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Attributes and credentials

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Attributes and credentials represent a concept that strengthens data protection and informational self‑determination in e‑ID systems. The basic idea is that an asserted attribute...

From policing to passport control

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Identity verification at passport control, in policing, and in retail stores is most often achieved by matching an individual’s face to a photographic identity...

US Biometric and identity intelligence programme

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While technology has made life more automated and easier, it has also allowed nefarious persons to clone or forge passports, including the biometric data...

Voice recognition

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Voice recognition is a biometric technology that finds its origin in World War II. At that time, research showed that there are variations in...

UN Security Council Resolution 2178

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Events during 2014 have exposed systemic gaps in border control arrangements globally. The UN Security Council has responded to the emergence of the foreign...

Designing identity documents

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In recent years, identity document issuance solutions have undergone significant advances, incorporating a wave of new technologies that enable photo identity documents to be...

e-Passport authentication

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In this article, René Clerc explains some of the basics of the RFID chips used in e‑Passports, and discusses some of the inherent difficulties...

A challenging step in the right direction

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As an increasing number of banknotes are now being sorted outside the central banks, locally or in industrial sorting centres, efficient detection of forged...