biometric identification

Autonomous_ID Adds Denis R. Hebert to Chairman’s Advisory Board

Autonomous_ID Adds Denis R. Hebert to Chairman’s Advisory Board

Autonomous_ID, a developer of gait-based biometric identification systems, has announced that Denis R. Hebert has joined its Chairman’s Advisory Board. Hebert, who will join the Board as a principal advisor on biometric identity and access control systems, joins Autonomous_ID with decades of experience working in the industry. “I am honored to welcome Denis to the…

Worldline to Debut Pay by Face System in New York

Worldline to Debut Pay by Face System in New York

European payment and transaction services company Worldline has announced that it will be debuting its new ‘pay by face’ system at the National Retail Federation Expo in New York later this month. The biometric payment system was developed by Swiss cyber-security startup OneVisage, the winner of Worldline’s e-Payments Challenge, which was held in mid-September in…

Quebec Government Mulls Biometric Options for Digital ID Program

Quebec Government Mulls Biometric Options for Digital ID Program

The Quebec Government has begun looking into the creation of a digital identity profile for every citizen to increase the security of private data. Éric Caire, the minister for government digital transformation, said he has begun looking for a private company to help the government realize the goal of replacing outdated methods of identification such…

Omnigo Outfits Macau Casinos with Incident Reporting System

Omnigo Outfits Macau Casinos with Incident Reporting System

Omnigo has revealed that its iTrak Incident Reporting platform has become a major component of the security infrastructure in Macau. The software solution has now been deployed by all six of the city’s primary casino operators. iTrak provides casinos with face-based surveillance tech that makes it easer to track persons of interest and respond to…

Indian Authorities Issue Biometric IDs to Migrant Workers

Indian Authorities Issue Biometric IDs to Migrant Workers

Department officials from Kochi in the Ernakulam district of India have reported that the coverage of migrant workers in the area with biometric identification cards has reached 80%. A department official speaking to The Times of India said, “We have provided biometric ID cards to 1,04,000 migrant workers in Ernakulam bringing 80% of them under…

Meticulous Report Forecasts $100.5 Billion AIDC Market

Meticulous Report Forecasts $100.5 Billion AIDC Market

Meticulous Research has released a new report that predicts that the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) market will reach $100.5 billion by 2025. That figure represents a CAGR of 12.9 percent based on the size of the market in 2019. The AIDC market covers a wide range of identification and authentication technologies, including biometric…

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…

INTERVIEW: Bob Eckel, Former MorphoTrust USA Head and Aware’s New CEO

INTERVIEW: Bob Eckel, Former MorphoTrust USA Head and Aware’s New CEO

In September, biometric authentication specialist Aware, Inc. announced a couple of C-suite changes, including the appointment of former IDEMIA executive Bob Eckel as the company’s new CEO. Now, Eckel has offered some insight into why he decided to take on this new adventure in an interview with FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill, not only providing some…

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…

Finnair and Finavia Seek Seamless Air Travel with SisuID Pilot

Finnair and Finavia Seek Seamless Air Travel with SisuID Pilot

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Finnair and Finavia are working to make air travel more efficient through a partnership with Finland’s Sandbox of Trust. The Sandbox of Trust is a Nixu digital identity pilot that is developing the SisuID platform, an app that links the user’s face to an official identity document. SisuID enables face-based…

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…

Internet Shutdown Disrupts Biometric Attendance Systems in Kashmir

Internet Shutdown Disrupts Biometric Attendance Systems in Kashmir

Biometrics News – Time and Attendance The ongoing internet shutdown in Kashmir has limited the effectiveness of biometric attendance tracking programs for government and call center employees in the region. India cut off the area’s access to the internet on August 5th, isolating the region in the midst of a legislative battle in which India…

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…

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,…

DHS and UNHCR are Sharing Biometric Data of Refugees

DHS and UNHCR are Sharing Biometric Data of Refugees

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been discreetly gathering the biometric information of tens of thousands of refugees, many of whom may never make it to America. According to a recent Privacy Impact Assessment, the information is being collected through a sharing arrangement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which…

TECH5 Brings Biometric Tech to MOSIP’s Open-Source ID Platform

TECH5 Brings Biometric Tech to MOSIP’s Open-Source ID Platform

“We believe that our combined solution will provide high value to countries that are establishing identity management systems.” TECH5 has officially become the first ABIS vendor to integrate with the MOSIP platform, making it compatible with its T5-ABIS solution and various biometric SDKs. MOSIP is an open-source platform that allows organizations to create digital IDs that…

Study Shows Iris Recognition is Less Effective for People with Diabetes

Study Shows Iris Recognition is Less Effective for People with Diabetes

“To account for the results, the researchers noted that diabetes can affect the eyes in a number of ways that may not be obvious, causing retinal damage, cataracts, and glaucoma.” A recent study published in Biomedical Engineering examined the relationship between iris recognition and diabetes, finding that iris recognition is less accurate for people with…

Biometric IDs Issued to Half a Million Rohingya Refugees: UNHCR

Biometric IDs Issued to Half a Million Rohingya Refugees: UNHCR

Over half a million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have now received biometric identity documents, the United Nations’ refugee agency has announced. Speaking at a press conference at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic called the biometric identity cards “fraud-proof”, and explained that they have been jointly issued by UNHCR and Bangladeshi…

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