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iProov to support UK Home Office 13 November 2018

iProov, a provider of biometric facial verification technology, today announced that it will play a key role in a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office.

Sita and Qantas trial mobile biometric tech in Brisbane 12 November 2018

Qantas and Sita have commenced a trial of facial recognition technology at Brisbane Airport.


E-gate facility launched in Philippines airports 12 November 2018

Senior officials in the Philippines have said that a total of five e-gates—three in Mactan and two in Davao—became fully operational at the two southern airports last week.

Nick Perkins joins Laxton as Vice President: Europe 09 November 2018

Laxton has announced that Nick Perkins has joined Laxton Group to head up the new European office in Amsterdam. 

Deloitte and Attest collaborate for government ID 09 November 2018

Deloitte and Attest announce new collaboration to assist government clients with digital identity solutions.

Infineon and NEXT Biometrics introduce biometric card design 08 November 2018

Infineon Technologies and NEXT Biometrics have joined together to develop a reference design for biometric payment cards.

secunet and Dataphone unveil iPhone App for ID checks 08 November 2018

The secunet app for mobile identity checks, secunet bocoa, is now available for the iOS platform.

NEC to provide facial recognition at airport customs 07 November 2018

NEC has announced that it has received an order from Japan Customs for an electronic customs procedure gate featuring facial recognition for use at the customs inspection area at Japan's busiest international airport. 

Industry welcomes UK ePassport plans 06 November 2018

Parts of the security industry have welcomed the British Chancellor's announcement that the ePassport gates at Heathrow will soon be extended to visitors from outside the European Union.

Security Foiling launches new feeder system 06 November 2018

Security Foiling has now added a feeding system for larger plastic card sizes to its popular hologram application system.

New details emerge of Hong Kong's 'Smart ID' 06 November 2018

On 26 November 2018, Hong Kong will launch a new form of smart identity to replace the existing smart identity card.

Nepal to launch ePassport tender 06 November 2018

Nepal's Department of Passports (DoP) will call a global tender to print ePassports next year, according to local media.

Identity Week launches call for speakers 01 November 2018

The organisers of a major new event called Identity Week have put out a call for speakers.

UK govt planning biometric visa app 01 November 2018

The UK government is developing a post-Brexit visa check app for EU citizens that would use selfies and ePassports, according to media reports.

Alaska extends driver license contract with Gemalto 01 November 2018

Gemalto and Alaska DMV get set for Real ID

Corporación America and Vision-Box working on LatAm airports 31 October 2018

Carrasco International Airport has kicked off self-service biometric boarding using Vision-Box tech.

WTTC to coordinate biometric travel pilots 30 October 2018

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced a series of pilot schemes to test the use of biometric technology throughout the end-to-end passenger journey.

HID extends goID platform 25 October 2018

HID goID platform extended so governments can more easily offer mobile identities to citizens from multiple authorised issuing agencies.  

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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

Identity Week launches call for speakers

The organisers of a major new event called Identity Week have put out a call for speakers.

Identity Week to be launched next year in London

The organisers of a major new event called Identity Week have revealed that its first edition will be held next year.

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.

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