Security and compliance in mobile ID
Finding Pakistan's 'ghost teachers'
Feature: Iris solution helps Syrian refugees glimpse bright future
Are voice biometrics safe?
Post: Be a biometrics advocate
Next on the rise of flexible sensors
On iris and banking

Latest Headlines

Entrust Datacard joins Fido Alliance 20 November 2017

Secure identity tech firm Entrust Datacard has joined the FIDO Alliance.

Nations Trust Bank launches biometric app using Daon’s IdentityX 17 November 2017

Nations Trust Bank of Sri Lanka and Daon have announced that Nations Trust Bank launched a new mobile banking app, using Daon’s IdentityX platform.

Samsung partners with Reuters on biometric authentication 17 November 2017

Tech firm Samsung is partnering with Reuters on biometric authentication for the latter's web services and mobile apps.

US prosecutor demands fingerprint in fatal drink-driving case 17 November 2017

A US prosecutor wants a suspect to submit their fingerprint to unlock a phone seen as holding crucial data in a fatal drink-driving case, raising questions over citizen privacy.

Yoti trials biometric ID at supermarket checkouts 17 November 2017

British digital ID firm Yoti is trialling a biometric system for ID and age verification at supermarket tills.

OnePlus joins the face recognition party, sort off 17 November 2017

Budget smartphone makers OnePlus have release a new flagship that uses face recognition as it is principle biometric authentication tool.

SDW 2018 launches call for speakers 16 November 2017

The organiser of next-generation identity solutions event SDW 2018, Science Media Partners, has launched a call for speakers at the event’s ground-breaking conference.

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Veridium to offer biometrics for unbanked in Africa 16 November 2017

Biometric authentication firm Veridium plans to partner with Wala, a South African-based, blockchain-powered financial services platform for the unbanked and underbanked.

Vending machines to integrate EyeLock iris tech 16 November 2017

Iris-based identity authentication solutions firm Eyelock and vending machine firm ViaTouch Media have announced the integration of EyeLock's embedded iris recognition technology into ViaTouch's retail solution.

University researchers warn over voice recognition 15 November 2017

A team of researchers at the University of Eastern Finland say voice biometrics are vulnerable to spoofing attacks.

South African carrier using biometrics to fight identity theft 15 November 2017

South African telecoms firm MTN plans to use fingerprint biometrics to fight identity theft.

Laxton delivers biometric ID programme in Malawi 15 November 2017

China-based Laxton has deployed a biometric ID programme in Malawi that will be used for elections and eGovernment services.

IDEMIA highlights biometric tech at Singapore's Changi 15 November 2017

Identity solutions firm IDEMIA has revealed details about how its biometric technology is powering authentication at Changi Airport's new terminal in Singapore. 

Spoofers target Face ID on iPhone X with 3D mask 15 November 2017

A security firm has successfully spoofed the iPhone X's Face ID, but only by using a 3D printed mask.

CN deploys FST Biometrics' In Motion Identification for access control 14 November 2017

FST Biometrics announced today that it has successfully deployed the In Motion Identification (IMID) solution, integrated with Automatic Systems' SmartLane turnstiles, at CN's Montreal headquarters.

Next Biometrics reports stable revenues in 3Q 14 November 2017

Norway's Next Biometrics has reported that revenue reached NOK 25.4 million ($310,000) last third quarter versus NOK 24 million in the second.

FIDO Alliance launches European working group 14 November 2017

The FIDO Alliance today announced the launch of a FIDO Europe Working Group to accelerate the use of FIDO authentication standards in Europe. 

EAB banking event to tackle PDS2, GDPR 14 November 2017

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) plans to address banking issues in an upcoming seminar.

NEC announces expanded presence in Washington 14 November 2017

Biometrics and communications technology firm NEC has announced the expansion of its offices in Washington, D.C., to include a new government relations function.

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Viewpoint: Spoof or proof? 25 September 2017

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.  

Interview: Jumio's Robert Prigge on digital ID and biometrics 08 August 2017

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.

Interview: Sean Farrell, Head of Portfolio Management, Government Solutions, SITA 04 August 2017

Planet Biometrics discusses the future of biometric travel technology with Sean Farrell, head of Portfolio Management, Government Solutions, SITA.

Company Spotlight - SITA 03 August 2017

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.

Guest Post: Digital ID - Biometrics are the key to marrying security and convenience 06 June 2017

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: The two-factor authentication mirage 08 May 2017

Current approaches to biometrics are leaving customers exposed

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Company Spotlights

Sponsored: BIODIT drives biometric car security forward with CarSec®

Wireless biometric access control specialist BIODIT has launched a biometric car security device with the potential to revolutionise how we protect vehicles against theft.

Company Spotlight: Regula

Document, banknote and securities authentication firm Regula discusses the latest industry trends and their company's history.

Company Spotlight: Speed Identity

Swedish biometric data capture and enrollment firm Speed Identity discusses the latest industry trends and their company's history with Planet Biometrics.

Latest Features

Guest blog: Physical attributes versus behavioural patterns – The privacy debate

There are several factors companies must consider before relying on physical biometric technology to authenticate users in an online environment

Iris solution helps refugees glimpse a brighter future

In Jordan, a biometrics-backed project launched by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is helping Syrian refugees lead a normal life.  

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