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AMF launches guidelines on Digital ID and e-KYC for the Arab Region 28 April 2020

On the occasion of the Arab Financial Inclusion Day 2020, the Arab Monetary Fund, AMF, announced the publication on Digital Identity and e-KYC Guidelines for the Arab Region issued by the Arab Regional Fintech Working Group.

Secunet easygate now features at land border 27 April 2020

Four secunet easygates now provide for efficient checking of bus passengers at the Hungary/Serbia border crossing in Röszke.


Trustopia selects Acuant for Identity Verification 27 April 2020

Acuant, a leading global provider of identity verification solutions, announced that Trustopia is using its award-winning Trusted Identity Platform to provide seamless onboarding and authentication in its people screening ecosystem

AUTHADA develops new eID market 23 April 2020

Customers of the telecommunications group Vodafone can now activate prepaid free cards by digitally identifying themselves with the eID service of AUTHADA.

UN raises concerns over Irish public services card 23 April 2020

The Irish government’s attempts to convince citizens to use a Public Services Card (PSC) to access State services has been strongly criticised by the UN.

Festival of Identity to host world's largest ID webinar series 22 April 2020

Science Media Partners has announced plans for a groundbreaking online event entitled the Festival of Identity, noting it will be a new, positive, and exciting webinar platform that will serve the whole identity community during these difficult times.

OARO expands solution to include temperature screening 21 April 2020

Oaro has announced it has expanded its physical access control system, OARO ACCESS, to include body temperature screening. 

Japan's METI releases report on identity verification in online services 21 April 2020

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry released, on 17 April 2020, a report on identity verification in online services.

Orell Füssli targets switch to digital ID 20 April 2020

Orell Füssli CEO Daniel Link has told Swiss media that he is convinced that digital identity will play an increasingly important role in society. In March, the firm acquired a stake in e-government solution provider Procivis.

Ukraine data ministry announces digital ePassports project 20 April 2020

Ukraine's Ministry of Digital Transformation (MDT) announced, on 15 April 2020, that the Cabinet of Minister of Ukraine approved a resolution on an experimental project for ePassport in the public service action portal. 

Michigan extends validity of all licences, IDs due to Covid-19 16 April 2020

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer thassigned Executive Order 2020-47, temporarily extending the expiration of valid driver’s licenses, state identification cards and commercial vehicle registrations that would otherwise expire during the state’s COVID-19 emergency declaration.

‘Immunity passport’ to tackle Covid-19 unites ID firms 16 April 2020

The COVID Credentials initiative (CCI) has unveiled a plan to use digital identity to address the spread of COVID-19

Identity Week postponed until mid-November 16 April 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 mid November

Jim Clark and Tom Jermoluk launch “Beyond Identity” 15 April 2020

With the foundations of online identity hopelessly compromised, two of the World Wide Web’s earliest innovators have come back to fix one of security’s most longstanding and intractable issues – passwords. 

GlobalPlatform supports SESIP for IoT certification 14 April 2020

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, has announced it will help device makers and certification bodies adopt the Security Evaluation Standard for IoT Platforms (SESIP) methodology.

UK's NHS to deploy digital ID card from Yoti 14 April 2020

NHS England and NHS Improvement have begun deploying a secure digital ID card solution from Yoti that puts employees’ NHS ID cards on their phone. 

SuperCom secures $1mn contract from government 09 April 2020

SuperCom, a global provider of secure solutions for the e-Government, Public Safety, HealthCare, and Finance sectors is pleased to report that its e-Gov division has secured a new approximately $1 million order from a national government customer. 

Secure Technology Alliance publishes white paper on mDLs 08 April 2020

The Secure Technology Alliance has released a detailed resource to educate those looking to issue and accept mDLs on how they work and their benefits. 

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SDW and connect:ID News

Identity Week postponed until mid-November

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 mid November

Identity Week Asia attracts 1000 international identity experts to inaugural event

Identity Week Asia will open its doors on 8-9 October at Suntec, Singapore, with an expected 1000 experts from around the world convening to discuss next-generation identity solutions and their capability to both transform society and counter identity-based fraud.

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.

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