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The Universal Usability of DOVIDs

Diffractive optically variable image devices (DOVIDs) are highly effective and robust security features for identity documents. Their inherent sophistication and security are known to offer a multitude of benefits in combating counterfeiting and ensuring the authenticity of ID documents.

Technical Features - May 2, 2024 midnight

Stricter Voter ID Laws for US Elections

As voters prepare to exercise their democratic right once again, we draw on an NBC News report to examine the growing trend of stricter voter ID requirements across various states.

ID Cards - May 2, 2024 midnight

ODDS 2024 – Innovate to Thrive

Nestled among seven hills overlooking the Tagus River, Portugal’s vibrant capital city Lisbon played host to the Optical & Digital Document Security™ (ODDS) 2024 conference (8-10 April).

Events - April 29, 2024 midnight

The Evolution of LatAm Passports: Tradition Meets Innovation

Latin America (LatAm) boasts a rich tapestry of cultures, landscapes, and identities, intricately woven into the fabric of each nation. At the heart of this diversity lies the passport, a symbolic gateway that not only facilitates travel but also embodies the essence of sovereignty and citizenship.

Free - April 27, 2024 midnight

Nepal Digital ID to be Assigned at Birth

In a significant move toward digital identity management, the Nepalese government has commenced assigning national ID numbers to children during birth registration, aimed at maintaining a comprehensive database of citizens from early childhood.

Digital Identity - March 28, 2024 midnight

High Security Printing EMEA 2024 – Justifiably Over-Subscribed!

Nestling in the heart of the Balkans, Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, was the picturesque setting for the latest edition of the High Security Printing™ (HSP) conference series (4-6 March). The sell-out event, which had to close its doors to new registrations three weeks in advance, proved to be a success for participants, exhibitors, presenters, and sponsors alike!

Events - March 27, 2024 midnight

Stricter Voter ID Laws for US Elections

Since commenting on the state of voter ID at the 2020 US presidential election (see IDN November 2020), ID & Secure Document News™ has followed up with several other stories (IDN January 2021, June 2021 and August 2022) that demonstrate the overlap between ID, technology and politics.

ID Cards - March 27, 2024 midnight

You Wouldn’t Wait 10 Years for Your Phone to Fix Itself – Would You?

In an increasingly connected world, where patches and updates are delivered to your smartphone on a daily basis, Juliette Thomas and Jérôme Boudineau, from IDEMIA Smart Identity, ask why we need to wait for an electronic ID card to be reissued before we can get an updated operating system. Well now, we don’t!

Digital Identity - March 27, 2024 midnight

ID Awards 2024 – Celebrating the Industry!

One of the highlights of the High Security Printing™ (HSP) conferences each year is the regional awards for the best ID documents and banknotes, which this year were presented at the HSP gala dinner in Sofia.

ID Cards - March 27, 2024 midnight

UK Government Prioritises Digital Identity and AI

The UK government has recently spotlighted digital identity and artificial intelligence (AI) as key technologies for state- supported research. Its policy document promises to reshape how the UK interacts with technology and pave the way for economic growth and a more inclusive society.

Free - March 27, 2024 midnight

News in Brief

France has officially introduced its digital driving licence system following successful trials in Hauts-de-Seine, Eure-et-Loir, and Rhône, as announced by Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin.

News - March 27, 2024 midnight

What Can Airport Iris Recognition Systems Learn from Apple?

Optic ID, an iris authentication system developed by Apple, is a key feature integrated into Apple’s new Vision Pro headset. This technology enables users to securely unlock their device, authorise transactions, access personal data, and sign-in to various applications using iris recognition.

Free - March 1, 2024 midnight

US Spends Big on ID Management Infrastructure

The US government has recently awarded a substantial three-year contract, worth $386.3 million, to General Dynamics, a leading defence contractor, for the operation of its biometric ID management infrastructure.

Company - March 1, 2024 midnight

News In Brief

South Africa’s new driving licence cards will not launch by the end of March 2024, as former Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula first announced.

News - March 1, 2024 midnight

IDEMIA Unveils Strategic Reorganisation

In a move aimed at bolstering its commitment to enhancing global safety and security, IDEMIA Group has announced a comprehensive reorganisation, which became effective on 2 January 2024.

Company - March 1, 2024 midnight

Biometrics in Air Travel

The surge in biometric technology, particularly facial recognition, within the aviation sector is poised to redefine the passenger experience at airports across the world. In this round up, we take a look at a range of automated border control initiatives from across the globe.

Biometrics - March 1, 2024 midnight

New Documents Issued

This month, three new document issues go on record, with the launch of the Macau Electronic ID, the Latvia ePassport and the Greece ePassport.

ID Cards - March 1, 2024 midnight

Predictions for 2024 from Around the Globe

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology and connectivity, the concept of digital identity is at the forefront of discussions worldwide. As we delve into 2024, the lines between our physical and online worlds continue to blur, prompting nations to reconsider the way they handle citizen information.

Editorial - January 30, 2024 midnight

Kenya’s Visas Go Digital

In a significant digital innovation, Kenya has introduced an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system, overhauling its visa application process.

Digital Identity - January 26, 2024 12:01 a.m.

New Document Issue

In a move to enhance security and streamline travel processes, Liechtenstein has introduced a new national identity card for travel and a revamped residence card for EU/EEA/CH citizens.

ID Cards - January 26, 2024 12:01 a.m.

UK Police Granted Powers to Run Facial Recognition Searches

In a quiet amendment to a new criminal justice bill, the UK government has granted police the authority to conduct facial recognition searches on a vast database containing images of all 50 million driving licence holders in the country.

Technical Features - January 26, 2024 midnight

News in Brief

The Michigan Secretary of State (SOS), in the US, said the state is changing the look of its driving licences and state ID cards, starting in 2024.

News - January 26, 2024 midnight