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EDRi calls for fundamental rights-based responses to COVID-19 02 April 2020

The European Digital Rights (EDri) body has said the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease poses a global public health challenge of unprecedented proportions. In order to tackle it, countries around the world need to engage in co-ordinated, evidence-based responses. 

Signicat acquires Dutch identity specialist Connectis 02 April 2020

Signicat has acquired digital identity specialist Connectis, to create what the firms describe as the strongest digital identity platform in the European market.

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.

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

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Firms back Sovrin Foundation’s digital ID mission 06 March 2020

The Sovrin Foundation, an international nonprofit building a global public network for decentralized digital identity, is pleased to announce that Farmer Connect, IdRamp, and Streetcred ID have become the newest Sovrin Foundation Donor

UK's blue passport to be rolled out in March 25 February 2020

The UK's Home Office has advised that new blue passport design will start being issued from March 2020.

Kenya extends deadline to acquire ePassport 25 February 2020

Kenya's Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government has extended the deadline for a move to second generation ePassports.

Singapore police use HID Global’s multispectral fingerprint tech 21 February 2020

HID Global announced that the traffic branch of the Singapore Police Force has deployed HID Lumidigm V-series Fingerprint Sensors to verify the identities of driver’s license applicants

CICC and Keesing Technologies partner to prevent identity fraud in Caribbean 20 February 2020

Caribbean Identity Compliance & Consultancy (CICC), and Keesing Technologies have announced a partnership to help businesses in the Caribbean region prevent identity fraud 

Entrust Datacard simplifies high-assurance authentication 17 February 2020

Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure issuance technology solutions, has announced two new high-assurance offerings for the company’s unified authentication management platform

Experian: Identity key to business success 04 February 2020

Experian’s annual Global Identity and Fraud Report found that the keys to meaningful online customer engagement are identifying and recognizing consumers time after time. 

Jamaica ePassport for part of Pica transformation: Gov 23 January 2020

Jamaicans are on the cusp of receiving ePassports, as part of the transformation process taking place at the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), reports state news agency JIS.

Romania to introduce eID cards starting 2021 16 January 2020

Romania is to start issuing electronic ID cards in August 2021 to align with the standards set at the European Union level. Romania’s current ID card was introduced in 1997.

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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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