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Forensic documentology

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Organised crime is increasingly crossing international borders and perpetrating crimes such as the smuggling and trafficking of humans, drugs and pharmaceuticals. All these related...

Innovation drives hologram document protection

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It might be more than 65 years since the invention of the hologram but today the technology remains a potent weapon in the ongoing...

The biometric sea

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The use of biometrics as identifiers in public and private applications, and even for personal use is ever increasing, bringing about challenges regarding storage...

Current machine authentication of security documents

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The success of ICAO’s electronic document initiative has led to a large number of e-MRTDs currently in circulation, requiring the deployment of travel document...

ID Ecosystems

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Delivering secure government ID credentials is a complex endeavour, subject to the integration of many processes and interdependencies. The personalisation and issuance of ID...

ICAO Public Key Directory

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According to a survey conducted by ICAOís NTWG, over 500 million e-Passports, issued by more than a 100 different states and non-state entities, are...

Part 1: Seeing eye to eye on iris recognition

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Ravi Das After the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, the use of biometrics increased dramatically as a means of positively verifying and/or identifying an individual....

Opalprint

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Optically variable devices have become a ubiquitous part of everyday life, with holographic, opalescent and colour-shifting features adorning a multitude of products. Of these,...