biometric ID

Cyprus Turns to Veridos to Overhaul its Biometric Document Capabilities

Cyprus Turns to Veridos to Overhaul its Biometric Document Capabilities

Veridos will be upgrading Cyprus’ biometric registration and e-document capabilities after landing a contract with the country’s Civil Registry and Migration Department of the Ministry of Interior. The contract will allow the country to issue electronic passports, ID cards, residency permits, and other documents that are in line with the latest EU regulations. Veridos will…

Technavio Predicts Biometric IDs Will Fuel Global Biometrics Market

Technavio Predicts Biometric IDs Will Fuel Global Biometrics Market

Technavio has released a new report on the global biometrics market, which is expected to display a CAGR of more than 15 percent between 2019 and 2023. The research firm attributes that growth to the rising demand for biometric solutions in the public and the private sectors. With regards to the former, Technavio notes that…

Report Finds Aadhaar Excludes Homeless and Transgender Citizens

Report Finds Aadhaar Excludes Homeless and Transgender Citizens

A new report from the Dalberg consulting firm suggests that India’s Aadhaar program is currently excluding some of the country’s most vulnerable demographics. The report specifically calls attention to India’s homeless and transgender communities, noting that 30 percent of the homeless population and more than 25 percent of the transgender population are still not registered…

Yoti Explains the Basics of Biometric Authentication

Yoti Explains the Basics of Biometric Authentication

Yoti is trying to make the biometric authentication process a little more comprehensible for its users. Data Protection Officer Emma Butler has detailed the theory and the intent behind the company’s selfie authentication technology in a new post on the Yoti blog, explaining how it uses a facial recognition scan to create a biometric template…

UNHCR Issues Call for Interoperability Coordinator

UNHCR Issues Call for Interoperability Coordinator

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has put out a call for an Interoperability Coordinator. The Coordinator will work at the organization’s headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, and will be asked to implement an Interoperability Program that will make the UNHCR’s Population Registration and Identity Management EcoSystem (PRIMES) more compatible with the technology infrastructure…

Tactilis Provides Biometric Smart Cards for Identity Pilot in Madeira

Tactilis Provides Biometric Smart Cards for Identity Pilot in Madeira

The Government of Madeira is moving forward with the pilot of the “Smart Island” digital identity program in collaboration with Tactilis. Madeira is an autonomous group of Portuguese islands off the coast of North Africa with a population of approximately 300,000 people. A consortium of Madeira’s leading systems integrators has placed an initial order for…

UNHCR Uses Iris Biometrics to Register Displaced Syrian Refugees

UNHCR Uses Iris Biometrics to Register Displaced Syrian Refugees

Biometrics News – Iris Recognition The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reported that more than 1,600 Syrian refugees have been transported to the Bardarash Refugee Camp in Iraq after fleeing violence in northern Syria. Hundreds more are arriving on a daily basis, though they represent only a small fraction of the 166,000…

TECH5 Partners with Pepper & Ink for Mobile ID Solution

TECH5 Partners with Pepper & Ink for Mobile ID Solution

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition TECH5 has teamed up with Pepper & Ink Technologies to release a new ID storage app that eliminates the need for a physical identity card. The mobile app blends Pepper & Ink’s compression technology with TECH5’s facial recognition tech to encode identifying information – including face biometrics – as a…

Ipsidy Partners with National ID Registry to Bring Proof to Peru

Ipsidy Partners with National ID Registry to Bring Proof to Peru

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Ipsidy is bringing its Proof Identity as a Service (IDaaS) solution to Peru. The Proof platform arrives in the country through a partnership with RENIEC, Peru’s National ID Registry. As the ID Registry, RENIEC handles the distribution of all national identities, including the country’s electronic ID cards. The Proof app…

Internal Document Reveals Scope of UNHCR’s Ambitions for Biometric ID

Internal Document Reveals Scope of UNHCR’s Ambitions for Biometric ID

Biometrics News “…the assessment puts some hard numbers behind biometric ID programs that the UNHCR has championed through specific examples like Bangladesh’s settlements for Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.” The United Nations’ refugee agency has ambitious goals with respect to its use of biometrics for refugee identification, and is solidly on track to meeting them, reveals…

Government Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Government Biometrics Month: The Roundup

With September coming to a close, it’s time to take a look back at some of FindBiometrics’ featured coverage of Government Biometrics Month. The government sector is one of the most important components of the broader biometrics industry – indeed, it’s a driving force – so it’s always well worth taking a look at some…

Mobile and Government Biometrics: This Week’s Top Stories

Mobile and Government Biometrics: This Week’s Top Stories

Sometimes, FindBiometrics’ most popular articles in a given week will go in all kinds of directions in terms of topic and theme, and sometimes a week will be dominated by one modality, sector, or major event. But in this week’s roundup, there’s a bit of a thematic odd couple – mobile biometrics and government biometrics.…

UNHCR Deputy Highlights Digital Identity, Biometrics in Roosevelt Speech

UNHCR Deputy Highlights Digital Identity, Biometrics in Roosevelt Speech

A senior executive with the United Nations’ refugee agency has taken another high-profile opportunity to highlight the benefits of the biometric identification of displaced persons. The executive in this case was Kelly T. Clements, the UNHCR’s Deputy High Commissioner. She was speaking at Roosevelt University’s Center for New Deal Studies for the prestigious annual Franklin…

New Thai Immigration System Catches Eight Fake Passports in First Three Days

New Thai Immigration System Catches Eight Fake Passports in First Three Days

Thailand’s Immigration Police have arrested eight people in just three days after activating a new biometric system at the country’s 16 international airports. Authorities also handed out more than 81 million baht in fines, which is expected to help pay for the system’s price tag, pegged at a hefty 2 billion baht. The eight people…

Unisys Upgrades Face Tech for Biometric Queensland Driver’s Licenses

Unisys Upgrades Face Tech for Biometric Queensland Driver’s Licenses

Unisys has renewed its contract with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to facilitate the creation of secure biometric driver’s licenses, marine licenses, and accreditations. The two organizations first joined forces back in 2009, and TMR has issued more than 4.5 million smart licenses to Queensland residents in the decade since. Now…

WebAuth, FinTech, the Apple Watch, and More in This Week’s Top Stories

WebAuth, FinTech, the Apple Watch, and More in This Week’s Top Stories

There’s always plenty of variety in the world of biometrics news, but this week’s crop of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles really runs the gamut across a number of fields. First of all, there’s the perennial issue of strong online authentication. The news that GitHub – perhaps the world’s most popular ‘code repository’ for web development…

India’s New Seafarer IDs Feature Embedded Face Biometrics

India is equipping its sailors with a Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID) with facial biometrics embedded in the card’s chip. Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya handed out five cards during a press conference announcing the new IDs, and the country itself plans to hand out 15,000 more on an annual basis. At the moment, there are…

NEC Shares Biometrics Expertise with UN to Fight Global Hunger

NEC Shares Biometrics Expertise with UN to Fight Global Hunger

NEC has agreed to share its biometrics expertise with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Through the partnership, the WFP will be able to upgrade the SCOPE digital identity management platform that the organization uses to distribute food and other benefits. The move is in keeping with the UN’s broader interest in biometric technology,…

Government Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Government Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Government biometrics appears to be the theme of the week in FindBiometrics’ latest roundup of top stories. More specifically, three of this week’s top five concern government agencies’ use of biometric technology to identify individuals in their charge. Perhaps the biggest story of these concerned a new draft Request for Quote from the US Customs…

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