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New EES Technologies at Aviation Hubs in Bulgaria

SSARM is one of the leading IT systems integrators in Bulgaria and was awarded a major contract to equip Bulgaria's aviation hubs with EES-compliant...

Germany’s New Identity Card: See It Up Close

The German government began issuing a new model of its national identity card on August 2, 2021, in line with new European regulations. The...

UAE’s New Pass Service Uses “Face Print” System

Residents of the United Arab Emirates will soon be able to use facial recognition technology to authenticate their identity and access services. Known as...

The IT Compliance Plan (Part 2)

In today’s business environment, it’s imperative for most organizations to have an IT Compliance Plan in place to ensure that they are aligned with...

Global Trade Body Warns Again Over Surge in Fake Covid Cards

Government and law enforcement authorities are urged to step up anti-counterfeiting measures following “disturbing” reports about a surge in fake COVID cards. In April...

Cambodia Launches a New 30,000-Riel Banknote

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreement (October 23, 1991 – October 23, 2021) Cambodia will begin circulating a new 30,000-Riel...

The IT Compliance Plan (Part 1)

With most of Corporate America working remotely now and for the foreseeable future, data privacy laws such as the GDPR and the CCPA are...

Costa Rica issues new 1,000- and 10,000-colon polymer notes

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) plans to introduce polymer versions of the CRC 1,000 and CRC10,000 banknotes on 15 October 2021. Q...

Vietnam Is Now Issuing Chip-based ID Cards to Its Citizens

Vietnam is now issuing chip-based ID cards to its citizens, consolidating several personal documents and records, including driver’s license, social insurance, and COVID-19 vaccination...

Counterfeit Driver’s Licenses: An Increasing Threat

Counterfeit driver's licenses are used to facilitate underaged drinking, identity theft, terrorism, check & bank fraud, and returned goods fraud. These acts cost each...

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...