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Hurry! ODDS Early Bird Discount About to Fly Away

Optical & Digital Document Security (ODDS) combines two successful conferences, Optical Document Security (ODS) with Digital Document Security (DDS). Reconnaissance International is now bringing them together into THE technical conference for physical, digital and virtual document security, which takes place in Vienna, Austria, 17-19 January 2022.

Events - October 5, 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

News in Brief

Australia’s new Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) Certificates have been launched nationally and are now available to the public. State governments around the country are promoting the new design – which was created by the Note Printing Australia (NPA) Design Team – with a particular focus on the increased security of the certificate to prevent identity fraud.

News - October 5, 2021 midnight

Company News

HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, has announced the acquisition of Omni-ID, a manufacturer of RFID tags and industrial IoT hardware devices for passive and active tagging, tracking, monitoring and alerting applications.

News - October 5, 2021 midnight

VCI Launches SMART Health Card to US Residents

A private-public partnership of technology and healthcare companies called the Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI), which includes Microsoft, Salesforce, Oracle and the Mayo Clinic, has created a verifiable digital proof of vaccination called the SMART Health Card.

Health Status - October 5, 2021 midnight

Identity Week 2021 – Its Good to See You, Again!

A morning of beautiful sunshine and clear blue skies in London heralded an equally unfamiliar sight of crowds of ID and secure document professionals assembling in the ExCeL centre for the start of Identity Week 2021 (22- 23 September).

Events - 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

Ghana Plans Contactless Biometrics for Vaccination Program

The Ghana Health Service, in partnership with the vaccine alliance Gavi and Arm’s network of partners, engineers and developers, will begin a biometric-based national vaccination program in October 2021 using contactless technology from non-profit UK technology company Simprints.

Health Status - September 1, 2021 midnight

Company News

DATASONIC Group Bhd is reported to be in contention for the replacement contract for the Malaysian national identity card, otherwise known as MyKad.

News - September 1, 2021 midnight

US Voter Identity Requirements and ID Laws

On 6 January 2021 a mob stormed the US Capitol carrying placards bearing the ‘Stop the Steal’ emblem, which supported the notion that widespread voter identity fraud had distorted the outcome of the 2020 Presidential election. At the heart of the claim were allegations of vote rigging by a variety of means – most of which required voters taking on false identities.

Government - September 1, 2021 midnight

News in Brief

Under national law, Argentinians have the right to identify themselves as gender neutral. But this has not been reflected in passports and National Documents of Identity (DNI), and residents have only been able to select ‘male’ or ‘female’.

News - September 1, 2021 midnight

G20 Declaration Recognises Digital ID’s Importance

Digital ministers from the G20 group of leading world economies met in Trieste, Italy, at the beginning of August to further discuss digitalisation as a key enabler for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals in its three economic, social and environmental dimensions, in line with the G20 priorities for 2021 of People, Planet and Prosperity.

Government - September 1, 2021 midnight