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EES Delay Should Make Holidaymakers Happy

Holidaymakers travelling to Europe this summer will be spared the anticipated longer queues at European borders, after the EU announced a delay to the rollout of the Entry/Exit System (EES).

Travel - February 1, 2023 12:01 a.m.

A Growing Market for Student Online Identification

The traditional role of identification as a means to uniquely link a person to a document that bestows rights and privileges is being expanded to grant access to all types of government and commercial services.

Onboarding - January 3, 2023 12:01 a.m.

News in Brief

The UK ID data regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office, has released a statement warning organisations to assess the public risks of using emotion analysis technologies for ID.

News - January 3, 2023 midnight

Veridos Launches New Security Features

Veridos, a global provider of integrated identity solutions, is set to unveil a new range of security features specifically aimed at protecting the transparent window areas on ID documents, namely Amber ID, Diamond ID and Spectre ID.

Technical Features - January 3, 2023 midnight

Biometrics and Consumer Trust

The issue of biometric authentication of identity is a topic that has a rightful place in this newsletter. There are many aspects to this debate and last month the topics of fingerprint readers and ‘Security vs Convenience’ were explored.

Biometrics - January 3, 2023 midnight

Company News

The Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division, has awarded Thales a three-year contract to upgrade the security features and redesign the appearance of Arizona’s driving licences and ID cards.

News - January 3, 2023 midnight

Industry Predictions for 2023

In a very personal account, Lic. Mónica Peralta (Forensic Document Expert) sets out her opinion of what is in store for the ID and Secure Document industry in 2023.

Editorial - January 3, 2023 midnight

Fingerprint Readers Find Uses for Consumers

Fingerprint technology has found a place in a variety of commercial use cases. We can simplify this by considering these in two broad categories – public and personal fingerprint readers.

Biometrics - November 24, 2022 12:01 a.m.

News in Brief

The Cayman Islands government has gazetted two bills – the Identification Register Bill and the Cayman Islands Identification Card Bill – for the creation of a digital identity register and the issuance of ID cards to improve how residents interact with the government.

News - November 24, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Excitement Growing for THC Online™ 2022

The programme is set, the nominations for awards are in, the speakers are getting ready, all that’s needed now is for more participants to get online and register for The Holography Conference™ Online (THCO), which takes place 5-6 December!

Events - November 24, 2022 midnight

‘Good Enough’ – But is it Really?

Governments today face a myriad of challenges when determining the optimum approach for issuing a new identity document. To this end, the incorporation of advanced technologies to address the increasing counterfeit threat is critical.

Editorial - November 24, 2022 midnight

Deadline for EES Approaches, ETIAS Postponed

According to the Migration and Home Affairs policy section of the European Union, the Entry/Exit System (EES) for registering travellers from third- countries each time they cross the EU external border is expected to be operational by the end of May 2023.

Travel - November 24, 2022 midnight

New Liveness Testing Solution from Onfido

Onfido, a leading global digital identity verification and authentication provider, has released ‘Motion’, a next generation biometric liveness solution to enhance its ‘Real Identity Platform’.

Fraud Detection - November 24, 2022 midnight

Security v Convenience – the Debate Hots Up

A recent technical primer on CXO Bytes, which makes a strong case for the seemingly inevitable growth of biometrics into all aspects of digital identity, marks a good point to reflect on the ongoing debate between ‘security versus convenience’.

Biometrics - November 24, 2022 midnight

Belize Launches New ePassport

After a year and a half of planning with a team of designers and technology experts from various Belizean government departments, the administration has introduced a new passport.

Passports - November 24, 2022 midnight