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Chip implants

Microchips implanted into the human body are an interesting alternative to e-ID documents. However, this technology implies a great potential for abuse. This article...

The Chinese e-Passport project

China has a long history of issuing identification documents for travel to neighbouring countries. According to surviving records dating from the late seventeenth century,...

Spotting the differences

In January of this year, the European Central Bank (ECB) unveiled the full design of the new EUR 5 banknote. This banknote is the...

Strategic goals regarding travel documents

In line with the strategic goals of the OSCE, the largest regional security organisation in the world, the OSCE’s Action against Terrorism Unit (ATU)...

Authentication technique composite substrates

Composite substrates that contain paper and polymer layers with the same thickness as traditional security paper are novel options for security documents, and unique...

Disruptive technologies in personal identification

In 2012, Smithers Pira published a major new study called ‘Ten-year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies in Personal Identification to 2022’1. The target of the...

Looking back and ahead

Ten years have passed since the first issue of Keesing’s Journal of Documents graced the desks of executives, technology suppliers, consultants, and others with...

Protecting vulnerable document elements

ID documents are valuable and must be protected against criminal attempts to counterfeit or tamper with them. The personal data, and in particular the...

Biometrics in the cloud

Until recently, businesses had to acquire their own information technology infrastructure, and house it within their own facilities. Although this set-up does have some...

Bulgaria Launches a New National ID Card

The Republic of Bulgaria has begun issuing a new-and-improved national identity card for citizens who apply for it. Issuance began in mid-June of this...

LIVE BLOG: Florida terminates its Smart ID mobile app and more news…

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

UAE Extends Passport Validity to 10 Years for Adults Age 21+

The validity of United Arab Emirates passport for citizens aged 21 years and older has been extended from the present five years to 10 years from...

Why Corporate Boards Should Prioritize Minors’ Data Privacy

Whether your company wants to let kids in or keep them out, companies must now comply with expanding digital privacy and safety laws set...

King Charles III Banknotes Due Out June 5, 2024 [Updated]

Early this year, we published this preview of the U.K.'s new banknotes featuring a portrait of King Charles III. The new banknotes went into...