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

Police in Adams receive new fingerprint scanner 11 December 2017

Police officials in the Massachusetts town of Adams say the department has added a live-scan fingerprinting device.

UTI Mutual Fund to use biometric verification 08 December 2017

India's UTI Mutual Fund has introduced Aadhaar based e-KYC using biometric verification validated through UIDAI.

Food firm faces biometric lawsuit 08 December 2017

Workers have accused US food product maker Kerry Inc. for alleged violation of a state law protecting biometric data.

US donates fingerprint system to help fight crime in Belize 08 December 2017

The US Embassy has handed over 14 AFIS systems to the police department in Belmopan, the capital city of Belize.

Refugees reject biometric registration in DR Congo 08 December 2017

Burundian refugees living in a transit camp in Democratic Republic of Congo are resisting plans to register them on a biometric database, claiming it would violate their religion.

Yoti included in FCA sandbox 08 December 2017

British digital identity firm Yoti has been included in a British Financial Conduct Authority sandbox for solutions testing.

Bucharest airport seeking face recognition system 07 December 2017

Romania's national airport organisation, the National Company Bucharest Airports (CNAB) plans to expand the closed circuit television system (CCTV) of the 'Henri Coanda' International Airport to include facial recognition systems.

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Philippines to issue 500,000 biometric driver's licenses per month 07 December 2017

Senior officials in the Philippines have said a biometric driving licence system developed by Dermalog can issue 500,000 of the licences per month.

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 845 mobile platform 07 December 2017

Chipmaker and tech firm Qualcomm has included biometrics security advances in its new Snapdragon 845 mobile platform.

Neurotechnology reveals SentiMask SDK for 3D face tracking 06 December 2017

Lithuanian biometrics firm Neurotechnology has introduced the SentiMask Software Development Kit (SDK) for real-time face tracking and masking.

Intel demos 5G facial-recognition payment tech 06 December 2017

Chipmaker Intel has revealed how 5G mobile internet can enable facial-recognition payments.

ImageWare Systems joins IBM app exchange community 06 December 2017

Biometrics firm ImageWare Systems has revealed that it has joined the IBM Security App Exchange Community.

Chinese house-share firm to use face recognition 06 December 2017

A Chinese firm that emulates the home-sharing app Airbnb, called Xaiozhu, has revealed plans to use Face ID to verify guests’ identity.


HYPR joins Mastercard start path programme 06 December 2017

Authentication solutions firm HYPR has announced today that it has received strategic investment from Mastercard and has been named to the latest class of Mastercard Start Path. 

Majority of Europeans ‘trust organisations using biometrics more’ 05 December 2017

Nearly seven in 10 Europeans (68 percent) said they would trust organisations more if they were to use biometrics for authentication, according to a new Unisys survey.

Analysis: Monetizing biometrics through 'Silicon-as-a-Service' model 05 December 2017

Chipset suppliers and their business partners can capitalize on SaaS in a number of ways that could translate to higher revenue opportunities in the long term.

HooYu to provide biometric ID services for UK digital bank 05 December 2017

Digital identity firm HooYu is set to provide verification services for UK challenger bank Countingup.

Philippine Senator proposes consolidated biometrics for ID system 05 December 2017

A senior Philippine official is proposing the consolidation of all biometrics data, which some government agencies have gathered to cut the projected cost in implementing the proposed national identification system.

Integrated Biometrics announces equity round 05 December 2017

South Carolina-based fingerprint tech firm Integrated Biometrics has announced that the company recently closed on a $2 million equity financing round.

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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.

Guest Post: The two-factor authentication mirage 08 May 2017

Current approaches to biometrics are leaving customers exposed

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Company Spotlights

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.

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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