Passport & Visas

This section reports on the latest developments - both technical and market-related - in the world of ePassports, visas and related standards and specifications…

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X-Infotech signs deal for biometric documents in Belarus 24 May 2018

An agreement on the supply of equipment and software for production of biometric identity documents for Belarus was signed by X-Infotech and partners this week.

OSPT Alliance launches CIPURSE training program with FIME 24 May 2018

Global technical association, OSPT Alliance has collaborated with FIME to develop and launch a technical training program. 

Feature: Gamification as a key to more reliable authentication 22 May 2018

Gamification can help the supervision of humans taking part in the authentication process.

Veridos ahead in Bangladesh ePassport contract: Report 21 May 2018

Germany-based Veridos is set to get the job of introducing ePassports in Bangladesh for the first time, according to local media.

Acuant announces Okta integration on ID proofing 21 May 2018

Acuant, a provider of identity verification solutions, has announced a strategic integration with Okta, a provider of identity for the enterprise.

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Chinese facial ID firm targets Africa 17 May 2018

China's CloudWalk Technology Co, a domestic start-up based in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong Province, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Zimbabwean government on a mass facial recognition project.

G+D Mobile Security and IDnow partner on biometric ID project 17 May 2018

G+D Mobile Security and IDnow have entered into a partnership to combine expertise and resources with the aim to develop AI-driven biometric and security technologies

Optaglio integrates behavior science in anti-counterfeit research 16 May 2018

Czech firm Optaglio has founded a psychological laboratory focused on behavioural aspects of authentication processes and documents inspection. 

Argentina launches biometric ABC at Buenos Aires International Airport 09 May 2018

A new Border Control experience designed by Vision-Box is automating  the clearance and border passage of Argentinian citizens entering the country using the largest airport of the country. The system is on track to be expanded to departures and 3rd country citizens.

EU agrees proposal for travel information body 08 May 2018

EU ambassadors have confirmed an agreement reached between the Council Presidency and the European Parliament representatives on the proposal for a European travel information and authorisation system (ETIAS).

Identity industry readies for connect:ID 26 April 2018

Critical emerging and evolving next-generation identity issues will be covered in-depth at industry leading event connect:ID 2018 next week in Washington.

Gemalto confirms UK passport win 23 April 2018

Gemalto confirms it has won the UK Home Office tender for the production of the next generation of British passports and associated services. 

Giesecke+Devrient reports higher earnings 19 April 2018

Security technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has reported that it exceeded the record revenue achieved in the previous year, with a rise of more than 2%.

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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.

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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