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Preserving privacy identity management mechanisms

In this article we will discuss the ins and outs of privacy for a digital identity solution, but first we will introduce the key...

Pay-by-face

Ravi Das There is no doubt that the smartphone is a vital aspect of modern life. We have discovered the convenience of online shopping using...

The human factor

Migrants often have trouble finding employment – doubly so, if they lack a legal identity or identity documents. The 1992 crash of a cargo...

A designer’s view

The banknote designer sits between satisfying strict technical requirements, and offering the world a touchstone onto a country’s distinctive culture. A good designer seamlessly...

3D enrolment improves face recognition

Although 2D face recognition technology has improved recently, the quality of 2D images captured is often still poor, due in part to the sensitivity to capture...

Face verification robustness & camera-subject distance

After the international standardisation working group responsible for machine-readable travel documents (ISO/IEC JTC1/SC17/WG3) raised the question whether magnification distortion of facial images affected the...

The art of security design

Security design is truly an art of deception. It requires a special skill to create something beautiful and symbolic, but it also demands a...

Security by Design: False Split Fountains

Joel Zlotnick, Jordan Brough and Troy Eberhardt The first three papers in this series described how counterfeiters reverse engineer security document artwork and proposed security...

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...