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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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HID Global to acquire Crossmatch 24 September 2018

Trusted identity solutions firm HID Global has announced that it has acquired Crossmatch, a biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions firm, from Francisco Partners. 

ID R&D launch biometric messaging tech 24 September 2018

Biometric solutions provider ID R&D has launched authentication technology for messaging apps. 

Delta to launch first biometric terminal in Atlanta 24 September 2018

Delta Air Lines is launching a  biometric terminal in the United States at Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal (Terminal F) in Atlanta.  

Hengbao and IDEX partner on biometric cards in Asia 24 September 2018

Hengbao, a Chinese card company, announced a partnership with IDEX Biometrics to introduce contact based biometric smart cards across the Asian market.

NEC tech to secure Asian Games 22 September 2018

NEC Corporation today announced that it provided information and communications technology (ICT) systems for the 18th Asian Games, including a facial recognition system and a behavior detection system, as a supporting sponsor in the category of ICT security.

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Suprema to showcase GDPR-ready enterprise access 21 September 2018

Biometrics and security firm Suprema has announced that the company will showcase GDPR-ready enterprise access control solutions at an upcoming tradeshow.

Indiegogo chooses Onfido for crowdfunding ID 21 September 2018

Identity verification specialist Onfido has announced that leading crowdfunding platform Indiegogo is using its AI-led identity verification to ensure that fraudsters are kept off of the Indiegogo platform.

Distilled Analytics and Shyft Network to partner on biometrics 20 September 2018

Distilled Analytics and Shyft Network have announced a multi-year partnership to deliver biometric identity solutions leveraging blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, and advanced analytics to combat the expanding global issue of identity verification, theft, and fraud.

US chides Greece over biometric ID delays 20 September 2018

The US State Department has slammed Greece over delays in issuing new biometric identification cards.

Crossmatch selected for Phase 2 of IARPA Thor 19 September 2018

Biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions firm Crossmatch has announced that it has been selected by Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to enter Phase 2 of the Thor program.

Finnish firm trials face payments 19 September 2018

OP Financial Group has reported that its employees will be the first in Finland to trial facial recognition payments at the firm’s staff restaurant in OP’s premises in Vallila, Helsinki in conjunction with Visa.

South Korean shop launches face payments 19 September 2018

South Korean convenience store chain GS25 has opened up a cashier-less store in Seoul that uses face recognition.

Barbados considers biometrics at ports 19 September 2018

The Barbados government has said it will consider the introduction of fingerprint scanners at the country’s ports of entry, local media has reported.

Gemalto and R3 pilot blockchain digital ID technology 18 September 2018

Gemalto and R3 plan to a pilot a new digital identity platform that's aimed at mainstream users.

CallVU chosen for call centre fingerprint solution 18 September 2018

CallVU has revealed that a large international credit card company has chosen its Digital Engagement to verify callers using the fingerprint recognition features on  their smartphones.

Duos gets OAAP certification 18 September 2018

Security and analytical technology solutions firm Duos has received certification under the Lenel Open Access Alliance Program (OAAP). 

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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

SDW 2018 Interview: secunet on EES 23 June 2018

Frank Steffens, Principal in the Homeland Security division of Germany’s secunet relates their approach to the biometric Entry/Exit System (EES) planned in Europe

Face recognition plan for US borders 07 June 2018

In August, Customs and Border Protection will deploy a new system for scanning drivers' faces as they leave the US.

Guest Post: Right person, right place, right time 04 June 2018

‘Silent authentication’ set to be the next generation of eCommerce delivery, based on behavioural biometrics and machine learning

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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.

Company Spotlight: Ideal Innovations

Arlington-based facial recognition technology firm Ideal Innovations discusses the latest industry trends and the company's history.

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 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

Iris solution helps refugees glimpse a brighter future 18 Dec 15

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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