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Security Holograms Win at International Awards

New optical authentication solutions for a high denomination African banknote and an ID document were joint winners at the Excellence in Holography Awards 2022,...

Bank of Central African States Launches Redesigned Banknotes

The Bank of Central African States (BEAC) put into circulation a new series of redesigned XAF (franc) banknotes on 15 December 2022, to celebrate...

Barbados Puts 2022 Banknote Series Into Circulation

On December 5, 2022, the Central Bank of Barbados put a new series of banknotes into circulation. The new notes represent the following denominations:...

Technology Protects E-Passports From Quantum Computer Attacks

Ground-breaking security controller technology from global semiconductor developer Infineon Technologies protects the biometric and demographic data contained in an e-passport from both conventional and quantum computer...

IN Groupe Unveils Seychelles’ New Biometric Passport

Renewal of a 20-year partnership IN Groupe has been a privileged partner of the Seychelles government for over 20 years and has won the latest...

Social Media in the Workplace (Part 3)

So far, this series has explained how a the use of social of media makes a business vulnerable to Cyberattackers but how a social...

Swiss Passport Gets a Fresh Design, Modern Security Features

Switzerland has a new passport, issued by the Swiss government starting October 31, 2022, featuring a fresh new design that blends aesthetics with cutting-edge...

New Nigerian Banknotes with Modified Colours, Security Ink

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has unveiled modified banknotes in the denominations of 200, 500, and 1,000 Naira. The new banknotes will be...

The Use of Social Media in the Workplace (Part 2)

A previous article explained that while social media has transformed the way companies promote their products and services, it also makes them a target...

10 Interesting Passport Facts To Share

 Click on the to view the slideshow fullscreen. Learn about Tom Topol’s new e-book, Let Pass or Die: Passport History (2nd Edition)

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,...