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
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Latest Headlines

SDW 2018 to release low-price conference tickets in limited sale 14 December 2017

Next generation secure identity solutions event SDW 2018 is launching a small batch of very low-price conference ticket sales on Monday, 18 December, but only a very limited amount.


USCIS plans biometric expansion 14 December 2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has expedited plans to formalise the use of biometrics by 2019, with a focus on application processing systems like the Electronic Immigration System (ELIS).


Cognitec adds video investigation tools to law enforcement solution 13 December 2017

Germany-based face recognition solutions firm Cognitec has significantly extended the feature set of its FaceVACS-DBScan product. 


Marine Corps Fields praise ‘game changing’ biometric collection system 13 December 2017

A biometric data collection system being used by the Marine Corps Fields is having a huge benefit to their daily operations.


Fingerprints and Linxens partner on contactless biometric cards 13 December 2017

Biometrics firm Fingerprints and microconnector company Linxens are to partner on contactless biometric cards.


China criticised over biometrics collection in Xinjiang 13 December 2017

Human Rights Watch has slammed China for the way it is collecting DNA and biometrics from citizens in its restive Xinjiang province.


Green Bit supports biometric solution to fraud and identity theft in finance 13 December 2017

Biometrics firm Green Bit has noted that its DactyID20 compact single-finger livescan with FBI/PIV certifications can be used in combating fraud and identity theft within the financial and banking sectors. 

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Atos offers to buy Gemalto for $5 bn 12 December 2017

Shares in Franco-Dutch IT security firm Gemalto have soared after French technology consulting firm Atos offered to buy it for $5 billion.


IDEX develops large area sensor for biometric cards 12 December 2017

Norwegian biometrics firm IDEX has revealed a new large area sensor that is suited to use on biometric cards.


Japanese bank Aeon to use Mofiria biometric tech 11 December 2017

Japan-based Aeon Bank has selected Mofiria to enable its customers conduct empty-handed transactions with biometric identity verification.


Kenyan carrier deploys voice biometrics 11 December 2017

Kenya’s Safaricom has introduced a dynamic voice biometrics system that will enable customers of the telecoms firm to access services.


NoPassword enters partnership with ForgeRock 11 December 2017

Authentication firm NoPassword has revealed that it will partner with digital identity firm ForgeRock.


Police in Adams receive new fingerprint scanner 11 December 2017

Police officials in the Massachusetts town of Adams say the department has added a live-scan fingerprinting device.


Samsung reverts to rear-mounted fingerprint sensor: Leak 11 December 2017

An image to be used for Samsung’s Health app has been updated to show a new rear layout for a fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S9.


UTI Mutual Fund to use biometric verification 08 December 2017

India's UTI Mutual Fund has introduced Aadhaar based e-KYC using biometric verification validated through UIDAI.


Food firm faces biometric lawsuit 08 December 2017

Workers have accused US food product maker Kerry Inc. for alleged violation of a state law protecting biometric data.


US donates fingerprint system to help fight crime in Belize 08 December 2017

The US Embassy has handed over 14 AFIS systems to the police department in Belmopan, the capital city of Belize.


Refugees reject biometric registration in DR Congo 08 December 2017

Burundian refugees living in a transit camp in Democratic Republic of Congo are resisting plans to register them on a biometric database, claiming it would violate their religion.


Yoti included in FCA sandbox 08 December 2017

British digital identity firm Yoti has been included in a British Financial Conduct Authority sandbox for solutions testing.


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Commentary

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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