Sessions » DocEx Government Only Sessions Part One

DocEX Government Only Session

Mountbatten Room
Tuesday 26 June

One of the most popular conference sessions at SDW, the DocEx Knowledge Exchange is designed for secure document designers, examination experts and issuance authorities from around the world. In this private government-only setting, attendees are able to explore some of the challenges they face, understand new global document fraud trends, and share their experiences in a supportive environment.

Shaun Annis, Chief Immigration Officer, National Document Fraud Unit, UK

Document examination without reference material – Mission impossible?
Andreas Willisch, Forensic Document Expert, KT54 – Questioned Documents and ID-Systems, Bundeskriminalamt, Germany

As a rule, document examination and evaluation of authenticity is based upon comparison with so-called reference material. In the case of current high-security documents and corresponding counterfeits, this works perfectly. But for the examination of unknown documents, documents of low security level and/or poor printing quality, this comparison is no longer possible. Especially in the past three years we are increasingly faced with such objects in our case work.

This phenomenon forced us to put the focus of verification on plausibility of digital content and origin-related characteristics of images and typefaces. The issue will be presented as a case study. 

•    Do terrorist organisations have membership cards?
•    A school certificate: Weak link or strong alibi?
•    Every typeface has its time: About a contract's date authenticity.

Driven to danger- is a driver licence a risk to road safety
Phil Hodge, Document Crime Team, DVLA, UK

Fighting back - identity document fraud in focus
Malik Alibegovic, Forensic Analyst, Counterfeit Currency and Security Documents Branch, INTERPOL, France

Our increasingly globalized world has enabled more people to cross international borders than in any of the previous decades. International travel is expected to increase even further. A complex geopolitical landscape characterised also by a rise in transnational crime and terrorism poses a formidable challenge to law enforcement agencies and has significant implications for the movement of people across borders.

In the current security landscape, there is an increased need for law enforcement agencies to have access to relevant, useful and timely information, while at the same time guaranteeing that basic principles of privacy are maintained. INTERPOL actively pursues solutions that help identify, prevent and disrupt global threats to the security of countries and their citizens. Some of those threats are linked to criminal activities involving false and fraudulent identity and travel documents.

This presentation will describe INTERPOL’s role and its response to document fraud, including some of the existing tools and the latest developments in this fast-evolving environment. These include new automated data-sharing systems and other solutions that address technological and logistical challenges while enhancing and integrating border security procedures.

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