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Enter the era of biometric cards
Passwords are dead, now what?
Are voice biometrics safe?
SITA on the future of travel IDs
Next's CEO on fingerprint's next generation
On iris and banking
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Latest Headlines

New Mexico jail to scan irises 21 June 2018

Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico will soon start scanning the irises of all inmates.


Google introduces new biometric authentication API for Android 21 June 2018

Google has announced developers can start using the BiometricPrompt API to integrate biometric authentication into their apps.


Princeton Identity’s reports praise for eldery care iris system 21 June 2018

Princeton Identity has reported positive publicity after it deployed iris recognition technology in a care home.


EU to update fingerprint database for asylum seekers 20 June 2018

The European Union (EU) has agreed to include more data on asylum seekers and irregular migrants in its database.


EAB announces appointment of CEO 20 June 2018

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) today announced the appointment of Michiel van der Veen as Chief Executive Officer. EAB’s Chairman Alexander Nouak said, 


Walmart wins patent for medical records stored on biometric blockchain 20 June 2018

Walmart has been awarded a patent for a system that would store a person’s medical information in a blockchain database and allow first responders to retrieve it in the event of an emergency.


Innovise partners with FaceID Biometrics 20 June 2018

Innovise Software and FaceID Biometrics have announced a channel partnership to add face recognition technology to Innovise’s biometric portfolio.

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Beijing metro plans biometric payments at turnstiles 19 June 2018

Beijing subway system plans to introduce biometric solutions at stations this year to improve transport efficiency and reduce costs, a senior manager said last week.


BIO-key awarded US patent on continuous authentication 19 June 2018

Biometric authentication and security solutions firm Bio-key has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company Patent 10,002,244 for the Utilization of Biometric Data.


Aadhaar face recognition delayed a month 18 June 2018

UIDAI has announced that facial recognition authentication for Aadhaar users that was scheduled to be launched on July 1 has been delayed for August 1.


Amazon under more pressure on biometric bodycams 18 June 2018

Nearly 20 groups of Amazon shareholders are pressuring the tech company to stop selling facial recognition technology to law enforcement.


NEC responds over Australian biometrics project 18 June 2018

NEC Australia says it is “extremely disappointed” with the decision of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) to cancel the Biometric Identification Services (BIS) project.


Nuance deploys voice biometrics for Czech bank 18 June 2018

Nuance Communications announced that Česká spořitelna - the Czech Republic's largest bank and owned by Erste Bank Group AG - is the first in the country to leverage Nuance's voice biometric technology. 


UK Home Office, Met Police face legal action over face recognition 15 June 2018

The Metropolitan Police is facing a legal challenge over its use of facial recognition technology to spot potential suspects in crowds. 


Gemalto face recognition does well at DHS 'biometric rally' 15 June 2018

Gemalto has written in a statement that it "excelled" at the 2018 biometrics rally, sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) in conjunction with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).


Touch Biometrix appoints CTO 15 June 2018

Touch Biometrix, a fingerprint technology company headquartered in North Wales, has appointed a Chief Technology Officer.


Government grant bolsters Argus TrueID 15 June 2018

Biometric identity solutions firm  Argus TrueID this week hosted Australian Federal Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Michaelia Cash.


EIC Group launches biometric-based prepaid card 14 June 2018

S-based EIC Group, in association with MiNiT Financial Services, has launched a new general purpose reloadable prepaid card, Elite Influential, with EMV chip and biometric authentication capabilities.


NEC faces audit in Australian project 14 June 2018

An investigation has been launched into a suspended biometrics project that NEC Australia was undertaking for the Australian Crime Intelligence Commission.


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Commentary

SDW 2018 Interview: secunet on EES 23 June 2018

Frank Steffens, Principal in the Homeland Security division of Germany’s secunet relates their approach to the biometric Entry/Exit System (EES) planned in Europe


Face recognition plan for US borders 07 June 2018

In August, Customs and Border Protection will deploy a new system for scanning drivers' faces as they leave the US.


Guest Post: Right person, right place, right time 04 June 2018

‘Silent authentication’ set to be the next generation of eCommerce delivery, based on behavioural biometrics and machine learning


Guest post: Digital driver’s licences offer route to a secure future 30 May 2018

A DDL can securely store and selectively display lots of different information, making it a great platform for other identity verification needs.


Company Spotlight: Next Biometrics 15 February 2018

Planet Biometrics talks to Next Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre.


Guest blog: Passwords are dead, now what? 08 February 2018

When choosing the right biometrics method, it’s important to consider first what information is being secured and how your end-users operate.


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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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