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Designing identity documents

In recent years, identity document issuance solutions have undergone significant advances, incorporating a wave of new technologies that enable identity documents to be more...

Mexican walking fish on new peso

The Bank of Mexico has released an image of the new 50-peso bill. The banknote will feature the country’s native species, axolotl (also known as...

Why do passports only come in four colours?

Passports around the world are only made in four colours: black, blue, red and green. There are no official rules or regulations governing what colours...

Birthplace no longer visible on Belgian IDs

According to the Brussels Times, Belgium’s federal government has reached an agreement on a law concerning the information that will be visible on identity...

Part 6: Interrupting traditional counterfeiting workflow

Joel Zlotnick, Jordan Brough and Troy Eberhardt Initial papers in this series described reverse engineering of genuine document artwork and introduced security design strategies to...

History of the EU and its Laissez-Passer

After the Second World War, Europe was troubled. Two bloody wars had been fought on the continent. European countries had been making war against...