Meta scraps Novi e-wallet as cryptocurrency market downturns

Meta scraps Novi e-wallet as cryptocurrency market downturns

Less than a year after a pilot for Facebook’s Novi digital app was launched, the e-wallet has been scrapped in a change of direction away from cryptocurrency as the market falls.

Meta, who hoped Novi would become interoperable with other digital wallets, has now enacted their contingency plan of announcing that all accounts will be suspended on 1 September 2022, issuing warnings to customers to withdraw their funds “as soon as possible”.

In October, Facebook looked to resolve a series of antitrust issues concerning the Diem stablecoin project by gaining support from partnerships with Paxos and Coinbase to utilise the USDP (Pax Dollar) cryptocurrency. Facebook stated at the time that the pilot would enable consumers in Guatemala and the U.S. to use the Novi app more efficiently to make transfers overseas “instantly, securely and fee-free” via a mobile payment app.

Meta now seems to have abandoned the cryptocurrency market while companies make redundancies to survive, though there is still an indication that they will use the technology from the financial app in future projects.

From 21 July 2022, all customer accounts will be defunct but consumers can still request a copy of their data records while this service remains available for now.

In a statement, a spokesman for Meta stated: “We are already leveraging the years spent on building capabilities for Meta overall on blockchain and introducing new products, such as digital collectibles. You can expect to see more from us in the Web 3.0 space because we are very optimistic about the value these technologies can bring to people and businesses in the metaverse.”

The spiralling of crypto trends can be attributed to Meta’s changed strategy.


IAM expenditure to top $26 BILLION by 2027, according to Juniper Research 

IAM expenditure to top $26 BILLION by 2027, according to Juniper Research 

A study by Juniper Research has predicted global expenditure in identity and access management could rise to $26 billion by 2027, due to subscription model growth.

The new research identifies a shift in the IAM market moving away from term licenses to more SMEs embracing the Software as a Service (SaaS) model which has increased benefits including financial reliability, predictability of cash flows, and reasonable initial service costs.

As a result of this shift, service vendors will see their addressable market increase significantly while keeping the initial acquisition cost of identity and access management services reasonably low. It is expected that the appetite for IAM services amongst small businesses will also prompt service vendors to offer more, for example regular software updates and advanced cybersecurity features to continually increase the value of platforms.

If Identity and Access Management vendors want to continue seeing this growth and protect revenue, they will have to set out long-term flexible pricing tariffs that appeal to the small business sector.

IAM encompasses a range of security and foundational IT infrastructures for business platforms to enable the monitoring and management of consumer access to an enterprise’s assets, applications, databases and services.

The report predicts that the future of identity and access management solutions will change the face of many small enterprises, enhancing  their IAM offering, driving market growth and will comply with regulation.

Furthermore, the report describes the ability of service vendors “to shift development from a waterfall approach to an agile methodology in software development” from subscription model growth.

Ultimately, subscription models eliminate the chance of small businesses being excluded from the identity and access management market and allow service providers to step up faster deployment and bespoke features to support scaled-up businesses.

The annual spend on IAM solutions by small businesses through subscription models is expected to surpass $370 million by 2027, with $5 billion spent in the U.S.

The four main components of IAM include authentication, authorisation, user management, and central user repository to facilitate access to a verified user in real-time, every-time.

secunet establishes EES-compliant border control at Zurich Airport

secunet establishes EES-compliant border control at Zurich Airport

The cybersecurity company secunet is making the border controls at Switzerland’s Zurich Airport fit for the upcoming European Entry/Exit System (EES) to register both short-stay visa holders and visa exempt travellers from third-countries. This involves equipping Switzerland’s busiest international airport with EES-compliant border control technology. The current project is based on a framework agreement between secunet and the Zurich Cantonal Police, which was concluded in 2021. The contract is worth a mid-double-digit million amount in Swiss francs and will run for several years.

As part of the European Union’s Smart Borders Initiative, Third Country Nationals will in future be required to register with a facial image and four fingerprints at land, sea and air borders in the Schengen area. The data will be stored in the central EES. This will make it easier to detect when Third Country Nationals exceed the permitted duration of stay. It will also prevent illegal entries into the Schengen area. However, registration at the borders will also lead to increased effort. When international air traffic returns to normal, there is therefore a risk of long waiting times at border control counters. However, infrastructures that are optimally adapted to the EES help save time and counteract this effect.

