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Bangladesh to begin distribution of ePassports from July 15 November 2019

Bangladesh's Department of Immigration and Passports (DIP) has said distribution of digital passports, also known as ePassports, may begin from July 2020. 

Hermes Airports improves border control with biometric kiosks 14 November 2019

The success experienced in Cyprus should serve as a model for success for airports across Europe


Infineon’s Secora ID aims to accelerates eID project execution 14 November 2019

To address the evolving needs of the market in a fast and flexible manner, Infineon Technologies AG  has developed the SECORA  ID security solution.

Nepal cancels ePassport tender: Report 13 November 2019

The Nepali government on Friday cancelled an ePassport tender process worth around Rs 4 billion ($34 million). 

MPC Alliance aims to elevate security and privacy of online services 13 November 2019

The MPC Alliance has launched as an association of parties with a shared interest in improving the security and privacy of our personal and professional data through the application of privacy preserving, secure multiparty computation (MPC).

Tactilis says Madeira Smart City Project proceeds to pilot 12 November 2019

Tactilis has announced that referencing last year’s partnership publication, the Government of Madeira and technology group Tactilis, now based on complete systems developed, will proceed with pilots of a new digital identity platform

Korean Air starts facial recognition boarding in Atlanta 12 November 2019

Korean Air will implement facial recognition boarding in Atlanta, U.S., from November 1. Passengers taking flight KE036 in Atlanta will be able to board after a facial recognition scan without scanning their boarding pass.

DHS seeks input on streamlining Real ID 12 November 2019

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a request for comment, with respect to "Automated Solutions for the Submission of REAL ID Source Documents."

Maltese ePassport to help visually impaired 11 November 2019

Addressing a stakeholders' meeting for persons who have a visual impairment, Maltese Parliamentary Secretary Julia Farrugia Portelli held that the blind and visually impaired persons will now be able to make independent use of their e-passport.

Singapore hotels use face recognition check-in 08 November 2019

Singapore hotel guests can now check in at some hotels using facial recognition technology under a pilot program that could cut waiting times and help tackle a labour crunch.

South Korean VR firm Moiin Group wins patent for digital ID 08 November 2019

Moiin Group has been awarded a patent for the protection of "VR identities". 

DID Alliance launches Global Association for Digital Identity 07 November 2019

 The first iteration of the GADI Specification system is expected by the end of 2020.

HID DigitalPersona Software awarded 07 November 2019

HID Global has announced that the company and its HID DigitalPersona multifactor authentication software have been included in the “Champion” category of the 2019 Identity and Access Management (IAM) Emotional Footprint Diamond Report

Cloudentity Releases CIAM.next 06 November 2019

Cloudentity has said its new CIAM.next platform provides a generational shift in the consumer identity and access management market.  

Colorado launches order on digital ID plans 06 November 2019

The Governor of the State of Colorado has issued an Executive Order supporting the widespread adoption of digital personal identification technology. 

Mobeewave and IDEMIA extend partnership in Australia 05 November 2019

Mobeewave, which develops contactless mobile card payment acceptance solutions, and IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, have announced an expansion of their partnership to deploy NFC-enabled contactless payment acceptance 

Mühlbauer implements new border and visa system in Mozambique 05 November 2019

The Government of the Republic of Mozambique decided to award the German-based company Mühlbauer ID Services GmbH with the task to implement its new visa and border management solution. 

New Maltese ePassport will come into circulation this month 04 November 2019

The Malta government has said that with the finalization of the production and software testing of the new ePassport, the new travel document is expected to come into circulation this month. 

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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 2020 reveals new initiatives

The organisers of leading industry event Identity Week 2020 plan to introduce new initatives next year as the show aims to deliver more content and insights to attendees.

Identity Week launches call for speakers

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

connect:ID 2014 in stats

The overwhelming success of the inaugural connect:ID exhibition and conference at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, DC exceeded expectations for event hosts - the IBIA and Science Media Partners.

Plans underway for connect:ID 2015

Preparations are well underway for connect:ID 2015

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