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UK confirms government ambition on digital identity at Identity Week 14 June 2019

Speaking at the Identity Week conference on 11 June, the Minister for Implementation, Oliver Dowden MP, provided an update on GOV.UK Verify and set out the government’s next steps towards enabling the creation of a digital identity market.

HID Global to acquire De La Rue’s ID business 12 June 2019

HID Global has signed an agreement to acquire the international identity solutions business of De La Rue.

Vision-Box top ranked on Nist test 06 June 2019

Vision-Box has submitted its facial recognition algorithm to tests by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), outperforming other top competitors. 

Laxton Group to launch Chameleon D at SDW-Identity Week 2019 06 June 2019

Laxton will formally launch the ChameleonD at SDW-IDENTITY WEEK 2019 in London from 11-13 June. The Chameleon D is an addition to the Chameleon Biometrics family of products in the form factor of an integrated, multi-modal biometric desktop device.

IN Groupe invests in its industrial infrastructure 22 May 2019

IN Groupe is facing a significant surge in demand for its SPS products both in the identity and banking segment. This product traction is especially fueled by the booming demand for dual interface banking cards in Asia, North and Latin America on top of the regular growth in all the other regions.

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Amadeus teams up with Ljubljana Airport on biometric boarding 17 May 2019

Identity firm Amadeus has said a successful pilot at Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia saw Amadeus take another step towards the creation of a common, centralized industry platform for biometrics.

Microsoft developing decentralized identifier systems 16 May 2019

Microsoft has launched an early preview of a Sidetree-based DID network, called ION (Identity Overlay Network) which runs atop the Bitcoin blockchain based on an emerging set of open standards.

Intertrust Seacert PKI Service surpasses 1.5 bn identities 14 May 2019

Intertrust, a developer of secure and trusted distributed systems technology, today announced that its Seacert PKI (public key infrastructure) service has passed a significant industry milestone having provisioned more than 1.5 billion secure device identities, on-time and error-free. 

Tonga to develop digital ID system 10 May 2019

Tongans will soon benefit from improved digital access to key public services, including significant upgrades to Tonga’s civil registration and national ID systems.

Amazon could win UK govt contract to store biometric data 07 May 2019

The Home Office is preparing to hand Amazon a £300 million contract to store sensitive biometric data, according to a report in The Telegraph.

IdenTrust and Device Authority to collaborate 01 May 2019

IdenTrust, (part of HID Global), a provider of digital certificates, and Device Authority, a global leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT), have announced a strategic alliance.

Regula introduced magnifiers and compact devices with 15x magnification 30 April 2019

Regula introduced new modifications of the compact devices Regula 1019-15 and 1025-15, as well as magnifiers Regula 1001?-15, 1002?-15, 1003?-15, 1004?-15 with 15x magnification. 

IDEMIA selected by Royal Caribbean Cruises 16 April 2019

Idemia (IDEMIA) has announced the expansion of Royal Caribbean’s debarkation process using IDEMIA’s MFace high speed 3D face capture technology.

Mastercard launches 'Consumer-Centric' model for digital identity 26 March 2019

Mastercard has introduced a vision for digital identity in today’s increasingly connected world. 

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Features

ID documents: How holograms innovate and protect

Dr Mark Deakes, general secretary of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), considers current developments in security holography in the face of continuing worries about fake identity documents.

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.

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