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

Entrust Datacard integrates facial recognition into its authentication platform 20 October 2017

Identity solutions firm Entrust Datacard has added a facial recognition capability into its authentication platform.

Next Biometrics to pass 3 million fingerprint sensors shipped 19 October 2017

Norwegian biometrics company Next Biometrics is readying to ship its 3 millionth fingerprint sensor this week.

Colombia opts for IDEMIA 19 October 2017

IDEMIA selected by National Civil Registry of Colombia to update identification and civil registry platform.

Diamond Fortress Technologies issued patents for ONYX Core tech 19 October 2017

Diamond Fortress Technologies has announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has fully issued patents on intellectual property related to DFT’s mobile fingerprint technology, ONYX. 

Aware launches mobile biometric authentication framework 19 October 2017

Biometric software firm Aware has launched a mobile biometric authentication framework called Knomi.

GhanaCards powered by cryptovision 19 October 2017

German identity tech firm cryptovision has highlighted the role it has played in development of Ghana's multi-application eID card.


Daon solution chosen for new Visa platform 19 October 2017

Global payments provider Visa has selected  authentication and identity assurance solutions provider Daon for biometric authentication for its new ‘Visa ID Intelligence’ platform.

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Kuwait to introduce fingerprint system for imams 18 October 2017

Kuwait officials have confirm the country will deploy a fingerprint attendance system for imams (prayer leaders) and muezzins (mosque criers), according to the decision of Civil Service Commission (CSC).

ImageWare Systems debuts GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite for IBM 18 October 2017

Biometrics firm ImageWare Systems has announced it will demonstrate the new product GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite for IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM) at  an upcoming trade show.

AimBrain patents conditional biometrics system to authenticate across contexts 17 October 2017

AimBrain, a Biometric Identity as-a-Service (BIDaaS) platform today announced that it had been awarded UK Patent GB2539705 (A) for its technical process that enables greater precision in biometric authentication. 

SuperCom secures electronic monitoring contract in California 17 October 2017

Israel-based identity solutions firm SuperCom has secured an electronic monitoring contract in California.

Will Samsung develop a Face ID? 17 October 2017

Chinese supply chain sources have told tech media that Samsung will develop its own version of the iPhone X’s Face ID.

DENSO and FotoNation to collaborate on image recognition 17 October 2017

Automotive technology company DENSO will start working with FotoNation, an Xperi group company specializing in image recognition technologies. 

WISeKey launches biometric cryptocurrency platform 17 October 2017

WISeKey has launched cryptocurrency platform that uses biometric authentication.

Zighra releases SensifyID 17 October 2017

AI-powered continuous authentication firm Zighra has released the behavioural biometrics solution, SensifyID.

Leak suggests Apple will phase out Touch ID 16 October 2017

An influential Apple analyst believes that fingerprint recognition will be removed completely from future smartphones.

Australian border guards trial iPhones as biometic border tool 16 October 2017

Border Force officers at Australia’s eight international airports are piloting the use of Apple iPhones as portable biometric scanners. 

Pakistan to invest in AFIS systems 16 October 2017

Pakistan's Home Affairs Ministry Department is going to develop an Automated Fingerprints Information System (AFIS) for the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA). 



Google adopts Korean firm’s fingerprint recognition module 16 October 2017

A fingerprint recognition module developed by CrucialTec will reportedly be used in the new Google Pixel smartphones.

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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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