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Enter the era of biometric cards
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Next's CEO on the future for fingerprints
Face recognition: the societal debate
Secunet on Europe's Entry Exit System
The route to digital driving licences
Financial security vs the customer experience
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Latest Headlines

Kenya concludes biometric registration of police 21 March 2019

Kenyan officials have announced that the full automation of the police force's biometric Human Resource Management system is now complete. 


NEXT Biometrics and WizCard to add display to biometric cards 20 March 2019

NEXT Biometrics has signed an agreement with Taiwan-based WizCard on the development of biometric smart card solutions.


Grant Gregory joins V2verify’s board of directors 20 March 2019

V2verify, a voice biometric technology that is revolutionizing the user authentication and identity management space, has announced the addition of Grant Gregory to the Board of Directors.


Cyber attacks cost UK economy £1bn per annum 20 March 2019

NETSCOUT, a provider of security and assurance solutions, has found that the cost (to the UK economy) of DDoS attacks could exceed £1 billion ($1.31bn).


GenKey announces new version of ABIS system 19 March 2019

GenKey, a provider of biometric identification solutions, today announced a new release of its ABIS system designed for small and large-scale identification and deduplication. 

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Amazon Rekognition launches enhanced face analysis 19 March 2019

Amazon Rekognition, which provides a set of face detection, analysis, and recognition features for image and video analysis, is launching accuracy enhancements to the face analysis features. 


Toshiba releases biometric business devices 19 March 2019

Toshiba Client Solutions Europe today announces a host of upgrades to three devices within its Satellite Pro and Tecra 15” series of laptops, including fingeprint sensors on some models. 


Law firm launches biometric practice group 19 March 2019

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP has established a new practice group-the Biometric Privacy Practice Group-to better support clients' needs in the areas of privacy and data protection. 


US Senators introduce commercial face recognition bill 18 March 2019

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Brian Schatz (Hawaii), members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, have introduced the Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act of 2019. 


1.26B fingerprint sensors to ship in 2019 18 March 2019

The consumer market is expected to reach approximately 1.26 billion fingerprint sensor shipments by the end of 2019, with a 10.3. percent 5-year CAGR increase. according to advisory firm ABI Research.


CyberLink to showcase FaceMe AI Facial Recognition Engine 18 March 2019

CyberLink, which develops AI and facial recognition technologies, will be demonstrating AIoT solutions powered by FaceMe, its new  facial recognition engine, at a trade show.


Fingerprint verification now available at Québec City Jean 15 March 2019

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced the implementation of fingerprint verification for biometrically enrolled foreign nationals and permanent residents using Primary Inspection Kiosks at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport.


Change in the leadership team of IDEX Biometrics 15 March 2019

IDEX Biometrics, a provider of advanced fingerprint identification and authentication solutions, is making changes to its senior leadership team.


New report on the ethics of biometric technologies 15 March 2019

A new report by Peace Research Institute Oslo addresses the widespread ethical issues raised by the increasing use of biometric technologies. 


Speakers join the connect:ID line up 14 March 2019

The organisers of connect:ID 2019 have announced major additions to the industry-leading identity tech event's speaker line-up.


Biometric tech launched at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport 14 March 2019

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has launched Clear biometric boarding technology.


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Commentary

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. 


Guest Post: Face recognition and the philosophical, societal and legal debate 25 July 2018

When using real-time facial recognition to secure spaces, we are clearly touching on surveillance-related issues that could infringe on our privacy


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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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Sponsored Links

DERMALOG Identification Systems Germany's largest manufacturer of biometric devices and systems provides a wide range of identification solutions, including the latest generation of fingerprint and document scanners as well as high-performance AFIS and ABIS systems.
GenKey GenKey We’re experts in biometrics. Together with partners we help millions of people across Africa to identify who they are. We have verified over 100 million identities since 2011, and we’re working to make the invisible visible.
Vision-Box Vision-Box is dedicated to improving the quality, convenience, efficiency and security in travel and border control offering biometric-based digital identity management solutions.
Neurotechnology Neurotechnology is a developer of high-precision algorithms and software based on deep neural network (DNN) and other AI-related technologies. The company offers a range of products for biometric fingerprint, face, iris, palm print and voice identification.
Advance Systems Inc Advance Systems is a biometric time clock attendance solution provider. Our core modules are time & attendance, absence management, employee scheduling, hr software, mobile workforce management, employee self-service.

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Latest Features

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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