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

SecuGen releases biometric software for Citrix 15 March 2018

Biometric tech firm SecuGen has released new software that will allow Citrix users to use fingerprint authentication with their SecuGen applications

Neurophysiologist has the nerve to invent new biometric 15 March 2018

A neurophysiologist has created a system that uses the human nervous system as its method of authentication, which transmits signals from the brain to the hand to the sensors on smartphones.

AI that can tell gender by smile is also new biometric 15 March 2018

University of Bradford researchers have developed a new AI platform that can determine one's sex based on a photograph of their smile, and potentially their identity,

HID Approve supports iPhone facial recognition 15 March 2018

HID Approve, a two-factor mobile authentication and verification platform from HID Global, now supports Apple’s iPhone X Face ID facial recognition system.

Toshiba launches Vuzix smart glasses with face recognition 14 March 2018

Toshiba today announces the launch of its enterprise-focused, biometrics-enabled Assisted Reality AR100 Viewer smart glasses, developed in partnership with Vuzix Corporation.

California court reaffirms BIPA risk 14 March 2018

A California federal court has found that a claim asserted under BIPA for an alleged violation of a right to privacy can stand.

NGOs concerned that refugee children will be 'coerced' into giving biometric data 14 March 2018

An NGO and UN agency grouping is concerned by proposals now under consideration as part of the ongoing reform of the Common European Asylum System which would allow the use of coercion to take the fingerprints and facial images of children. 

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Avaya completes acquisition of Spoken 13 March 2018

Avaya Holdings has announced that it has closed its acquisition of Spoken Communications, a Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) solutions provider.

Monaco partners with Jumio 13 March 2018

AI-powered trusted identity as a service provider Jumio has announced a partnership with Monaco, a payments and cryptocurrency platform.

Nearly 90 Percent of businesses to use biometrics by 2020 12 March 2018

A new survey examining the adoption and security of biometric authentication technology in the workplace predicted that useage could rise to 90% by 2020.

Interview: Cognitec on the importance of analytics 12 March 2018

Planet Biometrics talked to Elke Oberg, Cognitec Marketing Manager, about how that company is addressing video analytics challenges with innovative new solutions.

DataWorks Plus and Integrated Biometrics develop mobile ID tool for police 12 March 2018

DataWorks has Plus used Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo sensor to create a rugged portable identity verification solution built for daily field use by law enforcement.

BioCatch raises $30m in funding 12 March 2018

Behavioral biometrics firm BioCatch announced today that it has closed a $30 million financing round

eu-LISA launches SIS II AFIS phase one 09 March 2018

The eu-LISA Internal Security Systems Sector has launched the first phase of the SIS II AFIS platform.

KGI: Galaxy Note 9 likely dropping in-display fingerprint sensor 09 March 2018

According to a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Samsung is likely dropping in-glass fingerprint sensors from its next flagship.

Biometrics sharing needed to defeat ISIS 09 March 2018

Senior UN security figures say more biometric data sharing is needed between countries to aid the fight against ISIS.

Thai British Secure Printing to use CardLab tech 09 March 2018

Secure card tech firm CardLab has entered into a long term strategic agreement with Thai British Secure Printing (TBSP).

connect:ID 2018 names keynote speaker 08 March 2018

The organisers of connect:ID 2018 have announced that Jonathan Turley, Professor of Law at the George Washington University School of Law, will deliver a keynote address to the full conference. 

BA passengers board at Orlando with biometrics 08 March 2018

Passengers flying with British Airways from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to London Gatwick can now use new biometric boarding at the gate. 

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Company Spotlight: Next Biometrics 15 February 2018

Planet Biometrics talks to Next Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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