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iProov to support UK Home Office 13 November 2018

iProov, a provider of biometric facial verification technology, today announced that it will play a key role in a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office for the provision of smartphone-based digital identity verification. 


Crossmatch to provide Bangladesh election modules 09 November 2018

Crossmatch has completed delivery of 150,000 of its optical fingerprint modules for use in electronic voting machines (EVM) in the upcoming Bangladesh general election.


Nick Perkins joins Laxton as Vice President: Europe 09 November 2018

Laxton has announced that Nick Perkins has joined Laxton Group to head up the new European office in Amsterdam. 


New details emerge of Hong Kong's 'Smart ID' 06 November 2018

On 26 November 2018, Hong Kong will launch a new form of smart identity to replace the existing smart identity card.


OPM and UNHCR complete biometric refugee exercise 02 November 2018

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in Uganda and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency have concluded a countrywide biometric verification exercise of all asylum-seekers and refugees in Uganda.

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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