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NEXT Biometrics and Arrow Electronics ink distribution agreement 22 August 2017

Norway's NEXT Biometrics has entered a deal with Arrow Electronics to sell NEXT fingerprint authentication technology.

Singapore planning biometric payment system in schools by 2018 22 August 2017

Officials say Singapore is planning to introduce a biometric payment system in schools by 2018.

South African rights group demands end to biometric cards 22 August 2017

A human rights group in South Africa says biometric cards are a way to "control the people".

Dermalog CEO wins business award 22 August 2017

Günther Mull, the CEO of German biometrics firm, Dermalog, has won a business award.

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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.

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.

VerifyMe announces new board of directors, CEO 17 August 2017

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

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World Bank, Accenture outline universal ID vision for developing nations

ID solutions firm Accenture and the World Bank have published a study into how universal ID and biometrics can foster financial inclusion and improve vital services in developing countries.

Blog: A guide for banks in choosing biometric systems

Banks must consider factors such as performance, usability, regulation and security when selecting biometric solutions.

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.

Mobile identity and wearables: You are what you wear

Traditional single factor or multi-factor authentication solutions are neither convenient nor secure enough in a world where common authentication methods are needed across a wide range of endpoint devices. 

British MPs ‘alarmed’ at police using biometric data

A British parliamentary committee tasked with looking into the implications of biometric technology has recommended that the government strengthen regulations on testing and privacy. 

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