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GlobalPlatform publishes framework 17 January 2017

GlobalPlatform publishes framework detailing how trusted applications hosted on a GlobalPlatform compliant TEE can be remotely and dynamically managed. 

Australian senator calls for biometric national ID card 16 January 2017

The leader of Australia’s One Nation party has said that a biometrics-backed national ID card would help reduce benefit fraud.

News

HID unveils EasyLobby Solo 16 January 2017

HID Global launches EasyLobby Solo visitor management system for small- to medium-sized organisations.

Study: Biometrics fuel growth in passenger screening 12 January 2017

Research group Frost and Sullivan has found that biometric solutions are finding considerable commercial applications in passenger screening markets.

Gibraltar may need more stringent border checks 12 January 2017

More stringent passport checks and security measures could be introduced at the border between Gibraltar and Spain, officials have told local media.

Biometric enrolment machines unveiled in Qatar airport 12 January 2017

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior has launched five biometric enrolment machines at the country’s Hamad International Airport for e-Gate users who have not activated their biometric data.

HID Global makes predictions for 2017 12 January 2017

HID Global forecasts shift in use of identity technology.

GlobalPlatform standardises interface between web applications and SEs 12 January 2017

GlobalPlatform defines standardised communications interface between web applications and secure element (SEs).

First speakers revealed for connect:ID 2017 11 January 2017

The organisers of secure identity technology event connect:ID 2017 has revealed the first speakers who will take part in the conference.

OT inks driver license deal 11 January 2017

OT's Lasink technology chosen by Burkina Faso for vehicle registration documents and driving licenses.

Saint Martin airport installs ABC gates 09 January 2017

Princess Juliana International Airport, the main airport on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, has installed biometric egates.

EC develops Schengen Masterlist of CSCA certificates 06 January 2017

The European Commission has published a first Schengen Masterlist of public Country Signing Certification Authority (CSCA) certificates as part of a pilot project.

Uganda taps Gemalto for visa tech 06 January 2017

Gemalto supplies Uganda's Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control with Coesys Visa Management.

Fujitsu launches new biometric service 06 January 2017

Fujitsu to offer FIDO-compliant service for online biometric authentication. 

G&D to invest in Solacia 06 January 2017

G&D announces plans to invest in South Korean firm Solacia.

SDW 2017: Conference and exhibition registration now live 05 January 2017

The organiser of next-generation government and citizen identity event SDW 2017 has revealed that conference and exhibition registration is now open for the event.

Nepal launches mobile passport app 05 January 2017

South Asian country Nepal has launched a new mobile app for passport applications.

Secunet ahead in Iceland ABC contact tender 05 January 2017

Iceland’s Rikiskaup (Central Public Procurement) body has published the results of a tender for ABC gates for Keflavik International Airport, with German security firm secunet presenting the lowest price.

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Latest White Papers

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.

NIST launches white papers on digital identity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released white papers on digital identity and authentication ahead of a key workshop. 

GlobalPlatform launches Mobile ID white paper

New white paper highlights how standardised GlobalPlatform technologies support the implementation and deployment of mobile ID solutions, while meeting the advanced security requirements.

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SDW and connect:ID News

SDW 2017 launches call for speakers

Next-generation government and citizen identity event SDW 2017 has revealed that speaker proposals are now being accepted for its 11th edition.

secunet releases SDW InterOp 2016 results

secunet Security Networks has published the final set of test results from the SDW InterOp 2016 event held in London in May 2016.

More than 100 stands already reserved for SDW 2017

More than 100 companies have already reserved stands for next-generation government identity solutions event SDW 2017, which will be held on 26-28 June, 2017 in the QEII Centre in London.

SDW InterOp 2016 statement regarding claims of ePassport reading speeds

The organisers of SDW InterOp 2016 would like to, in the strongest terms, clarify that any vendor claims being made surrounding the reading speed of ePassports is not in any way an official result of the tests.

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connect:ID 2017 Event supported  by Planet Biometrics 1-3 May 2017
Secure Identification 31 May 2017 - 01 June 2017
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