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Facial recognition technology 'an epidemic in UK', says NGO 20 August 2019

Facial recognition technology is too prevelant in the UK and is not being properly regulated, according to privacy NGO Big Brother Watch. 


NEXT Biometrics signs agreement with access control provider 20 August 2019

Next Biometrics has signed an agreement with an unamed leading access control solution provider.


IDEX Biometrics’ remote enrollment tested by payment provider 19 August 2019

IDEX Biometrics ASA, a provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions, confirms that its patented on-card enrollment solution was used successfully as part of the certification process for a global payment scheme.


500,000 Rohingya refugees get biometric IDs 19 August 2019

More than 500,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been registered with biometric IDs in a joint registration exercise by the Bangladesh authorities and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.


BCS warns on UK face recognition regulation 19 August 2019

BCS, the UK's Chartered Institute for IT, has warned against the rise of a ‘cavalier attitude’ by organisations using ‘flawed’ facial recognition technology to monitor crowds in public spaces.

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Fingerprints reports increased earnings 16 August 2019

Swedish biometrics firm Fingerprints has reported an operating profit of 2.3 million SEK (£198,000) versus a loss of 468 million in the same period last year.


ICO to probe face recognition use at King's Cross 16 August 2019

The UK's Information Commissioner has reacted to the use of live facial recognition technology in King's Cross, London by a property developer.


BIO-key reports Q2 results 16 August 2019

BIO-key, a provider of biometric authentication and security solutions, today reported results for its second quarter.


Five-year investment plan launched at Gatwick 15 August 2019

UK airport Gatwick is publishing its new five-year Capital Investment Programme (CIP) which highlights more investment in automation and technology as an enabler of sustainable growth.


FCA introducing strong customer authentication plans 15 August 2019

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced details of a plan for the phased implementation of Strong Customer Authentication.


Fujitsu RunMyProcess selects ImageWare Systems 15 August 2019

Fujitsu RunMyProcess today announces that it is adding advanced authentication to its DigitalSuite process integration and business workflow platform. This guarantees data security and user access control on IoT devices through the integration of IoT DNA Security biometric technology from ImageWare Systems.


Tascent scores top marks in DHS face recognition test 14 August 2019

Tascent has received top performance marks in all categories in the US Department of Homeland Security’s 2019 Biometric Technology Rally. 


Firm claims data breach in biometric security platform 14 August 2019

A reseach team at vpnMentor claims to have discovered a huge data breach in security platform BioStar 2.  


Keesing Technologies releases new customer onboarding solution 14 August 2019

Keesing Technologies, an identity verification provider, announces the beta release of its new ID verification solution for remote customer onboarding. 


Cognitec update improves Nero's MediaHome's face recognition 13 August 2019

A new version of Cognitec’s technology lends a significant performance boost to the face recognition feature in the Nero MediaHome platform. The function allows users to find the same faces in digital images, and sort their photo collection by person.


King’s Cross firm using facial recognition in security cameras 13 August 2019

A developer of a 67-acre site in London’s King's Cross has defended its use of facial recognition technology.


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Commentary

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.
 


Guest Post: Why advanced liveness is a necessity when it comes to spoof detection 12 September 2018

True liveness detection in real-time is absolutely critical, whether it is just for a login identity authentication or remote on-boarding and enrolment.


Guest Post: Biometric cards and the top of the value chain 10 September 2018

 IDEX anticipates that each banking customer will deploy as many as 100,000 biometric cards to their account holders by the end of 2018. 


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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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Guest Post: Finger authentication could be answer to crypto crime 08 Nov 18

Fingerprint authentication will hold the key to a safe and secure future in crypto.


Guest Post: From frictionless to the right amount of friction 28 Mar 18

There are times when we need friction in order to keep us, our data or our finances secure.


Guest blog: Physical attributes versus behavioural patterns – The privacy debate 18 Jan 16

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


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