biometric identification

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…

BI2 Offers Background Checks and Iris Recognition to Sheriff’s Offices

BI2 Offers Background Checks and Iris Recognition to Sheriff’s Offices

BI2 Technologies has solidified its existing relationship with the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA). The company has announced that it will be providing local law enforcement with a comprehensive background check solution through an exclusive 5-year contract with the NSA. The contract specifically concerns BI2’s ACCESS Background Check Program, which will now be freely available to…

New Integrated Biometrics Division Targets Africa Market

New Integrated Biometrics Division Targets Africa Market

“The announcement comes just ahead of the ID4Africa conference, in which Integrated Biometrics has participated since the conference’s launch in 2015.” Integrated Biometrics is looking to strengthen its presence in the African market, announcing its first office located in South Africa. The office will be headed by Integrated Biometrics founding partner Jim Seaborn, who has…

UNHCR Celebrates Biometric Registration of Over a Quarter of Bangladesh’s Rohingya Refugees

UNHCR Celebrates Biometric Registration of Over a Quarter of Bangladesh’s Rohingya Refugees

“And as the UNHCR has previously outlined, the biometric ID cards themselves can help refugees to access critical services, and can be used for resettlement and potential repatriation.” Well over a quarter million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have now been registered for biometric ID cards, the United Nations’ refugee agency has announced. It’s the latest…

UNHCR Highlights Benefits of Biometric ID in Latest Rohingya Update

UNHCR Highlights Benefits of Biometric ID in Latest Rohingya Update

Officials with the United Nations refugee agency continue to promote the benefits of biometric registration as they call for continuing attention to Bangladesh’s Rohingya muslim refugees. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since genocidal attacks against their people began in 2017, making them one of the world’s biggest refugee populations.…

CampDoc Integrates Waldo Photos to Help Parents Find Pictures of Their Kids

CampDoc Integrates Waldo Photos to Help Parents Find Pictures of Their Kids

Waldo Photos has teamed up with CampDoc to make it easier for parents to find pictures of their kids while they’re away at summer camp. As the name suggests, Waldo Photos is a startup that uses facial recognition to find someone in a crowd (or a group of photos), while CampDoc is an electronic health…

Indian Gov’t Seeks to Get Aadhaar Back on Track with Legislation Amendments

Indian Gov’t Seeks to Get Aadhaar Back on Track with Legislation Amendments

“Even if government authorities can’t make Aadhaar authentication mandatory, they can still accept it from citizens who prefer to use it.” Just a few months after a Supreme Court ruling laid out restrictions to how India’s national biometric ID program can be used, the national government has amended legislation governing the Aadhaar program to make…

Nigerian Gov’t Looks to Biometrics to Help Flooding Victims

Nigerian Gov’t Looks to Biometrics to Help Flooding Victims

“Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency is deploying automated biometric identification systems to camps housing the displaced individuals, with officials currently training government staff.” With heavy rains having caused serious flooding across rural areas in Nigeria earlier this year, the country’s government is looking to biometric technology to help identify displaced persons. According to a government…

CLEAR Accelerates Car Rental Process with Biometrics

CLEAR Accelerates Car Rental Process with Biometrics

CLEAR has further extended its expedited screening program beyond airport security, this time bringing it to the car rental process through a new partnership with Hertz. In a new program called “Hertz Fast Lane powered by CLEAR”, members of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program can link their accounts to their CLEAR accounts, allowing them…

US San Diego Researchers Announce Viable Fingerprint Scanning System for Infants

US San Diego Researchers Announce Viable Fingerprint Scanning System for Infants

“The need to reliably identify infants, particularly in countries where government-issued ID is lacking, could have profound implications in pediatric care.” “We think we’ve solved the problem of infant identification for both developed and developing countries,” a UC San Diego researcher has announced. As UC San Diego News Center reports, UC San Diego School of Medicine…