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Finland passport applications down 19 January 2021

Finnish citizens acquired fewer new passports to replace the expired ones than usual last year. 

B.C. phasing out travel ID cards 19 January 2021

Canada's British Columbia is phasing out the enhanced driver’s licence (EDL) and enhanced identification card (EIC), originally offered to ease entry into the U.S.

Infineon sets standards with multifunctional employee ID card 18 January 2021

Infineon Technologies is replacing the employee ID cards at its headquarters 'Am Campeon' with the world’s first solution that combines highly secured office building access with a flexible, contactless Mastercard payment function.

South Africa told to develop online passport system 14 January 2021

South Africa's opposition has told the government to open online applications for IDs and passports in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Veridos taking part in EU autonomous border R&D 14 January 2021

Veridos, a leading provider of integrated identity solutions, is taking part in EU-funded research projects to enable the next generation of on-the-fly identity verification, investigating new biometric modalities.

Cayman Islands seeks eID developers 13 January 2021

A Request for Proposals was issued by the Cayman Islands government last week for the suite of services and technology required to implement the national ID system.

UK Covid-19 passport from iProov and Mvine enters trial phase 13 January 2021

Mvine and iProov announce today their design for a simple, secure and widely recognised Covid-19 immunity and vaccination passport will now move into live testing. 

Taiwan launches new passport 12 January 2021

Taiwan has released a new passport  that enlarges the word “Taiwan” in English and removes “Republic of China”.

Atos to acquire In Fidem 12 January 2021

 Atos today announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire In Fidem, a Canada-based specialized cybersecurity consulting firm. 

Saudi Arabia launches online ID system 11 January 2021

Saudi Arabia has launched the digital versions of the national identity cards.

Belarus launches eID, ePassport 11 January 2021

Over 800, 000 Belarusians will receive a new ID card in 2021, confirmed officials.

Exostar receives Kantara Initiative's Identity Assurance certification 07 January 2021

Exostar, a leader in trusted, secure business collaboration in aerospace and defense (A&D), life sciences, and healthcare, today announced it has been named a full service credential service provider by the Kantara Initiative

MoneyMatrix releases new Identity Monitoring Application 07 January 2021

MoneyMatrix has announced the release of its new Identity Monitoring Application. 

Uzbekistan begins issuing new ID cards 06 January 2021

Central Asian country Uzbekistan has started issuing new eID cards, with officials saying they will by 2023 replace documents know as "internal passports".

KABN and XTM partner on banking 06 January 2021

KABN Systems, a North American Fintech solutions company specializing in  biometrically-verified Self Sovereign Identity, will launch its KABN prepaid Visa Card and digital banking platform 

rf IDEAS Delivers WAVE ID for LG Electronics 05 January 2021

rf IDEAS, a leading of credential readers for logical access and authentication, and LG Electronics Inc., today announced a partnership to incorporate WAVE ID OEM secure access technology into LG’s 24CN670 All-in-One Thin Client for Healthcare.

GenKey introduces biometric verification in Ivory Coast 05 January 2021

GenKey, a trusted provider of biometric identification solutions, is delivering secured  and protected biometric national ID cards to all the citizens in Ivory Coast, supporting the country’s efforts to effectively digitize the identification systems of its citizens.

Ondato announces UK expansion 04 January 2021

Lithuanian biometric ID firm Ondato is expanding to the UK, naming London as the site of its new HQ.

IdRamp joins Indicio Network 04 January 2021

IdRamp, a leader in decentralized identity products and services, announced that it now provides market-ready solutions leveraging the Indicio Network, a professionally-run decentralized network for identity.

Sectigo releases updated IoT Manager 31 December 2020

Sectigo has released new advancements its IoT Manager, the company’s IoT Security and Identity Management Platform. The advancements include PKI Client software development kit (SDK) and the Secure Boot SDK.

Health Passport Europe keeps South Africa event safe 30 December 2020

Irish-based Health Passport Europe has partnered with Big Concerts and The Entertainment Group to safely re-open the events industry in South Africa, using latest developments in rapid COVID-19 testing and the secure Health Passport Europe mobile technology.

Irish Passport Service 'responds to changing demands' in 2020 30 December 2020

The Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., has announced that the Passport Service issued more than 400,000 Irish passports in 2020.

DHS modernizes critical identification requirements 29 December 2020

As a result of extensive state, industry, and government collaboration, Congress has passed the bipartisan REAL ID Modernization Act. The Act modernizes REAL ID requirements originally set more than 15 years ago.

'High risk' Netherland arrivals require negative COVID-19 test 29 December 2020

People travelling to the Netherlands must be able to present a negative COVID-19 test result if they are coming from a high-risk area 

UK sets out 2025 border strategy 23 December 2020

The British government has published the 2025 UK Border Strategy, saying it sets out the government’s ambitious plan for developing the most effective border in the world.

CBP announces preclearance terminal In Bermuda 22 December 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today a new Preclearance Terminal that will open Wednesday at the new L.F. Wade International Airport in Bermuda.

NetGuardians raises US$19m 21 December 2020

Award-winning Swiss FinTech NetGuardians, renowned for its smarter AI-based enterprise risk platform for combating banking fraud, today announced it has successfully completed a new round of funding.

Secure Technology Alliance name new director 21 December 2020

The Secure Technology Alliance and U.S. Payments Forum today announced Jason Bohrer as the new executive director of both organisations.

IATA unveils design elements of IATA Travel Pass 17 December 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) unveiled key design elements of the IATA Travel Pass.

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Latest Features

White Paper: Secunet on kiosk systems in border control

Why do kiosks play a key role in the launch of the European Entry/Exit System? A new whitepaper summarises the key advantages and long-term benefits that arise for border control and the authorities tasked with border control operations through the use of kiosks.

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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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


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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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