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Posted: 03 Aug 2020
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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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Posted: 03 Oct 2019
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Passport technology is changing from the paper of the past. In the last 15 years, more than 150 countries have moved to a highly secure electronic passport that uses an inlay to support a microcontroller chip. Still, the strongest trend in passports is a polycarbonate (PC) datapage. As of today, more than 40 countries have upgraded their travel documents from the standard paper-and-laminate...

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Posted: 22 Mar 2019
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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.

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