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

Fingerprint Cards is teaming-up with Qualcomm 21 July 2017

Swedish biometrics company Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints) is teaming-up with Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to pre-integrate Fingerprints' FPC1028 biometric fingerprint touch capacitive sensor.

Fujitsu extends security portfolio with ImageWare agreement 20 July 2017

Japanese tech firm Fujitsu has extended a biometric solutions agreement with ImageWare. 

Apple patents fingerprint dial tech 20 July 2017

Apple has patented a process that would allow users to secretly call 911 in the US, 999 in the UK, by using only their fingerprint.

SDW 2017 sees attendee numbers soar to new record 20 July 2017

Leading next-generation government and citizen ID event SDW 2017 has revealed year-on-year growth in visitorship of 6%, and a record level of conference attendees.

Iris Corp appoints new directors 20 July 2017

Malaysian identity solutions firm Iris Corp has appointed two new directors.

Panasonic’s face matching tech ranks high in NIST tests 19 July 2017

Japanese tech firm Panasonic has revealed that its face-matching tech ranked highly in NIST tests.

Vermont DMV’S facial recognition programme is 'illegal', says AG 19 July 2017

Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan declared on Tuesday that the state's government has ordered the DMV to halt a face recognition programme, pending legal review, as it violates state law.

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New Zealanders want fingerprint sensors on smartwatches 18 July 2017

A personal data survey on consumers in New Zealand has found that fingerprint sensors on smartwatches are a preferred new payment method.

Australia Post to deliver biometrics-enabled Digital iD solution 18 July 2017

Australia Post has released its highly anticipated digital identity verification solution Digital iD via a soft launch for consumers, government and businesses, with a biometrics-enabled version to be released in the coming months.

EFF tells Minnesota court that sheriff must reveal biometric usage 18 July 2017

A privacy group has told Minnesota Supreme Court that the sheriff must release emails documenting all use of biometric technology.

Integrated Biometrics makes CFO change 18 July 2017

Lightweight biometric fingerprint sensors firm Integrated Biometrics has tapped industry expert Tom McCable for the position of CFO, with former CFO Jerry Zuzolo retiring.


Jumio integrates eyeball tracking for identity verification 18 July 2017

Digital identity solutions firm Jumio has integrates eyeball tracking for identity verification.

Motorola and AI firm cooperate on face recognition for police body-worn cameras 17 July 2017

Device-maker Motorola announced Monday that would partner with artificial intelligence software startup Neurala to build “real-time learning for a person of interest search” on Motorola products.

MagnaChip selected as partners by ELAN Microelectronics for biometric smartcard 17 July 2017

South Korean semi-conductor firm MagnaChip has been chosen by Taiwan's Elan Microelectronics for a new biometric smartcard.

Biometric Signature ID recognised by Texas Bankers Association 17 July 2017

Biometric Signature ID, a leading developer of biometric ID verification software solutions has won a “Best of Show” award. 

BAM Western selects biometric security system 17 July 2017

Bristol-based operation, BAM Western has selected a system developed by biometric access control firm Biosite as its standardised access control system.

OT-Morpho partners with Khushi Baby on infant biometric project 14 July 2017

OT-Morpho is working with wearable vaccinations solutions firm Khushi Baby on an infant biometric project.

CBP deploys biometric exit tech to Chicago O’Hare International Airport 14 July 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the deployment of facial recognition biometric exit technology to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) for select flights from ORD.

US base starts issuing biometric access cards 14 July 2017

Joint Region Marianas in Guam has began issuing the Defense Biometric Identification System, or DBIDS, card to access the bases. 

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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

Guest Post: Biometrics at the borders 28 March 2017

While policy creation for the use of biometric technologies at national borders remains a matter for government, best practices and guiding principles for effective deployment can be built through collaboration between the industry’s global stakeholders, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute. 

Interview: MorphoTrak experts on the future of face recognition 22 March 2017

Planet Biometrics has quizzed two experts from one of the leaders in face recognition tech, MorphoTrak.

Guest Post: The Security Dialectic: Walls or Understanding? 06 March 2017

Security always seems to come down to these either-or propositions, but it doesn’t have to.

Interview: Tascent’s Joey Pritikin on the InSight One 24 February 2017

Planet Biometrics quizzes Joey Pritikin, Tascents VP of Marketing and Product Management, about the development of the InSight One.

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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

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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