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Errors in travel documents

Prior to 1 April 2010, which was the ICAO deadline for member States to begin issuance of machine readable passports, much emphasis was placed...

Security features in composite material documents

Technical and commercial advantages of composite materials over ‘monoblock’ polycarbonate (PC) have led to their increased use in secure electronic and non-electronic ID documents....

A rapid response for a safer world

In November 2010, the International Criminal Police Organization’s (INTERPOL) General Assembly officially endorsed an initiative encouraging its 188 member countries to officially recognise the...

Disruptive technologies in security printing

This article is based on the report “Ten-year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies in Security Printing” published by Pira International in August 2010. The report...

The replication of biophotonic structures

Photonic devices are based on regularly structured materials or material combinations with periodicities in the order of the wavelength of visible light. These structures...

LIVE BLOG: US Virgin Islands’ new Limited-Purpose DL, ID card for non-citizens

To find news about a specific state, click on the state abbreviation here: For news about a specific US Territory, click on the US...

New State-of-the-Art Banknote Security Feature: Nanoswitch™

On July 20, 1969, more than 500 million people around the world watched the Moon landing, the “great leap for mankind.” This was a...

The Evolution of Veridos’ New Lumen ID Echo Security Feature

Earlier this year, Veridos, a global leader in identity solutions, delivered the new state-of-the-art Macau Electronic ID which includes the company’s new Lumen ID...

Argentina Releases a New 10,000-Pesos Banknote

The Central Bank of the Argentine Republic (BCRA) put a new $10,000 banknote into circulation on May 7, 2024. Argentina’s ongoing high inflation necessitated...

The Menace of Deepfakes: Part 2

In a previous article, Cyber expert Ravi Das defined Deepfakes, the algorithms behind them, and the damage they can inflict on their victims. Here...