Security and compliance in mobile ID
Finding Pakistan's 'ghost teachers'
Feature: Iris solution helps Syrian refugees glimpse bright future
Interview: John Daugman
Blog: The human element in face recognition
Interview – Next Biometrics' Tore Etholm-Idsoe
Analysis: Biometrics and forensics
Blog: Banking goes biometric

Latest Headlines

Suprema to unveil ‘world’s fastest’ face recognition technology 19 January 2017

South Korean biometrics company Suprema has said it plans to showcase the “world’s fastest” face recognition solution.

Minnesota court backs police in fingerprint phone unlock case 18 January 2017

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has backed an earlier ruling by a judge which stated that police can demand that a suspect submit a fingerprint to unlock a smartphone.

Ievo fingerprint reader keeps CPNI approval 18 January 2017

British biometric security firm ievo has secured approval for their latest revision of its ievo ultimate fingerprint reader from the CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure).

Gemalto wins privacy award for ID solution 18 January 2017

Digital security firm Gemalto has won a "Privacy by Design" award for a new identity product.

Bahamas to launch new biometric Passport 18 January 2017

The Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has announced that the government is to introduce a new series of passports at the end of this month.

GlobalPlatform publishes framework 18 January 2017

GlobalPlatform publishes framework detailing how trusted applications hosted on a GlobalPlatform compliant TEE can be remotely and dynamically managed. 

Biometrics find accused child molester after 17 years 17 January 2017

A man suspected of abusing a 10-year-old girl from Indiana in the US has been arrested thanks to face recognition technology, after 17 years on the run.

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Diebold Nixdorf Technology deploys biometric ATM for Rajhi Bank 17 January 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi Bank has partnered with Diebold Nixdorf on development of a biometric ATM that can also perform debit card printing. 

ImageWare's GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite achieves Microsoft certification 16 January 2017

Multi-modal biometric identity management solutions firm ImageWare has reported that its GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite is now approved for Microsoft Windows.

China claims lead in biometric AI 16 January 2017

Chinese firms are leading the way in developing AI technology that intersects with biometric identification, reports Chinese media.

Bio-Metrica releases multifactor biometric ID system 13 January 2017

Florida-based Bio-Metrica has released BIS, a modular, multi-factor Biometric Identification System (BIS) which can enroll and identify using a variety of different identification and authentication technologies.

Touche launches touch payment system 13 January 2017

A biometrics firm is launching a payment system in Singapore that would enable fingerprint-based payments in more than 150 hotels, stores and restaurants in the island state.

Australian senator calls for biometric national ID card 13 January 2017

The leader of Australia’s One Nation party has said that a biometrics-backed national ID card would help reduce benefit fraud.

India cloud-based biometric access firm secures seed funding 13 January 2017

Bangalore-based SecurAX, which develops biometrics-backed secure access and workforce tracking solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from companies including Axilor and the Parampara Early Stage Opportunities Fund.

Tascent launches iris and face recognition system 13 January 2017

Biometrics and identity solutions company Tascent has unveiled a new iris and face recognition system designed for high throughput enrollment, identification, and authentication.

Study: Biometrics driving growth in passenger screening 12 January 2017

Research group Frost and Sullivan has found that biometric solutions are finding considerable commercial applications in passenger screening markets.

HID Global makes identity predictions for 2017 12 January 2017

HID Global forecasts a shift in the use of identity technology that will lead to increased adoption of mobile devices and the latest smart card technology.

Indian ecommerce app PayTm adds fingerprint security 12 January 2017

Indian electronic commerce and payment system PayTm has updated its app to include biometric security.

Biometric enrolment machines unveiled in Qatar airport 12 January 2017

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior has launched five biometric enrolment machines at the country’s Hamad International Airport for e-Gate users who have not activated their biometric data.

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Guest Post: Are voice biometrics trustworthy? 24 November 2016

For voice biometrics to be trusted and ubiquitous, it must be unobtrusive, robust and secure. 

Guest post: Don’t take a holiday from biometrics advocacy 22 November 2016

Splashy headlines and erroneous news reports on biometrics make it harder for manufacturers and vendors to move the industry forward.

Interview: Unisys' Adam Oldfield on banking’s investment in biometrics 15 November 2016

Planet Biometrics talks to Adam Oldfield, the EMEA Financial Services Sales Director at Unisys, about key trends shaping banking's convergence with biometrics.

Interview: STC Group on the launch of OnePass 21 September 2016

Planet Biometrics caught up with STC Group to learn more about its multimodal OnePass solution.

Interview: Vkansee president Jason Chaikin on iris and banking 25 August 2016

Planet Biometrics caught up with Vkansee president Jason Chaikin to gather his thoughts on iris solutions for mobile banking.

Guest post: The evolution of smartcards 02 August 2016

There are key challenges that need to be addressed to enable the use of fingerprint sensors in smartcards…

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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

Guest blog: Physical attributes versus behavioural patterns – The privacy debate

There are several factors companies must consider before relying on physical biometric technology to authenticate users in an online environment

Iris solution helps refugees glimpse a brighter future

In Jordan, a biometrics-backed project launched by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is helping Syrian refugees lead a normal life.  

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