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Forensic documentology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,...

Sometimes Nature Trumps Tradition in ID Document Design

While the world increasingly runs on technology, nature is making an unexpected appearance in some countries’ passports and other ID documents. Portraits of monarchs...

Suriname Adds SRD 200 and SRD 500 Denomination Banknotes

The Central Bank of Suriname has added two new denominations to the country’s family of banknotes. The new notes, SRD 200 and SRD 500,...

Zimbabwe Unveils a New Family of Banknotes: The “ZiG”

Effective April 8, 2024, Zimbabwe has a new family of banknotes nicknamed Zig, which stands for “Zimbabwe Gold.” The ZiG currency replaces a Zimbabwean...

Peru Adds a 200-Soles Note to Its Newest Banknote Family

Peru’s newest family of banknotes now has a new member: the 200-soles note, which was put into circulation in December 2023. The Central Reserve...

LIVE BLOG: Illinois allows gender-neutral option on driver’s licenses and ID cards

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