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Tracking issues in travel documents

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The technical standards for machine readable travel documents (MRTDs) have existed for nearly four decades, as originally published by the International Civil Aviation Organization...

Security by Design: Split Fountains Redux

Joel Zlotnick, Jordan Brough and Troy Eberhardt Reverse engineering of document artwork is a critical prepress activity for sophisticated counter­feiters that print by offset lithography...

Will Brexit lead to regained sovereignty?

When on 23 June 2016 a small majority of the UK voters voted in favor of leaving the EU – in fact on the dissolution...

Can the grid protect us from terror?

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In the aftermath of horrific events such as the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Nice, Manchester, Kabul and London or anywhere else, many of...

Internet of Things

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The digitalisation of industrial processes dominates the present industrial developments and has started to change our lives dramatically. On the way to self-organising factories,...

Optical security media

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Increasing the security and utility of national identity programmes is one of the most pressing concerns of governments around the world, driving the evolution...

Science delivers input for identity domain

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The organisation and management of a country’s national identity infrastructure and of identity information by companies and institutions requires the constant attention of both...

Blockchain technology

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In 2008, a white paper titled ‘Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System’ mysteriously appeared under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Said paper explained the infrastructure...

The future of identity management

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Being able to prove one’s identity is a prerequisite for administrative, social and economic inclusion in the modern world. Citizens lacking a recognised form...

Augmentiq

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AUGMENTIQ is an independent con­sultancy practice specialising in delivering innovation and strategic advice to enhance security at airports, ports and international borders. We work...

Free Resource: Keesing’s State-Specific REAL ID At-a-Glance Guide

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REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards are now the real deal in the United States. If it’s your job to check the driver’s...

Eastern Caribbean States’ New $50 Commemorative Note

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The Caribbean state of Grenada will soon celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence from Britain with a new $50 commemorative banknote that depicts...

Kenya Kicks Off Digital Identity Pilot Program [Update]

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Update: Just a month after Kenya launched the rollout its new digital identity pilot program in November 2023, the country’s High Court ordered the process...

Pre-2021 Liberian Banknotes No Longer Legal Tender by 3/31/24

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All Liberian banknotes dated before 2021 will cease to be legal tender on March 31, 2021, according to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). The...

Coming Soon: 100 and 200-Krone Updated Danish Banknotes

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The Danmarks Nationalbank continues to update its 2009 Series of banknotes. The first of the upgraded banknotes, called the 2009A Series, was the new...