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Gesture biometrics

According to media reports, gesture-based biometrics are evolving rapidly, their usage primarily being associated with mobile devices and near field communications (NFC). The concept...

Changes in border control

All over Europe the face of border control at airports is changing. The conventional checkpoints with border officers in inspection booths are gradually being...

The Estonian ID card

The idea of an Estonian national identity document in the shape of a card came up back in 1997. As a young generation and...

Current aspects in machine authentication of security documents

In part 1 of this publication Ulrich Schneider and Uwe Seidel discussed the current situation regarding the application of machine authentication systems to security...

Avoiding amorphousness

Since the start of the century, the dramatically increased need for adequate border protection and control as well as for effective identification procedures in...

Personalization of ID documents

Laser marking of ID documents is increasing. Mandated in European Union driving licences, selected by governments on every continent to personalise over one fifth...

Mobile biometrics

Modern mobile devices such as smartphones are equipped with a variety of sensors, ranging from motion measurement and GPS to biometric sensors. Some experts...

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...