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GSI announced today that they have been awarded a contract as part of a consortium for the development of an innovative paper-based document authentication system. The system, being developed jointly by a 5-member consortium from three countries, will be designed to enhance trust for information exchange in a paper medium, and overcome many common fraud scenarios, ensuring authenticity, integrity, and non-repudiation. To view the entire press release, click here.

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The Long Lasting Memories (LLM) Project, with funding from the European Commission under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (ICT PSP/2008/1), announced today the successful launch of the first round of pilot testing for the LLM service in five EU countries (Austria, Cyprus, France, Greece, and Spain). The early results of technological deployments and pilot participant recruitment were reviewed at a closed meeting of the consortium last week in Paris. The pilot programme will continue over the next two months, at which time the first round of testing will be evaluated and early results published. In all, the pilot partners of the consortium expect to involve more than 500 individuals in the testing, which is expected to provide significant insights both as to scientific results and real-world application of cognitive and physical exercise as a synergistic approach to health in the elderly. Click here to read the complete press release.

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The 3rd RISE Stakeholder Workshop is scheduled to be held in Brussels on 23-24 September 2010 to discuss implications of global mobility and security and extend the international dialogue on biometrics, data sharing, privacy and security issues already instigated by previous high-level conferences and workshops. To view the full press release click here.

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Global Security Intelligence announced today that they have been joined by Philip Polcaro as Senior Vice President of Professional Services, marking an expansion of their professional services arm within the US, and complementing their extensive project-based work in the areas of information and communications technologies, healthcare, and security. To view the full press release click here.

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The RISE Consortium, which is currently conducting a series of meetings, workshops, and conferences around the topics of biometrics, security, and ethics, has increased visibility of this dialogue through the posting of detailed proceedings on its website (www.riseproject.eu). The website now includes, for public events held to date, downloadable documents that include agendas, reports of the proceedings, and copies of presentations from the meetings. To view the full press release click here.

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The Long Lasting Memories (LLM) Project, with funding from the European Commission under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (ICT PSP/2008/1), will hold a workshop in Athens on Thursday, 20 May 2010 to demonstrate progress on an innovative solution to enhance elderly cognitive health. This is the first of two workshops to be held during the course of the LLM project, and it will present the preliminary results of the development, integration, and pilot planning efforts of the consortium leading up to the launch of the five-country trials. To view the full press release click here.

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As the newly launched BRAID project begins its work to develop a comprehensive roadmap for active ageing and RTD, it has just issued an open Call for Experts to participate in shaping the dialogue around these essential policy issues. BRAID, Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development, is an EU FP7 Support Action that was launched in March by 9 partners from 7 countries, and is expected to publish a consolidated roadmap that builds upon the work of earlier roadmapping projects, and an intensive stakeholder engagement process. To view the full press release click here.

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Global Security Intelligence Limited has been awarded a contract as part of the BRAID consortium, whose work is aimed at defining a comprehensive research and technology development (RTD) roadmap for active ageing by consolidating existing roadmaps and by describing and launching a stakeholder co-ordination and consultation mechanism. The 9-member consortium is focused on supporting the well-being and socio-economic integration of the increasing numbers of elderly in Europe. To view the entire press release click here.

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The RISE Consortium, comprised of 10 partners from across the EU, Asia, and the US, will meet in Brussels on March 25-26 2010. This high-level workshop will focus on “Ethical and Policy Implications of Global Mobility and Security. To view the full press release click here.

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The 3rd International Conference on Ethics and Policy of Biometrics and International Data Sharing held in Hong Kong on January 4-5, 2010 not only extended the international dialogue on  biometrics, data sharing, privacy and security issues already instigated by two earlier conferences, but also led to the addition of the National ChengChi University of Taiwan as a RISE Consortium member. To view the full press release click here.

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