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NEC to provide face recognition for Japan airports 10 July 2019

NEC has announced an order from Japan Customs, under the Ministry of Finance, for an electronic customs procedure system utilizing face recognition to be installed at the customs inspection areas of six major airports in Japan.


DHS launches RFI on biometric system 25 June 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) is seeking the sources and solutions necessary to develop, integrate, and implement capabilities for its Portfolio of Systems


UK confirms government ambition on digital identity at Identity Week 14 June 2019

Speaking at the Identity Week conference on 11 June, the Minister for Implementation, Oliver Dowden MP, provided an update on GOV.UK Verify and set out the government’s next steps towards enabling the creation of a digital identity market.


Homeland Security to hold hearings on CBP breach 14 June 2019

Rep Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, has said the committee will hold hearings over news of a major privacy breach – resulting from a cyber-attack – at U.S. Customs and Border Protection.


HID Global to acquire De La Rue’s ID business 12 June 2019

HID Global has signed an agreement to acquire the international identity solutions business of De La Rue. 

Interview

Interview: Jumio's Robert Prigge on digital ID and biometrics

Digital ID innovators Jumio took the unique step last month of adding eyeball-tracking biometrics to its mobile solutions.  Planet Biometrics caught up with the company to explore the integration.


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Features

Viewpoint: Spoof or proof?

The security of biometrics technology is in the spotlight and stakeholders must take a balanced view on its strengths and vulnerabilities, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute. As deployments proliferate, the technology’s credibility rests on the industry’s will to collaborate globally.  


Guest Post: Digital ID - Biometrics are the key to marrying security and convenience

Only biometrics can unify the age-old opposing forces of user-experience and digital security, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute. When it happens, the effect will be remarkable.


Guest Post: Biometrics at the borders

While policy creation for the use of biometric technologies at national borders remains a matter for government, best practices and guiding principles for effective deployment can be built through collaboration between the industry’s global stakeholders, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute. 


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