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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...

US Biometric and Identity Intelligence Programme

There is a weapon available to virtually anybody that is more powerful and effective than a nuclear weapon. The most powerful weapon on earth...

Errors in machine readable travel documents

This article is part 4 in a series on errors in machine readable travel documents. The previous articles focused on various international travel documents...

Business Case Homeland Security

This is an invitation to take a step back from your usual responsibilities and to follow these personal views and experience of the author,...

A framework for progress

In recent years we have witnessed a proliferation of initiatives around areas as automated border control, passports and biometric identity. In the background, aspirations...

Libya is Withdrawing 50-Dinars Banknotes from Circulation

The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) started withdrawing all 50-Dinars banknotes from circulation on April 21, 2024, in response to rampant counterfeiting. The two...

Finland’s Digital Travel Credential Pilot Program Results

In August of last year, Finland launched a pilot program to test its Digital Travel Credential (DTC) with real passengers in real-life border control...

LIVE BLOG: US Virgin Islands’ new Limited-Purpose DL, ID card for non-citizens

To find news about a specific state, click on the state abbreviation here: For news about a specific US Territory, click on the US...

New State-of-the-Art Banknote Security Feature: Nanoswitch™

On July 20, 1969, more than 500 million people around the world watched the Moon landing, the “great leap for mankind.” This was a...

The Evolution of Veridos’ New Lumen ID Echo Security Feature

Earlier this year, Veridos, a global leader in identity solutions, delivered the new state-of-the-art Macau Electronic ID which includes the company’s new Lumen ID...