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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Scottish pound

Scotland’s new £20 has ‘Northern Lights effect’

The Bank of Scotland has presented a new celebratory £20 banknote. The new banknote will be limited in number, unveiled along with a new £20...
China

Philippines will stamp Chinese passports for 1st time in 7 years

The Philippines will start stamping Chinese passports featuring a map of the heavily disputed nine-dash line within the South China Sea. Bloomberg reports that the...
cyprus

Cyprus admits ‘golden passport’ mistakes

Cyprus has admitted that mistakes were made when offering foreign investors citizenship. Concerns are rife that people from outside the European Union are obtaining these...
czech children id card

Mandatory ID card for Czech kids from age of 6

The Czech government is working on a new law that will lower the age requirements of an official ID card from 15 to 6...

Zimbabwe ready to roll out new dollar bills

Zimbabwe will release its new dollar banknotes this month.  The Central Bank of Zimbabwe is about to roll out the Z$2 and Z$5 bills, after...
Colorado

myColorado ‘more than an ID app’

Colorado has added driver’s licences to the myColorado mobile app which can be used to register to vote, renew a driver’s licence and prove...
social media

Can IDs help combat online hate speech?

Italy's government is considering forcing people to show their ID card before they can open a social media account. The new law was proposed by...

Reduced visa restrictions for Taiwanese visiting Turkey

Turkey has relaxed their visa restrictions for Taiwan to boost tourism. As of 26 October, Taiwanese passport holders who meet the requirements can apply for...

Joint visa between Saudi Arabia and UAE

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will be issuing a joint visa soon. The new visa is expected to come into force in 2020. Sultan...

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...