Cultural Heritage: A New Make-over for an Old Threat to Law Enforcement

The illicit trade of antiquities and similar cultural-heritage objects is as old as the societies that originally produced them. From the Pyramids of Giza and Egyptian tomb-robbers after their golden relics through the cemeteries of Corinth disturbed by Roman soldiers after old Greek vases for wealthy buyers back in Italy to today’s Daesh inflicting looting and destruction in Syria and beyond – the main and constant motivation behind such delinquent behaviors was, and still is, profit. #trafficking #illicitgoods #smuggling

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The Malpensa e-Gates Project

Automated Border Control (ABC) systems have been in place at airports for more than fifteen years. One of the components of an ABC system is the electronic passport gate (e-Gate), which consists of physical automated self-service barriers managed by border agencies. Malpensa e-Gates Project studies the security and usability of the e-Gates at Malpensa Airport through the perspective of the user of the e-Gates, the Italian Police (Polizia di Stato). E-Gates represent a practical security solution to an increasing flow of travellers. #bordertech #bordersecurity #egates #biometrics

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Can the use of passenger data help contain, track, or manage the spread of infectious diseases?

Over the last few months news headlines around the world have been reporting on the outbreak, attempt to contain, and the spread of a new coronavirus now known as COVID-19. Initially discovered in Wuhan, China, in just over two months the virus has spread from just one city in China to 33 other countries around the world . #bordertech #bordersecurity #coronavirus #api #pnr

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