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

EyeVerify announces name change to Zoloz 18 August 2017

Kansas-based biometrics tech firm EyeVerify is changing its name to Zoloz.

Missouri school to track students' location with fingerprints 18 August 2017

Excelsior Springs High School plans to check on students' class location by getting them to use fingerprint readers throughout the school.

BioSec reveals biometric 'password killer' 17 August 2017

Hungarian biometrics company, BioSec Group has revealed a new login solution using palm vein recognition.

Biometrics ethics group launches in the UK 17 August 2017

In the UK, a new government authority plans to look at the ethical issues surrounding the use of biometrics.

US Army to deploy Plurilock BioTracker 17 August 2017

The U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) will deploy Plurilock's BioTracker continuous authentication cybersecurity software.

VerifyMe announces new board of directors, CEO 17 August 2017

Biometric identity firm VerifyMe has appointed new senior staff and leadership. 

Baidu developing driverless cars with face recognition 16 August 2017

Chinese web services giant Baidu wants to develop cars which use biometrics to personalise everything about the driving experience.

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Precise Biometrics reports increased sales in Q2 16 August 2017

Sweden's Precise Biometrics has reported that sales grew in the second quarter in comparison to the same period last year.

Fingerprints sensors feature on Bkav, Sharp devices 16 August 2017

A sensor developed by Fingerprints (formerly Fingerprint Cards) features on a Bkav device.

Crossmatch settles infringement suit 15 August 2017

Biometric identity management firm Crossmatch has agreed to settle a complaint against Integrated Biometrics, related to alleged infringement of Crossmatch patents.

US licencing body makes biometrics mandatory for courses 15 August 2017

The Nationwide Multi-State Licensing System & Registry, a federal record system for licensing and registration of financial services in the United States, has made biometric logins mandatory for instruction providers.

DOD seeks biometric replacement for CAC 15 August 2017

A former chief  the US Department of Defense believes the Common Access Card can be replaced by biometric solutions.

SecuGen and Key Source partner on fingerprint sensor keyboard 15 August 2017

SecuGen and Key Source International have worked together on a new biometric keyboard.

Qualcomm reveals depth-sensing camera technology 15 August 2017

Chipmaker Qualcomm has announced advances in depth-sensing camera technology towards improved biometric authentication.

Ivory Coast introduces biometric residence cards 15 August 2017

Ivory Coast officials have said that foreign nationals can replace their current cards with new biometric cards versions.

Samsung selects Suprema solution for Galaxy smartphones 14 August 2017

South Korean biometrics firm Suprema has revealed that Samsung will use its mobile fingerprint authentication algorithm in flagship smartphones.

Indonesia eID case witness dies in the US 14 August 2017

An important witness in a biometric eID corruption investigation in Indonesia died from a gunshot wound last week in the US.

Precise Biometrics appoints new R&D director 14 August 2017

Swedish fingerprint solutions firm Precise Biometrics has announced that Fredrik Clementson will take over as R&D Director.

Aruba Airport Authority and Vision-Box agree to extend 'Happy Flow' system 14 August 2017

Aruba Airport Authority, and identity solutions firm Vision-Box have agreed a new partnership for the further evolution of the Aruba Happy Flow biometric boarding system.

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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

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. 

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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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