Feature: The World Bank's identity vision
Interview: Qualcomm's William Maheu
Blog: Biometrics for high-value services
Interview – Next Biometrics' Tore Etholm-Idsoe
Analysis: Biometrics and forensics
Blog: Banking goes biometric
Interview: CITeR's Stephanie Shuckers
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Latest Headlines

Toshiba reveals image sensor for mobile iris recognition 08 October 2015

Toshiba has introduced its first CMOS image sensor to enable iris recognition for improved security on mobile devices.  

Malaysia’s Hong Leong bank adds biometrics to app 08 October 2015

Hong Leong Bank has created a biometrics-enabled mobile banking feature on its app that allows users to access ATMs and authenticate payments with their fingerprints.

White paper explores cloud-based biometric identity proofing for mass markets 07 October 2015

Biometrics software and solutions provider Aware has drafted a comprehensive White Paper on the promise of cloud-based biometric identity proofing and authentication offered as services in larger markets.

Blog: The future is biometric, but privacy fears remain 07 October 2015

Biometrics adoption is gathering pace, particularly in mobile financial services. But how mobile biometric solutions are going to evolve and be deployed to enable this level of market adoption remains far from clear.

Japan’s JCB to trial palm-vein payments 07 October 2015

Japan-based payments firm JCB plans to hold trials of payments authenticated by palm vein reading technology.


SDW 2016 May 10-12 2016, London

The world’s leading document security show – now with the largest exhibition in history - focuses on ePassports, visas, driving licenses, national IDs, worker credentials, advanced border control, anti- counterfeiting, fraud detection, and much more.

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Cambodia to pilot biometric voter registration 07 October 2015

Cambodia’s electoral commission has revealed plans to pilot voter registration using biometrics in certain provinces.

Microsoft brings iris recognition to the masses with new Lumia 06 October 2015

After months of speculation, leaks and guesswork, Microsoft on Tuesday finally unveiled two Lumia models with the iris recognition capability that many had predicted.

New York state hands police, sheriff depts 710k for fingerprint equipment 06 October 2015

A total of 51 police and sheriff's departments in New York state will receive $710,000 in state money for more accurate and efficient fingerprint devices, according to a press statement.

EU: Biometrics will weed terrorists out from migrants 06 October 2015

The European Commission's deputy chief said on Monday that biometric registration of migrants and refugees would help keep Islamist militants out of Europe.

Panasonic launches HD CCTV cameras with face recognition 06 October 2015

Panasonic has launched HD-enabled smart surveillance cameras featuring embedded facial recognition capabilities.

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connect:ID 2016

This cutting-edge event is unique in that it gets under the hood of the whole ID market - from the issuing of secure credentials by government to the online digital identity revolution that could see passwords replaced and transactions secured with biometrics.

Latest Interviews

Synaptics’ Alfred Woo on ‘in-glass’ fingerprint sensors

A wave of fingerprint sensor deployments on smartphones this year has been accompanied by increasing variety in the formats being implemented. Planet Biometrics talked to Alfred Woo, senior director of Marketing and Communications at Synaptics, about these swirling trends.

Interview – Next Biometrics CEO Tore Etholm-Idsoe

Fingerprint sensor deployments on smartphones and tablets have dominated the biometrics news in 2015, but could this tech race actually threaten the industry's long-term future? Planet Biometrics asks Tore Etholm-Idsoe, CEO of NEXT Biometrics.

Interview: Aware’s David Benini

Planet Biometrics caught up with David Benini, VP of market, to uncover insights about Aware’s strategy in regions such as Latin America and to discuss his views on the “fourth wave” of biometrics adoption.

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Company Spotlights

Company Spotlight: Regula

Document, banknote and securities authentication firm Regula discusses the latest industry trends and their company's history.

Company Spotlight: Speed Identity

Swedish biometric data capture and enrollment firm Speed Identity discusses the latest industry trends and their company's history with Planet Biometrics.

Latest Features

World Bank, Accenture outline universal ID vision for developing nations

ID solutions firm Accenture and the World Bank have published a study into how universal ID and biometrics can foster financial inclusion and improve vital services in developing countries.

Feature: Smartphone security – It’s all in the eyes

Iris scanners are increasingly becoming a key focus for mobile device manufacturers as they look for that convenient and secure method to make sure users can keep their devices protected. 

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