border control

Trump Administration Proposes DNA Sampling of Individuals Detained at the Border

Trump Administration Proposes DNA Sampling of Individuals Detained at the Border

The Trump administration has proposed a new rule allowing US border authorities to collect DNA samples from any immigrant “detained under the authority of the United States”. This information would be shared with the FBI for inclusion in a larger criminal database. While border officials are already allowed to perform rapid DNA testing to help…

CBP Request for Information Points to Face Scanning Body Cams at the Border

CBP Request for Information Points to Face Scanning Body Cams at the Border

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a branch of The Department of Homeland Security, have filed a Request for Information to vendors seeking information and/or recommendations on biometric identity verification and body worn cameras. According to the RFI, the aim is to outfit Border Patrol agents with body cameras with the…

WorldReach App Integrates Cognitec’s Face Matching Solution

WorldReach App Integrates Cognitec’s Face Matching Solution

WorldReach has deployed Cognitec’s secure facial recognition tech in a smartphone app that automates the ID application process. The app asks users to take a selfie when applying for a passport or a visa, or when they’re enrolling in some kind of digital service. After that, Cognitec’s facial recognition algorithm will match the photo against…

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…

Government Biometrics Month: ID Goes Biometric

Government Biometrics Month: ID Goes Biometric

Of the myriad ways in which biometric technologies are transforming how the government does its work, its impact in citizen identification is one offering some of the greatest potential to change people’s lives for the better while improving government function. ID Goes Biometric In its most common application areas, the rise of biometric identification has…

US CBP Moves Forward with Live Test of Border Surveillance Drone

US CBP Moves Forward with Live Test of Border Surveillance Drone

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is planning a live field test of an autonomous drone that would be used to give agents more awareness of the goings-on at the border. The drone in question is a prototype small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) from Planck Aerosystems that is being developed in conjunction with the Silicon…

The Border Security Market will Nearly Double by 2028: Frost & Sullivan

The Border Security Market will Nearly Double by 2028: Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan is projecting that the border security market will nearly double in the next ten years, jumping from $19.22 billion in 2018 to $35.23 billion by 2028. The forecasted growth will occur as countries try to reduce illegal trafficking while making it easier for legitimate travelers to pass through border checkpoints, and is detailed in…

HID Global Expands e-Immigration Partnership with Tanzania

HID Global Expands e-Immigration Partnership with Tanzania

HID Global is expanding the scope of its e-Immigration partnership with Tanzania, delivering a broader e-Passport service that will allow the country to issue electronic visa and residency permits in addition to electronic passports. The new service will also simplify the application process and allow visitors and prospective residents to apply for their travel documents…

Onfido Delivering Fraud-Detection Training Course to INTERPOL

Onfido Delivering Fraud-Detection Training Course to INTERPOL

“Among the more specific topics to be addressed in the INTERPOL workshop will be the mechanical and digital printing techniques used to produce – and spoof – official identity documents, new security mechanisms, and 2D vs. 3D document checks.” Onfido is getting a high-profile opportunity to showcase its identification expertise. The company has announced that…

The 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review

The 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review

Welcome to the 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review. In December 2018 we polled nearly 200 biometrics industry experts on the biggest identity tech trends of the year, and throughout January we explored the results in our featured articles section. From the rise of facial recognition and the excitement of biometric FinTech, to the importance of…

Integrated Biometrics Sensor Aids Ukrainian Border Control Effort via Tablet Integration

Integrated Biometrics Sensor Aids Ukrainian Border Control Effort via Tablet Integration

“Dubbed the “BPT800″ tablet, the handheld is designed for use in extreme environmental conditions and remote locations; and over a hundred such units are currently being used by the State Border Guard Service to identify travelers seeking to cross the border.” Integrated Biometrics technology is helping to secure the Ukrainian border. The company has revealed…

Canada Expands Collection of Visitors’ Biometrics

Canada Expands Collection of Visitors’ Biometrics

The Canadian government has expanded its biometric border program, with visitors from the APAC and Americas regions now required to submit their fingerprints and photos. It’s the concluding phase of a biometric program announced in the first half of 2018. The first phase, implemented on July 31st, introduced the biometric registration requirement for nationals coming…

Government Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Government Biometrics Month: The Roundup

The government biometrics sector never stops growing, and accordingly this has been a very eventful Government Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics. We’ve spent the last four weeks traversing this hugely diverse market area, delivering breaking news, live interviews, and deep analysis. And we capped it all off by attending a major industry event and organizing the…

FedID 2018: The Biometrics Industry Speaks [Audio Interview Roundup]

FedID 2018: The Biometrics Industry Speaks [Audio Interview Roundup]

This week FindBiometrics reported live from the FedID conference in Tampa. High level conversations about biometrics, identity management, access control, credentialing, trust, border control, law enforcement and national security kept the Tampa Convention Center abuzz all week, and our editors Peter Counter and Susan Stover were there to make sure industry leaders and big ideas…

FedID 2018: NEC’s Benji Hutchinson Talks Facial Recognition and Border Control

FedID 2018: NEC’s Benji Hutchinson Talks Facial Recognition and Border Control

FindBiometrics is in Tampa this week reporting live from FedID 2018, the US government’s flagship biometrics conference. On day two of the exhibition, I stopped by the NEC booth to speak with Benji Hutchinson, Vice President of Federal Operations, NEC Corporation of America. Our conversation began with a review of what NEC is showcasing at…

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