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GDS and Singapore to partner on govt services 09 August 2019

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has announced that the UK's Government Digital Service has signed a deal with Singapore’s GovTech Agency to collaborate on digital government services. 


Fujitsu uses encryption tech with biometrics 02 August 2019

Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a technology that can compare biometric information while it is still encrypted, with the same accuracy and processing speed as conventional biometric authentication systems.


Veridos delivers more than 74 million Mexican voter ID cards 24 July 2019

Identity solutions provider Veridos has announced the acquisition of a major contract with the Mexican Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE)


NEC to provide face recognition for Japan airports 10 July 2019

NEC has announced an order from Japan Customs, under the Ministry of Finance, for an electronic customs procedure system utilizing face recognition to be installed at the customs inspection areas of six major airports in Japan.


DHS launches RFI on biometric system 25 June 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) is seeking the sources and solutions necessary to develop, integrate, and implement capabilities for its Portfolio of Systems

Interview

Interview: Jumio's Robert Prigge on digital ID and biometrics

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

Viewpoint: Spoof or proof?

The security of biometrics technology is in the spotlight and stakeholders must take a balanced view on its strengths and vulnerabilities, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute. As deployments proliferate, the technology’s credibility rests on the industry’s will to collaborate globally.  


Guest Post: Digital ID - Biometrics are the key to marrying security and convenience

Only biometrics can unify the age-old opposing forces of user-experience and digital security, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute. When it happens, the effect will be remarkable.


Guest Post: Biometrics at the borders

While policy creation for the use of biometric technologies at national borders remains a matter for government, best practices and guiding principles for effective deployment can be built through collaboration between the industry’s global stakeholders, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute. 


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