Mobile ID Becomes a Reality Driven by Technology and Standards

Back in 2015, HID Global was one of the first advocates of mobile identity for government-issued documents. When we started to promote that idea, few could imagine that one day there would be legally enforceable documents issued on a mobile phone.

Identity Document Security: Ensuring an Integrated Approach

An integrated approach to the design of security documents is one of the fundamental building blocks on which secure identity documents are created. Design should be a circular process that evolves and iterates to accommodate the document’s many features and manufacturing processes, with manufacturers and designers working together every step of the way. To be effective, this integrated approach must:

The Importance of Centralizing Criminal Booking

If you read our blog series, True Crime Stories, you learned how murders that went unsolved for years were cleared thanks to biometric data that could finally be compared to an entire database of biometrics. In short, catching the bad guys has become easier than ever. Thanks for this, we have the advent of hardware and software that collects fingerprints and other biometrics from criminals. Two factors in collecting fingerprints have significantly improved over time:

How to Choose the Right e-Passport Chip Operating System

The passport is a rather peculiar identity document — unlike most other documents, it is issued by one country and checked in another country. A passport’s sole purpose is to prove that a person is who he or she claims to be, making this identity document and the information stored in it important to a country’s national security.

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Mind the Issuance Service Gap With Digital Issuance

Ask anyone for their first impressions about visiting London, and they might tell you about the London Underground train network, or “The Tube” as the locals call it. The route map for this network is a national icon, recognized by many people long before they reach London. It is symbolic of a transport logic and an underground world concealing more than one hundred and fifty years of engineering progress and technology. Two million people use the tube every weekday, mostly without service problems.

The Cost of Driving National ID Programs to Digital

What are the costs for a country to design, implement and succeed in its transition to digital citizen IDs? We will look at the costs and considerations to moving to digital ID, and we’ll explain why experienced companies from the identity sector are in the best position to ensure a smooth coexistence between traditional and digital ID programs.

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International Standards: A Proven Recipe for Success

Since HID acquired its identity document manufacturing facility in Malta in October 2019, the site has embarked on an ambitious journey to obtain three ISO certifications in a span of just over 5 months.

As Global Travel Resumes, e-Passports Will Bring Simplicity

A few months ago, getting into an airplane and traveling around the globe was so common and natural that we did not give it a second thought. That has changed during the last few months — most dramatically for those who got stuck somewhere on their way and for those who still cannot visit their loved ones on the other side of the world.

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Why Statistics Define a Nation's Future

Snapshot moment. It is spring 2020 and we are all thinking about Covid-19: a truly society-changing matter.

Seldom have statisticians been in such demand. Everyone wants the facts, everyone wants the figures, and everyone wants to know what they should do. Are the politicians talking sense? Are they even close to the truth? Which direction is this health crisis taking?

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The Risk of Identity Theft Does Not Stop with Biographic Data

As the world increasingly moves towards assuring each individual’s identity, so does the need to collect and manage more biometric data as a means to uniquely enroll and identify individuals. But sharing our biometric data means that we are exposed to the same identity theft risks as when we share other important data, such as financial account data, address history, employer history and more. Several data breach laws around the world have already been enacted requiring companies to report on breaches after the fact.