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Selection of biometric electoral enrolment systems

The issue of electoral integrity is one that plagues election commissions worldwide, from developed democracies such as the United States of America to rising...

New initiative to support document examination

To ensure that both frontline immigration and border control officers and document examiners can carry out their important responsibilities, the need for continuing support...

Secure colour personalisation

Due to the global use of electronic identity documents, conventional paper documents are increasingly being replaced by modern polymer cards. For these cards, polycarbonate...

Optical effect of novel structural colour OVD

Optically variable devices (OVDs) display special visual effects such as colour-shifting and image-shifting representation. OVDs which are composed of microscopic structures are quite different...

Transliteration of Arabic in MRTDs

ICAO specifies that when a name is “in a national language that does not use the Latin alphabet, a transliteration shall also be provided.” Although...

Optimizing Serialization: Part 1

Despite the introduction of promising new digital security serialization technologies, letterpress numbering machines are still used to serialize most paper documents today.  A letterpress...

LIVE BLOG: U.S. State Dept. allows online passport renewals during beta testing and more...

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

The Digital Person: Part 3

This series has, so far, defined the Digital Person and described its evolution, and how the Digital Person compares to ChatBots and Virtual Personal...

The Digital Person: Part 2

This series began with an expert’s definition and explanation of the Digital Person and a brief history of how it evolved. As we continue...

North Carolina Issuing Redesigned Driver License and ID Card

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has released new driver licenses, permits and identification cards in a new design and integrating the latest in card security...