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Posted: 30 Jun 2020
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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. Despite the scale of this challenge, the Malta site managed to successfully obtain all three certifications, namely the...

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Posted: 05 May 2020
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There has been some talk recently that the COVID-19 outbreak will spell the end for biometric devices that require contact. This is based on the premise that people will be hesitant to touch a surface that any other member of the public has previously come into contact with. The rumor goes that contact-based fingerprint scanners are heading to the scrap heap within two to three years. You can...

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Posted: 28 Apr 2020
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Mobile identity has been an evolving technology in the citizen identity market for five years now. Most of the time and effort has been focused on mobile driver’s licenses, and there are many good reasons for that. However, mobile identity has developed so quickly that other use cases are now starting to emerge. It may surprise you to learn that Argentina is leading the way in deploying mobile...

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Posted: 28 Feb 2020
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The age of convenience is here, and we all want to identify ourselves with mobile, digital or contactless technologies. While it is true that the drive for continually simpler ways to prove our identity will intensify, there needs to be a secure root identity which underpins the security of these new processes and technologies. Governments, issuing authorities, police and border forces all...

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Posted: 18 Feb 2020
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Over the past year, many countries and border authorities have either installed automated passport control systems or implemented pilot projects to speed up the identity verification processes without compromising security. There is no doubt that this trend will continue to accelerate in 2020.

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Posted: 04 Feb 2020
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Although the subject of biometrics can still be controversial, there is a growing acceptance of biometric identification—fueled no doubt by its increased use in everything from mobile phone security to citizen identification.

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Posted: 21 Jan 2020
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At the start of 2019, we wrote about the trends in the document security industry for the year ahead. In a new series of articles we will look at whether those trends look set to continue into 2020 and what we can expect in the next year.

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Posted: 04 Mar 2019
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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.

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Posted: 24 Jan 2017
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Last month, you may have read about all of the exciting advancements we’ve made in innovative technologies in 2016, including the introduction of our mobileID platform, HID goID™. As we head into 2017, this momentum is continuing with some interesting trends. Specifically, we are seeing great interest in adopting mobile IDs as an...

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Posted: 15 Nov 2016
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For over a year, HID Global has been laying out the future of secure identities in the form of mobile IDs.  I’m happy to say that future is now very close to becoming today’s reality.  Recently, I had the privilege of participating in a webinar hosted by Mark Lockie, the publishing director of Security Document World.  This panel was comprised of secure identity experts from industry,...

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