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Aadhaar faces Supreme Court battle over privacy 19 January 2018

A case debating the legality of India's unique Aadhaar biometric ID began this week in the Supreme Court.


Saudi university to establish biometric security research lab 19 January 2018

King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh has received a grant for research into secure biometric systems to aid digital security.


First connect:ID 2018 speakers announced 18 January 2018

The organisers of the next-generation identity solutions event connect:ID 2018 – Science Media Partners and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA)  –  have revealed the first speakers for the event. 


UIDAI to use face authentication for Aadhaar 15 January 2018

UIDAI officials plan to use face authentication more for Aadhaar as users report difficulties with iris and fingerprint.

Interview

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.


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Features

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.


Can biometrics help with Europe’s migrant problem?

The European Union’s plans to use biometrics to identify a flood of migrants arriving in the continent are raising questions over how much “proportionate coercion” will be deemed acceptable in gathering fingerprint data.


Feature: Biometrics for high-value services: Opportunities, obstacles and breakthroughs

The switch to biometric authentication, overwhelmingly supported by users who appreciate its speed and ease of use, is a real game-changer that should not be taken lightly.


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