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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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Paper technologies take spotlight in new report 17 January 2018

The numerous and complex anti-counterfeiting solutions that are used in passport pages have been highlighted in a new white paper released by Gemalto.

HID unveils new CMS 16 January 2018

HID Global announces new version of its Credential Management System.

News

Tunisian biometric ID programme faces privacy challenge 15 January 2018

A biometric ID card proposal has officially been withdrawn from consideration in the Assembly of the Representatives of the People (ARP) in Tunisia, say NGO groups.

Ed Casey joins IDEMIA 12 January 2018

IDEMIA appoints Ed Casey as chief executive officer for its NORAM I&S Business Unit.

SDW 2018 launches exhibition registration 11 January 2018

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

Versasec opens new office 10 January 2018

Versasec opens Singapore office to serve Asia Pacific region.

Namibia launches ePassport 09 January 2018

Namibia's home affairs ministry has launched a biometric passport with enhanced security features.

UIDAI introduces ‘Virtual ID’ 08 January 2018

India's UIDAI has introduced a new concept of ‘Virtual ID’ which Aadhaar-card holder can generate from its website and give for various purposes, including SIM verification, instead of sharing the actual 12-digit biometric ID.

Gemalto to deliver biometric bank cards 05 January 2018

Gemalto selected by Bank of Cyprus to supply EMV biometric dual interface payment cards.

Facial recognition trial proving popular at Brisbane Airport 04 January 2018

A facial recognition trial is improving passenger processing times at Brisbane Airport.

Ghana government launches instant eID issuance 04 January 2018

Entrust Datacard technology used by government of Ghana.

Optaglio develops mathematical simulation for smarter hologram design 03 January 2018

High-resolution security holograms firm Optaglio has announced meeting a key milestone in its holograms mathematic simulation project, delivered together with Ostrava Technical University.

Taiwan forced to correct ePassport error 02 January 2018

Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) will use stickers to cover an error it made in the newly updated Taiwan ePassport.

Swiss National Bank acquires majority stake in Landqart AG 28 December 2017

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has acquired 90% of the shares in Landqart AG, a Swiss manufacturer of banknote substrates and passport and visa paper.

China uses biometric eID with chat network 27 December 2017

The government of Guangzhou in China’s southern coastal province of Guangdong has issued an electronic identity card for use with WeChat, an online messaging platform from Tencent. 

BA trials biometric boarding at LAX 20 December 2017

British Airways trials self-service biometric boarding gates.

Thales acquires Gemalto, beating Atos bid 18 December 2017

French defence firm Thales has snapped up digital identity and cyber security firm Gemalto in a deal worth $5.6bn, less than a week after Atos made a lower offer. 

FIME announces Chinese expansion 18 December 2017

FIME opens new office and test laboratory in Shenzhen, China.

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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 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.

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.

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Events

Border Security Expo 2018 31 January 2018 - 02 February 2018
LAAD Security 2018 10-12 April 2018
connect:ID 2018 Event supported  by Planet Biometrics 30 April 2018 - 02 May 2018
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