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

Innovatrics releases selfie onboarding toolkit 17 May 2018

Innovatrics has introduced its Digital Onboarding Toolkit (DOT), an automated customer authentication and onboarding solution aimed at banks and organisations.

Chinese facial ID firm targets Africa 17 May 2018

China's CloudWalk Technology Co, a domestic start-up based in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong Province, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Zimbabwean government on a mass facial recognition project.

Donseed launches latest biometric software 17 May 2018

Time and attendance solutions firm Donseed has announced its biometric software development with the launch of its enhanced Biometric Identity Workplace Management solution, Donseed Workplace

G+D Mobile Security and IDnow partner on biometric ID project 17 May 2018

G+D Mobile Security and IDnow GmbH entered into a partnership to combine expertise and resources with the aim to develop AI-driven biometric and security technologies.

Kuwait bank to deploy selfie pay, biometric cards 16 May 2018

National Bank of Kuwait and Mastercard announced two biometric solutions designed to improve online and in-store shopping at a press conference held at NBK Head.

Samsung still planning in-glass sensor: Report 16 May 2018

Samsung is going to delay the application of an in-display fingerprint sensor in its smartphones but will deploy one.

Facebook joins FIDO Alliance board 16 May 2018

The Fido (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance said Facebook was appointed to its board of directors.

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Researchers developing smartphone with vein reader 15 May 2018

Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers are developing a biometric security system that combines your fingerprint with a simultaneous scan of the veins in your finger.

NEXT Biometrics reports Q1 margin boost 15 May 2018

Norway's Next Biometrics has reported results from the first quarter with highlights including positive gross margins of 19 percent. This is the first quarter of positive gross margins in the company’s history. 

Kiwi supermarket chain admits facial recognition usage 14 May 2018

Privacy advocates in New Zealand have complained after it emerged that the country's largest supermarket company,  Foodstuffs NZ, had quietly rolled out facial recognition CCTV.

Uganda links SIMs to biometric database 14 May 2018

Telecom operators must only register or replace SIM cards with the help of electronic biometric card readers. 

Home Office issues biometric tender 14 May 2018

Britain's Home Office has issued a tender for developing applications for its biometrics programme.

NZ users prefer biometric payments 14 May 2018

Nearly nine in 10 Kiwis (88%) want to use biometrics to authenticate their payments, with the convenience of not having to remember their password or PIN considered the top benefit1, according to new research by Visa.

Lightspeed launches new iris and face solution 11 May 2018

Biometric security firm Lightspeed Technology has announced the release of a new iris and face biometric fusion solution for healthcare providers.

Crypto KABN applies for biometric blockchain patent 11 May 2018

Blockhain tech firm Crypto KABN has announce a patent application for an invention of a one-time verification process for token offerings.

Epson and Redrock Biometrics partner on AR headset project 11 May 2018

Epson MOVERIO Smart Glasses users can now authenticate themselves using biometrics. 

Trusona launches ID functionality 11 May 2018

Security tech firm Trusona has unveiled new functionality within its identity authentication solution Trusona Executive.

Touch Biometrix secures funding for sensors projects 10 May 2018

UK fingerprint technology company Touch Biometrix has secured funding to progress its plans to eradicate the need for computer and mobile phone passwords.

Cleaning firm faces class action for scanning employee fingerprints 10 May 2018

A woman has filed a class action lawsuit against contract cleaning company Scrub for allegedly violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

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Company Spotlight: Next Biometrics 15 February 2018

Planet Biometrics talks to Next Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre.

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.

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Company Spotlights

Company Spotlight - SITA

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.

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.

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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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