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Critics slam Kenya's plan to drop biometrics from census 11 March 2019

Critics have cried foul after the Kenyan government dropped plans to use the biometric system during the upcoming national population census. 


Onfido partners with INTERPOL 06 March 2019

Identity verification company Onfido has announced it is partnering with INTERPOL (The International Criminal Police Organization) to provide a 3-day training course to government officials from Southeast Asia to help them better detect fraudulent identity documents.


NEXT Biometrics receives orders for Aadhaar solution 19 February 2019

Fingerprint sensor firm Next has announced that it has received further orders for its STQC and UIDAI certified fingerprint technology in India.


USCIS to start new biometrics process 15 February 2019

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services will publish a revised Form I-539 Change/Extension of Status on March 11 and will begin requiring biometrics appointments for applicants.


Biometrics Institute pushes agenda for ethical use of biometrics 28 January 2019

The Biometrics Institute has announced to its members and stakeholders that several projects are under way promoting the responsible and ethical use of biometrics.

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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