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brexit campaign

UK campaign for travel after Brexit

The United Kingdom’s government has launched a new campaign to help its citizens who wish to travel to the European Union after the Brexit...
real id

All US states now REAL ID-compliant

After more than 15 years since the REAL ID Act was passed, all 50 US states are now in full compliance issuing these cards. The...
social media

Part 2: Cybersecurity risks of social media

In this article, we continue with the theme of examining the threat vectors that are posed to social media platforms. Read Part 1 of...
eu id

EU wants e-ID for citizens

European Union leaders will reportedly ask the European Commission to develop an EU-wide public electronic identification system to access cross-border digital services. EURACTIV reports the...
counterfeiting

‘Counterfeiting flourishes in COVID-19 crisis’

New reports stress the dangers of buying fake products online during Covid-19, says a global trade body, which is driving demand for more investment...
portland ban

US city passes extensive facial recognition ban

Portland, Oregon, has banned the use of facial recognition technology by local government – including the police – and businesses such as retail stores,...
dominican republic banknote

Dominican Republic releases new peso note

The Central Bank of the Dominican Republic (BCRD) says new DOP 2,000 banknotes have been put in circulation in the country. Dominican newspaper Listin Diario...
biometric scanners

TSA tests biometric ‘self-service’ scanners

The USA’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is testing a new touchless “self-service” technology that matches a traveller’s live photo with the photo on their...
uk quarantine

UK adds 7 Greek islands to quarantine list

Travellers arriving in England from seven Greek islands will need to self-isolate upon their return. Grant Shapps, UK transport secretary, said holidaymakers returning from Lesvos,...
social media

Part 1: Cybersecurity risks of social media

When one thinks of a cyberattack, very often, the image of a hacker going after servers and databases in order to gain the Personal...

Bulgaria Launches a New National ID Card

The Republic of Bulgaria has begun issuing a new-and-improved national identity card for citizens who apply for it. Issuance began in mid-June of this...

LIVE BLOG: Florida terminates its Smart ID mobile app 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...

UAE Extends Passport Validity to 10 Years for Adults Age 21+

The validity of United Arab Emirates passport for citizens aged 21 years and older has been extended from the present five years to 10 years from...

Why Corporate Boards Should Prioritize Minors’ Data Privacy

Whether your company wants to let kids in or keep them out, companies must now comply with expanding digital privacy and safety laws set...

King Charles III Banknotes Due Out June 5, 2024 [Updated]

Early this year, we published this preview of the U.K.'s new banknotes featuring a portrait of King Charles III. The new banknotes went into...