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france digital currency

France tests digital currency in new year

France’s central bank Banque de France plans to pilot a central bank digital currency (CBDC) for financial institutions in 2020. The bank says the digital...
banknotes

Best of the best banknotes

Outstanding technical excellence in the design and security of new banknotes has been recognised by a series of awards. The awards formed part of the...
polymer banknotes

Australia saves $1 billion with polymer notes

Australia was the first country to issue a full series of polymer banknotes, completed over 1992 to 1996. After 25 years, issuance of the second...
e-passport

Nigerian e-passport’s security features

Nigeria has rolled out its electronic passport with options of 5 years and 10 years validity. The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says the technology behind...
american airlines

American Airlines’ app to scan passports

Passengers travelling with American Airlines can now check-in using the airline’s app to scan the chip on the back page of their passports and...
biometric

The oldest biometric of all

Overview of the last article Our previous article dealt with what is deemed to be the ultimate biometric modality of all: retinal recognition. By itself, the...

Strategies for optimisation of security fibres

MoprJoel Zlotnick, Traci Moran and Tyra McConnell Counterfeit Deterrence Laboratory Office of Fraud Prevention Programmes Bureau of Consular Affairs US Department of State Security fibres and planchettes are among...
in groupe

IN Groupe acquires SURYS

IN Groupe – formerly Imprimerie Nationale – the global specialist in secure identity and digital services, finalised the acquisition of SURYS, a global leader...

New e-passport, e-ID wins top prize

A new e-passport and e-ID card featuring the latest in ID document technical advancement and verification have won international recognition and acclaim. The High Security...

Venezuelans need visa in Dominican Republic

Venezuelans who moved to the Dominican Republic due to the economic and humanitarian crisis will need a visa as of 16 December. Until then they...

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...

LIVE BLOG: Mississippi DPS launches Mississippi Mobile ID and more news…

To find news about a specific state, click on the state abbreviation here: For news about a specific US Territory, click on the US...

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...

The Digital Person: Part 1

Whenever you have applied for a job, or even visited an ecommerce store, has it happened that you are, in fact, engaging with Chatbot?...