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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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Headline News

Ceevo selects Acuant Trusted Identity Platform 26 March 2020

Acuant, a leading global provider of identity verification solutions today announced a partnership with the Ceevo Group to streamline its customer onboarding process and offer immediate ID proofing. 

Japan, Singapore and South Korea have most powerful passports 26 March 2020

Citizens of Japan, Singapore and South Korea — three countries with the most powerful passports — can enter 190/189 out of 218 countries visa-free, according to the Henley Passport Index 2019 by Henley & Partners, a global citizenship and residence advisory firm.

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Trump to delay Real ID deadline due to coronavirus 24 March 2020

US President Trump on Monday said he will extend a October 1 deadline for people to apply for Real ID identification cards that enable citizens to board domestic flights in the United States.

Fifth Third offers tips to protect identity during Covid-19 22 March 2020

Fifth Third Bank, National Association, today offered tips to consumers to protect their identity and financial lives during the outbreak of coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes.

Q-nomy and Veridos partner in Bangladesh 20 March 2020

Q-nomy, a leading global provider of omnichannel customer journey and customer experience optimization solutions, announced its cooperation with Veridos, a Berlin-based company delivering end-to-end solutions and services for worldwide governmental identity needs.

Proxy raises $42M Series B funding 19 March 2020

Proxy, a provider of digital identities for the physical world, announced today that it has raised a $42M Series B funding round led by Scale Venture Partners

Fijians can now apply for ePassports in Europe 19 March 2020

Fijians living in Europe can apply for ePassports on the continent following the establishment of the electronic passport processing services at the Fijian Embassy in Brussels, Belgium.

Orell Füssli acquires stake in Procivis 18 March 2020

Swiss security technology specialist Orell Füssli has acquired a stake in e-government solution provider Procivis

RBC introduces digital government identity verification 18 March 2020

Royal Bank of Canada has developed a solution that gives clients the ability to digitally verify their identities when opening an account in branch

Identity Week postponed until mid-September 17 March 2020

 The organisers of the industry-leading identity event, after a great deal of deliberation, and given current world circumstances surrounding COVID-19, have taken the decision to postpone Identity Week 2020 to the second half of the year.

Kimaldi and Elyctis reinforce partnership 16 March 2020

Elyctis and Kimaldi have decided to reinforce their partnership building upon the skills of both companies in order to expand onto new markets. 

SecureKey Technologies and Onfido partner on real-time ID verification 13 March 2020

SecureKey Technologies, a leader in identity and authentication solutions, today announces an innovative partnership with global identity verification provider, Onfido. 

Document Security Systems showcases its Digital Smart Card Platform at connect:ID 2020 13 March 2020

Document Security Systems, a leader in anti-counterfeit, authentication and diversion protection technologies, announced that its platform serving the Government and Identification marketplace, will be introduced at the connect:ID Expo in Washington, D.C. on March 11 and 12, 2020

Government of Jersey partners with SureCloud 11 March 2020

The Government of Jersey has appointed SureCloud to manage its government-wide cyber security transformation programme

Onfido Partners with Moflix and yallo 11 March 2020

Onfido, a global identity verification provider, has announced that yallo, part of Sunrise Communications has partnered with Onfido and Moflix to launch yallo swype, Switzerland’s first 100% digital mobile subscription.

Egypt talks digital ID with Idemia 11 March 2020

Egypt's Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has met with French IDEMIA CEO Yann Delabrière

Qatar stops ID card use over Covid-19 11 March 2020

Qatar has said incoming visitors should not use ID cards to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

Louisiana senator requests Real-ID extension 09 March 2020

Louisiana Senator John Kennedy has asked US President Donald Trump to consider one-year extension to the REAL ID deadline.

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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 2020 reveals new initiatives

The organisers of leading industry event Identity Week 2020 plan to introduce new initatives next year as the show aims to deliver more content and insights to attendees.

Identity Week launches call for speakers

The organisers of  Identity Week have put out a call for speakers.

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Events

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