Security and compliance in mobile ID
Finding Pakistan's 'ghost teachers'
Feature: Iris solution helps Syrian refugees glimpse bright future
Are voice biometrics safe?
Post: Be a biometrics advocate
Next on the rise of flexible sensors
On iris and banking

Latest Headlines

DHS outlines screening's importance in foreign-born terrorist report 16 January 2018

A report by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has found that three out of every four individuals convicted of international terrorism-related charges since 2001 were foreign-born, underlining immigration system frailties.

Nissan concept car features biometric security 16 January 2018

Nissan Xmotion concept car boasts a fingerprint sensor and seven digital touchscreens inside.

UIDAI to use face authentication for Aadhaar 15 January 2018

UIDAI officials plan to use face authentication more for Aadhaar as users report difficulties with iris and fingerprint.

Ed Casey joins IDEMIA 15 January 2018

IDEMIA appoints Ed Casey as chief executive officer for its NORAM I&S Business Unit.

Tunisian biometric ID programme faces privacy challenge 15 January 2018

A  biometric ID card proposal has officially been withdrawn from consideration in the Assembly of the Representatives of the People (ARP) in Tunisia.

ING deploys voice biometrics banking app 15 January 2018

ING has launched a voice biometrics-enabled banking app in Australia.

Guest Post: Unlocking the future of online security with biometrics 12 January 2018

With the new GDPR law coming into force in May, it has never been more important to keep sensitive online data secure. 

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Gentex and Fingerprint to cooperate on in-vehicle iris authentication 11 January 2018

Gentex and Swedish biometric firm Fingerprint have announced an exclusive partnership agreement to bring iris-scanning technology to the automotive industry.

SDW 2018 launches exhibition registration 11 January 2018

The organiser of next-generation identity solutions and document security event SDW 2018, Science Media Partners, has opened registration for the show’s exhibition.

Ooma launches face recognition home camera 11 January 2018

Internet phone firm Ooma has branched out into biometric security with a new home surveillance camera.

KbPort to become reseller of Fujitsu’s PalmSecure 11 January 2018

Fujitsu has announced today that KbPort, a Pittsburgh medical training and teaching community firm, will become a distributor of Fujitsu PalmSecure F-Pro biometrics technology.

Visa survey reveals Canadians are ready for biometrics 10 January 2018

A new Visa survey of 1,000 Canadians exploring awareness and perceptions of biometric authentication confirms that consumers continue to have a strong interest in new biometric technologies.

UIDAI introduces ‘Virtual ID’ 10 January 2018

India's UIDAI has introduced a new concept of ‘Virtual ID’ which Aadhaar-card holder can generate from its website and give for various purposes, including SIM verification, instead of sharing the actual 12-digit biometric ID.

HYPR to demo decentralized authentication 10 January 2018

Enterprise-facing decentralized authentication solutions firm HYPR has announced that it will showcase how HYPR is being deployed across the Fortune 500 to prevent future breaches that dominated 2017 headlines.

Asian corporates favour biometric authentication 10 January 2018

Biometric and pattern-based authentication are rapidly gaining acceptance among Asian corporates, amid rising concern over identity theft and fraudulent activity, according to new research.

EAB launches Swedish Biometrics Forum 10 January 2018

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) plans to launch the first Swedish Biometrics Forum.

INTERVIEW: Gemalto‘s Xavier Larduinat on the future of borders and digital identities 10 January 2018

Xavier Larduinat, Marketing & Communication manager for Innovation at Gemalto, explores the future of digital identity, the Thales acquisution and other trends in an exclusive interview with Security Document World.

UK Home Office to consolidate biometrics systems 09 January 2018

The UK Home Office has said it will combine its IDENT 1 and IABS systems into a central platform to manage fingerprint, DNA and facial matching data


Fujitsu extends Biometrics-as-a-Service offerings 09 January 2018

Japanese tech firm Fujitsu America has announced that it is broadening the area of availability for its biometric security solutions portfolio to now include Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, along with the rest of the Americas.

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Viewpoint: Spoof or proof? 25 September 2017

The security of biometrics technology is in the spotlight and stakeholders must take a balanced view on its strengths and vulnerabilities, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute. As deployments proliferate, the technology’s credibility rests on the industry’s will to collaborate globally.  

Interview: Jumio's Robert Prigge on digital ID and biometrics 08 August 2017

Digital ID innovators Jumio took the unique step last month of adding eyeball-tracking biometrics to its mobile solutions.  Planet Biometrics caught up with the company to explore the integration.

Interview: Sean Farrell, Head of Portfolio Management, Government Solutions, SITA 04 August 2017

Planet Biometrics discusses the future of biometric travel technology with Sean Farrell, head of Portfolio Management, Government Solutions, SITA.

Company Spotlight - SITA 03 August 2017

Company spotlights have been created to give firms operating in the biometrics and identity industry an opportunity to discuss trends, product innovations and achievements. Planet Biometrics talks to global IT provider SITA.

Guest Post: Digital ID - Biometrics are the key to marrying security and convenience 06 June 2017

Only biometrics can unify the age-old opposing forces of user-experience and digital security, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute. When it happens, the effect will be remarkable.

Guest Post: The two-factor authentication mirage 08 May 2017

Current approaches to biometrics are leaving customers exposed

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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

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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