ID4Africa to hold document and credential symposium at Namibia event

ID4Africa has announced that its annual event will feature a special document and credential security symposium. The symposium, entitled “DocSec” will provide a full day program of four sessions, focused on: expert tutorials, credential security printing, security features, ePassports, travel documents, along with sessions focused on combating identity and document fraud. ID4Africa bills itself as a multi-stakeholder movement that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital ID management in the service of development in Africa. The organization will hold

Fly to Gate automates document and ID verification processes for airports

Gemalto and IER have partnered to create Fly to Gate, a self-service solution that takes travelers smoothly from their home to the airport departure gate. The solution offers travelers the choice between mobile check-in or self-service kiosks and includes bag drop points, border control, security and boarding gates. The Gemalto and IER Fly to Gate solution supports multimodal biometric verification including facial recognition, document verification and straightforward integration with immigration systems, enabling rigorous standards of security and outstanding operational efficiency

IDscan granted patent for technology to verify faces on a passport or ID card

IDScan, a GBG company, has been granted a U.S. patent for Visage, which verifes the facial component of a passport or ID card by checking against a databank of faces acquired from proven fake, forged or altered documents. “The production of fake documents is an industry all of its own now,” commented Tamlyn Thompson, managing director of IDscan. “IDscan has always strived to stay one step ahead of the criminals to ensure that our global customers are properly protected. Our

Safran Identity & Security now exclusive supplier of Vitale health e-cards

Safran Identity & Security has won a six-year contract from the GIE SESAM-Vitale to ensure the development, manufacture and personalization of the “Vitale” French health insurance cards. The GIE SESAM-Vitale is an economic interest group financed by the French statutory mandatory health insurance organizations and the three private complementary health insurance associations. “This new tender integrated for the first time the entire industrial scope, from the Java Card embedded software to the production of customized cards, leaving the bidders free

Imprimerie Nationale Group delivers multi-biometric ID documents platform for Republic of Djibouti

In an effort to modernize and harmonize the ID document production and issuance process, the Imprimerie Nationale Group has deployed a multi-biometric ID documents platform for the Republic of Djibouti. This fully scalable multi-ID documents solution allows for the issuance of: biometric passports for Djibouti citizens; resident permit cards for foreigners, and; visas. The biometric ID documents are compliant with the international ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standards in order to facilitate the travel of Djiboutians throughout the world. They

Jumio releases web and mobile document verification solution

Jumio has released Netverify Document Verification, the industry’s first web and mobile document verification solution. Netverify Document Verification is a seamless, accurate and cost-effective way to scan important documents to provide an extra layer of identity verification. The solution can be used for scanning documents such as utility bills to provide proof of address or bank statements that provide pertinent information such as account balance and account number to help with KYC and AML requirements. Users can scan folded, wrinkled,

KLM, Schiphol airport pilot facial recognition-based boarding system

KLM and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol have begun a voluntary biometrics-based boarding program that identifies passengers using facial recognition rather than a boarding pass and passport. The pilot project takes place at a selected gate at the airport for pre-registered passengers. Schiphol and KLM are using this three-month trial to evaluate the speed, reliability and user-friendliness of the facial recognition system, as well as the boarding process and passenger experience. The goal is to make the boarding process as easy and

Secure Identification 2017

Secure Identification 2017 May 31 – June 1, 2017 Latvia Secure Identification 2017 is a two-day conference scheduled on 31 May – 1 June 2017, aiming to connect dozens of governments with international organizations and solution providers from Europe and Central Asia. In 2016, 60% of delegates represented government organizations from more than 35 countries. The event is a lot more than a conference/expo – it is also a closed networking platform for those “who are in” to explore emerging

Vision-Box, ATEA deploy nationwide integrated biometric enrollment solution for Regitra

Vision-Box in partnership with ATEA have installed a new nationwide integrated biometric enrollment solution for Regitra, the Lithuanian State Enterprise responsible for issuing nearly 200,000 driver licenses per year. ATEA is a leading supplier of IT infrastructure and system integration in the Nordic and Baltic regions. Together, the two company`s deployed a full-fledged, state-of-the-art identity management infrastructure designed to facilitate the enrollment of citizens’ biometric data, improve the quality level of data capture and management, as well as enhance personal

Interpol says lack of biometric data on terrorists a security vulnerability

The Interpol General Assembly has emphasized the need to address the lack of biometric data being shared on terrorists, internationally, which it said is creating a dangerous security vulnerability that could be exploited by the some 15,000 returning foreign terrorist fighters. Interpol has cited the proliferation of aliases, the complexity of fraudulent travel documents, the act of falsely declaring people have died in the conflict zones, and even basic issues linked to transliteration as among the increasing challenges to law