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DHS launches White House face recognition pilot 07 December 2018

The U.S. Secret Service (USSS or Secret Service) will operate a Facial Recognition Pilot (FRP) at the White House Complex in order to biometrically confirm the identity of volunteer USSS employees in public spaces around the complex. 


Gemalto pilots biometric boarding at LAX 06 December 2018

Gemalto has announced a joint pilot with a leading airline to bring additional convenience and security to the traveler’s experience via biometric boarding in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).


Congressman Cleaver calls for federal facial recognition standards 04 December 2018

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver has encouraged NIST to endorse industry standards and ethical best practices for the independent testing of demographic-based biases in facial recognition technology.


Afghan party calls for all votes to be biometric 03 December 2018

A political party formed to protest Afghanistan's October election results have said that all votes which wA political grouping formed to protest Afghanistan's October election results have said that all votes which weren't biometric should be invalidated.eren't biometric should be invalidated.


EU approves new biometric border check rules 26 November 2018

The Council of the EU has adopted new rules on fingerprinting and palm print sharing that it says will strengthen security in the Schengen area.
 

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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