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

Will the iPhone 8 have an ‘under-panel’, optical fingerprint sensor? 23 January 2017

A analyst renowned for making the right projections about future iphone technology has said the next iteration will have an ‘under-panel’, optical fingerprint sensor.

Biometrics emerging as key issue for Trump administration 20 January 2017

US President Donald Trump’s expected stance on immigration, national security and crime are leading to speculation that the biometrics industry could experience a fillip during his administration.

China Merchants Bank to explore biometric tech 20 January 2017

China Merchants Bank has said it will deploy multi-modal biometric solutions to keep on top of client-centric banking trends.

Saudi telco says fingerprint policy hit revenues 20 January 2017

Saudi telecommunications carrier tihad Etisalat (Mobily) has blamed a national policy that links biometrics to SIM data for losses in the last period.

UIDAI to incentivise biometric Aadhaar payments 20 January 2017

The Unique Identification Authority of India has said merchants that use biometrics for digital transactions should be given incentives.

Hungarian firm to produce biometric passports for Mongolia 20 January 2017

Mongolia has inked a deal with the Hungarian State Printing Company to develop the country’s new generation of ePassports. 

Austrian team presents new take on iris ageing 19 January 2017

A team of researchers led by Heinz Hofbauer from the University of Salzburg has studied the controversial topic of iris ageing from a different angle, this time isolating template ageing effects in a semi-controlled environment.

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iPhone 8 could feature ‘laser-powered face scanning tech’ 19 January 2017

An analyst has said that the next major iPhone release could feature a laser-enabled face recognition scanner.

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.

Synaptics’ Natural ID sensors given ‘industry-first’ banking card test centre certification 17 January 2017

Touchpad and fingerprint sensor firm Synaptics has announced that its Natural ID biometric fingerprint authentication solution has been awarded a bank card certification.

Allevate working on launch of face recognition service in UK 17 January 2017

British face recognition firm Allevate has revealed that it is working on bringing its Face-Searcher solution to the UK in the near future as a SaaS cloud-service for businesses and organisations.

BNP Paribas adds mobile biometric logins for digital wealth clients 17 January 2017

French bank BNP Paribas has added biometric login security developed by Daon for its wealth management clients.

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.

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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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