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Korea’s Next-Generation e-Passport to Debut Next Month

On December 21, 2021, Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will start issuing more secure and durable next-generation e-passports. The announcement was made during a...

Philippines Central Bank Reminds Banks to Honor PhilSys ID

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), or Central Bank of the Philippines, reminded both the public and BSP-supervised financial institutions (BSFIs) that the Philippine...

Detecting Counterfeit Money in the Blink of an Eye – Part 1

Introduction Most cash transactions occur quickly with people spending no more than a second or two looking at banknotes. How, then, do public users benefit...

How to Prevent Data Leakages in Your Cloud-based Platform

With the recent upswing in COVID-19, many businesses have started to realize the benefits of moving their On Premises infrastructure entirely onto a major...

Biometric touchpoints to quadruple at airports by 2030

A new report by market research provider Valour Consultancy has predicted that the total number of biometrically enabled passenger touchpoints in airports globally will...

Mexico Launches New 50-Pesos Banknote

The Banco de México put into circulation the sixth and last banknote of the New Series of Mexican banknotes, the 50-Pesos vertical note, on...

New Polish Banknote Honors Late President Lech Kaczyński

The National Bank of Poland (NBP) plans to introduce a new 20-złoty banknote commemorating late president Lech Kaczyński on 9 November 2021. The leader’s image and...

Understanding the GRC: IT Governance, Risk, And Compliance

In the world of Cybersecurity, there is no shortage of buzz words and techno jargon. Often many of these words are used together, causing...

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...

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,...

Zimbabwe Unveils a New Family of Banknotes: The “ZiG”

Effective April 8, 2024, Zimbabwe has a new family of banknotes nicknamed Zig, which stands for “Zimbabwe Gold.” The ZiG currency replaces a Zimbabwean...

Peru Adds a 200-Soles Note to Its Newest Banknote Family

Peru’s newest family of banknotes now has a new member: the 200-soles note, which was put into circulation in December 2023. The Central Reserve...

LIVE BLOG: Illinois allows gender-neutral option on driver’s licenses and ID cards

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