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New EU law to force Apple to open up its NFC chip?

EU spokesperson Andreas Schwab speaking in front of EU stars logo

Negotiators from the European Parliament and the European Council have provisionally agreed the text of a Digital Market Act (DMA) that will obligate “gatekeeper” technology companies such as Apple and Google to “allow app developers fair access to the supplementary functionalities of smartphones (eg NFC chip)”... More







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Digital Identity Working Group lays out principles for interoperable digital identity systems

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The Digital Identity Working Group (DIWG), made up of digital identity specialists from eight Digital Government Exchange (DGX) member states across the world, has identified 11 core principles to support international collaboration on the development of mutually recognised and interoperable digital identity systems and infrastructure... More


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NFC Forum certifies Cilab for CR13 testing

Cilab ci230 testbed certified by NFC Forum for CR13 testing

PARTNER NEWS: Cilab has received NFC Forum CR13 certification and is to release a testing suite for its ci230 high-speed tester that will enable developers and manufacturers to check and verify that their NFC devices meet the specification requirements laid out in the CR13 product certification program... More


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South Korea pilots mobile driving licences

Men holding smartphones showing South Korea's mobile driving licences

South Korea’s Ministry of the Interior and Safety and the Korean National Police Agency have begun trialling a mobile driving licence prior to a national rollout and as a first step towards the introduction of other state-issued digital ID documents... More





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New South Wales to roll out ‘whole-of-government’ digital identity wallet in 2022

New South Wales digital identity wallet on phone held by woman

The state government of New South Wales in Australia is to expand its digital ID system and enable citizens to store, display and renew a wider range of identity documents and other personal credentials including digital versions of their birth certificate, educational qualifications, seniors card and vocational licences in a digital wallet on their mobile device... More



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Agreements reveal Apple’s requirements for US states launching digital IDs in Wallet

Apple Wallet with digital ID on iPhone and Apple Watch

Memorandums of agreement between Apple and some of the US states due to offer digital identity documents in Wallet reveal that the states are required to cover the cost of systems for issuing the digital credentials and that Apple retains control over when the service launches, which devices are compatible with it and the right to review and approve how it is marketed... More




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Cilab adds support for NFC passport testing

Cilab nfc tags used in digital passport illustration

PARTNER NEWS: NFC testing provider Cilab has released a test suite for use with its ci230 high-speed tester that enables epassport and other machine-readable travel document (MRTD) applications, devices and readers to be tested for conformance to international standards... More