New Document Issues

In this round up of recent new secure document issues, we record the new Swiss passport and ID card and the Slovak ID card.

Government - March 2, 2023 midnight

Who Can You Trust with Your ID Data?

The misuse of personal data is seen as a potential drag on the growth of the ID and secure document sector. But who do people feel they can trust more to protect their ID data – government or the private sector?

Free - October 4, 2022 midnight

Plans for UK Voter ID ‘Unachievable’

Perhaps spurred on by the unfounded allegations of US voters taking on false IDs during the last presidential election, the UK government introduced an Elections Integrity Bill which has been working its way through the UK parliament.

Government - September 5, 2022 midnight

US Government Working on Unique Identity for Immigrants

The Biden administration will create a new identification card for immigrants that will serve as a single card to access immigration files and eventually be accepted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for travel.

Government - August 1, 2022 midnight

Uganda Sued Over Digital ID System

An alliance of charities has sued the Ugandan government, according to an article published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, arguing that vulnerable groups have been denied access to potentially life-saving services due to flaws in the national ID card rollout.

ID Cards - July 6, 2022 midnight

Why Doesn’t the Public Trust Facial Recognition?

Does the track record of some firms who capture peoples’ facial images without their consent make it impossible for facial recognition to get a fair hearing in the court of public opinion – or are there deeper issues concerning the technology?

Digital Identity - June 9, 2022 midnight