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Posted: 23 Sep 2019
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Identity documents have come a long way since their introduction in 1414 by King Henry V of England, as part of the Safe Conduct Act. For the next 500 years, various proofs of identity emerged but most people didn't need to carry one. The need to use identity documents not only for identifying but also authenticating the holder of the document became apparent during the first year of World War...

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Posted: 27 Nov 2018
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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.

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Posted: 25 Jun 2018
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At a time of strong data encryption, on-chip biometry checks, digital signatures or national public key directories (N-PKD), one can question the necessity of adding advanced physical security features to a passport or an Identity card.

Counterfeited IDs Are a Concern

Even the most secure electronic ID documents are still subject to counterfeiting, particularly...

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