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Indian Privacy Advocates Raise Concerns About Airport Facial Recognition

Indian Privacy Advocates Raise Concerns About Airport Facial Recognition

Privacy advocates in India are speaking out against the growing prevalence of facial recognition technology following the debut of an extensive biometric boarding system at the country’s Bengaluru airport. The system eliminates the need for paper boarding passes and ID documents, allowing travelers to move through the airport using their face for identity verification. Proponents…

Vision-Box Brings Biometric Boarding to Bengaluru Airport

Vision-Box Brings Biometric Boarding to Bengaluru Airport

The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru, India, is rolling out a biometric boarding program in collaboration with Vision-Box. The Digi Yatra project will eventually include 350 touchpoints spread throughout the airport’s entire Terminal 1, making it the largest biometric boarding program in Asia. For now, however, the program will only be available to passengers…

NEXT Biometrics Gets Another India-focused POS Partner

NEXT Biometrics Gets Another India-focused POS Partner

NEXT Biometrics‘ roster of POS partners focused on the Indian market continues to grow, with the company announcing that it has now teamed up with Beijing-based Wiseasy. The latter will integrate NEXT Biometrics’ fingerprint sensors into POS terminals designed for compatibility with Aadhaar Enabled Payment System applications. Aadhaar is, of course, India’s pioneering biometric national…

New Aadhaar Legislation Aimed at Protecting Private Sector Use in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

New Aadhaar Legislation Aimed at Protecting Private Sector Use in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

“By protecting the use of Aadhaar authentication on a voluntary basis, the central government is seeking to ensure that Aadhaar can still be used for private sector services.” India’s Parliament has passed legislation allowing citizens to voluntarily use Aadhaar as identification when opening new banking or mobile accounts. The bill, called “The Aadhaar and Other…

Nuance Selling Off SRS Business to Focus on Cloud, AI Efforts

Nuance Selling Off SRS Business to Focus on Cloud, AI Efforts

Nuance Communications has established a definitive agreement to sell off its India SRS division. It’s part of a larger effort on Nuance’s part to divest itself of its Subscription Revenue Services business, which is focused on mobile services in emerging markets, with the company also having recently completed the sale of its Brazil SRS division.…

NEC Provides AFIS Tech for Kerala State Police in India

NEC Provides AFIS Tech for Kerala State Police in India

NEC Technologies India will be outfitting the Kerala State Police with a new automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS). The new tech is being rolled out through a partnership with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), and will be available to law enforcement officers at more than 600 venues across the state.    C-DAC…

Socure Looking to Expand its Operations in India

Socure Looking to Expand its Operations in India

Socure is increasing its presence in Chennai, India. The New York-based identity verification startup first opened its Chennai office in 2017, and is looking to double its headcount from 15 to 30 by the end of 2019, before doubling again to 60 by 2021. According to Socure CEO Tom Thimot, the Chennai branch will be…

NEC Forges New Partnership to Improve Digital Services in Rural India

NEC Forges New Partnership to Improve Digital Services in Rural India

“CSC SPV will leverage NEC’s AI and data analytics expertise to deliver better services in an array of different industries…” NEC India has solidified and formalized its relationship with CSC e-Governance Services India (CSC SPV). The two companies have announced that they will be working together to bring more robust digital services to 900 million…

Benefits Program Enrolls Indian Farmers with Mantra’s Iris Recognition

Benefits Program Enrolls Indian Farmers with Mantra’s Iris Recognition

The Government of India is using biometric tech to implement a new program that will provide monetary support to small farmers in the country. The program is called Pradhan Mantri Samman Nidhi Yojana (or PM-Kishan Yojana), and provides eligible farmers (those with less than two hectares of land) with 6,000 rupees every year. To receive…

INTERVIEW: Iris ID’s Mohammed Murad on Biometrics, Healthcare and ISC West

INTERVIEW: Iris ID’s Mohammed Murad on Biometrics, Healthcare and ISC West

FindBiometrics Managing Editor Peter Counter recently interviewed Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Business Development, Iris ID. The conversation begins on the topic of recent milestones: the integration of Iris ID’s technology with the GenKey platform, and its certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards. The conversation goes on to talk about the…

NEXT Biometrics Receives More Orders for Aadhaar-Certified Technology

NEXT Biometrics Receives More Orders for Aadhaar-Certified Technology

“Application developers and system integrators opt for NEXT’s sensor technology because of its reliable performance and seamless integration.” NEXT Biometrics will continue to be a major player in the Indian market now that the company has received more orders for its Aadhaar-certified fingerprint technology. The fingerprint sensors will be used in a slew of Aadhaar…

Aadhaar Architect Touts System at Davos

Aadhaar Architect Touts System at Davos

“The comments come after an extensive string of controversies concerning the Aadhaar program.” One of the architects of Aadhaar was putting his strongest spin on the biometric national ID program at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. Speaking at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, the Infosys Chairman, Nandan Nilekani, insisted that Aadhaar…

Iris ID Gets Major New Certification for India Market

Iris ID Gets Major New Certification for India Market

“We’re pleased to have received BIS certification as India is a very important market for Iris ID. Our products are used not only by government agencies, but also by many commercial organizations.” – Mohammed Murad, Vice President Global Sales and Business Development, Iris ID Iris ID‘s iCAM 7S solution has received an important new certification…

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…

Indian FinTech Firms Look for Aadhaar Alternatives for KYC in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

Indian FinTech Firms Look for Aadhaar Alternatives for KYC in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

“The situation is only the latest illustration of the haphazard character of Aadhaar’s rapid evolution over the last few years, with government agencies and businesses applying the ID program in something of a regulatory and legal fog.” The Indian Supreme Court’s decision to restrict the use of Aadhaar, India’s biometric national ID program, to government…

POS Specialist Orders NEXT Biometrics Sensors for Aadhaar Solutions

POS Specialist Orders NEXT Biometrics Sensors for Aadhaar Solutions

“The use of biometric POS terminals in India is expected to grow significantly and we believe we have the right products and technologies to capture that growth moving forward.” -Sunny Sun, General Manager of International Business, Telpo NEXT Biometrics has further refined its positioning toward the Indian market with a new client specializing in Point-of-Sale…

Fingerprints Hones India Focus with New Partnership

Fingerprints Hones India Focus with New Partnership

Fingerprints has a major new distribution partner for the South Asian market. The company has teamed up with Excelpoint Systems, a Singapore-based firm that offers electronic components and engineering services to OEMs in the APAC region. In a statement announcing the partnership, Fingerprints explained that “Excelpoint works closely with its principals to create innovative solutions…

Aadhaar-Linked Biometric Boarding Coming to India’s Airports

Aadhaar-Linked Biometric Boarding Coming to India’s Airports

India’s central government has officially announced plans to bring a biometric passenger processing system to the country’s airports, framing it as a bid to reduce congestion. The announcement came by way of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, and explained that the system will revolve around facial recognition, and will be used to replace paper travel documents,…

Indian Supreme Court Ruling Seeks to Restrict Aadhaar’s Reach

Indian Supreme Court Ruling Seeks to Restrict Aadhaar’s Reach

“This ruling comes a little over a year after the Supreme Court’s ruling last summer that privacy is a fundamental right of Indian citizens…” India’s Supreme Court has issued a new ruling that seeks to limit the reach of Aadhaar, the country’s ambitious biometric national ID program. According to a new Reuters report, the ruling…

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