Biometrics in Developing Nations

Planet Biometrics' current In Focus page looks at the impressive growth in number of innovative identity projects in developing nations, such as India's UIDAI scheme. Check back here for news, features and interviews with the leading players in the market.

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Q-nomy and Veridos partner in Bangladesh 20 March 2020

Q-nomy, a leading global provider of omnichannel customer journey and customer experience optimization solutions, announced its cooperation with Veridos, a Berlin-based company delivering end-to-end solutions and services for worldwide governmental identity needs.


BIO-key secures $30M Africa telecoms contract 12 March 2020

BIO-key International has secured a $30 million contract for its biometric authentication platform through its partner Technology Transfer Ins


Egypt talks digital ID with Idemia 11 March 2020

Egypt's Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has met with French IDEMIA CEO Yann Delabrière. They discussed the company’s investment plans to expand its business in Egypt and enhancing collaboration in Artificial Intelligence (AI), relevant applications and digital identity.


KL airport pilots face recognition tech 03 February 2020

Passengers travelling to Japan from Malaysia last week became the first to experience the Single Token Journey concept at KL International Airport. 


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Santander Mexico improves security through biometrics 21 January 2020

Santander Mexico has begun to register customers’ biometric data to make their transactions more secure. The entity will invest one billion pesos in the next five years and expects to register more than 3.7 million customers in the country during the first stage.


China launches facial recognition car rental service 20 January 2020

China has launched a new blockchain-based initiative to eliminate the tedious process of renting a car. 


Mobile biometrics visa service for Italians in India 02 January 2020

VFS Global has launched the mobile biometrics (Visa at your doorstep) service for Italian visa customers across India.


ImageWare Systems and Contactable partner on Africa projects 27 December 2019

ImageWare Systems and its partner Contactable, a trusted identity-as-a-service provider, commenced biometric deployment in December


African govt testing Next biometric card 27 November 2019

NEXT Biometrics and Softlock have announced that biometric smart cards incorporating a joint technology solution has entered testing phase in an e-government project of an African country.


Facial Recognition System Installed at Moi International Airport 09 October 2019

IOM Kenya has officially handed over the facial recognition system at Moi International Airport, Mombasa to the Government of Kenya 


Zwipe selected by DZ card 12 September 2019

Biometric technology company Zwipe and dz card a global card solution provider and one of the largest card manufacturers in Southeast Asia, have signed a partnership


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