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New South Wales Police Force and IDEMIA extend partnership 01 April 2020

IDEMIA, a global leader in Augmented Identity has renewed its partnership with the New South Wales Police Force, the largest police force in Australia


ImageWare Systems extends patent portfolio 01 April 2020

ImageWare Systems, a leader in identity management software, announces that on March 3, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent 10,580,243 entitled, “Conditional and Situational Biometric Authentication and Enrollment.”


Fingerprints and FEITIAN enter global software and sensor deal 01 April 2020

FEITIAN, a leading provider of online user authentication and payment transaction security of China, has entered a global license agreement for Fingerprints software and sensors.


Acuant completes acquisition of digital identity startup 31 March 2020

Acuant, a leading global provider of identity verification solutions, today announced it has finalised the acquisition of former strategic partner IdentityMind, creator of Trusted Digital Identities. 


Integrated Biometrics introduces 'world’s strongest' spoof prevention 31 March 2020

Integrated Biometrics (IB), the world leader in mobile FBI-certified biometric fingerprint scanners, today announced the release of the industry’s strongest Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) technology in an FBI-certified fingerprint scanner. 

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Redrock Biometrics waiving fees for PalmID 31 March 2020

Redrock Biometrics, a leading provider of palm-based biometrics for authentication and identification, announced it will wave its PalmID license fee to businesses that are labeled as essential during this pandemic.


Vision-Box:Contactless tech can help prevent pathogen spread 31 March 2020

Vision-Box believes that lives can be saved by using seamless, contactless digital identity technology equipped with advanced biometrics.

 

Its touchless clearance functionality used in travel hubs and at border crossings is designed to prevent the transmission and spread of pathogens by limiting, and in many cases, eliminating the need for travelers to physical interact with potentially infected machines, security or airline personnel. 


Fully-Verified raises financing round 30 March 2020

Fully-Verified, a Startup Wise Guys backed company that offers a range of video-based identity verification services, has now secured a new financing round, for an undisclosed amount.


Indian police use face recognition app to track Covid-19 patients 30 March 2020

Police in India's Pune state have developed a facial recognition software system for surveillance of ‘Home Quarantined’ persons in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad cities. 


Punjab suspends biometrics for patients due to Covid-19 30 March 2020

India's Punjab state government has directed to waive the process of biometric authentication for the patients in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Microsoft divests from AnyVision after Palestine inquiry 30 March 2020

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and his team at Covington & Burling have completed an audit of biometrics firm AnyVision following media allegations it had invovlement in a mass surveillance program in the West Bank, Microsoft noted in a blog this week. 


Shufti Pro will provide 10 million free ID and face verifications 27 March 2020

Shufti Pro has launched a charity program for the non-profit and healthcare organizations fighting to contain COVID-19. 


Dermalog's LF10 becomes first 10-print to gain BSI certification 27 March 2020

German-based DERMALOG is now the world's first company to receive this certification for its 4-4-2 scanner LF10.


Russia prepares draft bill on healthcare digitalisation 27 March 2020

Russia's Duma has prepared a draft bill on healthcare digitalisation, which will increase the availability of medical care for citizens, including those diagnosed with COVID-19 ('Coronavirus'). 


Huawei shows off in-display fingerprint sensor in Mate 20 Pro 27 March 2020

Huawei's new Mate 20 Pro is one of the firm's first devices to use an in-screen fingerprint sensor.


LumenVox partners with OneVault for African projects 26 March 2020

LumenVox, a global leader in speech and authentication solutions, has partnered with South African industry leader OneVault to deliver state of the art Voice Biometrics solutions.


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Commentary

Veridium talks mobile identity and biometrics

Planet Biometrics took time out to speak to Jason Tooley, chief revenue officer at Veridium, about digital ID and the adoption of biometric authentication solutions.


Executive Interview: Iris ID on non-contact biometrics and privacy

Planet Biometrics took time out to speak to Mohammed Murad, Iris ID's vice president of global business development and sales, about the increasing prevalence of the modality and its important new application areas.


Interview: Nok Nok Labs

Planet Biometrics took time out to speak to Rolf Lindemann, VP of Products at Nok Nok Labs, the FIDO Alliance.


Interview: Experian on biometrics and digital ID

In this interview, Planet Biometrics caught up with Mike Gross, Head of Global Fraud & ID Production Innovation at Experian, to hear his views on the evolution of identity in 2020 and beyond.


Interview: HID on CID

HID VP & Managing Director Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren told Security Document World about how the firm is addressing CID trends.


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Company Spotlights

Company Spotlight: Cognitec Systems

Cognitec is the only company worldwide that has worked exclusively on face recognition technology since its inception in 2002.


Company spotlight: ID R&D

In this interview, Planet Biometrics spoke to Konstantin Simonchik, CTO and co-founder of ID R&D, about the company’s history, aspirations, and its position on future biometrics trends.
 


Company Spotlight: Next Biometrics

Planet Biometrics talks to Next Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre.


Company Spotlight - SITA

Company spotlights have been created to give firms operating in the biometrics and identity industry an opportunity to discuss trends, product innovations and achievements. Planet Biometrics talks to global IT provider SITA.


Company Spotlight: Ideal Innovations

Arlington-based facial recognition technology firm Ideal Innovations discusses the latest industry trends and the company's history.


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Guest Posts

Mobile Identity Checks by Fingerprinting

Recent advances in mobile and fingerprint capture technologies are making truly independent mobile identity checks in the field possible and will play an important role in the daily routine of law enforcement agencies. 

 


Guest Post: nVIAsoft on their biometric solution

Cybersecurity and Identity Access Management (IAM) market leaders are seeking new means of securing identities.


Size matters: why bigger is better when it comes to the biometric fingerprint sensor

Whilst there is no denying the fingerprint biometric smart card is reaching its inflection point, one barrier to mass market adoption is the cost of the sensors needed to take each person’s biometric fingerprint data.


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