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Gesture biometrics

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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