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Latest Headlines

Group predicts rise of biometrics in the cloud 20 September 2017

Biometric authentication in the Cloud will increasingly be seen as the foundation for enhancing and securing the customer journey, according to new research by Acuity Market Intelligence.


Insurer selects BIO-key fingerprint security solution 20 September 2017

Biometric firm BIO-key has revealed that a major insurer has selected one its fingerprint security solutions to improve sign-in credentials.


Princeton Identity makes sales appointment 20 September 2017

Biometric tech firm Princeton Identity has welcomed security industry veteran Bob McKee as vice president of Sales and Marketing.


FacePhi enters partnership with Argentinian firm 20 September 2017

Spanish biometrics company FacePhi has entered a partnership deal with Argentinian firm Red Link.

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.  


World Bank, Accenture outline universal ID vision for developing nations

ID solutions firm Accenture and the World Bank have published a study into how universal ID and biometrics can foster financial inclusion and improve vital services in developing countries.


Feature: Smartphone security – It’s all in the eyes

Iris scanners are increasingly becoming a key focus for mobile device manufacturers as they look for that convenient and secure method to make sure users can keep their devices protected. 


Feature: Mobile identity and unlocking the DNA of trust

For financial service providers this  presents significant opportunities to better engage with customers in a much more personalised way, 
 


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