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IEG and Tascent partner on travel experience 24 September 2020

Information Engineering Group Inc (IEG), a loyalty and lounge solution provider,  and Tascent, a leader in intuitive biometrics, have entered into a partnership to deliver a touchless, streamlined experience for IEG’s airport lounge customers.

AUGENTIC-INCM partner on Cameroon ePassport project 22 September 2020

An AUGENTIC / INCM partnership has been chosen to support the Republic of Cameroon in the modernization of the biometric passport and its issuance process.

Kentucky reaches milestone of 50,000 REAL ID-compliant licenses issued 21 September 2020

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has reached the 50,000 mark in number of REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards issued, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Winnipeg International Airport launches six Vision-Box eGates 16 September 2020

Beginning September 1, 2020, six Vision-Box Automated Border Control (ABC) eGates will greet arriving travellers enrolled in the NEXUS Program at Winnipeg International Airport.

Seychelles deploys Travizory tech 16 September 2020

The Republic of Seychelles is going live with Travizory technology to facilitate the collection and analysis of traveler documentation to ensure re-opening of the borders in the safest manner

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G+D supports Lagarde’s call for digital euro 15 September 2020

Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank ECB, claims for greater commitment to the introduction of a European digital currency. Giesecke+Devrient supports the initiative and calls for faster action at European level.

Entrust Datacard becomes “Entrust” 14 September 2020

Entrust Datacard today announced a new brand identity and company name – Entrust. 

EU considering continent-wide eID: Report 10 September 2020

The European Union is mulling the creation of a EU-wide public electronic identification system (e-ID) to access cross-border digital service, says a regional media outlet.

Mozambique ID card production delayed by Covid-19 10 September 2020

Mozambique's National Civil Identification Directorate (DNIC) has had to close its ID card factory in Maputo for a week due to a case of Covid-19.

TSA tests biometric 'self-service' scanners at Reagan National Airport 08 September 2020

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is piloting a new touchless “self-service” technology that matches a traveler’s live photo with the photo on their ID. The initiative automatically authenticates a traveler’s ID, matches the live photo with the image on their ID, and confirms their flight information in near real time. 

CBP, LAWA expand biometric experience at LAX 03 September 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in partnership with Los Angeles World of Airports (LAWA), are leveraging biometric facial comparison technology and enhanced safety protocols to position Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as a touchless and safe airport amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jumio launches ePassport NFC reading software 27 August 2020

Jumio has introduced the ability to scan and capture the information contained within an e-passport’s chip. 

Canada's NWT introduces new DLs, IDs 27 August 2020

The government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) in Canada has announced the launch  of its newly redesigned Northwest Territories (NWT) driver’s licences and general identification cards.

Afghans in Iraq to get eID, ePassports 26 August 2020

Afghan refugees in Iran will receive identity cards and electronic passports, Afghan Ambassador to Iran Ghafoor Leval said August 22, Ariana News reported.

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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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