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French Gov’t Fast-tracks Launch of Biometric Mobile ID Program

French Gov’t Fast-tracks Launch of Biometric Mobile ID Program

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition French authorities are preparing to launch a biometric national ID app for access to online government services. The app is called “Alicem”, an acronym for “certified online authentication on mobile”. Like a number of increasingly popular mobile authentication systems in the financial services sector, the app revolves around selfie biometrics:…

Government Applications Month: 3 Biometric ID Programs in Practice

Government Applications Month: 3 Biometric ID Programs in Practice

All over the world national governments are turning to biometrics for civil ID. Successful large scale implementations of biometrics-based national ID are emboldening countries – from the Philippines to France – to register their citizens for reasons as far ranging as naked payments and financial inclusion, to digital democracy and national security. This week, for…

Air France-KLM CEO Urges Authorities to Speed Airport Screening with Biometrics

Air France-KLM CEO Urges Authorities to Speed Airport Screening with Biometrics

The CEO of Air France-KLM, an airline serving France and the Netherlands, is urging French authorities to take measures to expedite security screening at the country’s major airports. Speaking to Reuters, Jean-Marc Janaillac said that lines at the Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly airports’ security screening can be over two hours long. Janaillac said…

Gemalto Offers Further Details on French Biometric Airport Deployments

Gemalto Offers Further Details on French Biometric Airport Deployments

Gemalto is offering further details on its biometric passenger screening projects at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports as they start to get underway. The company first announced it had been selected to implement the technology last autumn. The work is getting underway this year, and Gemalto has revealed that it is deploying 87 automated…

Safran Wins Six-Year Contract to Manage French Health Card Production

Safran Wins Six-Year Contract to Manage French Health Card Production

Safran Identity & Security will be the key health card supplier to France for the next six years. The company has announced that it has been selected by GIE SESAM-Vitale to develop and produce the country’s Vitale smart cards for French citizens. In a statement announcing the contract, GIE-SESAM Vitale General Manager Jacques de Varax…

Vision-Box Celebrates French Rail Station Deployment of Biometric eGates

Vision-Box Celebrates French Rail Station Deployment of Biometric eGates

Vision-Box is celebrating the success of its first deployment of biometric automated eGate technology with a private transportation service. The project was implemented in France’s St. Pancras International rail station in collaboration with the Eurostar transportation company, and with the cooperation of the French Ministry of Interior and border police. The eGates are meant to…

France’s National Police Are Using Morpho Video Investigator

France’s National Police Are Using Morpho Video Investigator

Safran Identity & Security‘s Morpho Video Investigator (MVI) is now being used by the French National Police. First launched at last year’s Global Identity Summit, MVI applies facial recognition, license plate recognition, and other identification capabilities to video data, allowing investigators to dramatically reduce the amount of work that usually goes into activities such as looking…

Paris Airports to Get Biometric eGates, Care of Gemalto

Paris Airports to Get Biometric eGates, Care of Gemalto

Gemalto is going to deploy biometric passenger screening systems at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports, the company has announced. It’s going to implement the systems in collaboration with Automatic Systems. In a statement announcing the project, Gemalto suggested that it’s primarily meant “to increase capacity and improve traveler experience.” The screening will be…

French Gov’t Orders Creation of National Biometric Database

French Gov’t Orders Creation of National Biometric Database

The French government has introduced a new executive order mandating the creation of a national biometric ID database, reports Ars Technica UK. The system will contain standard biographic information of French citizens as well as the biometric data contained on citizens’ passports and identity cards, though it won’t contain the biometric data of children under…

Morpho and Visa Announce Biometrics Roadshow

Morpho and Visa Announce Biometrics Roadshow

Morpho (Safran) is taking its MorphoWave technology on the road in Paris. Continuing its recently-announced partnership with Visa, the company will be promoting its technology in a traveling event called “Visa Explores the Future in Paris”. Like a traveling circus, the project will see a dome set up in various locations in the city, in which…

INTERVIEW: Jacky Lecuivre, President, Coppernic

INTERVIEW: Jacky Lecuivre, President, Coppernic

  Coppernic is a France-based company that provides rugged, innovative, versatile and attractive mobile identity solutions for a variety of industries including access control, law enforcement, meter reading, secure documents and more. FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Jacky Lecuivre, president of Coppernic, about the history of his company, the recently launched C-One e-ID solution, and…

France Calls for Biometric Screening of All EU Travellers

France Calls for Biometric Screening of All EU Travellers

France is calling on the European Union to adopt widespread biometric identification throughout the borders of its Schengen area. Comprised of most EU members, Schengen allows for relatively unrestricted travel between its internal borders; France wants the perimeter secured. France’s proposal is basically an extension of the EU’s Smart Borders program, which is meant to…