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ID Finance to authenticate with behavioural biometrics 28 February 2018

ID Finance, an emerging markets fintech company, is incorporating behavioural biometrics into its AI-based fraud scoring engine.

Alabama launches eID mobile app for filing state taxes 29 January 2018

After a successful 2017 pilot programme, IDEMIA and the Alabama Department of Revenue have announced the full-scale deployment of the electronic ID app (Alabama eID) to protect residents against state income tax refund theft.

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.

Victoria taking lead in Oz facial biometric system 21 November 2017

The Australian state Victoria plans to take a lead in giving the federal government access to its database of drivers licence images when a national facial biometric matching capability goes live next year.


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, 

Holding ghosts accountable: Biometrics bring greater transparency to African public sector

The insidious nature of corruption presents a formidable obstacle for the improvement of any society. One of the more nuanced forms of corruption occurs through the employment of “ghost workers. But biometrics is being successfuly used to help eliminate the problem.

EAB Contribution to Horizon 2020 consultations

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.

India boldly takes biometrics where no country has gone before

Here is an in-depth overview of how well biometric technology is performing in India's UID project. And, more crucially, it explains why performance is so good?


The exchange of biometric data among government entities: The ANSI/NIST-ITL standard

This article is written by Brad Wing, Biometrics Standards Coordinator at NIST, and editor of the ANSI/NIST-ITL standard. The article reviews the history of the standard and gives examples of where it is in use today. This year, the standard will be expanded to meet the increased needs of Governments around the world for the exchange of biometrics and related information.

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