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Fingerprints partners with IDEMIA on biometric cards 23 November 2017

Swedish biometrics firm Fingerprints and identity tech solutions company IDEMIA are partnering on biometric contactless payment cards.


Swiss telecoms firm to use biometrics for ID checks 23 November 2017

Swiss operator Sunrise announced deployment of the first completely digital ID system after a biometric pilot.


Chinese facial recognition start-up wants to go global 23 November 2017

A Chinese facial recognition start-up that recently raised millions in funding wants to expand globally.


Asylum seekers tell of biometric tracking woes 22 November 2017

Asylum seekers in Europe say the continent's biometric database is preventing them from being accepted by countries.

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.  


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.


Feature: Smartphone security – It’s all in the eyes

Iris scanners are increasingly becoming a key focus for mobile device manufacturers as they look for that convenient and secure method to make sure users can keep their devices protected. 


Feature: Mobile identity and unlocking the DNA of trust

For financial service providers this  presents significant opportunities to better engage with customers in a much more personalised way, 
 


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