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

X-Infotech signs deal for biometric documents in Belarus 24 May 2018

An agreement on the supply of equipment and software for production of biometric identity documents for Belarus was signed by X-Infotech and partners this week.

OSPT Alliance launches CIPURSE training program with FIME 24 May 2018

Global technical association, OSPT Alliance has collaborated with FIME to develop and launch a technical training program.

Fido comments on GDPR for authentication 24 May 2018

The FIDO Alliance, an ecosystem for standards-based, interoperable authentication, has outlined what every organisation should know when it comes to authentication in the age of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Dermalog claims world's fastest face recognition 24 May 2018

The biometrics manufacturer DERMALOG said it has developed the world's fastest facial recognition. It matches one billion faces per second. The SGS-TUV Saar has now certified the system's outstanding speed

AimBrain launches free ID platform 23 May 2018

 AimBrain has unveiled a free-for-life platform that lets entrepreneurs, app developers and technical audiences swap PINS, passwords and codes for facial and voice user verification, in an autonomous, trial-to-deployment environment.

India to launch paperless boarding facility 23 May 2018

Domestic air passengers in India could have a completely paperless boarding process at airports, as the government is all set to introduce a biometric-based ‘digi-yatra’ initiative that will provide passengers with a unique ID.

Norway to spend $86m on new ID cards 23 May 2018

Norway is expected to spend some 700 million kroner ($86 million) on new national ID cards.

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ZKTeco to launch three new solutions 22 May 2018

Biometrics brand ZKTeco is to launch a trio of new products at an upcoming trade show.

South Africa launches biometric verification for pensioners 22 May 2018

The South African Post Office recipient database is now managed by cybersecurity experts Magix Africa, Dataproof and local biometric authentication specialists Fides Cloud Technologies. 

ID experts set to illuminate at WV ID Intel Expo 21 May 2018

Biometrics experts, industry leaders and senior politicans are set to take part in the 10th annual West Virginia Identification Intelligence Expo this week, an annual programme that showcases the state’s identification intelligence assets.

Vkansee launches in-screen fingerprint solutions 21 May 2018

Vkansee has announced a new generation of in-screen fingerprint tech, where the Optics design is embedded directly inside the OLED display.

Software Group and Applied Recognition working on biometrics in finance 21 May 2018

Software Group, a global technology company specialized in delivery channel and integration solutions for financial service providers, has selected Applied Recognition’s Ver-ID technology to add face recognition capabilities.

Veridos making progress in Bangladesh ePassport contract: Report 21 May 2018

Germany-based Veridos is set to get the job of introducing ePassports in Bangladesh for the first time, according to local media.

Vecna and Imprivata partner on biometric patient solution 21 May 2018

Vecna Technologies, a developer of patient self-service systems, has integrated its onsite patient check-in platform with Imprivata's PatientSecure identification technology.

Fingerprints to work on China's biometric card 18 May 2018

V Microelectronic of China has teamed up with Sweden’s Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints) to develop China’s first biometric contactless smartcard.

Gatwick and easyJet launch 'UK first' biometric boarding trial 18 May 2018

Gatwick Airport has today announced a trial of end-to-end biometrics in partnership with easyJet. 

Nigeria creates biometrics system for farmers 18 May 2018

The Nigerian government has introduced the use of biometric registration to monitor the movement of people, goods and livestock into the country.

Kansas starts care home fingerprint checks 18 May 2018

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer has signed into law a bill authorising the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services’ (KDADS) Health Occupations Credentialing program to conduct national fingerprint-based background checks.

Innovatrics releases selfie onboarding toolkit 17 May 2018

Innovatrics has introduced its Digital Onboarding Toolkit (DOT), an automated customer authentication and onboarding solution aimed at banks and organisations.

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Company Spotlight: Next Biometrics 15 February 2018

Planet Biometrics talks to Next Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre.

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.

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Company Spotlights

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.

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.

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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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