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ID Fraud on the rise in the Netherlands

The number of reports of ID fraud in the Netherlands has more than doubled in 2016. Last year showed 1724 reports, compared to 805 reports in 2015, says the Dutch government. 393 Cases involved the abuse of public information (address and / or phone number) and 316 cases involved passport fraud. Another 223 reports concerned […]

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Romania introduces eID cards

Last year Romania received a record number of passport applications. Almost 1.19 million passports have been distributed, which is a 24% increase compared to last year and a 42% increase compared to 2010. It comes as no surprise that the Romanian government is looking into the introduction of eID cards for better security when it […]

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Biometric ID cards mandatory in Israel

The parliament of Israel agrees to making biometric ID cards mandatory for the population of the country. This was announced earlier this week. With this new law, every civilian is required to agree to let the government store high-res facial images in a national biometric database. However, they may refuse to store their fingerprints in […]

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The new German passport

Last week the new German passport was taken into circulation. The new passport has gotten some new security features. With these, the German government wants to get rid of its reputation of having one of the most counterfeited passports in the world. You will notice that the German government didn’t hold back with the security […]

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Majority people can’t identify counterfeit ID

HooYu, an identity confirmation service, recently stated that most people are unable to spot forged passports. The biometric identity checking firm cited a new study conducted by Atomik research. The research was performed among 1,013 people. They were asked to identify if a passport was real or not. The results showed that 68% of the […]

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Three ePassport trends

NXP, the leader in ePassport solutions, has identified three distinct ePassport trends: increasing functionality, stronger security and the emergence of ‘virtual mobile identity’. NXP described three ePassport trends.“Out of 900 million passports issued, 730 are ePassports, which now represent the majority of passports in circulation. According to the ICAO, the United Nations agency that oversees international […]

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Will passport chips replace security features?

The first e-Passports were issued more than eight years ago. Many thought that the introduction of e-Passports would signal the demise of traditional security features, as the RFID chip would contain all the biometric information needed to authenticate the identity of travellers. In this article, Tony Dean discusses whether this has proved to be the […]

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Security requirements for future ID documents

Modern identity documents have to meet various technical requirements in order to be considered secure and fully functional. In addition, they should enable a fast and reliable match between documents and their owners. The security requirements aside, modern documents need complex graphical background designs, ideally reflecting the national identity and lifestyle of the issuing country. […]

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