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IQ Structures introduces aging resistant holograms 17 June 2019

Identification of genuine holograms is often made difficult because they lose part of their brilliance with ageing

Laxton Group to launch Chameleon D 17 June 2019

Laxton will launch the ChameleonD next week, an addition to the Chameleon Biometrics family of products in the form factor of an integrated, multi-modal biometric desktop device.

HID Global to acquire De La Rue’s ID business 12 June 2019

HID Global has signed an agreement to acquire the international identity solutions business of De La Rue.

Laxton Group to launch Chameleon D at SDW-Identity Week 2019 06 June 2019

Laxton will formally launch the ChameleonD at SDW-IDENTITY WEEK 2019 in London from 11-13 June. The Chameleon D is an addition to the Chameleon Biometrics family of products in the form factor of an integrated, multi-modal biometric desktop device.

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Vision-Box top ranked on Nist test 06 June 2019

Vision-Box has submitted its facial recognition algorithm to tests by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), outperforming other top competitors. 

How do self-service kiosk systems accelerate EES border control processes? 06 June 2019

In this interview, Michael Schwaiger, Senior Product Manager in the Homeland Security division of Germany's secunet gives us some background info about the biometric Entry/Exit System (EES)

SailPoint launches 'Predictive Identity' 04 June 2019

SailPoint Technologies, a developer of enterprise identity governance, today unveiled the SailPoint Predictive Identity platform.

PPG to introduce PPG TESLIN at SDW 2019 03 June 2019

PPG has announced the introduction of PPG TESLIN EMI/RF  

100 million ePassports issued by 24 countries carrying Paragon ID's patented technology 30 May 2019

Paragon ID, a provider of identification solutions for Transport, e-ID, Traceability, Brand Protection and Payment, has announced that it has delivered its 100 millionth RFID inlay (embedded chip and antenna) and cover for an ePassport.

Guest Post: Experience a seamless lifestyle - Idemia 30 May 2019

As the world is becoming more and more digital, so is the number of critical activities requiring citizens to prove their identity online

Identiq raises $5M seed 29 May 2019

 Identiq announced today the launch of its Anonymous Verification Network.

Regula launches mobile document authenticator 29 May 2019

Regula has recently released a new product – mobile document authenticator Regula 1120, which may now turn a smartphone into a specialized device for automated document authentication.

Wirecard partners with India to create Digital Taxpayer ID Cards 23 May 2019

Wirecard, a digital financial technology firm, has partnered with India’s government-owned company UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited (UTIITSL), to facilitate the issuing of physical and digital taxpayer identification cards.

UK govt delivers early on expanded ePassport gates 23 May 2019

The UK government has delivered early on the commitment made in its spring statement to allow nationals from seven countries to use ePassport gates from June onwards.

IN Groupe invests in its industrial infrastructure 22 May 2019

IN Groupe is facing a significant surge in demand for its SPS products both in the identity and banking segment. This product traction is especially fueled by the booming demand for dual interface banking cards in Asia, North and Latin America on top of the regular growth in all the other regions.

IQ Structures launches solution to ID attacks identified by Interpol 21 May 2019

IQ Structures, a Czech research and production organisation, has introduced a solution for protection against attacks on back sides of polycarbonate ID cards

Amadeus teams up with Ljubljana Airport on biometric boarding 17 May 2019

Identity firm Amadeus has said a successful pilot at Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia saw Amadeus take another step towards the creation of a common, centralized industry platform for biometrics.

Microsoft developing decentralized identifier systems 16 May 2019

Microsoft has launched an early preview of a Sidetree-based DID network, called ION (Identity Overlay Network) which runs atop the Bitcoin blockchain based on an emerging set of open standards.

HK to launch applications for next-generation ePassport 16 May 2019

Hong Kong citizens and qualified applicants will be able to apply for the next-generation HKSAR electronic passport (e-Passport) this week, local media reports.

Intertrust Seacert PKI Service surpasses 1.5 bn identities 14 May 2019

Intertrust, a developer of secure and trusted distributed systems technology, today announced that its Seacert PKI (public key infrastructure) service has passed a significant industry milestone having provisioned more than 1.5 billion secure device identities, on-time and error-free. 

Vision-Box to provide Border Control Platform for Bahrain International Airport 13 May 2019

Vision-Box,a provider of biometric-based travel and digital identity solutions, is set to supply Bahrain International Airport’s new Passenger Terminal Building with a state-of-the-art Automated Border Control platform.

Philippines selects Gemalto’s biometric voting solution 13 May 2019

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in the Philippines has appointed Gemalto, a Thales company, and Nextix as technology partners to develop, deploy and support the Biometric Voter Verification System for the 2019 Philippines National and Local Election. 

Tonga to develop digital ID system 10 May 2019

Tongans will soon benefit from improved digital access to key public services, including significant upgrades to Tonga’s civil registration and national ID systems.

UK government starts to accept Apple Pay 09 May 2019

The UK government has announced that it will now allow payments, including visa paymets, to be made with mobile phones through Apple Pay and Google Pay.  

Guest Post: Vehicle identification and document protection 09 May 2019

Vehicles without proper registrations cause massive damage worldwide—from tax losses to vehicle thefts to higher security risks such as the circumvention of access controls

HK to to end visitor passport stamps 08 May 2019

Visitors to Hong Kong will no longer have their passports stamped by border control officers from next month, the Immigration Department said on Friday, reported local media.

Amazon could win UK govt contract to store biometric data 07 May 2019

The Home Office is preparing to hand Amazon a £300 million contract to store sensitive biometric data, according to a report in The Telegraph.

Canada's banks launch SecureKey's Verified.Me digital identity network 02 May 2019

SecureKey Technologies, a provider of federated identity and authentication solutions, announced that its digital identity network, Verified.Me, is now available for consumers of CIBC, Desjardins, RBC, Scotiabank and TD across Canada.

IdenTrust and Device Authority to collaborate 01 May 2019

IdenTrust, (part of HID Global), a provider of digital certificates, and Device Authority, a global leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT), have announced a strategic alliance.

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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


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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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