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Survey Research Finds Many UK Consumers Ready for Biometric Cards

Survey Research Finds Many UK Consumers Ready for Biometric Cards

Survey data collected by German market research firm GfK suggests that consumers in the UK are warming to the idea of using biometric payment cards. Based on online polls of 821 cardholders in the country conducted in late May and early June, the research found that 54 percent of respondents said they would get a…

South Africa’s Competition Commission Grants Clearance For Thales and Gemalto Merger

South Africa’s Competition Commission Grants Clearance For Thales and Gemalto Merger

Just a week after pushing back the anticipated close of their merger deal, Thales and Gemalto have announced that they’ve obtained another regulatory clearance needed for the project. The latest is from South Africa’s Competition Commission, the seventh of 15 approvals needed from regulatory authorities around the world in order for Thales to proceed with…

Thales and Gemalto Expect Merger Deal to Close in Q1 2019

Thales and Gemalto Expect Merger Deal to Close in Q1 2019

The leadership at Gemalto and Thales are adjusting their expectations with respect to their proposed merger, announcing that they now expect the deal to close in the first quarter of 2019. The announcement comes after the news that the US Committee on Foreign Investment had given the merger its thumbs-up last month, marking the 6th…

Social Media Has Become Key Threat Vector in Data Breaches: BLI

Social Media Has Become Key Threat Vector in Data Breaches: BLI

The disturbing trends continue in Gemalto‘s latest update from its Breach Level Index, a database aimed at recording global data breaches. Gemalto has issued its findings from the first half of 2018. The good news is that, compared to the same period last year, the number of data breaches isn’t up all that much at…

Thales’ Gemalto Acquisition Cleared by Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

Thales’ Gemalto Acquisition Cleared by Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

“They have also received antitrust clearances from China, Israel, and Turkey; all told, they have received six of the 14 regulatory clearances needed from authorities around the world in order for the merger to happen.” Thales and Gemalto have cleared another major hurdle as they race toward their desired merger: Thales’ acquisition of Gemalto has…

Frost & Sullivan Lauds Gemalto’s PURE Payments Platform

Frost & Sullivan Lauds Gemalto’s PURE Payments Platform

Growth consultancy Frost & Sullivan has named Gemalto the recipient of its 2018 Middle East & Africa Customer Value Leadership Award. The award is in recognition of PURE, Gemalto’s white label payments platform that is designed to let domestic schemes and private label card issuers offer their own payment cards to customers. The system was used…

Gemalto Addresses Consumer Concerns Ahead of Biometric Card Rollouts

Gemalto Addresses Consumer Concerns Ahead of Biometric Card Rollouts

As excitement around emerging biometric payment card technologies continues to build, Gemalto is taking the precaution of reassuring cautious and skeptical consumers about the reliability of fingerprint-scanning cards in a new myth-busting FAQ. First among the many items of concern is the idea that biometric cards could be easily spoofed, with Gemalto asserting that its…

Former IDEMIA Exec Becomes Head of Sales for NEXT Biometrics

Former IDEMIA Exec Becomes Head of Sales for NEXT Biometrics

  “Alain Faburel’s leadership, background and experience will strengthen our ability to deliver outstanding technology to customers in the smart card, government ID, access control and notebook markets.” – Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics continues to bulk up on the personnel front as the company pursues opportunities in the emerging biometric payment cards…

Nine New Companies Become FIDO Certified

Nine New Companies Become FIDO Certified

The FIDO Alliance has announced that nine additional companies have become FIDO certified. The newly certified organizations include Acceptto, AirCUVE, Fishbag Technology, Gemalto, Jazz Networks, and Smart Technology Investment and Development. The certifications demonstrate the continuing momentum of the FIDO Alliance’s standards. This time last year, FIDO announced that the number of devices supporting is…

Signicat Partnership to Extend Itsme ID Platform Across Europe

Signicat Partnership to Extend Itsme ID Platform Across Europe

A new partnership could significantly extend the reach of the Itsme mobile ID platform: Signicat, the Norway-based provider of a digital identity platform claiming a client base of over 200 financial services organizations, has added Itsme to its Signicat Digital Identity Platform. The product of a collaboration between Belgian Mobile ID and Gemalto, Itsme is…

DHS’s Biometric Rally a Success for Gemalto – and for DHS

DHS’s Biometric Rally a Success for Gemalto – and for DHS

The results of the Department of Homeland Security’s first Biometric Technology Rally are out, and Gemalto is celebrating a strong showing. Organized by the DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), the 2018 Biometric Technology Rally was aimed at evaluating facial and iris recognition technologies from a select group of successful applicants., using the S&T’s Biometric…

BRIEF: Some Highlights from Money20/20 Europe 2018

BRIEF: Some Highlights from Money20/20 Europe 2018

This year’s Money20/20 Europe is a wrap, and as always, the event offered a lot to take in. At its new home in the RAI in Amsterdam, Money20/20 Europe attracted more than 5,000 attendees from over 1,500 companies as well as major media attention, and covered innovations in a wide range of areas, from AI…

Money20/20 Europe: 350,000 Belgians Now Using Mobile ID Program

Money20/20 Europe: 350,000 Belgians Now Using Mobile ID Program

“…Itsme is designed to let citizens sign up with biometric registration, and to then connect with government services online for things like tax payments and accessing pension subsidies, perform online banking, and access services from their MNOs.” Gemalto is taking the opportunity of this week’s Money20/20 Europe event to celebrate its success with a mobile…

BIOMIG Airport Screening Offers Speed, Convenience, and Security in Colombia

BIOMIG Airport Screening Offers Speed, Convenience, and Security in Colombia

Gemalto is providing further details on its BIOMIG project in Colombia. Commissioned by Migración Colombia, the initiative is being led by Gemalto and its local partner Incomelec SAS, with a technological assist from CMITech. The project revolves around iris recognition, with Colombian citizens aged 12 and up able to enroll their biometrics at any of the…

FPC Sensor Used in Middle East Biometric Payment Card Project

FPC Sensor Used in Middle East Biometric Payment Card Project

A Fingerprint Cards sensor is being used in a new Visa-led pilot of biometric payment card technology. In a statement, the company announced that it’s the provider of a touch sensor for “the recently announced battery-less dual interface (chip- and contactless-enabled) biometric payment card pilot with Visa,” adding that the card technology being used in…

Gemalto’s Biometric Visa Gets Middle East Distributor

Gemalto’s Biometric Visa Gets Middle East Distributor

“…using fingerprint technology to authenticate a person for payments will provide cardholders a faster, easier and more secure payment process compared to the traditional use of PINs.” – Maher Mikati, CEO, Areeba, Areeba, a Lebanon-based FinTech solutions provider, will offer Gemalto‘s biometric Visa card to its client in the Middle East. It’s the latest sign of…

Data Breaches Down, Data Losses Way Up in BLI Update

Data Breaches Down, Data Losses Way Up in BLI Update

Gemalto has released the latest findings from its Breach Level Index, illustrating new trends that emerged with the conclusion of 2017. The good news is that the number of data breach incidents went down by 11 percent compared to 2016. The bad news is that more data was compromised: Gemalto says last year saw the theft…

Zwipe Tech to Feature in Multiple Gemalto Trials of Biometric Payment Cards

Zwipe Tech to Feature in Multiple Gemalto Trials of Biometric Payment Cards

“The company also emphasized that the Bank of Cyprus project is just one of “multiple upcoming pilots in 2018″ for Gemalto’s solution – which is of course good news for Zwipe.” Zwipe technology is going to lend a helping hand in Gemalto‘s biometric payment card pilot project with the Bank of Cyprus and other such…

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