At Zurich Airport, secunet is currently implementing an EES-compliant border control application and is also supplying a central server component, secunet easyserver, which connects the various border control components and will communicate directly with the EU’s central EES. In the future, the infrastructure will be further optimized with EES-compliant components, such as ABC systems for automated border control and self-service kiosks for biometric pre-enrolment.

secunet is implementing the project with local partners who already have a long-standing and cooperative relationship with Swiss authorities. There has already been successful cooperation between the Zurich Cantonal Police and secunet for many years, namely in the area of stationary border control at Zurich Airport.

Besides Switzerland, many other European states already rely on border control technology from secunet, which will help them with the changeover to the EES, among other things. These include Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary. secunet not only implements technology, but also advises European states with regard to the EES – for example, how passenger processes should be set up in the future, how biometric recording can succeed in compliance with requirements and how infrastructures can be implemented in the most sustainable way possible.



TikTok assures security of US data amid China threat

TikTok assures security of US data amid China threat

TikTok’s Chief Executive, Shou Zi Chew, responded in a statement on Friday to promise a workable solution after nine U.S. Republican Senators signed a letter mounting concerns of U.S. data being shared with Chinese employees of its parent company, ByteDance.

Despite the fact TikTok has previously maintained it does not share American data with China, the eight-page report acknowledges the Chinese government “can have access to TikTok US user data subject to a series of robust cybersecurity controls and authorization approval protocols overseen by their US-based security team.”

TikTok has now acted to remedy the situation, saying they are working on “compliance with a final agreement with the US government that will fully safeguard user data and US national security interests”. To fully make amends, the company will “delete US users protected data from their own systems and fully pivot to oracle cloud servers located in the U.S.”, with tighter security controls on sharing outside the country. For now, TikTok will still use its own data centres in the US and Singapore for back-up although it hopes to make the full move to Oracle’s cloud servers in the future.

TikTok has been dogged for several years by data security and privacy concerns but in a letter, Chew acknowledged: “We know we are among the most scrutinized platforms from a security standpoint, and we aim to remove any doubt about the security of U.S. user data”.

Yoti becomes first Digital ID provider for Right to Rent Scheme

Yoti becomes first Digital ID provider for Right to Rent Scheme

Digital ID company, Yoti, has been named as the first certified Identity Services Provider (IDSP) to aid landlords to verify their tenants remotely and securely as part of the Home Office’s Right to Rent scheme, which seeks to control and prevent illegal immigration.

In partnership with the Post Office, Yoti’s digital ID application promises to simplify and speed up the process of checking the credentials and rights of citizens to live and work in the U.K. without the need to rely on physical documents and mitigates the risk and labour time of dealing with fraudulent paperwork.

Legislation was initially passed on 6 April to streamline physical document checks using the Identity Document Validation Technology. With two Government-approved services now at the disposal of landlords, the future looks set to become increasingly digital only, although in the future checks will be still be made available through Post Office branches.

A prototype guide to digital identity policy reform, the Home Office (DBS) and Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) released the UK Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework in February 2021 which since being revised by industries, services and organisations begins to be enacted and finalised in 2022.

The Government’s action to overhaul physical identity checks was affected after positive feedback about Right To Work and Right To Rent checks continuing remotely throughout the pandemic.

John Abbott, Chief Commercial Officer at Yoti, said: “Certification under the Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework represents the gold standard of Digital Identity service provision with security and privacy prioritised, meaning clients have no concerns about GDPR”.

Swiss government proposes plans for common digital ID for administrative processes

Swiss government proposes plans for common digital ID for administrative processes

Switzerland’s Justice Minister, Karin Keller-Sutter, has stressed the government’s plans to introduce a common digital ID which would streamline numerous administrative processes and communication with authorities and businesses.

The proposed e-ID, yet to be discussed by political parties, organisations and institutions ahead of a parliament decision, remains free and optional with citizens able to opt for other compatible ID cards.

The decentralised digital ID, which would grant citizens control over their data, is expected to be made available at the earliest by 2025.

The planned digital ID could also be effective in verifying voters’ ages, names, and where they live, although there are no current plans outlined by the Justice Ministry to incorporate the digital ID with e-voting, the collection of e-signatures, or other government services.

