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

Biometrics for all Mastercard customers by April 2019 23 January 2018

Mastercard has announced a plan for all consumers to be able to identify themselves with biometrics when using Mastercard from April 2019.

UK's Home Office slammed over 'intolerable' face database 22 January 2018

UK ministers have been criticised after again delaying the publication of a official report into police use of facial recognition technology.

South Korean airports to use biometrics for domestic flights 22 January 2018

Two South Korean airports will begin using biometric boarding systems for internal flights.

Snowden reacts to UIDAI tweet about Aadhaar 22 January 2018

Privacy advocate and infamous whistleblower Edward Snowden has said India's unique ID system should be careful about its links with third-parties.

Israeli face recognition disruptor D-ID raises $4m 22 January 2018

An Israeli firm that develops tech that disrupts face recognition has raised $4m in a funding round.

Aadhaar faces Supreme Court battle over privacy 19 January 2018

A case debating the legality of India's unique Aadhaar biometric ID began this week in the Supreme Court.

CBP begins biometric preclearance trial at Aruba 19 January 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has initiated a pilot of their biometrics programme at Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport (Aruba Airport) this week.

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Google blocks face match in states with biometric laws 18 January 2018

Google has confirmed that its Arts & Culture app, which matches your face to a historical painting, has been blocked in certain states with laws protecting biometric data.

Nuance wants part in new Australia payments system 18 January 2018

Voice biometrics firm Nuance says its tech could play a role in a new Australia payments system.

One Identity acquires Balabit 18 January 2018

Identity and access management (IAM) firm One Identity, has acquired privileged access management (PAM) vendor Balabit to enhance its PAM portfolio of products.

Honor unveils 'Face Unlock' feature 18 January 2018

Chinese technology giant Huawei's brand Honor has announced the roll-out of a software update that will bring 'Face Unlock' biometric feature to its "View 10" smartphones. 

Suprema to open Dubai office 18 January 2018

South Korean biometrics firm Suprema is to open a Dubai office.

NEC completes security trials with Singapore govt 17 January 2018

NEC has announced the successful completion of safety and security test-bed projects using face and fingerprint recognition in Singapore.

Mitek improves blockchain payment firm’s on-boarding time 17 January 2018

Mobile capture and identity verification software solutions firm Mitek has reported that its Mobile Verify has improved leading European blockchain provider Nocks' customer on-boarding time by 98%, from 12 hours to five minutes.

HID unveils new CMS 17 January 2018

HID Global announces new version of its Credential Management System.

Paper technologies take spotlight in new report 17 January 2018

The numerous and complex anti-counterfeiting solutions that are used in passport pages have been highlighted in a new white paper released by Gemalto.

DHS outlines screening's importance in foreign-born terrorist report 16 January 2018

A report by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has found that three out of every four individuals convicted of international terrorism-related charges since 2001 were foreign-born, underlining immigration system frailties.

Defense ministry selects Bio-key solution 16 January 2018

Biometric software and hardware solutions provider Bio-key announced that the cybersecurity group of one of the world’s most respected government defense ministries has purchased and implemented BIO-key’s software and hardware. 

African Union launches fingerprint training for Somali Police 16 January 2018

The African Union Mission in Somalia is conducting a 14-day basic training course on forensic fingerprint for the Somali Police Force to empower the officers to use the technology to investigate criminal cases.

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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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