patent for Entrust Datacard 17 September 2018

Entrust Datacard receives US patent for new card personalisation process. 

Planet Biometrics joins international ID coalition 13 September 2018

Planet Biometrics, a sister publication of Security Document World, has joined an international coalition calling for the recognition of September 16 as International Identity Day.

Tokenworks selects Acuant to combat fake IDs 13 September 2018

Acuant, a global provider of identity verification solutions, today announced that Tokenworks, aprovider of ID scanners and identification software, selected Acuant's AssureID to enhance TokenWorks' advanced identity verification system IdentiFake.

SecuGen to showcase bluetooth reader 12 September 2018

SecuGen, a optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that it will be showcasing the soon to be released Unity Bluetooth fingerprint reader and the U20-ASF-BT OEM Bluetooth sensor at an upcoming trade show.

Nigeria told to consolidate ID cards 12 September 2018

A senior Nigerian official has called on the Federal Government to conslidate all personal ID cards into one to ease access to government services.

NXP announces senior leadership changes 10 September 2018

Kurt Sievers becomes president of NXP Semiconductors. Jennifer Wuamett named executive vice president and general counsel of NXP Semiconductors

Vision-Box seals major deal with Bangalore airport 07 September 2018

Vision-Box and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) — operators of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) in south India – signed today an agreement to launch paperless biometric self-boarding technology.

GlobalPlatform announces TMF update 07 September 2018

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, has published two configurations to simplify and expedite the implementation of its Trusted Execution Environment Management Framework (TMF).

Remy Cricco re-elected as SIMalliance chair 06 September 2018

Remy Cricco re-elected to serve second term as chair of SIMalliance.

China ID card launched for Hong Kong, Macau and 'Taiwan' residents 05 September 2018

Residents of Hong Kong and Macau are flocking to apply for a new smart ID card which the government says will give them - and residents of the self-ruled Taiwan - access to services in the Chinese mainland.

UK's Birmingham Airport opens 5 new ePassport gates 04 September 2018

Five new ePassport gates at Birmingham Airport were officially opened on the 29th August 2018.

India to hold passport issuance tender 03 September 2018

India's Ministry of External Affairs is seeking new bids for its passport issuance programme, according to local media.

eID to be mandatory in Latvia 03 September 2018

eID cards are set to become mandatory ID for all Latvians over 15, according to local media.

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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

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 2017 sees attendee numbers soar to new record

Leading next-generation government and citizen ID event SDW 2017 has revealed year-on-year growth in visitorship of 6%, and a record level of conference attendees.

SDW 2017 exhibition now sold out

The industry-leading exhibition and conference for security document professionals, SDW 2017, has sold out all exhibition stands ahead of its 11th edition.

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.

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