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

FacePhi enters partnership with Argentinian firm 20 September 2017

Spanish biometrics company FacePhi has entered a partnership deal with Argentinian firm Red Link.

SITA notes success in biometric trial at Boston airport 19 September 2017

Airport IT infrastructure specialists SITA have noted that a biometric trial it launched with US carrier JetBlue has been a success at Boston's main airport.

OT-Morpho insists on sanctity of biometric voting system 19 September 2017

French identity tech firm OT-Morpho insists that a biometric voting system it supplied to Kenya has worked as planned, rejecting opposition claims that polling was rigged.

Judge upholds case against Shutterfly 19 September 2017

A judge in Illinois has refused to throw out a case relating to Shutterfly's use of "faceprints".

HSBC launches selfie payments in China 19 September 2017

HSBC customers in China can now make payments with a selfie, thanks to the introduction of facial recognition technology.

Dermalog eyes Philippines ID card project 19 September 2017

German biometrics firm Dermalog is interested in the Philippines' ID card project, after recently developing the country's driving licence.

South African firm targets ID fraud with biometrics 19 September 2017

South Africa's Ideco plans to soon introduce a new Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) and nuID mobile app ecosystem next week for identity verification.

South Africa's Ideco plans to soon introduce a new Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) and nuID mobile app ecosystem for fraud-proof trusted identity verification.

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10Pearls acquires ProQual-IT 18 September 2017

Digital development firm 10Pearls has acquired ProQual-IT a cybersecurity and information technology services provider that specializes in biometrics and identity management.

ThreatMetrix and Nok Nok Labs partner on FIDO-compliant solutions 18 September 2017

Digital ID firm ThreatMetrix has announced a new partnership with authentication suite developers Nok Nok Labs.

Surveys give mixed results on consumers and biometric payment tech 15 September 2017

In the same week, two surveys of US consumers gave almost contradictory results on how biometric payments tech is viewed.

Fujitsu launches cloud-based biometrics solution 15 September 2017

Japanese tech firm Fujitsu has revealed a new cloud-based biometrics solution aimed at identity management, particularly organisations facing increasingly complex data security risks.

Australia to strengthen biometric security for airport, seaport staff 15 September 2017

Biometric security is going to be implemented for airport and seaport staff in Australia.

Mugabe launches Zimbabwe biometric vote registration 15 September 2017

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has been the first to register with newly acquired Biometric Voter Registration kits.

Identiv and Zwipe partner on biometric access card 15 September 2017

Norwegian biometric technology company Zwipe has revealed plans to partner with US identity tech firm Identiv on access control.

UK police slammed over face recognition database 14 September 2017

UK Biometrics commissioner Paul Wiles has said that a facial-recognition database held by UK police could lead to false intelligence and wrongful allegations of innocent people.

FaceTec says Apple's 3D face move is limited 14 September 2017

Face recognition tech firm FaceTec has welcomed Apple's 3D Face ID on the iPhone X, but says its solution is better.

Mobile biometric market forecast to exceed $50.6 bn in 2022 14 September 2017

Identity tech-focused analysis firm Acuity Market Intelligence has predicted that annual revenue from mobile biometrics will grow to $50.6 billion in 2022.

OT-Morpho reveals 'biometric and digital journey' at innovation centre 14 September 2017

Secure identity technology firm OT-Morpho has developed a 'biometric and digital journey' for visitors to its innovation centre.

XMOS raises $15 million in funding round 14 September 2017

Voice capture specialists XMOS has announced it raised $15 m in its latest Series-E funding round.

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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

Guest Post: Biometrics at the borders 28 March 2017

While policy creation for the use of biometric technologies at national borders remains a matter for government, best practices and guiding principles for effective deployment can be built through collaboration between the industry’s global stakeholders, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute. 

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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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