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The emerging double standard in passport biometrics

By | June 14, 2017

Modern passports can contain up to three biometric modalities.  Faces are used in every passport. In addition to being printed on the biographic page, face images are often embedded in an electronic chip. This chip dissuades fraud by allowing for a comparison of the printed image with the image submitted during the issuance process. The faces contained in passport chips… Read More »

What is an ePassport

By | February 7, 2017

An ePassport, also known as Electronic Passport, Digital Passport, Biometric Passport, or e-passport is a paper-based passport that embeds a contactless smart card chip and an antenna. The front cover of United Kingdom ePassport The contactless smart card chip is connected to the antenna – made of multiple loops of thin copper wire – that is used for both… Read More »