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DOVIDs for Automated and Remote Verification

In today’s fast-paced digital world, document authentication is undergoing a significant transformation. Traditional manual verification scenarios, for example at border controls, are complemented by automated processes and self- service kiosks.

ID Cards - December 1, 2023 12:01 a.m.

Pakistan’s New ePassport

A brief review of the launch of Pakistan’s ePassport in August’s edition of ID & Secure Document News™ is followed up here with a more detailed examination of the new document.

Passports - December 1, 2023 12:01 a.m.

News in Brief

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Public Security has called for international competitive bidding for the procurement of five million ePassports in keeping with the government’s initiative to introduce electronic chip-embedded digital passports to citizens.

News - December 1, 2023 midnight

Company News

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in partnership with SICPA and other industry partners, has created an improved travel experience using digital identity, streamlining the process from booking a flight to border crossing at arrival.

News - December 1, 2023 midnight

Visas Continue to Go Digital

In June of this year, the European Council provisionally agreed on rules to digitise the Schengen visa procedure (see sister publication Holography News™, October 2023). The council has now approved the digitisation of the visa process, signalling a further move away from physical visa stickers.

Digital Identity - December 1, 2023 midnight

Concerns Over Identity Privacy and Security Persist

The debate over how personally identifiable information (PII) is collected, used and stored digitally was brought into sharp focus during the worldwide response to COVID-19, with the widespread adoption of contact tracking and tracing.

Digital Identity - December 1, 2023 midnight

Fingerprint Technology – Bigger is Better

In his article ‘Emerging Fingerprint Technologies for Smartphones’ (see IDN January 2023), technology consultant Dr Alan Hodgson predicted that in response to the need for better fingerprint recognition on devices, technology suppliers would be looking to increase the size of their biometric sensors. And he was right!

Technical Features - December 1, 2023 midnight

There is No Such Thing as ‘Anonymised’ Data

The ID and secure document industry goes to great lengths to keep secure the personally identifiable information (PII) that we gather, as we are keenly aware of the injurious consequences of ID data breeches.

Digital Identity - December 1, 2023 midnight

New IHMA Security Image Register Launched

The secure Hologram Image Register (HIR), established by the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) to help safeguard hologram copyright and underpin the use of holograms in authentication and security printing, has been extended and relaunched as the Security Image Register (SIR).

Free - December 1, 2023 midnight

10 Years On – Going Strong but Still More to Do

As ID & Secure Document News™ celebrates its 10th year in print, I took a moment to delve into the archive and re-read the newsletter’s first editorial in September 2013. This gave, as the newsletter’s raison d’être, the increased societal and commercial interest in secure identity, principally driven by ‘terrorism, technology, illegal immigration and global criminality’.

Free - November 3, 2023 midnight

New Smartphone Report Released

Reconnaissance International is pleased to announce the release of its new publication – ‘Smartphones for Authentication’ – the only publication of its kind.

Reports - November 3, 2023 midnight

THC Online 2023

The programme has now been published for The Holography Conference Online (THCO) 2023, taking place 21-22 November.

Events - November 3, 2023 midnight

Veridos Leads the Way with Sustainable Product Portfolio

So far this year, I have interviewed two of Veridos’ senior management team for ID & Secure Document News™ – CEO, Marc-Julian Siewert and CFO, Dr Christian Thywissen. Both executives stressed the identity solutions company’s goal to be completely CO2 – neutral by 2040.

Interview - November 3, 2023 midnight

News in Brief

The Nordic and Baltic Ministers of Digitalisation have announced an effort to ensure that member countries’ residents will be able to use their digital IDs across borders.

News - November 3, 2023 midnight

Company News

Scytl, a leader in online voting and electoral modernisation, has won a contract to facilitate online voting in the national elections to the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

News - November 3, 2023 midnight

New Document Issues

Greece's new identity card is being issued from 25 September. The Ministry for Public Protection has published a statement outlining that under EU Regulation 2019/1157, member states need to issue new identity cards with upgraded security features.

News - October 5, 2023 12:01 a.m.

IDEMIA Facial Recognition in India

IDEMIA, the identity technologies and biometric solutions provider, has been selected by the airport operator, GMR Group, to implement Digi Yatra’s facial recognition technology-powered boarding system at India’s Delhi, Hyderabad, and Goa airports.

Biometrics - October 5, 2023 12:01 a.m.