Mastercard’s new study reveals lack of respect towards non-binary customers in financial services

Mastercard’s new study reveals lack of respect towards non-binary customers in financial services

All customers have the right to expect trust and respect over the use and handling of their personal data, however as a new study by Mastercard has revealed, non-binary individuals face discrimination in their financial experiences.

The damning results of the study show that while the finance and banking sector continues to enhance systems of on-boarding to collect new consumers, there is less consideration towards how personal data is safeguarded and treated. Only 68% of the transgender community have the correct ID featuring the name and gender they identity as and 19% of non-binary individuals have experienced prejudice when making payments in shops, presenting their ID or having to navigate intrusive questions.

The ‘True Name’ Initiative started by Mastercard in the U.S. in 2019 has in pleasant contrast to other financial services, acted upon calls from the LGBTQ+ community to allow these customers to change and use their true identifiers on cards without legally having to change their name and gender.

The recent research is backed up by previous findings in January of this year which concluded that nearly 50% of transgender or non-binary people feel anxiety, embarrassment and frustration when using their formal ID that doesn’t reflect their gender marker.

The True Name campaign allows customers to easily transition to being their true gender or identity when making payments and running errands in everyday life, as well as to avoid the expensive, time-consuming process of legally changing their gender.

Jennifer Douglas, Head of North American Retail and Small Business Payments at BMO says: “Helping customers make real financial progress is important, and that starts with providing safe and accessible banking to our customers by removing  barriers to inclusion”.

More U.S. banks have followed suit including Citibank, Marqeta, and The Republic Bank to support simplified on-boarding of these individuals, using the name and gender they identity as.

During this Pride month, Mastercard also launched The Belle Block program, an industry group to encourage women and non-binary individuals to use Web 3.0 technology and cryptocurrency.


EU policymakers decide AML checks for crypto wallets

EU policymakers decide AML checks for crypto wallets

EU policymakers and the Council of the European Union gathered for talks this week, announcing new anti-laundering regulation for crypto transfers, requiring digital wallet providers to verify customer identities.

The decision follows the European Parliament vote in March calling for measures and more transparent information to stop digital assets from being used in illicit transactions for drugs, child pornography and terrorism.

Cryptocurrency is a digital currency exchanged in verified transactions by a decentralised system using cryptography, rather than by a centralised authority.

Ernest Urtasun, Spanish Green Party lawmaker, said about the changes: “The new rules will enable law enforcement officials to be able to link certain transfers to criminal activities and identify the real person behind those transactions’.

In a statement, the European Parliament said: “Crypto-assets service providers (CASPs) will be obliged to provide this information to competent authorities if an investigation is conducted into money laundering and terrorist financing.”

Private unhosted crypto wallets however will not be subject to AML checks in a departure away from initial proposals. Payments to unhosted wallets over 1,000 euros will still have to be reported in line with regulation in traditional banking. 

Some critics have opposed the changes to make crypto transfers more traceable, arguing that this hampers innovation in the sector.

Paul Grewal, Chief Legal Officer at Coinbase said, denouncing the decision, “If adopted, this revision would unleash an entire surveillance regime on exchanges like Coinbase, stifle innovation, and undermine the self-hosted wallets that individuals use to securely protect their digital assets.” He subsequently urged others to take a stand and make their voices heard prior to the vote.  

The Transfer of Funds Regulation (TFR) agreement is now expected to be formally approved by the Parliament and the EU Council, with France handing over its presidency of the EU Council to the Czech Republic which could confirm the deal.

Identity Week Europe: Are you ready for day 2?

Identity Week Europe: Are you ready for day 2?

Who’s ready for Day 2 at Identity Week Europe 2022? It’s your LAST CHANCE TO ATTEND!

All this and more in tommorow’s programme:


Jun 29th | 09:00am – Next Generation Travel Intelligence – The Frontex View

Uku Särekanno, Deputy Executive Director for EBCG Information Management and Processes, FRONTEX, European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Jun 29th | 9:20am – It’s all about the Human in the Loop: What will it take to achieve the Identity Ecosystem?

