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SIA opposes US biometric legislation 17 June 2021

The Security Industry Association (SIA) – a leading trade association representing security solutions providers – has announced its strong opposition to the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act

HID adds biometrics to HID Signo Readers 17 June 2021

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced its HID® Signo Biometric Reader 25B that is designed to capture and read fingerprints in real-world applications and conditions. 


Star Alliance, NEC and SITA sign agreement 17 June 2021

Frequent flyer program customers of Star Alliance member airlines will soon be able to use their biometric identity across any participating airline at any participating airport following a new agreement between the world’s largest airline alliance, NEC Corporation and SITA.

Auth0 releases State of Secure Identity report 16 June 2021

Auth0, the modern identity platform, today announced the launch of its inaugural security report: The State of Secure Identity. 

Atos wins £20m contract with UK passport office 15 June 2021

French IT services giant Atos has won a deal with HM Passport Office potentially worth more than £20m over five years.

connect:ID 2021 reveals its first 60 speakers 10 June 2021

connect:ID, the home of identity & trust,has announced the first of many world experts on its comprehensive speaker program for 2021:

Identity Week 2021 confirms first 100 speakers 10 June 2021

Identity Week, the event where Government, Business and Partners come together to innovate, collaborate and consummate exciting new business, has confirmed its first 100 speakers.

Permission.io partners with Regula Forensics 08 June 2021

Permission.io, the digital advertising platform that lets online marketers reward users for interacting with ads, announces the integration with the Regula Document Reader SDK to cover the full know-your-customer (KYC) process. 

Guinea adopts OSIA-based identity management system 07 June 2021

Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), the global identity and secure digital services advisory body, today announces that Guinea’s National Agency for Economic and Social Inclusion (ANIES) will deploy an OSIA-based identity management system in support of the most vulnerable groups within the country.

VFS Global and Philippines extend collaboration 03 June 2021

The Republic of the Philippines has extended their collaboration with VFS Global for five years by signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on 7 May 2021 in an official ceremony that was held in Manila, Philippines. 

LoginID announces investment from Visa 03 June 2021

LoginID, a FIDO-certified authentication provider, today announced additional investment from Visa on the heels of its $6M seed round from veteran payment and fintech entrepreneurs. The investment amount from Visa is undisclosed.

CERTIFY Health expands patient ID 03 June 2021

 CERTIFY Health has implemented positive patient identification (PPID) using facial biometrics at three Geisinger locations in Pennsylvania 

Mitek acquires ID R&D 02 June 2021

Mitek announced that it has acquired ID R&D, an award-winning provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-based voice and face biometrics and liveness detection.

Prodigy launches IDVerifact 01 June 2021

Prodigy Ventures has announced the launch of IDVerifact, a platform designed and developed to simplify the complexity of multiple digital identity solutions. Demands for digital identity are on the rise.

HID Global supplies Estonia with ePassport 28 May 2021

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced it has delivered a redesigned ePassport booklet and document issuance software to Estonia’s Police and Border Guard Board (PPA )

Elyctis launches ID BOX Tools 27 May 2021

Elyctis now proposes ID BOX Tools, Elyctis’ solution to read ID documents using a simple smartphone or tablet. 

IDnow introduces NFC based verification 26 May 2021

IDnow, a German based leader in platform-as-a-service identity verification,   announced the implementation of NFC reading capability into IDnow AutoIdent.  

Belsimpel launches identity service provider 25 May 2021

Telecom retailer Belsimpel launches its spin-off Verifai, a privacy-first identity service provider. 

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SDW and connect:ID News

Identity Week Asia 8-9 September 2021

Post-pandemic Asia Pacific is expected to continue being the fastest growing global region for the identity market, and Singapore is a major identity hub helping to drive innovation. Identity Week Asia is a world-class event, aiming to help create a more secure world, through the implementation of trusted identity solutions. 

connect:ID 2021 5 - 6 October

Join us at connect:ID 2021 to shape the future of global trusted identity. Download the prospectus here or get in touch now to discuss how you can be involved. We have sponsorship opportunities available that suit every budget and business need.

5-6 October 2021 at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

Identity Week 2021 reveals new initiatives

Identity Week is the industry’s premier forum for ideas and knowledge exchange, bringing together the brightest minds in the identity sector to promote innovation, new thinking, and more effective identity solutions.

Join us on 22-23 September at ExCeL, London

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