News Roundup: FIDO Makes a New Ally

Last week at FindBiometrics law enforcement and banking made up the bulk of the headlines. We saw new biometric smartphone integrations, a major new team up for The FIDO Alliance, and much more.

Here is a look back on last week’s’ top stories in global identity management.

Civil ID

News Roundup: FIDO Makes a New AllyCivil ID made the news last week with the continuing expansion of Aadhaar in India. Stateside, Utah’s Driver License Division began to issue new driver’s licenses from MorphoTrust USA. Read the details by following the links below.

Indian Biometric ID Efforts Expand on Land and at Sea

Utah Rolls Out New MorphoTrust Driver Licenses

Border Control

News Roundup: FIDO Makes a New AllyUkraine has passed a new law regarding its biometric passport program, stipulating the mandatory enrollment of biometrics as well as the legal age of passport requirement in the country. Meanwhile, efforts to make air travel easier in the US via the application of biometrics continued with new temporary IdentoGO centers preparing to open their doors for TSA PreCheck enrollment across the country.

Ukraine Delves Deeper Into Biometric Passports

Temporary TSA PreCheck Enrollment Centers to Help Ease Travel Pressure with Biometrics

The FIDO Alliance

News Roundup: FIDO Makes a New AllyThe FIDO Alliance made the news last week, announcing its collaboration with EMVCo, which aims to bring its strong authentication standards to chip cards. Alliance member Daon, in the meantime, began offering a free FIDO Quick Start trial in order to help jumpstart adoption of the Alliance protocols.

Daon Offers ‘FIDO Quick Start’ Free Trial of Biometric Platform

FIDO, EMVCo to Collaborate on Chip Card Standards


News Roundup: FIDO Makes a New AllyBioConnect’s Bianca Lopes commented on the rise and use of biometrics in banking last week, while we saw the expansion of Touch ID ATM authentication in the US thanks to a new partnership between FIS and Payment Alliance International. Daon’s IdentityX platform was selected by online bank, NEON, and USAA’s mobile app—which also features Daon powered biometrics, received an accessibility upgrade.

Banking Big On Biometrics: BioConnect

New Partnership Extends Reach of Touch ID ATM Access System

Online-Only Bank Embraces Biometric Account Access via Daon

USAA’s Biometric Banking App Gets Accessibility Upgrade


News Roundup: FIDO Makes a New AllyWe reported on two mobile wallet launches last week. Samsung Pay is going live in Brazil tomorrow, and Apple Pay launched in Switzerland.

Samsung Pay Will Launch in Brazil Next Week

Apple Pay Has Launched in Switzerland


News Roundup: FIDO Makes a New Ally

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced three smartphone integrations of its sensor technology last week. Meanwhile, Visa Europe announced survey results detailing European consumers’ embrace of biometrics, showing favorable results for the fingerprint modality in terms of popularity.

360 Sticks With FPC Sensor for N4S Device

European Consumers Prefer Fingerprint Authentication: Survey

FPC Tech Featured on MaiMang 5 Smartphone

New Smartphone Integration Illustrates Huawei Loyalty to FPC

Law Enforcement

News Roundup: FIDO Makes a New AllyIn law enforcement last week we continued to see controversy, with the news of a clandestine FBI iris biometrics project coming to light thanks to an investigative report from The Verge. The Rhode Island DMV meanwhile insisted that it will not share its biometric data with the FBI. In Austin, the fight for biometric background checks for taxi service drivers continued, the city proceeding with legislation requiring the checks.

It wasn’t all drama last week in law enforcement biometrics, however, with a jail in Vancouver, Washington, selecting a biometric inmate tracking system.

Biometric Tech Goes to Jail in Washington

FBI ‘Pilot Project’ Has Collected 434,000 Iris Scans

Austin Proceeds with Biometric Background Check Regulations for Ride-Hailing Services

Administrator Insists DMV Won’t Share Biometric Data with FBI

Time and Attendance

News Roundup: FIDO Makes a New AllySpeaking of biometric tracking, Aadhaar enabled teacher tracking is being pushed into rural areas of India—aiming to bring greater accountability to the classroom. Neurotechnology, meanwhile, launched the latest version of its NCheck Bio Attendance solution.

Aadhaar-Linked Teacher Tracking Expanding in Rural India

Neurotechnology Upgrades Biometric Attendance Tracking Platform

Mobile, Multimodal

HID Global issued a mid-year update in its predicted trends of 2016 last week, pointing to a demand for mobile security solutions. Fujitsu seemed to corroborate the trend, bringing ImageWare’s GoVerifyID to its Biometrics-as-a-Service platform.

Fujitsu Brings GoVerifyID to BaaS Platform

Mid-Year Update Shows Realization of Predicted Trends for 2016: HID Global

Face, Voice and Speech

News Roundup: FIDO Makes a New AllyRussian face biometrics startup VisionLabs received a considerable investment from venture backers as a new report highlighted the driving factors behind the facial recognition market. CallMiner Eureka, the transcription software partially powered by SpeechPro USA for speaker differentiation, received a major upgrade.

Here are last week’s big face and voice headlines:

CallMiner Upgrades Speech Recognition Tech

Mobile Payments, Crime to Drive Facial Recognition Market: Report

Russian Facial Recognition Startup Gets Big VC Backing


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July 18, 2016 – by Peter B. Counter