fingerprint biometrics

Agreeing to Greater Transparency, Northern Ireland Police Settle Biometrics Complaint

Agreeing to Greater Transparency, Northern Ireland Police Settle Biometrics Complaint

Following a high-profile human rights complaint, the Police Service of Northern Ireland has committed to establishing and publishing a formal policy concerning its retention of biometric data from criminals. The case was brought forward by the country’s Human Rights Commission in support of a claim from an anonymous individual whose fingerprint and DNA data were…

Fingerprint Biometric Security Reportedly Coming to WhatsApp

Fingerprint Biometric Security Reportedly Coming to WhatsApp

“Once it officially goes live, users who activate it will be prompted to authenticate with a fingerprint scan every time they open the app.” WhatsApp engineers are working on a biometric authentication feature based on fingerprint recognition for Android users, according to a report from India’s Business Today. The report suggests that the biometric security…

INTERVIEW: Jeff Brown, VP of Sales, SecuGen [CES 2019]

INTERVIEW: Jeff Brown, VP of Sales, SecuGen [CES 2019]

Over the course of the mobile biometrics boom of the last several years, a number of fingerprint sensor specialists have sought out new and growing market opportunities in the commercial sector. A range of OEMs and consumer tech brands have looked to biometric technologies to offer innovative new solutions, not only in smartphones but in…

Another Precise Biometrics Board Member Takes a Big Stake in Shares

Another Precise Biometrics Board Member Takes a Big Stake in Shares

Precise Biometrics board member Mats Lindoff has purchased 75,000 shares in his firm, the company has announced. It’s the latest in what has become a string of share purchases among senior Precise Biometrics managers. Last November, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Ulrik Nilsson, bought 200,000 shares, and this was followed by the purchase of 150,000…

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…

SecuGen Unveils Programmable Bluetooth Fingerprint Reader

SecuGen Unveils Programmable Bluetooth Fingerprint Reader

“Most of the existing Bluetooth products on the market are about as attractive as a deck of cards. The Unity 20 Bluetooth reader, on the other hand, breaks the mold and is a stunning device with a slim, sleek white case, a single button and three small LEDs.” – Jeff Brown, VP Sales and Marketing,…

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe To Feature Biometric Access

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe To Feature Biometric Access

Hyundai is planning to replace car keys with fingerprint scans in the 2019 Santa Fe, reports ZDNet. The car maker says it’s installing capacitive fingerprint sensors in the car’s ignition and its door handle. Multiple users will be able to register their fingerprints, and the car’s mirror and seat position settings will automatically adjust to…

Precise Biometrics Chairman Takes a Much Bigger Stake in Share Purchase

Precise Biometrics Chairman Takes a Much Bigger Stake in Share Purchase

“Hellström’s stock purchase also comes in the wake of CFO Ulrik Nilsson’s purchase of 200,000 shares last month.” Precise Biometrics has just received a loud vote of confidence from its Chairman of the Board, Torgny Hellström. The company has announced that Hellström has purchased 150,000 shares in Precise Biometrics. The move comes at a time of significant change…

Major Italian Bank to Trial Gemalto’s Biometric Mastercard

Major Italian Bank to Trial Gemalto’s Biometric Mastercard

“Participating Intesa Sanpaolo customers will be able to make secure contactless payments with their biometric Mastercards just by holding a registered fingerprint over the sensor as they tap to pay…” Gemalto has officially announced the first Italian trial of its biometric payment card technology. It’s a collaboration with Mastercard and domestic bank Intesa Sanpaolo. It…

Suprema a Winner in Security Award Korea 2018 Program

Suprema a Winner in Security Award Korea 2018 Program

“The award win comes after Suprema unveiled a new FAP 30 fingerprint scanner at this year’s Trustech exhibition in France…” Suprema has won a major accolade from its compatriots at Security World, a South Korea-based, security-focused media organization. The company won in the category of “Best Fingerprint Solution of the Year” in Security World’s Security Award Korea…

SecuGen to Unveil Ultra-Compact Programmable Fingerprint Module at CES

SecuGen to Unveil Ultra-Compact Programmable Fingerprint Module at CES

In addition to bringing back a couple of flagship solutions from a year ago, SecuGen has announced that it’s going to unveil an exciting new product at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show. Called the U10-SF, the device is a fingerprint sensor module aimed at OEMs and developers. SecuGen says it’s the world’s smallest programmable fingerprint…

NEXT Begins Sampling of One Touch ID FAP20 Sensor

NEXT Begins Sampling of One Touch ID FAP20 Sensor

“Government ID, access control and point of sales represent multi-million-unit markets that require secure and high-quality sensors. Our One Touch ID positions NEXT for a leading role in these markets.” – Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics has officially started sampling its new One Touch ID FAP 20 fingerprint sensor, the company has announced. The…

Fingerprints Partners with China-Based Door Lock Firms

Fingerprints Partners with China-Based Door Lock Firms

“The agreement appears to reflect Fingerprint Cards’ recent strategy of diversification with respect to the applications of its biometric technology.” New partnerships with two China-based firms open the door to smart lock integrations for Fingerprints‘ biometric technology. The Sweden-based company announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China Synodata and Jianfeng. Both of…

NEXT Biometrics Teams with M2M IoT Specialist

NEXT Biometrics Teams with M2M IoT Specialist

“The integration of IOTA into NEXT Biometrics sensors is a key step to build solutions that enable safe, effective user identification at the device level. Together these solutions will provide digital trust as we move towards the Internet of Everything.” – Holger Köther, Director of Partnerships, IOTA Foundation NEXT Biometrics is getting more involved in the…

Precise Biometrics Software Used in New Xiaomi Door Lock

Precise Biometrics Software Used in New Xiaomi Door Lock

Biometric software from Precise Biometrics is being used in a new door lock from Xiaomi. Called the Xiaomi Mijia Smart Door Lock, the device features Precise BioMatch Embedded fingerprint algorithm software. In a brief statement announcing the integration, Precise Biometrics noted that it “is not expected to have any substantial financial impact” in its business…

NEXT Biometrics Hones India Focus with Latest Partnership

NEXT Biometrics Hones India Focus with Latest Partnership

“The partnership follows NEXT Biometrics’ announcement in late October that its Level-0 Registered Device Service for Android had attained certification from the Unique Identification Authority of India, which administrates the Aadhaar program.” A new partnership could see NEXT Biometrics extend its presence in the Indian market, but the company and its partner are keeping tight-lipped…

Imprivata Integrates DigiCert Tech Into EPCS Solution

Imprivata Integrates DigiCert Tech Into EPCS Solution

Imprivata has further refined its biometric patient identification platform through a new partnership with DigiCert, a specialist in digital document verification. The companies are collaborating on Imprivata’s Confirm ID solution for Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances, or EPCS. Confirm ID offers DEA-compliant authentication for EPCS through the use of a system called Hands Free Authentication,…

CES 2019 to See Return of SecuGen’s Hamster Pro 10

CES 2019 to See Return of SecuGen’s Hamster Pro 10

“Boasting of FIPS 201 PIV and Mobile ID FAP 10 certification, the fingerprint reader has an extremely small form factor.” In just about a month, SecuGen‘s Hamster Pro 10 will make its return to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The fingerprint reader made its debut there a year ago, and still remains an…

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