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Sorting Machines of Globalization: The Redefinition of Border

As the city torn by the Iron Curtain, Berlin uniquely represents the end of a world structured by border separation. In the fall of...

Mexico Introduces a Commemorative 20-Peso Banknote

The Banco de Mexico has announced the issuance of a new 20 Pesos banknote to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the country’s independence. The...

New Compliance Program for mDL Driver’s License Tools

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has developed a certification program for electronic identification (eID) products for compliance to ISO/IEC 18013-5:2021, the protocol standard for interoperable personal identification...

Third-Party Risks to Your Business (Part 2)

Most businesses today rely on third parties to help them run their enterprises. As described in a previous article, these relationships inherently carry various...

First eID Service for Canadian Indian Status Cardholders

OneFeather, an Indigenous digital identity company, has created the first online status card (eID) service for Indigenous tribes in Canada. There is one national...

Third-Party Risks to Your Business (Part 1)

Most businesses today rely to some degree on third parties to help carry out their necessary business functions. Depending on the industry your enterprise...

Dominican Republic Issues Updated DOP 1,000 Banknote

The Central Bank of the Dominican Republic (BCRD) entered an updated DOP 1,000 banknote (series 2020) into circulation on September 13, 2021. This banknote contains the...

CBP Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was established in 2003 as part of the Department of Homeland Security to create a single, unified command...

What is a Fractional Information Security Officer? (Part 2)

As we have explained in previous articles, there are several types of IT security specialists that are valuable to companies and organizations fending off...

Bank of England: Paper £20 and £50 Notes Expire in One Year

The Bank of England has announced that 30 September 2022 will be the last day paper £20 and £50 banknotes will be accepted as...

US States Embrace mDLs to Fight Fraud Amid Privacy Scrutiny

In an era dominated by smartphones, the necessity of carrying physical driver’s licenses or ID cards may soon become obsolete. Across the United States, the...

LIVE BLOG: AAMVA’s Mobile Driver License Digital Trust Service is Live

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

A Major Milestone for Nigeria’s National ID Card System

Nigeria’s National Identity Management System has reached a significant milestone: It is ready to start issuing multipurpose national ID cards through the self-service online...

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,...