Kenneth Gantt, Deputy Director, Department of Homeland Security – Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM)

Jun 29th | 9:40am – The Future of Onboarding and Identity in Banking

Felimy Greene, Chief Operating Officer & Global Head, Onboarding, Consumer, Private & Business Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

Moderator: Alison McDowell, Co-founder and Director, Beruku Identity

Jun 29th | 10:00am – Transforming the ID&V process for better security using voice

Vijay Balasubramaniyan, Chief Executive Officer and Co Founder, Pindrop

Plus over 80 more sessions across our 6 stages, roundtables and show floor seminars.

Start-up Pitches

Hear the ‘elevator pitches‘ from our start-ups and discover the next identity unicorn 🦄

Kaizen Secure Voiz 12:00pm | MineSec 12:05pm | Optomel 12:10pm | PayBox 12:15pm | Premier Fintech 12:20pm | PureID 12:25pm | Quantum Dice 12:30pm | Schwartzthal Tech 12:35 | SelfyID 12:40 | Identy 12:45 | Spades 12:50pm | Syntric 12:55pm | Togggle 13:00pm | Gataca 13:05pm | Trovalo 13:10pm | Trustmatic 13:15pm | Umazi 13:20pm | Unissey 13:25 | Validient 13:30pm | Vipaso 13:35pm


All of our exhibitors and sponsors are ready for day 2! There are over 250 identity solution providers, associations and press to meet. Tomorrow will be your LAST opportunity to make those valuable connections.


See you tomorrow!

Identity Week Europe: Day 1 highlights

Identity Week Europe: Day 1 highlights

See the highlights below from an incredible first day here at #IdentityWeekEurope 2022:

  • Incredible keynotes from M.S.C. Cruises, Department for digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS), UK Government, US Customs and Border Protection and Muehlbauer.
  • More than 80 sessions which took place across 6 stages
  • A buzzing show floor full of exhibitors and start-ups to connect and network with
  • Our annual MIDWEEK DRINKS party to celebrate bringing the identity industry back together under one roof!
  • If you haven’t already, get a free expo pass for tomorrow here >>>


White Paper:  Succeeding With Identity Document Design

White Paper: Succeeding With Identity Document Design

The opportunity to redesign your country’s passport or national ID is often as daunting as it is exciting. Which new technologies will help you fight counterfeiting and protect people’s identities? Which visual elements will showcase your national heritage, aspirations and culture? Which security features will help you streamline the authentication process?

Read the white paper here.

ICAO stipulates a new global health passport needed to allow seamless travel

ICAO stipulates a new global health passport needed to allow seamless travel

Since digital COVID-19 passports emerged, they have been the breakthrough between multiple sectors to restart international travel and reinstate confidence in travellers to continue their normal routines while being vaccinated.

The latest development in their widespread use has been decided by The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in the last week, who confirmed plans for a common, global health passport would be underway. The move would unite and streamline different apps and COVID passports currently managed by different countries.

Proposals will be accepted in Montreal, Canada this September at a key summit.

The entire world was witness to vaccine passports following the pandemic outbreak, and moreover, healthcare, travel and the identity industries have effectively worked together on the NHS app, to monitor virus cases and who is infected.

With more vaccine passports travelling through airports to kickstart international travel again, the ICAO wants to digitalise a single vaccine and test system between all countries.

At the recent UNWTO Global Summit in the Maldives, Director General of the Airports Council for International Asia Pacific (ACI) region referenced the positive headway, saying “While some countries appear to be reluctant towards a common health passport, there is general agreement among many others.”

One aspect of the talks will focus on how biometric technology, which has become multi-faceted with facial, voice and fingerprint recognition, should enhance a single passport to ensure legitimate access to medical data and efficiency in checks.

There have been concerns over how secure Japan’s biometric system is and whether data is safe and uncompromised using the technology.

Nevertheless, one COVID-19 passport supported by different stakeholders promises to provide clarity for all global citizens on the vaccines and test results accepted and incentivise efficient travel again.

It comes after the ICAO previously introduced a Health Master List to provide unanimous understanding of different passport style documents needed to travel like vaccine and test certificates.

Baronci said in a recent interview with The Golf Times: “A majority of countries in our region have abolished pandemic-related travel curbs which will further stimulate the recovery of industry. Testing, quarantine and limitations on foreign arrivals and limitations on tourism, discourage travel and hinder the economic recovery. Therefore, it is crucial that border restrictions are eased to enable seamless movement of people.”

