Document Anti-counterfeiting

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Sierra Leone launches digital ID system 22 August 2019

San Francisco-based non-profit organization Kiva has announced the launch of Sierra Leone’s  blockchain-based and decentralized identity platform.

Report: ePassports revolutionising border security 14 August 2019

The number of ePassports closed in on approximately 263,966 thousand units in 2018, and will record 19% Y-o-Y growth in 2019, according to a study by Market Insights.

Freja eID launches first step to next generation ID document 13 August 2019

The IT security company Verisec wants the new feature in Freja eID to simplify how individuals prove their identity to each other online and in physical contexts

GDS and Singapore to partner on govt services 09 August 2019

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has announced that the UK's Government Digital Service has signed a deal with Singapore’s GovTech Agency to collaborate on digital government services. 

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Vinaphone selects IDEMIA 08 August 2019

Global Augmented Identity leader IDEMIA announced it will partner with leading Vietnamese mobile operator Vinaphone for its forthcoming Mobile Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) service in Vietnam.

IN Groupe wants to acquire Surys 06 August 2019

IN Groupe (formerly Imprimerie Nationale) entered into exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of Surys, which specializes in authentication solutions for identity and fiduciary documents and the fight against counterfeiting.

Acuant partners with Proxyclick I 05 August 2019

Acuant, a global provider of identity verification solutions, today announced that Proxyclick uses Acuant IDscan and Aila Technologies for a seamless and secure visitor and contractor check-in. 

Most Russians do not want ePassport: Report 01 August 2019

More than half of Russians are not ready to get electronic passports yet, according to a survey by VCIOM Russian public opinion research center. 

Star Alliance and NEC to work on biometric passenger solution 29 July 2019

Star Alliance, an airline alliance, and NEC Corporation have signed a partnership agreement to develop a biometric data-based identification platform that will significantly improve the travel experience for frequent flyer program customers of Star Alliance member airlines. 

Security element developed by ANY 26 July 2019

ANY Security Printing Company PLC has recently delivered completely renewed passport booklets with unique colourful covers to Vanuatu. 

Bentley Systems selects Ping Identity 25 July 2019

Ping Identity, which develops Identity Defined Security, has announced that Bentley Systems, a software development company, has selected the Ping Intelligent Identity platform to advance the priority it has placed on driving exceptional user experiences.

Aratek Marshall launched for ePassports 25 July 2019

Biometric firm Aratek has launched the Marshall, an all-in-one biometric handheld device designed to help immigration authorities implement tighter border control measures with its MRZ reading capability for ePassports and other travel documents.

Veridos delivers more than 74 million Mexican voter ID cards 24 July 2019

Identity solutions provider Veridos has announced the acquisition of a major contract with the Mexican Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE)

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Special Features

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.

NEW! - eMRTDs – The importance of digital certificates
Electronic machine-readable travel documents (eMRTDs) are well-known for their good security. But the correct use of digital certificates in these documents is the difference between good security and superior security. Georg Hasse and Michael Schlüter of secunet Security Networks AG report
SDW InterOp 2013 results
Results from the latest in the series of international ePassport interoperability testing events - SDW InterOp 2013 - have been announced with largely positive results. The event, which was held alongside SDW 2013 on 21-23 May in London, focused on the new Supplemental Access Control (SAC) mechanism, which will be implemented by various countries from 31 December 2014.
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