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

Latest Headlines

UNHCR launches biometrics system for Myanmar refugees 01 July 2015

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has revealed details of a biometric system it has deployed in Thailand to register Myanmar refugees.

UK govt launches biometric passport trial for teens 30 June 2015

Britain has launched an ePassport trial for 12-17 year olds at Glasgow and Stansted airports, saying it could extend the capability on a wider scale depending on its results.

Researchers reveal ultrasonic fingerprint innovation 30 June 2015

Researchers have developed a new technology using ultrasonic fingerprint sensors that they say promises greater security.

Chinese smartphones to deploy Swedish biometric sensors 30 June 2015

Swedish fingerprint authentication software firm Precise Biometrics has revealed that its Precise BioMatch Mobile solution has been deployed on two Chinese smartphones.

OnePlus: Our fingerprint sensor is faster than the iPhone’s 30 June 2015

Chinese smartphone developer One Plus has boasted that the fingerprint sensor on its next flagship will work faster than the Touch ID solution deployed on the iPhone.


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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Israel parliament confirms biometric ID trial extension 30 June 2015

Israel’s parliament has approved an extension to a biometric identity card pilot.

Kenya launches iris recognition project for education 30 June 2015

Kenya’s ministry of education has deployed a mobile student attendance tracking and monitoring system that uses an iris recognition solution developed by South Korea’s Iritech.

High speed partial face recognition announced 29 June 2015

Face Forensics, a Canadian biometrics company, has announced a significant enhancement to its partial face recognition capability.

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.

Wells Fargo brings in voice, facial biometrics for mobile corporate access 26 June 2015

US bank Wells Fargo has announced that it will pilot a voice, face and even eye-vein biometrics to authenticate mobile users of its Commercial Electronics Office (CEO) portal.

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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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