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Latest Headlines

UK gains access to Schengen crime biometric database 17 April 2015

The UK this week gained access to the Schengen Information System II, a shared database that stores crime information and biometric data. 

Australian legal body queries biometric law 17 April 2015

The Law Council of Australia has said that new legislation which empowers the immigration department to collect more biometric data should face a privacy assessment

Finance firm selects BIO-key for security 17 April 2015

An international finance player has selected fingerprint matching solutions developed by BIO-key for for a customer and employee identification solution, the biometrics firm revealed on Friday.

UK firm snaps up China rail contract for biometric access 17 April 2015

British security and access control system firm TDSi has won a contract to install access control technology and biometric readers throughout China’s rail and metro projects.

EU permits Netherlands to collect biometrics 17 April 2015

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the Netherlands can collect fingerprints and store all biometric data from its citizens when applying for a passport or ID card, following legal objections by Dutch citizens.

Tencent wants Chinese govt help on biometric banking 16 April 2015

Chinese Internet portal Tencent has revealed that it will work closely with the government on the facial recognition technology needed for biometric banking in the country.

Morpho developing biometric passenger tablet 16 April 2015

A tablet being developed by Morpho will use facial and fingerprint recognition to speed up check-ins for passengers at airports.


SDW 2015 June 9 - 11 2015, London

The world’s leading document security show – now with the largest exhibition in history - focuses on ePassports, visas, driving licenses, national IDs, worker credentials, advanced border control, anti- counterfeiting, fraud detection, and much more. The event will provide a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and new cutting-edge secure infrastructure in live situations.

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Government spending on biometrics
to reach US$8.6bn by 2020
16 April 2015

Governmental biometric spend is expected to reach US$8.6 billion by 2020 according to ABI Research’s Biometric Technologies and Applications Market Research.

Korean mobile carriers told to delete 900m fingerprints 16 April 2015

South Korea’s telecoms watchdog has ordered mobile carriers to delete some 900 million fingerprints collected from customers.

Suprema partners with Axis on biometric access 16 April 2015

South Korean biometrics firm Suprema has announced that it will work with Swedish network camera company Axis Communications. 

Firm launches ‘disruptive’ biometric ATM platform 16 April 2015

ATM manufacturer NCR has launched a new platform featuring integrated biometrics which the firm says will cause “disruptive change” in the ATM ecosystem.

Irisys launches mobile USB iris device 16 April 2015

South Korea’s Irisys has launched a portable iris recognition device that works in tandem with one-time passwords. 

Morpho wins award for touchless access solution 16 April 2015

Multi-national biometrics firm Morpho has won a product award for a contactless access solution using fingerprint recognition that the company says is designed for fast throughput and improved security.

Tencent wants Chinese govt help on biometric banking 16 April 2015

Chinese Internet portal Tencent has revealed that it will work closely with the government on the facial recognition technology needed for biometric banking in the country.

Interpol: Govts must use biometrics for safe travel 15 April 2015

Top Interpol officials have said that governments must routinely use biometrics and the international police body’s stolen and lost travel document database to ensure the safety of passengers.

Suprema launches ‘revolutionary’ new terminal 15 April 2015

South Korean biometrics firm Suprema has launched a fingerprint terminal for access control and time and attendance that the company says will revolutionise the market.

Healthcare biometric ID firm CrossChx raises $15M 15 April 2015

Health biometrics CrossChx, which uses fingerprint verification for patient identity, has raised $15 million in a Series B round.

Las Vegas’ McCarran airport deploys biometric APCs 15 April 2015

Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport has deployed biometric automated passport control (APC) kiosks provided by SITA at its Terminal 3.

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Latest Interviews

Interview: NexID’s Mark Cornett on spoofing

Planet Biometrics caught up with anti-spoofing specialists NexID at connect:ID 2015, with chief operating officer Mark Cornett discussing the evolution of attitudes towards spoofing.

Interview: MorphoTrak’s Steve Vinsik on smart borders

At connect:ID 2015, Planet Biometrics caught up with Steve Vinsik, vice president of the criminal justice and public security business unit at MorphoTrak, USA.

Interview: Visa Europe’s Jonathan Vaux on generation gaps and biometrics

Biometrics have a huge role to play in helping authenticate the customer in as painless and frictionless a way as possible, says Visa Europe's Jonathan Vaux.

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Company Spotlights

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.

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