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Goode Intelligence forecasts new ID industry to be worth $27bn by 2024 26 February 2020

In its latest research into the global identity market, Goode Intelligence forecasts that the combined revenue opportunity for electronic identity and document verification (eIDV) and digital identity will be $27.38 billion by 2024.


SecuGen to showcase Unity 20 Bluetooth Fingerprint Reader at connect:ID 2020 26 February 2020

SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce that they will showcase the recently released Unity 20 Bluetooth fingerprint reader at the Connect:ID Exhibition in Washington, D.C. from March 11-12, 2020 in booth #542.


AI coalition aims to demystify facial recognition 26 February 2020

The Partnership on AI (PAI), a nonprofit coalition committed to the responsible development of artificial intelligence, has published the paper, “Understanding Facial Recognition Systems"


GreatHorn launches biometric-based account takeover solution 25 February 2020

GreatHorn, a cloud email security provider focused on managing risk from advanced email threats, has unveiled a biometric solution that effectively identifies compromised accounts and blocks takeover attempts by validating users with their unique typing patterns.


Porsche offers fingerprint prints on cars 25 February 2020

Using an innovative direct printing method developed by Porsche, customers who purchase a new 911 can have the bonnet personalised with a design based on their own fingerprint.

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Feitian security supports Microsoft Azure 25 February 2020

Feitian is now able to provide fingerprint biometric Passwordless solutions for Hybrid Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to eliminate passwords.  


Canadian watchdog to overseee AI firm probe 24 February 2020

Canada's Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien has led a probe of facial recognition technology supplied by Clearview AI


Mantra reveals Bio-Logon 24 February 2020

Biometric firm Mantra exhibited some of its exemplary products in India's Ibex exposition, such as the Morphs 60 and MATIS DX which are the enrollment devices along with fingerprint scanner for authentication and eKYC purpose. 


Ohio Attorney General publishes face recognition standards 24 February 2020

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s Facial Recognition Task Force released a report    containing recommendations for the state’s facial-recognition syste


Idex launches low-cost card sensors 24 February 2020

IDEX Biometrics, a provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions, today announced the launch of TrustedBio  — a new family of dual-interface products and solutions designed to reduce biometric smartcard cost


60% of Australians to use fingerprint payments in five years 21 February 2020

Mastercard commissioned Lonergan Research, and surveyed 1,040 Australians to find out what biometric technology they liked when it came to paying for goods and services.


QNAP releases QVR facial recognition camera 21 February 2020

QNAP Systems has launched QVR Face, the new NAS-based smart facial recognition solution that integrates advanced AI imaging technology. 


California university drops face recognition plan 21 February 2020

UCLA has dropped plans to use facial recognition for the surveillance of the campus. 


Illionois considers fingerprinting gun owners 20 February 2020

Illinois State Police director  Brendan Kelly said this week that lawmakers should mandate the fingerprinting of Firearm Owner Identification Card applicants.


Singapore police use HID Global’s multispectral fingerprint tech 20 February 2020

HID Global announced that the traffic branch of the Singapore Police Force has deployed HID Lumidigm V-series Fingerprint Sensors to verify the identities of driver’s license applicants


Browne Jacobson advises on sale of Biosite to ASSA ABLOY Group 20 February 2020

Browne Jacobson has advised the shareholders of Midlands based biometric fingerprint technology solutions provider Biosite on the sale of the business to the ASSA ABLOY Group for an undisclosed consideration.


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Commentary

Interview: Experian on biometrics and digital ID 31 January 2020

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 28 November 2019

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


Guest Post: nVIAsoft on their biometric solution 09 April 2019

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 22 March 2019

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.


Special Report on the January SC37 Meetings 04 March 2019

A lot is going on in the biometric standards world - and if you are passionate about the future of these standards, get involved.


Company spotlight: ID R&D 03 October 2018

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.
 


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Company Spotlights

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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