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Headline News

Keesing Documentchecker exceeds 6,000 ID documents 16 September 2019

Keesing Technologies, the global identity verification provider, has announced that its Documentchecker database now contains reference data on more than 6,000 ID documents.

HID Global acquires HydrantID 16 September 2019

HID Global has acquired HydrantID, a provider of management and automation services to secure enterprise organizations’ data, IT systems, networks, and the Internet of Things (IoT).


Connect:ID 2020 announces first speakers 12 September 2019

Influential next-generation identity technology show connect:ID 2020 has announced its first round of confirmed speakers.

IDnow supports Lottoland 12 September 2019

IDnow, a provider of Identity Verification-as-a-Service solutions serving over 250 customers will support Lottoland with the digital transformation of its identification processes.

Catalan government planning digital identity project 12 September 2019

Catalonia plans for a decentralized digital identity project called IdentiCAT, with bidding for the project that is expected to be completed by 2020 beginning this week at €550,000.

CBNC awarded Guyana contract for border management, ePassport systems 10 September 2019

Canadian Bank Note Company Limited has been awarded a US$12.4M contract for the procurement of new ‘Border Management Systems and ePassports in Guyana, Director-General of the Ministry of Presidency, Joseph Harmon has told local media.

Ipsos: Citizens OK with govt use of AI and face recognition 09 September 2019

Two thirds of adults across 26 countries support the use of artificial intelligence and facial recognition by their government to maintain order in the country, but only under certain circumstances and subject to strict regulations. 

Identity Week Asia launches full programme 05 September 2019

The organisers of Identity Week Asia have revealed that the full programme is now online and available for download.

Mühlbauer implements passport solution for Fiji 05 September 2019

As part of its major project to modernize the country’s security infrastructure, the Government of the Republic of Fiji decided to evolve its next generation of passports to ePassports.

Afghanistan vote to use biometrics 05 September 2019

The Afghan government plans to use a sophisticated biometric voter-identification system that includes fingerprint, eye, and facial recognition for the September 28 presidential election.

Airside Mobile launches Digital ID travel solution 04 September 2019

Airside Mobile. announced at the Future Travel Experience Global Conference, a new digital identity service that enables travelers to conveniently process a secure, private biometric authentication to facilitate access to board planes, enter lounges, and more.

Thales discloses its 2019 half-year results 03 September 2019

Thales’s Board of Directors met on 3 September 2019 to review the financial statements for the first half of 2019.

Critical research on identity in Asia released 29 August 2019

The organisers of Identity Week Asia have released a compilation of the latest and most significant research into the identity Market in the region.

TSA to trial face entry at McCarran International Airport 29 August 2019

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will conduct a short-term proof of concept at the McCarran International Airport (LAS) for automating the identity verification portion of the Travel Document Checker (TDC) using biometric technology. 

Regula releases a new version of Document Reader SDK 29 August 2019

Regula has released a new version of Document Reader SDK – 4.15.1. This version contains a number of changes and fixes, along with the updated database of document templates.

Secunet speaks on ABC for Vilnius Airport 29 August 2019

The airport operator Lithuanian Airports has installed ten secunet easygates at Vilnius Airport which provide its passengers with a convenient, secure and fast border crossing experience.

Barbados’ International Airport installs biometric kiosks 28 August 2019

Innovative Travel Solutions by Vancouver International Airport (YVR) announced the expansion of the border control program at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) in Barbados with a total of 48 biometric-enabled kiosks now in use

Tighter border security increases growth opps for biometrics 27 August 2019

Governments across Asia-Pacific are investing heavily in biometrics for national identification projects such as national ID cards and ePassports, according to  Frost & Sullivan.

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Latest White Papers

White paper: Gemalto - The paper elements of a passport

An expert’s guide to using the paper elements of a passport.

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.

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SDW and connect:ID News

Identity Week launches call for speakers

The organisers of a major new event called Identity Week have put out a call for speakers.

Identity Week to be launched next year in London

The organisers of a major new event called Identity Week have revealed that its first edition will be held next year.

Regula is a platinum partner of SDW 2018

Regula is showcasing a variety of innovative authenticity verification devices at the world-leading identity solutions event SDW 2018

SDW 2018 panel to debate physical and digital ID

The SDW panel debate, Physical and Digital Identity – an extinction event for security credentials or a case for a new document ecosystem?, debates key questions in this crucial period of convergence for physical and digital identity.

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