All digital ID and biometric solutions for Healthcare, Travel and Government will be demonstrated at Identity Week Europe. Apply to attend here:


Mastercard’s Digital First program expands secure payment options, in partnership with Thales

Mastercard’s Digital First program expands secure payment options, in partnership with Thales

With cashless being faster and an increasingly more convenient way to pay, the risks of financial crime are ever more looming over customers’ heads when making digital payments.

Mastercard have announced their recently launched ‘Digital First’ programme will give customers more digital payment options with security features that enhance safe and secure transactions.

Research by Mastercard shows customers are adopting a default mindset towards digital finance management, with statistics saying 71% of people in Australia, 77% in India, 73% in China, and 62% in Japan believe contactless payment is the future way to pay.

The programme aims to strengthen digital payment capabilities across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) and help customers opt for their preferred payment method with options expanding, including contactless payment, cryptocurrency, biometrics, contactless, QR code or digital wallets.

Moreover, the scheme and its partners’ solutions assure customers with the ease of making seamless payments, issuance of digital cards, and real-time card management.

Further research shows that e-commerce activities were on the rise by 73% in the Middle East Africa at the start of the pandemic.

The Digital First initiative is boosted by partnerships with Mastercard’s network and end-to end solution partners including Thales, Network International and Verestro.

In a statement, Sandeep Malhotra, Executive Vice President of Products & Innovation, Asia Pacific, said: “Mastercard has been leading the drive into inclusive digital commerce for many years by delivering frictionless and secure payment experiences for the billions of people shopping and managing their finances at their fingertips around the clock and around the world.”

He continued: “Combined with the strengths of Mastercard’s partners, the Digital First programme offers the convenience of fast, transparent payments and maximises consumer choice with everything from digital cards in e-wallets, to QR on Card, to the Pay by Account solution that lets people make payments from a bank account using their financial service provider’s app”.

Thales support Digital First and are Platinum Sponsors of Identity Week Europe, returning to the ExCeL, in London next Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 June. Join the vast community of digital ID, biometric and security document suppliers exhibiting, plus BIG names in Banking, Travel and Government. Secure you place now:

Consumer use of digital payment has skyrocketed since the pandemic began and Thales is a digital platform provider at the forefront of ensuring digital commerce grows intertwined with offering multi-factor seamless authentication solutions.

American Airlines Launches Mobile ID With TSA PreCheck

American Airlines Launches Mobile ID With TSA PreCheck

American Airlines customers with TSA PreCheck® can now breeze through the airport with just their phone and their face, thanks to a collaboration with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and American to test mobile identification.

Starting today at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), American Airlines AAdvantage® members who are enrolled in TSA PreCheck may choose to use their American Airlines Mobile ID at select TSA PreCheck checkpoints to have their identity verified. The experience is now available at every TSA PreCheck  location at DFW, with plans to deploy at select TSA PreCheck checkpoints at Miami International Airport (MIA), Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) and more later this year.

“We’re committed to making our customers’ journeys easier, and airport waypoints provide significant opportunities for innovation,” said Julie Rath, Vice President of Customer Experience, Loyalty and Marketing for American. “By simplifying the identity verification process and other points at the airport, we’re helping our customers exchange stress for convenience and saved time, and propelling the travel industry further along the path to a truly seamless customer experience.”

Seamless security

Creating and storing the American Airlines Mobile ID is simple. Before travel, American Airlines customers with TSA PreCheck who choose to participate in this program need to:

  • Download the Airside Digital Identity App on an iOS or Android device
  • Take a photo of their face
  • Scan their driver’s license or passport with the app*
  • Enter their American Airlines AAdvantage number

The app then:

  • Verifies the customers’ information using mobile ID technology powered by Thales to compare against each state’s Department of Motor Vehicles records or the passport’s embedded NFC chip.
  • Securely stores the customer’s American Airlines Mobile ID on their mobile device until they choose where and when to share it.

As they go through security, customers simply present a QR code on their phone and consent to share their American Airlines Mobile ID with TSA. After sharing their Mobile ID, customers look into a camera at the TSA PreCheck checkpoint. TSA’s computer system then matches the customer’s encrypted image against their American Airlines Mobile ID. The entire process at the airport typically takes less than five seconds.

