Citizen Identification

Personal Background Checks and How To Best Manage Personal Data

Background checks. Governments, corporations, healthcare organizations and financial institutions require them as part of their hiring process. They help identify individuals who have criminal backgrounds and therefore are ineligible for employment. Background checks help organizations reduce their risk, comply with legal requirements, ensure public safety and provide customer assurance.

Many Small Steps to Enhanced Passport Security

The real value of security components

A huge number of people cross borders every hour, many of them by air. If you consult flight radar apps, where one can follow every airplane currently in the air, air traffic is sometimes so heavy that you are not even able to spot a patch of sky amongst flight paths. It is estimated by the International Aviation Trade Association (IATA) that the number of travelers will double in the next twenty years. The world is becoming a smaller place.

Why Governments Should Consider Private Sector Verification Needs When Introducing Digital ID

Digital identity is more than a buzzword in the government business. It is almost reality. More than 10 pilot projects and a small number of live projects are currently running worldwide, mainly around digital driving licenses. But what do we mean when we talk about digital identity? Is it just a digitalized identity document that is accessible on a smart phone? This would not make it any different from a conventional physical document, so why bother at all investing in such a project?

When It Comes to a Digital ID, Where Is the Safest Place for a Citizen's Data?

Today, a small number of citizens around the world are lucky enough to use digital IDs thanks to a handful of governments that have put these programs in place. For many others, digital ID is just around the corner. Nevertheless, the decision to go for a digital ID program implicates many decisions that a government must make during the process. An example of one such vital decision is where the data of the citizens will be stored.

Integrated Security Features Reduce the Risks of Paper Documents

As he waits to travel outside the EU, a man stands in the border control line to get his passport checked. He is a bit nervous, but his passport does not take any longer to get checked than the passport of the traveller before him. The border control officer takes a quick look at the security features on the polycarbonate data page and the security thread, the data is read from the MRZ and we’re done. Next one, please!

Is the Portrait Still the Most Definitive Identification Feature?

When it comes to identity documents, the picture is the aspect most often forged. Why? Because photos most visibly connect documents to their rightful owners. Fortunately, there are many ways to secure the picture to make sure that the person captured on the document is in fact the person being presented for identification to the verifier.

Why Digital Transformation in Government is Key to Improving Identity Schemes

Exciting new products and processes such as mobile and digital IDs, innovative visions of frictionless borders and improved traveler experiences are emerging in the identity market. Given the potential benefits to citizens and governments alike, it is impossible not to wonder why these products and processes face such slow adoption.

The Top 3 Uses for Mobile Identity

Mobile identity is one of the most popular topics in the identity business today. If we look at ongoing pilots all over the world, the most common use case we see is the mobile driver’s license. For many countries, a mobile driving license is often used as the primary identification document when there is no national identity card. But this view is a very limited one that does not take into account the other benefits and features of mobile identity.

Making a Window in a Card: It Doesn't Have To Be a Nightmare

Window in a PC document: A new trend that is here to stay

The first polycarbonate identity document with a window was launched into the market in 2007. Over the last decade, windows in polycarbonate documents have become progressively one of the most demanded security features alongside rainbow printing, OVI or CLI/MLI.

Will Biometrics Help in the War on Terrorism?

The recent anniversary of September 11th reminds us that terrorist attacks and threats have risen across the world. Consequently, governments and local and international authorities have invested more resources to secure their borders and their ID documents with the objective of:

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