Feature: The World Bank's identity vision
Synaptics’ Alfred Woo on ‘in-glass’ fingerprint sensors
Blog: The human element in face recognition
Interview – Next Biometrics' Tore Etholm-Idsoe
Analysis: Biometrics and forensics
Blog: Banking goes biometric
Interview: Mitek's Michael Hagen
Company Directory
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Latest Headlines

Law enforcement biometrics to be worth $1.1 billion in 2021 26 November 2015

The biometric law enforcement market earned revenues of $838 million in 2014 and will be worth 1.1 billion in 2021, according to a new study by research group Frost and Sullivan.

Researchers use infrared light on skin for face liveness 26 November 2015

Scientists at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences have uncovered a skin detection process that uses infrared imaging to boost facial recognition’s effectiveness.

EC urges Cyprus to implement Eurodac regulation 26 November 2015

The European Commission has urged Cyprus to implement a new regulation on an EU asylum fingerprint database that would enable it to benefits from updates to the system.

Ultra-thin glass features in smartphone fingerprint sensors 26 November 2015

Specialist glass manufacturer SCHOTT has revealed that its D263 T eco ultra-thin glass features in smartphone fingerprint sensors.

Fingerprint Cards reveals Huawei deployment, revenues guidance 26 November 2015

Swedish fingerprint sensor maker Fingerprint Cards has announced that its sensor features in the Huawei Mate 8, and that its 2016 revenue guidance will be revealed on 9 December.


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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UK MPs to vote on joining European biometric, DNA database 25 November 2015

UK parliamentarians are due to vote on the country joining a European Union DNA and biometric database before Christmas.

SIBA supports multimodal solution to refugee issue 25 November 2015

The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) has recommended multimodal biometric screening and electronic identity cards as potential solutions to terrorism concerns raised by refugee movements in the wake of the Paris attacks.

CardLogix reveals solution for validation of ePassports, MRTDs 25 November 2015

Smart card and related software provider CardLogix has revealed new ID credential validation software for ePassports and Machine Readable Travel Document (MRTDs).

Kairos to incorporate new face recognition method 24 November 2015

Florida-based human analytics firm Kairos has licenced a new facial recognition technology developed through the University of Central Florida’s Centre for Research in Computer Vision.

Gemalto completes biometric voter registry for Guinea 24 November 2015

Digital security firm Gemalto has announced that it has completed a modernisation process for West African country Guinea’s biometric voter registry.

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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

Interview: Mitek's Michael Hagen

Planet Biometrics conducted an audio interview with Michael Hagen, managing director and corporate ID strategist, Mitek, about his firm's new solution and mobile ID trends.

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.

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Company Spotlights

Sponsored: BIODIT drives biometric car security forward with CarSec®

Wireless biometric access control specialist BIODIT has launched a biometric car security device with the potential to revolutionise how we protect vehicles against theft.

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

Blog: Mobile wallets, fraud and behavioural solutions

Tracking behavioural patterns lets firms learn who the real user is behind the wallet, from the kind of device they use to even detecting behavioural anomalies over time.

Blog: Innovation in biometrics enables alternative payment methods

The adoption of biometrics for payments is leading to wide-scale disruption in the payment industry, enabling alternative methods for consumers to pay for goods and services in a variety of payment scenarios.

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