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EU to update fingerprint database for asylum seekers 20 June 2018

The European Union (EU) has agreed to include more data on asylum seekers and irregular migrants in its database.

EAB announces appointment of CEO 20 June 2018

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) today announced the appointment of Michiel van der Veen as Chief Executive Officer. EAB’s Chairman Alexander Nouak said, 

Walmart wins patent for medical records stored on biometric blockchain 20 June 2018

Walmart has been awarded a patent for a system that would store a person’s medical information in a blockchain database and allow first responders to retrieve it in the event of an emergency.

Innovise partners with FaceID Biometrics 20 June 2018

Innovise Software and FaceID Biometrics have announced a channel partnership to add face recognition technology to Innovise’s biometric portfolio.

Music app uses face recognition tech 20 June 2018

Audio processor software firm Zynaptiq has released a brand-new processor that uses techniques found in facial recognition algorithms, called Intensity.

IDEMIA fingerprint matcher engine chosen by UK Home Office 19 June 2018

IDEMIA's fingerprint matcher engine has been chosen by the UK Home Office for its biometrics programme, the company has revealed.

Iris ID partners with Mentalix on law enforcement solution 19 June 2018

Iris ID, a provider of iris recognition technology, announced today its iCAM R100 face and iris cameras will be integrated into Mentalix’s Fed Submit suite of live scan solutions.

Beijing metro plans biometric payments at turnstiles 19 June 2018

Beijing subway system plans to introduce biometric solutions at stations this year to improve transport efficiency and reduce costs, a senior manager said last week.

BIO-key awarded US patent on continuous authentication 19 June 2018

Biometric authentication and security solutions firm Bio-key has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company Patent 10,002,244 for the Utilization of Biometric Data.

Aadhaar face recognition delayed a month 18 June 2018

UIDAI has announced that facial recognition authentication for Aadhaar users that was scheduled to be launched on July 1 has been delayed for August 1.

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Latest Special Features

Apple Pay - What do we know? 23 September 2014

In this paper, independent transaction security experts UL describe what is known about Apple Pay in both a technical and organizational context, as well as what questions still remain to be answered. 

What is the Apex Air Entry and Exit Re-Engineering project? 03 July 2014

A question and answer session designed to answer questions about the Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-Engineering (AEER) project and its integration of biometrics

iPhone 5S: heralding a paradigm shift? 27 November 2013

In drafting this statement, the EAB seeks to offer the suppliers of mobile devices, service operators and the user a perspective on how to assess this kind of technology - and in particular its security and usability.

EAB Contribution to Horizon 2020 consultations 01 October 2013

An outline of some key research priorities and objectives are presented as input to the preliminary consultations surrounding the theme of Trustworthy ICT within the Horizon 2020 programme.

Intelligence and Efficiency through On-Demand Media Analysis using Face Recognition 01 August 2013

The accuracy of face recognition has increased dramatically over the past 10 years. This, coupled with the massive increase in the creation of digital media and the availability of cheap computing, now provides authorities with the ability to bulk ingest and process media in an automated fashion. Carl Gohringer, one of Planet Biometrics' Expert Panel members reports.

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