Once verified, TSA erases the encrypted digital ID from its checkpoint readers and customers retain their digital ID on their device until they are ready to use it at another waypoint, such as an airport lounge.

Expanding innovation

Today’s launch was informed by prior digital ID trials that American introduced in 2021 for touchless bag drop and Admirals Club entry at DFW. American customers participating in these trials have the option to use facial recognition technology instead of presenting a government-issued ID, boarding pass or cobranded credit card to check their bag or enter the lounge. Because either a passport or driver’s license are accepted, this trial provides broad accessibility for travelers to experience this next milestone in easy travel, and offers a scalable solution for future domestic security touchpoints.

“We’re thankful for our stakeholders’ collaboration and support in driving the industry forward to offer innovative security checkpoint solutions to help customers safely and securely travel,” said Kriste Jordan-Smith, Federal Security Director, DFW Airport, for TSA. “We’ll continue to take an agile approach to developing a stress-free and secure traveling experience for TSA PreCheck passengers, and look forward to expanding this technology in the future.”

In the future, American will roll out similar technology to additional kiosks, bag check and domestic boarding gates. American customers can already verify their identities through facial matching provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at several international boarding gates today.

*Drivers licenses from states that are part of the AAMVA DLDV program and U.S. passports are eligible.

TOTM and Presight Team Up to Scale Biometric and AI Solutions

TOTM and Presight Team Up to Scale Biometric and AI Solutions

Rebranding from Yinda Infocomm in 2021, TOTM technologies changed its direction to rolling out biometric, decentralised technology, attuned with the future of digital identity.

The Group has applied biometric solutions to public and private projects across Europe, America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Africa and, now, teaming up with, plan to scale up development and deployment of their combined proprietary technologies to drive digital adoption across these territories and capture a global market.

TOTM technologies maintains one of the largest biometrics National ID databases internationally, enrolling over 200 million citizens.

Presight is the leading AI and predictive intelligence company specialising in Big Data, Analytics and Machine learning.

The global market for Automatic Identification and Data Capture is valued at USD 100 billion, providing decentralised solutions which allow individuals more freedom and control over the digital identification process, through fingerprint, facial and voice recognition technology. In sectors where security and safety of information is a must, such as banking, travel, governmental schemes and healthcare, AI and biometrics has streamlined the process of authenticating populations.

With Europe and the West already ahead with the rollout of biometrics, TOTM and Presight will ensure the high-performance technology and AI capabilities benefit customers and citizens in developing countries where a priority in the banking sector is to allow citizens to open bank accounts.

Announcing the partnership, Thomas Pramotedham, CEO of Presight said: “We are excited to partner with TOTM to develop, integrate and deploy biometric AI solutions within the public safety, healthcare and fintech in the region.”

“Together, this partnership is uniquely positioned to further drive our clients and the region in their digital transformation journeys and elevate the digital ecosystem to deliver long-term and sustainable value with our combined technologies. A robust and dynamic digital identity platform is an essential cornerstone to develop a stronger and more inclusive, safer and resilient digital society. TOTM has a deep appreciation for our value proposition and adds strong execution experience and robust technology platforms for identity management and biometrics. We look forward to our future partnership,” Thomas Pramotedham adds.

“We are excited to be partnering with Presight.AI to jointly develop new business opportunities in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa. We look upon these markets as a multi-faceted and complex sandbox, offering unique opportunities for both companies to identify and curate suitable digital ID, biometric AI and Big Data Analytics solutions especially in the areas of public safety, healthcare and fintech. We look forward to combining our expertise and unique strengths to delivering these high performance, biometric AI solutions to our clients,” said Mr. Pierre Prunier, CEO & Executive Director of TOTM Technologies.

TOTM Technologies are a Platinum Sponsor at Identity Week Asia on 6 and 7 September 2022 at the Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore. Find out more here:

Hundreds of new ID solutions to be showcased at Identity Week Europe 2022

Hundreds of new ID solutions to be showcased at Identity Week Europe 2022

There’s only one week to go until Identity Week Europe, a significant identity industry catalyst, kicks off at the ExCeL, in London, where hundreds of new trusted digital ID, biometric and security document solutions will be showcased to the industry.

The most fast-changing sectors in identity including travel, banking, government, and law enforcement will come together with solution providers on 28 and 29 June, seeking secure and seamless solutions to authenticate, identify and verify real humans.

