Feature: You are what you wear
Interview: Qualcomm's William Maheu
Feature: Biometrics for high-value services
In Focus: Law enforcement
Feature: Biometric standards and the EU
Blog: Banking goes biometric
Interview: CITeR's Stephanie Shuckers
Company Directory
In Focus: Border control

Latest Headlines

Tractica: Facial recognition market to be worth $122 million annually by 2024 26 June 2015

Technology focused research group Tractica has predicted that  strong adoption of facial recognition during the next several years in mobile device authentication will see the market’s value climb to more than US$122.8 million worldwide by 2024.

Indian Home Ministry rejects to plan collect tourists' biometrics on arrival 26 June 2015

India’s Home Ministry has rejected plans to collect the biometrics of all tourists on arrival, saying that these raised security concerns.

UNHCR proposes biometric ID for refugees in Malaysia 25 June 2015

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has recommended that biometric ID cards be used to keep track of refugees arriving in Malaysia from Myanmar.

Ola developing fingerprint-enabled smart lock 25 June 2015

Beijing-based Ola is developing a Bluetooth-enabled entry lock with a fingerprint scanner built into its handle, removing the need for keys or passcodes.

Patent shows Apple touchscreen fingerprint sensor plans 25 June 2015

Reports that Apple is planning a fingerprint sensor that sits under a touch screen have been strengthened by analysis of a previous patent outlining the process.


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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Lava Group wins contract for biometric security in Cork prison 24 June 2015

Belfast-based biometric technology firm Lava Group has won a contract to provide access control solutions for a new prison currently being constructed in Cork.

Report: Banks increasingly turning to biometrics 24 June 2015

Banks will increasingly turn to biometrics over knowledge-based authentication methods and other techniques, according to a new report.

Biometrics firms partner on server access solution 24 June 2015

ENTERTECH SYSTEMS and Digitus Biometrics have announced a new partnership that will focus on securing server cabinet access control.

BI regrets breakdown in facial recognition talks 24 June 2015

The Biometrics Institute is disappointed talks in Washington between privacy advocates and corporate representatives on facial recognition broke down.

Facebook poses a solution to partial face images 24 June 2015

Facebook researches have developed a method which uses a subject’s pose and other aspects such as hair and clothing to verify identities. 

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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 – Conor White, Daon Americas President on IdentityX

Planet Biometrics talked to Conor White, Americas President at Daon, about the firm’s motivations in developing the IdentityX solution.

Interview: USAA’s Gary McAlum on biometric banking

Planet Biometrics talked to USAA's Gary McAlum, CSO and SVP of Enterprise Security, about the financial service provider's biometric banking app.

Interview: Booz Allen Hamilton’s Jonathan Levitt on the VAMPIRE

Planet Biometrics talked to Jonathan Levitt, a lead associate with BAH, about the VAMPIRE device’s development history and its capabilities.

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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

Can biometrics help with Europe’s migrant problem?

The European Union’s plans to use biometrics to identify a flood of migrants arriving in the continent are raising questions over how much “proportionate coercion” will be deemed acceptable in gathering fingerprint data.

Biometric Standardisation in the European Union: CEN TC224 WG18

Having a harmonized vocabulary on biometric terminology would prove very helpful in creating a common European market for biometric technology and its applications.

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