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Fraudulent passports at centre of Hamas killing
Passport security has been put in the spotlight following the killing of a top Hamas official in Dubai on 20 January.
Passport fraud biggest threat to global security
INTERPOL has warned that the use of fraudulent passports is the biggest threat to global security
South America gears up for ePassports
SMARTRAC has announced that its Brazilian subsidiary is making provisions for upcoming ePassport and ID card projects in South America.
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Malaysia moves to ICAO ePassports
Malaysia’s Home Ministry has launched the ICAO version of its passport as part of its efforts to combat human and drug trafficking.
Body scanners coming to an airport near you?
The UK is the latest country to introduce full body scanners at airports with Manchester and Heathrow now using the technology.
China opts for Datacard Group
China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has awarded Datacard Group a contract to issue the diplomatic, Service and Public Fair passport of China.
3M urges travellers to use Stansted face system
3M is urging business travellers and holidaymakers to make use of Stansted Airport’s new facial recognition security gates.
Fortress Paper announces ePassport contract
Canadian company Fortress Paper has announced its first ePassport contract
Seven more European countries select Dermalog
Seven more European countries use fingerprint scanners for ePassports registration
Israel trials new biometrics system
Israeli launches new biometric security system at Ben Gurion Airport
Cyprus taps Bundesdruckerei for ePassports
Bundesdruckerei wins Cyprus passport deal
Innovatrics scoops Ghana deal
Slovak company Innovatrics has announced its involvement in Ghana’s biometric passport.
SmartGate hits Auckland Airport
New Zealand’s Auckland International Airport is now using the SmartGate automated border control system.
UK airports begin fingerprint checks
Foreign nationals with biometric UK visas and ID cards entering the UK must now have their fingerprints scanned when they enter the country.
Personal ID market to hit 7.5bn euros
The global market for personal ID technologies is forecast to reach 7.5 billion euros in 2014, according to new research from Pira International.
Massive China ePassport project underway
Infineon has started delivering its security microcontrollers for the massive Chinese ePassport project – one of the biggest ePassport projects in the world.
39 Myths about ePassports
This article uncovers the facts behind e-passports and RFID technology
Liberia moves to biometric passports
Liberia is the latest African state to launch biometric passports.
Troubles for Turkish ePassport
Turkey’s Security General Directorate is rumoured to have cancelled a contract for designing and implementing biometric passports.
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