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This section reports on where biometric technologies are being applied. It includes news and information on biometrics being used in schools, hospitals, banks, governments, military battlefields and more…To narrow your search further please choose a specific category in the blue bar above.

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Fujitsu extends security portfolio with ImageWare agreement 20 July 2017

Japanese tech firm Fujitsu has extended a biometric solutions agreement with ImageWare. 

Apple patents fingerprint dial tech 20 July 2017

Apple has patented a process that would allow users to secretly call 911 in the US, 999 in the UK, by using only their fingerprint.

SDW 2017 sees attendee numbers soar to new record 20 July 2017

Leading next-generation government and citizen ID event SDW 2017 has revealed year-on-year growth in visitorship of 6%, and a record level of conference attendees.

Iris Corp appoints new directors 20 July 2017

Malaysian identity solutions firm Iris Corp has appointed two new directors.

Panasonic’s face matching tech ranks high in NIST tests 19 July 2017

Japanese tech firm Panasonic has revealed that its face-matching tech ranked highly in NIST tests.

Vermont DMV’S facial recognition programme is 'illegal', says AG 19 July 2017

Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan declared on Tuesday that the state's government has ordered the DMV to halt a face recognition programme, pending legal review, as it violates state law.

IOM planning biometric data exchange 19 July 2017

The  International Organisation for Migration is currently working on introducing a Regional Biometric Data Exchange Solution (RBDES) to countries around the world.

Isorg and FlexEnable win industry award 19 July 2017

Large-area image sensor firm Isorg has announced that its first large-sized high-resolution (500 dpi) flexible plastic fingerprint sensor, co-developed with FlexEnable, won the 2017 Best of Sensors Expo – Silver Applications Award.

NEC face recognition reinforces security at Deaflympics 19 July 2017

Face recognition tech developed by Japanese firm NEC has boosted security at the 23rd Summer Deaflympics, currently being held in Samsun, Turkey.

New Zealanders want fingerprint sensors on smartwatches 18 July 2017

A personal data survey on consumers in New Zealand has found that fingerprint sensors on smartwatches are a preferred new payment method.

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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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