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Civil registration Bosnia and Herzegovina

The civil register of Bosnia and Herzegovina was introduced to enable citizens to obtain their breeder documents in any municipality rather than just the...

Advances in holography

Holography dates back to 1947, when Hungarian/British scientist Dennis Gabor working at British Thomson-Houston in London discovered the principle of holography while working to...

Wanted: Look alikes

We live in a time where ID documents are authenticated more and more frequently, with the chip becoming an increasingly popular security feature. Prior...

Transforming transportation with technology

The widespread prevalence of technology has permeated the airport business, especially when it comes to transaction handling. Everyday transactions have become more efficient thanks...

The world is flat

It was in 2003 when I bought my first old passport at a flea market in Kyoto, Japan. It was a wonderful Japanese document...

US Biometric and Identity Intelligence Programme

The advancements in modern forensic capabilities have enabled law enforcement officials to quickly identify the details of who caused an incident and how it...

Does money make you ill?

Let’s face it: money is dirty. As banknotes are passed from hand to hand, people are exchanging not only a form of payment, but...

Identity, Authority and Attribution System

A model is a metaphor; a construct of philosophical indirection that is especially useful in understanding new and/or complex concepts. It can be quite...

Surplus to requirements

The first electronic passports were issued more than eight years ago. Many thought that the introduction of e-Passports would signal the demise of traditional...

Mobile biometrics

Today, there is a variety of smartphones on the market. For many people, the smartphone has become an essential part of their professional and...

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…

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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...