UAE passports given improved digital security

24/10/17

Senior UAE officials from the Ministry of Interior have revealed that the UAE e-passport has been upgraded according to new International Civil Aviation Organisation standards, which include the highest international security specifications.

Colonel Khaled Al Taie, Director of the General Encryption Keys project in the ePassports administration, highlighted the fact that the code stored in the electronic sim of the passport was the most important security feature to verify the validity of the travel document, via the electronic security devices linked to the global system of e-passports encryption keys.

He added that the UAE was the fifth country in the world, and the first in the Arab region, to achieve the electronic upgrade for passport encryption, which would improve the security confidence in Emirati passports and facilitate the process of travel for UAE nationals at all airports and international ports.

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