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Get Ready for Australia’s Biometric Online ID Beta Test

Get Ready for Australia’s Biometric Online ID Beta Test

Australia’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has said it is expecting that the biometric component of its myGovID program will be ready for a public beta test rollout later this year. “The thing that we’ve been very considered on is the implementation of the biometric features to ensure that the facial verification service operates as expected,”…

BIS Forecasts Major Growth in Decentralized Identity Market

BIS Forecasts Major Growth in Decentralized Identity Market

BIS Research has released a new report that suggests that the rising demand for decentralized identity (DID) solutions will lead to major gains in the global DID market. The research firm specifically believes that DID tech will gain traction as people and institutions try to address the privacy concerns inherent in many of the identity…

A Smartphone Can Now be Used as Valid ID in NSW

A Smartphone Can Now be Used as Valid ID in NSW

Citizens of New South Wales can now use their smartphones as valid photo identification several years after the program was initially proposed by the state government. NSW joins South Australia, which launched a similar program in 2017, making them among the only places in the world where citizens can have a license issued in a…

HID Global Finalizes De La Rue ID Acquisition

HID Global Finalizes De La Rue ID Acquisition

HID Global has completed its acquisition of De La Rue’s international identity solutions business, the company has announced. The latter company is a UK-based manufacturer of passports, bank notes, and tax stamps. When HID Global first announced its plan to buy De La Rue’s identity business back in June, the company noted the latter’s significant…

Yoti and LedgerState Showcase Digital IDs at Concordia Summit

Yoti and LedgerState Showcase Digital IDs at Concordia Summit

Yoti and LedgerState recently paid a visit to the Concordia Summit at the UN Assembly in New York to showcase a new digital identity solution designed for governments and developing economies. The solution blends Yoti’s Doc Scan identity and document verification platform with LedgerState’s blockchain tech to deliver a secure, decentralized form of identity. According…

British Government Lists Yoti as an Approved Technology Vendor

British Government Lists Yoti as an Approved Technology Vendor

Yoti has announced that its services will once again be available to public organizations in the UK as part of the country’s Crown Commercial Services G-Cloud framework. G-Cloud is a list of approved cloud services that was created to make it easier for public entities to purchase those services without the need for a lengthy…

HID Global to Acquire Passport Business of De La Rue

HID Global to Acquire Passport Business of De La Rue

HID Global has established an agreement to acquire the identity solutions business of UK-based De La Rue, a manufacturer of banknotes, tax stamps, and passports. In announcing the acquisition, HID Global asserted that it would strengthen its position in the global government-to-citizen identification market, adding that De La Rue has a “significant market presence in…

Malaysian FinTech Firm Acquires Latvia’s X Infotech

Malaysian FinTech Firm Acquires Latvia’s X Infotech

Latvia-based eID specialist X Infotech has been acquired by Silverlake Axis (or “SAL”), a Malaysian FinTech solutions provider focused on the BFSI, retail, and logistics industries. Announcing the acquisition in a statement, SAL did not disclose its fiscal details, but indicated that it now possesses 80 percent equity in SIA X Infotech Group. Its CEO,…

HID Global Bolsters Executive Team with High Profile Appointments

HID Global Bolsters Executive Team with High Profile Appointments

“I am pleased that we have added top talent to HID’s senior leadership team and strengthened our ability to deliver on our exciting vision for the future.” – Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global. HID Global has burnished its executive acumen with two high-profile new appointments. The company’s new VP and Citizen ID Business…

INTERVIEW: NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre

Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Ritu Favre, CEO of NEXT Biometrics. The conversation starts with a review of her first year as the company’s leader and her major accomplishments in the role. The conversation moves on to the major security benefits of NEXT’s large area sensors and…