Across multiple markets the need to protect our personal data and digital identities has demanded more trusted systems to eliminate fake internet bots and block financial crime.

Identity Week Europe 2022 promises to showcase a range of new global technologies spanning physical, digital, and mobile domains, as the industry maintains a balance between physical credentials for authentication and digitalising methods of identification.

Live demonstrations, product launches, keynote speeches, show-floor seminars, fireside chats, and fun networking events will give you the chance to understand what is shaping the future of the industry.

Hear global trend insights from companies such as Muhlbauer, MSC Cruises, Home Office UK, Open Identity Exchange, NatWest Group, iProov, DCMS, World Privacy Forum and many more.

From large companies to new solution providers exhibiting in our Start-up Village – we’ve got it all!

Apply to register for a free pass if you qualify as a member of the public sector. Alternatively, secure your place at Identity Week Europe, returning 28 and 29 June, here:






ID Week Europe: Deadline extended for Meet the Document Examiner sessions

ID Week Europe: Deadline extended for Meet the Document Examiner sessions

The organisers been inundated with applications to our Meet the Document Examiner sessions at Identity Week Europe.

So much so that we’ve added NEW sessions and therefore extended the deadline to 12pm on Thursday 16th June.
If you have a new document security feature idea, a secure document design issue or a new document in preparation, get the chance to have it analysed and reviewed by a team of forensic document experts!

Successful applicants will get to meet and analyse their chosen document with an team of forensic document experts selected from National Document Fraud Unit (NDFU), Home Office, United Kingdom; Identity Fraud & Documents Centre of Expertise (ECID), The Netherlands; Centre of Excellence for Combatting Document Fraud, FRONTEX, Poland and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Forensic Laboratory, United States.Meetings will be scheduled in 20-minute blocks from 10am on Wednesday 29th June 2022. There are a limited number of meeting spaces, so submissions will be selected on merit of content and interest. These meetings are not a sales pitch opportunity, but designed for collaborative technical information exchange and expert advice.


ID Week opens in two weeks

ID Week opens in two weeks

Identity Week Europe opens its doors in two weeks!

Nothing beats meeting face-to-face, seeing solutions first-hand, talking through business opportunities & making connections.

This year at #IdentityWeekEurope browse products from over 150 exhibitors and 100 startups, hear from hundreds of expert speakers, take part in fun networking activities and experience first-hand the innovation in identity.

DocuSign, INCM, Portals, secunet, cryptovision and ICAO among those exhibiting at ID Week Europe

DocuSign, INCM, Portals, secunet, cryptovision and ICAO among those exhibiting at ID Week Europe

#IdentityWeekEurope is your opportunity to see the technology and trends shaping the future of identity in financial services, travel, healthcare, retail, government, social media and more – Don’t miss out and register free now.

The expo floor will be buzzing with hundreds of exhibitors, live demonstrations, seminar sessions and product launches.

Just some of the brands you’ll meet include DocuSign, Portuguese Mint Official Printing Office (INCM), Portals, secunet, cryptovision and ICAO.

Exhibitor Spotlight

DocuSign – Stand 400

DocuSign helps organisations connect and automate how they prepare, sign, act on and manage agreements. With 1 million+ customers and more than a billion users, DocuSign is one of the world leaders in their field.

INCM – Stand 733

The Portuguese Mint Official Printing Office (INCM) specialises in tailored solutions developed for governments and private companies, from ID Documents production to strong authentication solutions.

Portals – Stand 806

Portals have been making paper for the world’s leading security printers for over 300 years. Refining their processes and driving innovation to meet the needs of partners. Producing the highest quality security documents and banknotes.

secunet  – Stand 812

secunet helps airports and governments to develop their own sustainable border control strategy and offers expertise as well as turn-key solutions, such as eGates, self-service kiosks or high-end facial image capturing technologies.


cryptovision – Stand 214

cryptovision is a world-leading specialist for cryptography and electronic identity solutions. 100 million people make use of cryptovision products every day across sectors like defense, automotive, financial, government and more.


ICAO-  Stand 326

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a UN specialised agency, facilitates the development of the standards and regulations that underpin the global air transport system. Fostering the growth of a safe, efficient, secure, economical civil aviation sector.