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Finnish Digital Travel Credential Pilot Program Takes Flight

A revolutionary airport travel test has taken flight in Finland. Finland’s Border Guard is currently piloting its Digital Travel Credentials (DTC) at Helsinki Airport...

Mauritania 50-Ouguiya Banknote: One Design, Three Substrates

The Banque Centrale de Mauritanie (Central Bank of Mauritania) has put into circulation a group of 50-ouguiya banknotes with a new design but printed on three...

Identity Week Asia

22 - 23 October 2024 | Singapore This event offers a one-stop-shop for companies involved in authenticating identity, whether via a secure credential, biometric, or...

UNDP & SIA Global Partnership to Improve Digital ID Systems

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to assist...

Bhutan Launches Decentralized National Digital ID System

Bhutan, the “small yet technologically advanced nation … has developed a national digital identity system using blockchain technology to enable citizens to have a...

New in 2022: Redesign of the EU Laissez-passer

The “laissez-passer” (LP) is a secure e-travel document issued by the European Union (EU) for its representatives and staff members with an international outreach...

China’s New Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card

The National Immigration Administration of China (NIA) will start issuing a new version of the Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card of the People’s Republic...

Lithuania to Issue Special Passports to Belarusian Residents

Belarus citizens who immigrated to Lithuania and who were denied the right to get new Belarusian passports, will now be eligible to receive special...

Saskatchewan: Driver licenses deals with 24 European nations

On September 28, 2023, SGI (Saskatchewan Driver’s Licensing and Vehicle Registration) issued the following announcement.  Effective immediately, SGI is extending reciprocity to 24 countries that...

LIVE BLOG: Florida terminates its Smart ID mobile app and more news…

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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...

Japan’s New Banknote Series

In 2022, we published a preview of Japan's new family of banknotes. The new notes were released on July 3, 2024. Here we have...