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NEC collaborates with Arm on smart cities 17 October 2018

NEC has announced a strategic collaboration with Arm Limited (Arm) to drive the development of secure Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for Smart Cities using artificial intelligence (AI) and face recognition.

Moscow airport adds biometric bag-drop 15 October 2018

Moscow Domodedovo Airport and S7 Airlines have implemented SITA’s Scan&Fly self-bag drop technology.

WorldReach Software chosen by UK Home Office for Digital Enrolment 12 October 2018

WorldReach Software has announced the signing of a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office for the provision of a smartphone based digital enrolment capability.

Malaysia targets mid-2019 for ID card 11 October 2018

Malaysia's Communications and Multimedia Ministry is planning a digital ID system for the nation by mid-2019, reports local media.

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HID increases investments in brand protection 09 October 2018

HID Global increases investments in IoT-based brand protection services.

GlobalPlatform publishes Financial Configuration 09 October 2018

GlobalPlatform has publishes Financial Configuration to update the configuration for banking smart cards and support the deployment of SEs in contactless-enabled wearables.

Zetes chosen to personalise Belgian eID 08 October 2018

Zetes announces that it has won two contracts that were put out to tender by the Belgian Ministry of the Interior.

SmartVista compatible with Matica personalisation systems 04 October 2018

BPC, a provider of payment solutions,has announced the successful certification of its partnership with Matica Electronics.

Veridos enters Uganda agreement 04 October 2018

German identity solutions provider Veridos has announced the start of a major investment project in the Republic of Uganda. 

IATA reports rising biometrics interest 03 October 2018

IATA has found in a new survey that the majority of passengers (65%) are willing to share personal data for expedited security and 45% are willing to replace their passports with biometric identification.

4Stop chosen for ID services 01 October 2018

Ontology, a new public blockchain project and a distributed trust collaboration platform, has selected 4Stop to perform Know Your Customer (KYC) on the Ontology trust ecosystem.

SITA: Air industry investment soaring in biometrics 27 September 2018

Airlines and airports are investing in biometric technology as a key priority, according to research released today by global IT provider SITA.

Magicard launches retransfer ID card printer 27 September 2018

Magicard has launched Ultima, a retransfer card printer adding to its range of direct to card printers.

Pope Francis becomes an e-resident of Estonia 26 September 2018

Pope joins other world leaders as an Estonian e-resident

GlobalPlatform unveils new configuration 26 September 2018

GlobalPlatform publishes configuration that simplifies the implementation of Secure Element specifications for the protection of IoT devices.

Audax invests in Acuant 25 September 2018

Audax Private Equity has acquired a controlling interest in digital identity firm Acuant from Insight Venture Partners, Lightview Capital and Egis Capital Partners.

HID Global to acquire Crossmatch 24 September 2018

Identity solutions firm HID Global has announced that it has acquired Crossmatch, a biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions firm, from Francisco Partners. 

Standards group seeks biometric passport comments 21 September 2018

The International Standardisation committee on Biometrics Working Group 3 (ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 WG3) is seeking comments after taking the decision to promote a new draft standard.

Georgia DDS taps Gemalto for license tech 19 September 2018

Gemalto provides Georgia’s Department of Driver Services with polycarbonate driver’s license.

Deutsche Post enhances Postident digital services 19 September 2018

Cryptomathic supports Postident services with remote signing solution.

Blackboard and Entrust Datacard team up for student ID 18 September 2018

Blackboard, and Entrust Datacard launch tech for creating, issuing and managing student IDs and credentials.

Gemalto and R3 launch blockchain pilot 18 September 2018

Pilot combines Gemalto's Trust ID Network with R3’s Corda platform.

FIs sign up for Keesing's new customer onboarding tech 17 September 2018

Keesing Technologies has reported that it's been selected by several international financial institutions (FIs) over the past months. 

New patent for Entrust Datacard 17 September 2018

Entrust Datacard receives US patent for new card personalisation process. 

Planet Biometrics joins international ID coalition 13 September 2018

Planet Biometrics, a sister publication of Security Document World, has joined an international coalition calling for the recognition of September 16 as International Identity Day.

SecuGen to showcase bluetooth reader 12 September 2018

SecuGen, a optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that it will be showcasing the soon to be released Unity Bluetooth fingerprint reader and the U20-ASF-BT OEM Bluetooth sensor at an upcoming trade show.

Nigeria told to consolidate ID cards 12 September 2018

A senior Nigerian official has called on the Federal Government to conslidate all personal ID cards into one to ease access to government services.

NXP announces senior leadership changes 10 September 2018

Kurt Sievers becomes president of NXP Semiconductors. Jennifer Wuamett named executive vice president and general counsel of NXP Semiconductors

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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

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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