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Payment Card Landscape Changing

My annual pilgrimage to France, the birthplace of smart cards, normally associated with the industry’s Cartes & IDentification conference and exhibition in Paris, took on added significance for me this year. Several things were different about this year’s event. For one thing, it was in December, which meant that the normal cold and rainy weather of November in Paris was replaced with cold and snowy weather. We were spared a Paris rail strike that often interrupts travel to and from the venue each year, and instead we had five inches of snow that paralyzed the roadways and created other commuting problems. … Read full letter »

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New Slideshow: Smart Card Technology and the National Cybersecurity Strategy

The Smart Card Alliance Identity Council explains how smart card technology protects online identities and transactions. View slideshow »