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Fingerprints on the cards in Finland
The Finnish government has amended the country’s passport law to include the incorporation of fingerprints in new ePassports.
EU membership a step closer for Serbia
Serbia has installed a system for reading biometric documents at the country’s Nikola Tesla Airport, marking a milestone on its route to EU membership.
DHS directive on immigration and border security
US DHS has announced a wide-ranging action directive on immigration and border security.
Suprema revenues double in 2008
Suprema, a provider of fingerprint recognition technology and ePassport readers, has announced that its 2008 revenue increased 100% in 2008
UK FCO selects ETD suppliers
Logica, De La Rue and WorldReach Software have been selected by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office to introduce new secure Emergency Travel Documents.
HJP completes passport tests in Korea
HJP Consulting has finished testing South Korea’s KCOS ePassport for conformity with the latest test standards issued by the ICAO and the EU.
ePassports go live in Gabon
Citizens in Gabon are set to be issued biometric passports from this week when the African nation becomes the latest state to adopt the documents.
European Parliament makes fingerprint ruling
Children aged under 12 should no longer have their fingerprints included on passports issued in the EU, the European Parliament has said in a co-decision report.
Zetes wins two Côte d'Ivoire deals
Zetes has signed two new contracts with the Côte d’Ivoire.
ESTA requirements come into force
DHS reminds travellers from all VWP countries that they must obtain approval through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to travelling to the US.
De La Rue confirms its UK ePassport ambitions
De La Rue will participate in the competition to design and produce the new UK Passport
EC confirms raids on chip firms
EC confirms its officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of several smart card chip producers in several member states last year
Japan to review biometric immigration system
Japan’s will review its biometric immigration control system for foreigners entering Japan
Israeli biometric enrolment tender announced
Israeli tender details plans for a nationwide biometric enrolment solution
Auto-gates for Brunei immigration
Brunei officially launches a fingerprint-enabled Auto-Gate solution at Brunei International Airport
2009 ePassport status: 60+ countries now issuing
More than 60 countries are now issuing ePassports with many more expected
Taiwan the latest country to roll out ePassports
Taiwan to roll out ePassports before the end of 2008
Malta now a visa waiver program country
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has said Malta will become a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) country on 30 December 2009
SmartGate reaches milestone
Sagem Sécurité has announced that its automated SmartGate system has now exceeded 150,000 passages
Next generation of ID on the cards
Bundesdruckerei has entered a development agreement with Samsung Mobile Display to jointly develop display technologies for the next generation of ID cards and passports.
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