De La Rue, the largest passport producer in the world and the company that prints banknotes England, is reportedly working on a technology that can keep your passport in a smartphone.
Passport without paper (paperless passport) can function like a mobile boarding card, which can now be stored on the smartphone. This allows the traveler to travel through the airport without any documents.
However, the potential for counterfeiting, international barriers, and possible loss of a smartphone into its own security challenges of this idea
“Technology is at the forefront of De La Rue’s business, and as you would expect, we always pay attention to new innovations and technology solutions for our customers worldwide,” De La Rue.
Passport without paper, said the spokesman, is one of many ideas to do with him. But at this moment passport without paper is still a concept that exists at the early development stage.
“Digital passport in your smartphone will need new hardware to securely store electronic passports, so it can not be copied from smartphones,” said David Jevans of the security company Proofpoint respond to this idea.
The digital passport, according to David, should also be communicated wirelessly to the reader passport (passport reader), because to do so on the screen such as flight ticket QR code can be copied or forged.
The Times, chief executive of De La Rue, Martin Sutherland, said it has been testing the concept of a passport without this paper.