Security and compliance in mobile ID
Finding Pakistan's 'ghost teachers'
Feature: Iris solution helps Syrian refugees glimpse bright future
Interview: John Daugman
Blog: The human element in face recognition
Interview – Next Biometrics' Tore Etholm-Idsoe
Analysis: Biometrics and forensics
Blog: Banking goes biometric

Latest Headlines

Guest Post: Can’t fool me twice: Multifactor biometric authentication 08 December 2016

A main advantage of a multifactor, or multimodal, biometric system is enhanced security and customisable security settings.

Mobile biometric access deployed at new London skyscraper site 08 December 2016

Mobile biometric time and attendance tablets developed by Donseed are being used on the development of a 62-storey skyscraper will become the tallest building in the City of London.

New facial recognition system for Malaysia’s airports and ports 07 December 2016

Malaysian officials have revealed that 300 biometric machines will be installed at border points as early as the end of next year.

Veridium appoints former HSBC fintech head James Stickland as new CEO 07 December 2016

Newly launched biometric firm Veridium has announced that James Stickland will become the company’s new CEO.

IdentityMind Global and AU10TIX partner on biometric onboarding 07 December 2016

Fraud detection and risk management firm IdentityMind Global has revealed plans to launch an biometrics-backed onboarding service with integrated AU10TIX 2nd generation ID document authentication.

7-Eleven and Fair Work to fight exploitation in Oz using biometrics 07 December 2016

Convenience store giant 7-Eleven and the Fair Work Ombudsman plan to use biometrics in Australia to ensure that working conditions are fair.

New Zealand passport bot denies applicant of Asian descent 07 December 2016

A face recognition tool being used by New Zealand’s department of internal affairs for passport renewals told a man of Asian descent that his eyes were closed.

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BioSSL celebrates Sesames win 06 December 2016

Biometric web security firm BioSSL won a Sesames Award at the Trustech event last week.

SecuGen launches UN20 Bluetooth 06 December 2016

SecuGen has unveiled the UN20 Bluetooth, a Bluetooth enabled OEM fingerprint sensor that is FAP 20 certified.

Trump told to strengthen identity authentication in federal systems 05 December 2016

US president-elect Donald Trump should force the use of stronger authentication systems for US federal system logins, a national cyber-security commission has said.

$1.5 million settlement awarded in Illinois Biometric Law case 05 December 2016

A judge in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago issued final approval for a $1.5 million settlement between L.A. Tan Enterprises Inc. and a class of the franchise’s customers relating to the state’s biometric data laws.

MIT team replicates brain's face recognition 05 December 2016

A team of researchers from MIT has used machine learning to develop a new computational model of the human brain's face-recognition mechanism.

UK police plough £6m into rapid biometrics response initative 05 December 2016

A British police project that aims to develop a faster response to crimes using forensics and biometrics has been boosted by a £6 million grant from the Police Transformation Fund.

Guest Post: Biometrics and broader implications of shaming hacks 05 December 2016

Rather than just protecting transaction data, companies can accept the full ramifications of data protection and system security by designing their systems to protect their users.

InFocus to launch Aadhaar-enabled smartphone 05 December 2016

US-based handset maker InFocus plans to release a smartphone aimed at the Indian market which features an iris recognition solution that can link to the countries biometrics-backed unique ID system, Aadhaar.

Fingerprint Cards fined by Swedish exchange 05 December 2016

Swedish biometrics firm Fingerprint Cards has been fined by Nasdaq Stockholm’s regulations authority for a regulations breach, with a punitive fine of SEK 916.496 ($100,000) imposed on the company.

Biometrics to feature on 600m devices by 2021 02 December 2016

The number of devices featuring biometric security will triple to 600 million by 2021, according to a new report.

Princeton Identity deploys iris recognition at elder care facility 02 December 2016

Iris recognition specialist firm Princeton Identity has implemented an iris recognition system at Brevillier Village, a long term care and independent residential/retirement facility in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Israel to make biometric database mandatory 02 December 2016

Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri has announced that a biometric ID programme will be mandatory, with all citizens to be issued an ID card storing iris and fingerprint data.

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Guest Post: Are voice biometrics trustworthy? 24 November 2016

For voice biometrics to be trusted and ubiquitous, it must be unobtrusive, robust and secure. 

Guest post: Don’t take a holiday from biometrics advocacy 22 November 2016

Splashy headlines and erroneous news reports on biometrics make it harder for manufacturers and vendors to move the industry forward.

Interview: Unisys' Adam Oldfield on banking’s investment in biometrics 15 November 2016

Planet Biometrics talks to Adam Oldfield, the EMEA Financial Services Sales Director at Unisys, about key trends shaping banking's convergence with biometrics.

Interview: STC Group on the launch of OnePass 21 September 2016

Planet Biometrics caught up with STC Group to learn more about its multimodal OnePass solution.

Interview: Vkansee president Jason Chaikin on iris and banking 25 August 2016

Planet Biometrics caught up with Vkansee president Jason Chaikin to gather his thoughts on iris solutions for mobile banking.

Guest post: The evolution of smartcards 02 August 2016

There are key challenges that need to be addressed to enable the use of fingerprint sensors in smartcards…

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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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Regula Regula is the leading developer of specialized equipment for automatic travel documents authentication, forensic examination of secure documents and electronic information reference systems of passports, IDs, visas, driver’s licenses and banknotes..
Speed Identity Speed Identity is an innovative Swedish technology company supplying integrated biometric data capture solutions. The new Speed Capture G3 is the first cross-functional form factor.
FotoNation Limited FotoNation Ltd supplies development tools, software and expertise to help customers to build iris recognition products. In particular, FotoNation has reference designs, optimised software and camera solutions for mobile smart phone products, including 2MPx and 8MPx cameras with full acquisition workflow and easy user experience.
Advance Systems Inc Advance Systems is a biometric time clock attendance solution provider. Our core modules are time & attendance, absence management, employee scheduling, hr software, mobile workforce management, employee self-service.
DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH The German software company is a global market leader in biometric solutions. With products ranging from high-tech AFIS and border control systems to the most secure identity card in the world.

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