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US Biometric and identity intelligence programme

In the final article of this series, Joshua Steinhauer discusses three important areas that should be considered when evaluating the benefit of establishing a full...

The permanence of a person’s status

A person’s identity has multifaceted aspects. It includes the classic elements of identification (such as name, surname and date of birth), but also the...

Effective design of breeder documents

Breeder documents, and specifically birth certificates, are a vital link in the identity management chain, and the lack of security in these documents constitutes...

Advanced hologram technology

Reports that China is flooding the United States with high‑quality fake driving licenses and other similar incidences remind us constantly that the battle to...

Direct-write printing

Direct‑write printing is a relatively recent digital printing method that uses a computer controlled translation stage, which moves an ink nozzle to form 2D...

Operation Genesius

Combatting immigration document and benefit fraud is one of the missions of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the...

Identity ecosystem

In this era of rapidly increasing populations, trade, and technology, the need to accurately, confidently, and promptly identify individuals is paramount to any organisation....

Fastpass

Up to now, document inspection systems were primarily designed as tools to support experienced users when examining documents. Nowadays, such devices are being used...

Cybermarket for forged identity documents

The online market of forged identity documents is quickly evolving. Sellers of these documents operate both on the surface Web and on the deep...

Optimizing Serialization: Part 1

Despite the introduction of promising new digital security serialization technologies, letterpress numbering machines are still used to serialize most paper documents today.  A letterpress...

LIVE BLOG: U.S. State Dept. allows online passport renewals during beta testing and more...

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The Digital Person: Part 3

This series has, so far, defined the Digital Person and described its evolution, and how the Digital Person compares to ChatBots and Virtual Personal...

The Digital Person: Part 2

This series began with an expert’s definition and explanation of the Digital Person and a brief history of how it evolved. As we continue...

North Carolina Issuing Redesigned Driver License and ID Card

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has released new driver licenses, permits and identification cards in a new design and integrating the latest in card security...