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The gateway to identities misuse

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the Registry of Motor Vehicles or the Bureau of Motor Vehicles: regardless of the naming of the agency...

The Estonian eID: a joint effort

The first generation of Estonian eID cards was issued in 2002. Since then, there have been three generations of cards. Preparations for the fourth...

Why nationality is not always clear-cut

Over the past ten years, there has been rising concern around several nationality-related issues. Nationality is closely related to the mobility of people and...

Big data: from marketing to safer streets

Intelligence-led policing has been around since the 1990s, but as elements such as profiling are still controversial and there are no universally established procedures...

Identity Threat Assessment and Prediction (ITAP)

Identity theft, fraud and related crimes are increasingly common occurrences. The Center for Identity at The University of Texas (UT CID) is studying these...

Optical machine authentication of security documents

In the first part of this publication, we discussed the latest two major international standardisation activities on the topic of optical machine authentication of...

Big Banknote Data

The Bank of Canada has recently begun collecting data on all individual notes processed by their high-speed sorting equipment, and now houses over a...

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Sometimes Nature Trumps Tradition in ID Document Design

While the world increasingly runs on technology, nature is making an unexpected appearance in some countries’ passports and other ID documents. Portraits of monarchs...

Suriname Adds SRD 200 and SRD 500 Denomination Banknotes

The Central Bank of Suriname has added two new denominations to the country’s family of banknotes. The new notes, SRD 200 and SRD 500,...

Zimbabwe Unveils a New Family of Banknotes: The “ZiG”

Effective April 8, 2024, Zimbabwe has a new family of banknotes nicknamed Zig, which stands for “Zimbabwe Gold.” The ZiG currency replaces a Zimbabwean...

Peru Adds a 200-Soles Note to Its Newest Banknote Family

Peru’s newest family of banknotes now has a new member: the 200-soles note, which was put into circulation in December 2023. The Central Reserve...

LIVE BLOG: Illinois allows gender-neutral option on driver’s licenses and ID cards

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