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Biometrics Institute launches first universal privacy guidelines 16 May 2019

At the start of Privacy Awareness Week, the Biometrics Institute has released the latest update to its Privacy Guidelines. 


NEC to deploy advanced surveillance system in Gurugram 13 May 2019

NEC Technologies India (NECTI), a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, has been awarded a contract as the master system integrator for installing CCTV surveillance and traffic management systems in Gurugram City, India.


Report: Amazon could win UK govt contract to store biometric data 07 May 2019

The Home Office is preparing to hand Amazon a £300 million contract to store sensitive biometric data, according to a report in The Telegraph.


CBP to use Integrated Biometrics Kojak fingerprint scanners 29 April 2019

Integrated Biometrics, designer and maker of high performance mobile biometric fingerprint sensors, announced today that the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has purchased the company’s Kojak livescan 10-fingerprint scanner for deployment to more than 5000 workstations within the United States Ports of Entry.


German Federal Police choose Jenetric solution 12 April 2019

In total, the modernisation of German border controls includes a multi-year framework contract for the installation of 1,700 fingerprint scanners, with more than 900 units to be delivered by 2019.

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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