News in Brief

As a side event to the 78th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the UN hosted ‘Building a More Resilient Future with Inclusive Civil Registration and Vital Statistics – Strengthening Linkages with the Health Sector’.

Free - June 9, 2022 midnight

The Importance of ID Data Intermediaries

For many years, the ID and secure document industry has understood the potential that universal citizen identity would have for increasing worldwide economic development. And now, a WEF think-tank has produced a 46-page report illustrating the potential benefit of a worldwide unifying digital ID data management policy.

Free - March 31, 2022 midnight

Company News

Thales has been awarded a new contract to provide the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) with secure driving licences and ID cards.

Free - March 2, 2022 midnight

I’ll See You in Vienna!

In just under two months the Optical & Digital Document Security (ODDS) conference will get underway in Vienna, Austria. ODDS merges the extremely successful Optical Document Security conference with the newer Digital Document Security conference to recognise the growing interdependence of these two domains.

Free - January 31, 2022 midnight

ISO Publishes New Standard for Mobile Driving Licences

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published ISO/IEC 18013-5 which, amongst other things, specifies the interface between the Mobile Driving Licence (mDL) and mDL reader and the interface between the mDL reader and the issuing authority infrastructure.

Free - December 7, 2021 midnight

Fingerprint Technology in the Age of COVID

As with any change in the market environment, there will be sectors that will decline but also areas of opportunity. The seismic changes resulting from the COVID pandemic have resulted in both immediate and long-term changes across most if not all market sectors.

Free - October 25, 2021 midnight

World Bank to Support Land Administration in Laos

Land holders across the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), or Laos as it is more commonly known, including some of the most vulnerable households, are expected to benefit from improved land administration and titling thanks to a project approved by the World Bank.

Free - October 5, 2021 midnight

ISO Standards for Secure Document Authentication

Like them or loathe them, mutually recognised standards are the cornerstone of international trade. The recent release of a new ISO standard for product and document authentication (ISO 22383:2020) adds to a library of ISO standards that are reviewed in this edition of ID & Secure Document News™ and June’s edition of its sister publication, Authentication News®.

Free - September 1, 2021 midnight