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VTSE develops digital health care passport 07 April 2020

VST Enterprises Ltd (VSTE) has today announced that it has developed a unique digital health care passport in the fight against CoronaVirus (COVID19).

Covid-19 leads to changes in UK ID checking guidelines 06 April 2020

Due to current measures that have been put in place as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the UK has eased regulations in its DBS ID checking guidance.

Freja eID now integrated with Office 365 06 April 2020

IT security company Verisec announces that they, faster than planned, have developed a solution that simplifies for organizations to log in to Microsoft’s cloud services, such as Office 365 and Azure, with Freja eID. 

Signicat acquires Dutch identity specialist Connectis 02 April 2020

Signicat has acquired digital identity specialist Connectis, to create what the firms describe as the strongest digital identity platform in the European market.

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Onfido partners with GetID 02 April 2020

Onfido, the global identity verification provider, today announced that Admiral Markets, the international internet trading company, has partnered with Onfido and GetID

EDRi calls for fundamental rights-based responses to COVID-19 02 April 2020

The European Digital Rights (EDri) body has said the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease poses a global public health challenge of unprecedented proportions. In order to tackle it, countries around the world need to engage in co-ordinated, evidence-based responses. 

New South Wales Police Force and IDEMIA extend partnership 01 April 2020

IDEMIA, a global leader in Augmented Identity has renewed its partnership with the New South Wales Police Force, the largest police force in Australia

Jamaica pushes forward ID system plans 31 March 2020

Jamaica's leader plans to fast-track the implementation of the national identification system (NIDS) under ts response to the COVID-19 pandemic, reports local media.

Paragon ID reports EBITDA increase of 87% 30 March 2020

Paragon ID, a leading provider of identification solutions for e-ID, Transport & Smart Cities, Traceability & Brand Protection, and Payment, has published its consolidated accounts for the first half of the 2019/20 financial year. 

Fully-Verified raises financing round 30 March 2020

Fully-Verified, a Startup Wise Guys backed company that offers a range of video-based identity verification services, has now secured a new financing round, for an undisclosed amount.

Ceevo selects Acuant Trusted Identity Platform 26 March 2020

Acuant, a leading global provider of identity verification solutions today announced a partnership with the Ceevo Group to streamline its customer onboarding process and offer immediate ID proofing. 

Japan, Singapore and South Korea have most powerful passports 26 March 2020

Citizens of Japan, Singapore and South Korea — three countries with the most powerful passports — can enter 190/189 out of 218 countries visa-free, according to the Henley Passport Index 2019 by Henley & Partners, a global citizenship and residence advisory firm.

Trump to delay Real ID deadline due to coronavirus 24 March 2020

US President Trump on Monday said he will extend a October 1 deadline for people to apply for Real ID identification cards that enable citizens to board domestic flights in the United States.

Fifth Third offers tips to protect identity during Covid-19 22 March 2020

Fifth Third Bank, National Association, today offered tips to consumers to protect their identity and financial lives during the outbreak of coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes.

Q-nomy and Veridos partner in Bangladesh 20 March 2020

Q-nomy, a leading global provider of omnichannel customer journey and customer experience optimization solutions, announced its cooperation with Veridos, a Berlin-based company delivering end-to-end solutions and services for worldwide governmental identity needs.

Proxy raises $42M Series B funding 19 March 2020

Proxy, a provider of digital identities for the physical world, announced today that it has raised a $42M Series B funding round led by Scale Venture Partners

Fijians can now apply for ePassports in Europe 19 March 2020

Fijians living in Europe can apply for ePassports on the continent following the establishment of the electronic passport processing services at the Fijian Embassy in Brussels, Belgium.

Orell Füssli acquires stake in Procivis 18 March 2020

Swiss security technology specialist Orell Füssli has acquired a stake in e-government solution provider Procivis

RBC introduces digital government identity verification 18 March 2020

Royal Bank of Canada has developed a solution that gives clients the ability to digitally verify their identities when opening an account in branch

Kimaldi and Elyctis reinforce partnership 16 March 2020

Elyctis and Kimaldi have decided to reinforce their partnership building upon the skills of both companies in order to expand onto new markets. 

SecureKey Technologies and Onfido partner on real-time ID verification 13 March 2020

SecureKey Technologies, a leader in identity and authentication solutions, today announces an innovative partnership with global identity verification provider, Onfido. 

Document Security Systems showcases its Digital Smart Card Platform at connect:ID 2020 13 March 2020

Document Security Systems, a leader in anti-counterfeit, authentication and diversion protection technologies, announced that its platform serving the Government and Identification marketplace, will be introduced at the connect:ID Expo in Washington, D.C. on March 11 and 12, 2020

Government of Jersey partners with SureCloud 11 March 2020

The Government of Jersey has appointed SureCloud to manage its government-wide cyber security transformation programme

Onfido Partners with Moflix and yallo 11 March 2020

Onfido, a global identity verification provider, has announced that yallo, part of Sunrise Communications has partnered with Onfido and Moflix to launch yallo swype, Switzerland’s first 100% digital mobile subscription.

Egypt talks digital ID with Idemia 11 March 2020

Egypt's Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has met with French IDEMIA CEO Yann Delabrière

Qatar stops ID card use over Covid-19 11 March 2020

Qatar has said incoming visitors should not use ID cards to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

Louisiana senator requests Real-ID extension 09 March 2020

Louisiana Senator John Kennedy has asked US President Donald Trump to consider one-year extension to the REAL ID deadline.

Firms back Sovrin Foundation’s digital ID mission 06 March 2020

The Sovrin Foundation, an international nonprofit building a global public network for decentralized digital identity, is pleased to announce that Farmer Connect, IdRamp, and Streetcred ID have become the newest Sovrin Foundation Donor

WISeKey and SunX launch TouristID 05 March 2020

WISeKey has announced that it in cooperation with SunX launched TouristID at the SunX Malta First Annual Climate Friendly Travel Think Tank.  

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Latest Features

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.

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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Newsletter Archives

SDW Newsletter 05 Feb 2015

• Trulioo launches $100,000 fund for digital identity efforts
• Thai govt reveals plans to bring take 700 services online
and more…

SDW Newsletter 29 Jan 2015

• Morpho signs major biometric eBorder contract with UAE
• Latvia launches all-singing, all-dancing new passsport
and more…

SDW Newsletter 22 Jan 2015

• Hong Kong to spend US$387m on upgraded eID cards
• Canadian passport’s UV features cause online stir
and more…

SDW Newsletter 15 Jan 2015

• New York launches municipal ID card programme
• Smart Card Alliance announces new board
and more…

SDW Newsletter 08 Jan 2015

• Gemalto finalises SafeNet acquisition
• Oman to launch ePassports this month

and more…
SDW Newsletter 11 Dec 2014

• G&D joins Entrust Datacard card programme  
• Gemalto inks multi-year deal with SAAQ

and more…

SDW Newsletter 04 Dec 2014

• DoD approves firm to issue secure mobile credentials
• Digidentity joins UK govt’s Verify identity scheme

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