Innovation drives hologram ID document protection
Dr Mark Deakes of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) explains how hologram technology is being harnessed in the fight against counterfeits
Over the last 30 years, since they first appeared on UN passports, holograms have made rapid gains in ID anti-counterfeiting, moving initially from an authentication device to the protection of personal bio data contained within the passport. This has been further underpinned by the EU, which saw adoption in 2004 of its draft security standards for passports. This saw incorporation with EC Resolution No 2252/2004 for minimum standards, stipulating that: “An optically variable (OVD . . .