Frequently asked questions
Q Who can join in Project Genesius?
A. Any company, no matter how large or small, that manufactures, distributes or re-sells equipment to make any document which can be forged into a false identity (Plastic cards, passports, etc.) and the associated software and consumables.
Q. How do I join?
Q. Do I have to pay to join or do I have to attend any meetings?
A. No, it is completely free to all. There is a working group, with representatives from equipment manufacturers, distributors and re-sellers, which meets three times a year, but you do not have to attend.
Q. What do I do if we receive an order for equipment that we suspect is not for a legitimate use?
Q. What about the Data Protection Act? Is this relevant if I give information to the police?
A. Yes, it is relevant, but there is an exception which says that personal data can be processed for the prevention or detection of crime. The Information Commissioner has been made aware of the project and is content with our procedures. Following any initial information that you may have suspicions about, Project Genesius will provide you with a form issued under the Data Protection Act (DPA) that provides the relevant protection for your company: Project Genesius - Data Protection Act advice
Q. Can I show that I am part of this initiative?
A. Yes, there is now a MPS/Genesius Logo which can be displayed on your website.
We hope that the appearance of this logo on websites will act as a deterrent to criminals attempting to obtain supplies from legitimate companies.
Any members' who are complying with the Genesius Code of Conduct may apply for use of the logo. They will be issued to companies following the signing of a contract who may use it only on websites at this stage.