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ETSI General Assembly reelects Dirk Weiler as Board Chairman

At their 70th General Assembly held on 28-29 November 2017, ETSI members selected a new Board and reelected Dirk Weiler of Nokia as Chairman of the ETSI Board.
Dirk has held various ETSI leadership positions during the last decade. He has chaired the ETSI IPR Special Committee since 2008 and has been Chairman of the Board since 2014. Dirk served as the Chairman of the ETSI General Assembly from 2010 to 2014.


The introduction of Finland's new ePassport and national ID card coincides with the 100th anniversary of the country's independence. Combining advanced security with striking artwork, both documents are the result of a highly effective partnership between Gemalto's team of security experts, the National Police Board, and other stakeholders including the Finnish Immigration Service, Border Guard, Population Register Centre and Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The Finnish Police also welcomed input direct from citizens.

The biometric passport is fully compliant with the latest ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) specifications for identity fraud protection and forgery prevention. An embedded contactless microprocessor stores the holder's digital image and fingerprint scans. Numerous additional security elements are incorporated, including the Window Lock feature for photo protection, a negative ghost image that is laser personalized into a metallic foil hidden in a transparent window.

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