Fingerprints, G+D collaborate to launch contactless biometric payment card integrating T-Shape

World-leading biometrics company, Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints™) and Giesecke + Devrient Mobile Security (G+D), a global mobile security technology company, are collaborating to bring contactless biometric payment cards to the market. ...

Cognitec’s Face Recognition Enhances Digital ID Services for Dutch Driver’s License Applications

Cognitec is working with RDW, the Netherlands Vehicle Authority, to provide a digital application platform for the renewal of drivers’ licenses. The platform is now operational in 15 municipalities, growing ...

For seamless mobile connectivity: Infineon introduces world’s first certified NFC Type 4B Tag

NFC* tags are undergoing a renaissance: users are increasingly tapping smartphones on tags to access digital information and services. Yet reliable data exchange remains one of the major challenges for ...

Spotlight & Contributed Posts

ID4AFRICA 2019 Documentary- Johannesburg, South Africa

A long look at this years 5th ID4AFRICA meeting in Johannesburg, South ...

Secure Identification Conference – Where Governments meet Vendors

May 2019 in Riga was marked by the SECURE IDENTIFICATION Conference that ...

Can network tokenization limit false declines?

Andre Stoorvogel, Director, Product Marketing, Rambus Payments. With retailers expected to lose ...

Articles & Editorials

Smart Homes: Most Germans willing to pay significantly more for data security

Summertime is the season for traveling, making it the peak season for burglars. As a result, more and more consumers are keeping a remote eye on their home via camera and smartphone app. However, smart home or smart living solutions, whether it’s electric shutters, connected smoke alarms or lighting control, are often unprotected against cyber […]

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ID4Africa announces Morocco as the host country for its 6th Annual Meeting – ID4Africa 2020

ID4Africa has selected Morocco as the host country for its 6th Annual Meeting of the ID4Africa Movement, also known as ID4Africa 2020. ID4Africa 2020 will be held on June 2-4 at the Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi & Palais des Congrès, Marrakesh, and will be hosted by the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Morocco. The announcement was made […]

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5th Meeting of ID4Africa opens its doors in Johannesburg, South Africa

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, the international identity community converges on the South African capital for the world’s largest and most significant conference on identity matters.  The 5thAnnual Meeting of the ID4Africa Movement (ID4Africa 2019) opens its doors at the Emperors Palace Convention Centre in Johannesburg, to welcome over 1500 delegates from a record 95 […]

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SECOIA presents at ID4Africa groundbreaking solution toolbox for rugged credentials

SECOIA is present at the fifth annual ID4Africa conference, leading the CROC-Systems Consortium on various exhibitors stands. The meeting of the movement of the same name campaigns to achieve ID-for-all on the African continent, and will be held from 18th to 20th June 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. In line with the UN Sustainable Development […]

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Gemalto Identity Management System to empower the world’s citizens with secure and unique identities

​Gemalto, a Thales company, is launching its Identity Management System (IDMS) that can help governments address the challenges posed by a world in which over one billion people have no official ID. Using the latest biometric capture and identity verification techniques, Gemalto’s solutions enable public authorities to empower citizens with a fully secured and trusted […]

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The Human Touch: Biometrics Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

By Christian Fredrikson, CEO, Fingerprints. For thousands of years, humanity has used fingers to express itself. Crossing one’s index and middle fingers in the West means good luck, India’s intricate hand mudras indicate everything from no fear to reverence, and a thumb down signalled bad news for Rome’s gladiators. Today, however, we’re doing even more […]

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Smart mobility: Ukrainian city of Vinnitsa selects CIPURSE™ for transit ticketing

The city of Vinnitsa, Ukraine, is implementing a new, state-of-the art system for automated fare collection based on the CIPURSE™ open security standard. Infineon Technologies AG has been selected as sole supplier of the security chips to be embedded into 200,000 transportation cards for the city’s trams and busses. The cards will be issued from […]

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Border Control Security along International Standards

By Detlef Houdeau, Infineon Technologies. Back in 1979 the International Civil Aviation Organisation, called ICAO, published the standard on Machine-Readable Passport (MRP). Passport booklets with this function need a Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) based on the typeface Optical Character Recognition (OCR-B). The phase out of all non-MRP was set for CY 2015. By springtime2006 ICAO […]

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