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16-01-2018 – REAL ID: Fact or myth #2

REAL ID drivers’ licenses and ID cards are easy to spot; they all have a gold star in the corner.   This is a myth!   Fact: A variety of REAL ID indicators are valid and approved by the Department of Homeland Security. Steve Yonkers, Director, Identity and Credentialing/REAL ID Program, at the DHS, explains […]

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14-12-2017 – REAL ID: Fact or myth #1

Can you tell whether the statement below is a fact, or a myth?   Compliance with REAL ID is mandatory at the federal, state, and individual levels.   This is a myth!   What are the facts? The requirements to comply with REAL ID vary by group. Here’s the deal: Federal government: Certain federal (or […]

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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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