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Laxton moves Africa office 19 March 2019

Laxton has taken the decision to centralize its company resources in South Africa, into its European office in Amsterdam, which has become the regional headquarters focused on the broader EMEA region.

Uganda to raise $16mn for ePassport 18 March 2019

Ugandan officials have said the country will need to raise at least $16mn for its ePassport project.

Fingerprint verification at Primary Inspection Kiosks now available at Québec City Jean 15 March 2019

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced the implementation of fingerprint verification for biometrically enrolled foreign nationals and permanent residents using Primary Inspection Kiosks at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport.

Biometric technology launched at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport 14 March 2019

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has launched Clear biometric boarding technology.

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Speakers join the connect:ID line up 14 March 2019

The organisers of connect:ID 2019 have announced major additions to the industry-leading identity tech event's speaker line-up.

Report: UK egate expansion could cause delays 14 March 2019

Britain's Guardian newspaper is reporting that British citizens using biometric passports will be confronted by longer queues than before at UK borders after the country opened eGates to different countries.

Heathrow Airport installs ICM's self-service bag-drop units 13 March 2019

Heathrow Airport has installed over 100 Series 1 Type 2 self-service bag-drop (SSBD) units from ICM in Terminals 2, 3 and 5, as airlines continue to embrace this new technology.

The secrets behind designing a secure driver’s license 12 March 2019

Tactile features, edge sealer and translucent features like a window lock are the real heroes of anti-counterfeiting efforts.

UK confirms eGate user expansion 12 March 2019

The UK secretary of state has signed an order mandating the expansion of countries  whose nationals will be eligible to use ePassport gates to enter the UK from summer 2019.

NatWest launching biometric card payments trial 11 March 2019

As part of a national trial NatWest is piloting cutting edge, biometric fingerprint technology with 200 customers. The trial is due to begin in the coming weeks.

FEITIAN launches biometric cards 07 March 2019

FEITIAN Technologies US, a developer of strong two-factor and advanced multi-factor authentication and self-powered and battery-less multipurpose smart card, announced today the launch of two advanced technology cards for the Enterprise Business and Payments industries. 

Clear reveals new linked system 06 March 2019

Secure identity company Clear has launched a new experience enabling CLEAR members who have provided a Delta SkyMiles number to simultaneously confirm their identity and boarding pass information with the touch of their finger or blink of an eye at the airport security checkpoint.  

Onfido partners with INTERPOL 06 March 2019

Identity verification company Onfido has announced it is partnering with INTERPOL (The International Criminal Police Organization) to provide a 3-day training course to government officials from Southeast Asia to help them better detect fraudulent identity documents.

IQ Structures and JURA working on compromises in ID projects 05 March 2019

JURA and IQ Structures launched a joined solution that accelerates the preparation of ID projects, simplify approval processes and supports smooth cooperation between graphical designers and Security experts.

YVR's Innovative Travel Solutions first to meet Canadian government biometric requirements 05 March 2019

Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS) has announced that its self-service border control solution, BORDERXPRESS, is the first in Canada to be updated to meet the Government of Canada’s expanded biometric screening requirements, coming into effect March 31, 2019.

Ipsidy announces the launch of Proof 01 March 2019

Ipsidy, a provider of secure, biometric identification, identity management, and electronic transaction processing services, today announced the launch of Proof by Ipsidy, a mobile identity proofing solution that uses government-issued credentials combined with real-time biometrics.

ImageWare Systems launches ImageWare Digital Identity Platform 28 February 2019

Mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions firm Imageware has announced the ImageWare Digital Identity Platform.

German police donate Regula doc readers to colleagues in Montenegro 28 February 2019

German police donated five new mobile document readers Regula 7308 to their Montenegrin colleagues.

Heads of TSA and CBP come together at connect:ID 27 February 2019

The organisers of connect:ID 2016 have revealed that, in a ground-breaking session for the identity industry, the event will bring together the heads of the US TSA and CBP for an unmissable interactive conference session.

Sita: Use of automated passport control has nearly doubled 26 February 2019

Airline passengers are using automated technology for passport checks at double the rate recorded in 2017 and are more satisfied when doing so too, according to the SITA 2019 Passenger IT Insights, co-sponsored by Air Transport World.

SDW Expansion Zone to feature at Identity Week 2019 21 February 2019

The SDW 2019 exhibition floor has expanded due to overwhelming demand. 

EU announces tighter ID card security 21 February 2019

EU introduces tighter security for ID cards in order to reduce identity fraud. 

Uganda stresses strength of ePassport data 21 February 2019

Ugandan officials have said the new East Africa Community (EAC) ePassport is complete and has all the essential data for travel - contrary to media reports that it lacks vital information for facilitating secure travel. 

Gradiant forensic technology to prevent fraud arrives at MWC 20 February 2019

Gradiant plans to showcase its innovation in forensics technology to detect manipulation in multimedia documents at 4 Years From Now (4YFN), the startups business platform at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Idemia streamlines transactions business units 19 February 2019

Idemia Group CEO Yann Delabrière today announced that all existing Group transactions business units in the identity tech firm will be brought together under one division. In addition, the IDEMIA Group is also considering the creation of a new Digital business unit within the SET division.

Munich Security Conference benefits from Veridos' innovative authentication tech 19 February 2019

Veridos, a global identity solution provider, has successfully deployed its VeriGO eAccess solution at the Munich Security Conference (MSC).

Sri Lanka to launch eID, ePassport 18 February 2019

Under the universal identity card scheme, Sri Lanka will introduce an electronic Identity Card (eID) and an electronic passport (ePassport) this year, State Minister of Home Affairs J.C. Alawathuwala told local media.

Eurotunnel introduces automatic face recognition tech 15 February 2019

Eurotunnel and IN Groupe (formerly Imprimerie Nationale) have today signed, in the presence of Xavier Bertrand, President of the Hauts-de-France region, a partnership to equip Eurotunnel’s terminals with SAS PARAFE (E-Gate) tech.

Kudelski and IDEMIA agree partnership 15 February 2019

Kudelski Group and IDEMIA announce global partnership for network connectivity and security of cellular IoT devices.

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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
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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

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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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