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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...

UN Event: Global Support for Digital Public Infrastructure

As part of the SDG Action Weekend led by the United Nations, countries, leaders, philanthropies, and multilateral organizations pledged their support to build a...

Physical & Behavioral Biometric Technologies: Part 16

In a previous article, Ravi Das introduced keystroke recognition technology, including how it works and what it measures. Here he outlines the strengths and...

Final Days for Paper Banknotes in Northern Ireland, Scotland

The Association of Commercial Banknote Issuers, on behalf of Bank of Ireland UK and Ulster Bank, has announced that all Northern Ireland paper £50...

Physical & Behavioral Biometric Technologies: Part 15

The last two articles in this extensive series addressed signature recognition technology. Now, expert author Ravi Das moves on to introduce the topic of...

EES and ETIAS: the EU’s New Border Management Systems

The European Union has long been planning to introduce two separate but integrated border management systems. Together, the systems will strengthen European security while...

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...

LIVE BLOG: Mississippi DPS launches Mississippi Mobile ID and more news…

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

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...

The Digital Person: Part 1

Whenever you have applied for a job, or even visited an ecommerce store, has it happened that you are, in fact, engaging with Chatbot?...