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EU rolls up sleeves for BioDev II
Projects that form the EU’s BioDev II initiative being undertaken by Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and the UK are set to get under way next month.
Upper house allows fingerprints on German passport
Upper house of the German parliament approves fingerprints on new e-passports.
Full steam ahead for biometric standards
The NBSP has published a raft of new biometric standards covering applications as diverse as passports, financial services, conformance testing and Department of Defense requirements.
BioTesting Europe initiative kicks off
BioTesting Europe is officially launched to establish European interoperability within large scale cross national identity management systems
Romania issues tender for ePassports
The Romanian government has issued an open tender for the manufacture and delivery of ePassports, as well as of related equipment and software.
Lithuania selects Rochford Thompson scanners
UK-based ePassport reader manufacturer Rochford Thompson wins €1.8m contract to provide passport scanners for use in Lithuania
ICAO launches new edition of MRTD report
ICAO has issued Volume 2, Number 1 of the MRTD Report.
Bundestag gives fingerprints the thumbs up
The German Bundestag has passed an amendment to the country’s Passport Act.
Giesecke & Devrient eyes up Bundesdruckerei
Giesecke & Devrient has indicated it is eyeing up a possible acquisition of Bundesdruckerei
Senegal to move to ePassports
Senegal’s Interior and Local Government Minister Ousmane Ngom has told reporters that the country is likely to move to ePassports “very soon”.
Passport personalisation from De La Rue
De La Rue Identity Systems announces automated passport personalisation solution
Korea to include fingerprints in passports
South Korea will include fingerprints alongside facial images in its ePassports
SAFE ID personalises Liechtenstein ePassport
SAFE ID Solutions was a key partner in the introduction of the new Liechtenstein ePassport
Visa changes for Czech citizens
US visa restrictions could be lifted on citizens of the Czech Republic if its government meets a number of security requirements including ones covering the issue of travel documents.
Cross Match to go public
Cross Match to go public on the US Nasdaq, raising US$225 million
Automatic ePassport border control gates for Portugal
Passengers flying to Faro airport in Portugal can now use their ePassport to speed through automated immigration control gates
Healthy future for smart cards
Worldwide shipments of smart cards to the government and healthcare sectors is set to grow by 56% this year, according to figures released by Eurosmart.
Gemalto notches up leading ePassport position
Keesing Journal of Documents & Identity has ranked Gemalto as the number one supplier of ePassport systems in its 2006-2007 annual report on the ePassport sector.
Dermalog scanner to register German fingerprints
Dermalog Identification Systems wins fingerprint scanner contract for German ePassports
Facial recognition technology enters new era
NIST study into facial recognition shows massive accuracy improvement. Technology now better than humans
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