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Gemalto closes in on UK ePassport deal 23 March 2018

A Home Office spokesperson has confirmed the UK government has selected a preferred bidder for the next UK passport deal following “a rigorous, fair and open competition”, with French firm Gemalto widely believed to have been chosen ahead of Britain's De La Rue.

Group calls for biometric watchdog in Scotland 22 March 2018

An Independent Advisory Group on Biometric Data has recommended a series of changes to how data is used by Police Scotland.

DNP opts for Gemalto 19 March 2018

Gemalto's Mobile Protector selected by Dai Nippon Printing.

LA sheriff puts multimodal solution live 16 March 2018

NEC has announced that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) has, switched over and is fully utilizing NEC’s Integra ID 5 Multimodal Identification Biometric Solution (MBIS).


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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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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