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Paper technologies take spotlight in new report 17 January 2018

The numerous and complex anti-counterfeiting solutions that are used in passport pages have been highlighted in a new white paper released by Gemalto.

Tunisian biometric ID programme faces privacy challenge 15 January 2018

A biometric ID card proposal has officially been withdrawn from consideration in the Assembly of the Representatives of the People (ARP) in Tunisia, say NGO groups.

Ed Casey joins IDEMIA 12 January 2018

IDEMIA appoints Ed Casey as chief executive officer for its NORAM I&S Business Unit.

SDW 2018 launches exhibition registration 11 January 2018

The organiser of next-generation identity solutions and document security event SDW 2018, Science Media Partners, has opened registration for the show’s exhibition.

Versasec opens new office 10 January 2018

Versasec opens Singapore office to serve Asia Pacific region.

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Namibia launches ePassport 09 January 2018

Namibia's home affairs ministry has launched a biometric passport with enhanced security features.

UIDAI introduces ‘Virtual ID’ 08 January 2018

India's UIDAI has introduced a new concept of ‘Virtual ID’ which Aadhaar-card holder can generate from its website and give for various purposes, including SIM verification, instead of sharing the actual 12-digit biometric ID.

Facial recognition trial proving popular at Brisbane Airport 04 January 2018

A facial recognition trial is improving passenger processing times at Brisbane Airport.

Optaglio develops mathematical simulation for smarter hologram design 03 January 2018

High-resolution security holograms firm Optaglio has announced meeting a key milestone in its holograms mathematic simulation project, delivered together with Ostrava Technical University.

Taiwan forced to correct ePassport error 02 January 2018

Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) will use stickers to cover an error it made in the newly updated Taiwan ePassport.

China uses biometric eID with chat network 27 December 2017

The government of Guangzhou in China’s southern coastal province of Guangdong has issued an electronic identity card for use with WeChat, an online messaging platform from Tencent. 

secunet egates speed up boarding in Vienna 18 December 2017

German identity tech firm secunet has revealed that the implementation of biometrics-based eGates has ensured shorter transfer times as well as faster arrivals and departures at Vienna airport. 

Thales acquires Gemalto, beating Atos bid 18 December 2017

French defence firm Thales has snapped up digital identity and cyber security firm Gemalto in a deal worth $5.6bn, less than a week after Atos made a lower offer. 

FIME announces Chinese expansion 18 December 2017

FIME opens new office and test laboratory in Shenzhen, China.

Verimi announces new shareholder 15 December 2017

Verimi welcomes Giesecke+Devrient as a shareholder.

Entrust Datacard integrates platform with ConnectWise 15 December 2017

Entrust Certificate Services platform integrated with ConnectWise.

SDW 2018 to release low-price conference tickets 14 December 2017

Next generation secure identity solutions event SDW 2018 is launching a small batch of very low-price conference ticket sales on Monday, 18 December, but only a very limited amount.

Gemalto rejects Atos offer 14 December 2017

Gemalto rejects unsolicited and conditional bid by Atos.

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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.

Gemalto - National identity schemes

To enable public administrations, companies and citizens to freely interact while retaining their formal relationships of liability, there needs to be a progressive development in the use of "digital trust" services.

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