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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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Posted: 01 Jul 2016
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It is no surprise that smartphones have become an all-purpose tool relied upon to share information, make transactions and engage the user in multiple activities. More importantly from a global perspective, smartphones - endowed with massive computing power - provide the technology platform for a host of interesting and life-changing applications many of which are deployed in emerging and...

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