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This section reports on where biometric technologies are being applied. It includes news and information on biometrics being used in schools, hospitals, banks, governments, military battlefields and more…To narrow your search further please choose a specific category in the blue bar above.

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Dermalog hones focus on multimodal biometrics 24 November 2017

German biometrics firm Dermalog is showcasing its focus on multimodal biometrics.

Sberbank invests in VisionLabs for development of 'unique biometric identifier' 23 November 2017

Russia's Sberbank has invested in the biometric firm VisionLabs with the aim of developing a 'unique biometric identifier'.

Fingerprints partners with IDEMIA on biometric cards 23 November 2017

Swedish biometrics firm Fingerprints and identity tech solutions company IDEMIA are partnering on biometric contactless payment cards.

Swiss telecoms firm to use biometrics for ID checks 23 November 2017

Swiss operator Sunrise announced deployment of the first completely digital ID system after a biometric pilot.

Chinese facial recognition start-up wants to go global 23 November 2017

A Chinese facial recognition start-up that recently raised millions in funding wants to expand globally.

Suprema solution wins award 23 November 2017

South Korean biometrics firm Suprema has noted that its face recognition solution won an award at a recent access control event.

Asylum seekers tell of biometric tracking woes 22 November 2017

Asylum seekers in Europe say the continent's biometric database is preventing them from being accepted by countries.

Synaptics share rise on in-glass expectations 22 November 2017

Human interface solutions firm Synaptics is said to be closer to developing workable in-glass fingerprint sensors.

NEXT Biometrics to showcase fingerprint sensor advances 22 November 2017

Norway's NEXT Biometrics plans to reveal fingerprint sensor advances it has made at an upcoming trade show.


Indian shops told to install iris scanners 22 November 2017

Indian welfare food stores have been told that iris recognition can be used for customers hoping to use Aadhaar authentication but with worn away fingerprints.

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Latest Special Features

Apple Pay - What do we know? 23 September 2014

In this paper, independent transaction security experts UL describe what is known about Apple Pay in both a technical and organizational context, as well as what questions still remain to be answered. 

What is the Apex Air Entry and Exit Re-Engineering project? 03 July 2014

A question and answer session designed to answer questions about the Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-Engineering (AEER) project and its integration of biometrics

iPhone 5S: heralding a paradigm shift? 27 November 2013

In drafting this statement, the EAB seeks to offer the suppliers of mobile devices, service operators and the user a perspective on how to assess this kind of technology - and in particular its security and usability.

EAB Contribution to Horizon 2020 consultations 01 October 2013

An outline of some key research priorities and objectives are presented as input to the preliminary consultations surrounding the theme of Trustworthy ICT within the Horizon 2020 programme.

Intelligence and Efficiency through On-Demand Media Analysis using Face Recognition 01 August 2013

The accuracy of face recognition has increased dramatically over the past 10 years. This, coupled with the massive increase in the creation of digital media and the availability of cheap computing, now provides authorities with the ability to bulk ingest and process media in an automated fashion. Carl Gohringer, one of Planet Biometrics' Expert Panel members reports.

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Speed Identity Speed Identity is an innovative Swedish technology company supplying integrated biometric data capture solutions. The new Speed Capture G3 is the first cross-functional form factor.

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