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Max Sound issued biometric patent 23 June 2017

Audio security firm Max Sound has been been awarded a US patent relating to biometric security.


Texas agrees not to fingerprint taxi drivers 19 May 2017

Ride-sharing firms Uber and Lyft are set to return to Texas after the state agreed on new legislation that doesn’t mandate the fingerprinting of drivers.


Alabama official reveals benefits of biometric eID at connect:ID 02 May 2017

A senior official from the  Alabama Department of Revenue have revealed details of a biometric eID solution developed with MorphoTrust at the connect:ID 2017 identity tech show.


Mobile driving licences coming into sharp focus at connect:ID 2017 20 April 2017

A coming shift towards mobile or digital driving licences that many expect will occur in the next decade – or sooner – will have major ramifications for the identity industry.

Features

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, 
 


Holding ghosts accountable: Biometrics bring greater transparency to African public sector

The insidious nature of corruption presents a formidable obstacle for the improvement of any society. One of the more nuanced forms of corruption occurs through the employment of “ghost workers. But biometrics is being successfuly used to help eliminate the problem.


EAB Contribution to Horizon 2020 consultations

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.


India boldly takes biometrics where no country has gone before

Here is an in-depth overview of how well biometric technology is performing in India's UID project. And, more crucially, it explains why performance is so good?

 


The exchange of biometric data among government entities: The ANSI/NIST-ITL standard

This article is written by Brad Wing, Biometrics Standards Coordinator at NIST, and editor of the ANSI/NIST-ITL standard. The article reviews the history of the standard and gives examples of where it is in use today. This year, the standard will be expanded to meet the increased needs of Governments around the world for the exchange of biometrics and related information.


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