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feed text The Rise of Selfie Finance in 2016
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:39:38 GMT
While the first big wave of personal biometric finance was the fingerprint biometrics enabled mobile wallet, the world of commerce, especially mobile commerce, has diversified in terms of modality and application.
The researchers will investigate face and fingerprint biometrics, as well as behavioral biometrics related to device interaction.
Leading companies in the smartphone biometrics industry are hard at work trying to bring fingerprint sensors into the glass displays of mobile devices.
According to the market research analysts at Technavio, the global biometrics market in the BFSI sector is anticipated to witness impressive growth and will post a staggering CAGR of close to 20% over the forecast period.
Liane Moriyama was part of the procurement team that brought the first Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to Hawaii in 1990.
Internet security is time-consuming and increasingly useless. Now, technology firms are racing to find a new universal ‘open sesame’ to our digital lives
Even the strongest passwords can be vulnerable when transmitted wirelessly. That's why researchers at the University of Washington developed a way to send sensitive data through - get this - the human body, instead of over the air.
Demand for different types of biometric authentication has risen significantly since 2014, with iris scanning moving ahead of fingerprint technology to the top of Intelligent Environments’ 2016 Future Password Index (FPI).
As a result of advancements in mobile phone technology, consumers have come to embrace biometrics as a means of secure authentication.
Biometrics is becoming more mainstream at credit unions. The technology, while not exactly new, is driven by the need to authenticate members and staff accurately and effortlessly.
While the finger print scanner and even the iris scanner in some cases, were deemed to be very latest feature of premium handsets, the scenario seems to have changed considerably now.
The scale of the online fraud problem in the UK was laid bare recently when a report published in The Times revealed that five million Britons had to cancel their credit cards in 2015 as a result of cybercrime.
The technological advancements in 21st century have provided people with the access to top notch security tools such as smartphones, for their privacy.
Traditional biometrics are fingers and eyes. But there are many others including finger and hand geometry recognition (the 3D geometry of a finger), gait biometrics (your walking style), odour, vein, and even typing recognition.
The Biometrics in Banking and Payments seminar will reflect the trends and opportunities of biometrics in the financial market.
text Biometric Institute marks 15th anniversary
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:41:42 GMT
The Biometrics Institute has marked its 15-year anniversary by restating its commitment to promoting the responsible use of biometrics as an independent, international user group.
It’s supposed to take security to a whole new level: using fingerprints and handprints to access buildings and smartphones. But what happens when someone can use your fingerprint without you even realizing it?
text The Biometric Future of Banking
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:13:14 GMT
As the world becomes increasingly more digital, the number of passwords people have to manage is becoming a serious problem.
Senegal has become the first country in the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, to issue biometric ID cards to citizens.
text Mastercard Rolls out Biometric App
Fri, 7 Oct 2016 12:17:25 GMT
Mastercard has announced the European rollout of Identity Check Mobile, a new payment technology application that uses biometrics such as fingerprints or facial recognition to verify a cardholder’s identity.
The Bangladesh government is issuing national ID cards with biometric details to citizens this week following the inauguration of the Election Commission (EC)
A biometric sensor is a transducer, which converts the biometric input signal of its user into an electrical signal. In order to authenticate any biometric measurement, a biometric sensor is required to scan the user's fingerprint or voice or face in the hardware set.
text Moving From Passwords to Biometric Banking
Tue, 4 Oct 2016 15:42:00 GMT
As digital transformation continues across all industries, the need for an increasing number of passwords is becoming problematic.
Marketers have long been talking about the importance of personalisation, and many are now starting to make use of big data analytics as a way to personalise campaigns and generate positive results.
Advances in payment technology not only have the potential to improve payment security, but also user experience.
Verifone Systems, one of the U.S.’s largest makers of taxi meters, is giving the cab a 21st-century makeover.
This report analyses global biometrics technology market in order to provide in-depth information related global demand supply, technology and regional market trends.
Chase has quietly stopped asking for passwords for sensitive transfers on its mobile app, concluding that a fingerprint-scan is quite sufficient.
India could make it mandatory for tech giants like Apple and Google to develop products linking to its biometrics-backed unique ID project.
Today marked Apple’s annual September launch event, and the Cupertino company used the highly anticipated platform to launched three major products.
Today, more manufacturers of connected devices are looking at using biometrics for security reasons. They are using these new technologies to help protect your devices from hackers.
HSBC joins Mastercard in offering selfie verification - but is this biometric just a more risky, less secure gimmick?
Underlining the importance of biometric security as a factor in big banks’ battle with disruptive upstarts, Standard Chartered bank has launched an ambitious roll-out of biometric authentication systems this year for clients across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Global mobile biometrics market growth is forecast to be primarily driven by healthcare industry (EHRs, HIEs) and software segment along with support from growing demand for smart devices, government initiatives, and increasing penetration of e-commerce and mobile transactions.
text From the Fingerprint to Biometric Data
Thu, 1 Sep 2016 16:50:25 GMT
125 years ago an Argentinian criminologist systematically took fingerprints of prisoners. Today there is a wealth of biometric information which police officers can collect: DNA, sounds, pictures and data.
Using biometrics as a security mechanism, especially where mobile payments are concerned, is a great idea.
text Afghanistan planning biometric SIM system
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:02:53 GMT
Afghanistan’s telecommunications regulator wants to soon start linking biometrics to new SIM card registrations, to improve national security.
Samsung is considering bringing fingerprint and cardiac sensors to the Gear Fit and iris scanning to the Galaxy VR, if a newly revealed patent filing offers any indication.
text Qatari bank to launch biometric ATMs
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 13:03:01 GMT
Customers of the Commercial Bank of Qatar will soon have the chance to withdraw cash from ATMs via biometric scanning.
Measuring multiple biometric factors can help mitigate these accuracy issues.
Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia Wednesday agreed that the systematic exchange of biometric information like fingerprints on known militants and terror convicts is a key priority in the fight against terrorism.
Iris recognition was thrust into the limelight last week with the launch of Samsung's new flagship smartphone Galaxy Note7.
The Olympics is the best opportunity for athletes to step into the spotlight and showcase their skills.
Tokyo-based startup Liquid offers a payment system using a fingerprint, an alternative to mobile-payment systems with smartphones from Apple or Samsung.
Pakistan’s Safwat Ghayur Shaheed Memorial Children Hospital, at Haji Camp in Peshawar, now has a biometric attendance tracking system for staff.
Commercial Bank Qatar has announced plans to roll out a new technology that allows customers to access CBQ ATMs via finger vein scans.
Wed, 3 Aug 2016 14:25:46 GMT
According to a press release issued in Monrovia Monday, the ECOWAS Biometric Identification Card is used as work permit for ECOWAS Citizens working within the informal sector of Liberia.
No more waiting in long lines for the airport security check: a biometric scanning technology is here to make a traveler’s life much easier.
Portugal border control system has expanded its RAPID electronic biometric ID system to include a number of countries outside the European Union.
Visa, Mastercard, and the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA) have officially launched a biometric authentication standard.
Biometric technology is now available at all three Washington-area airports, to quickly verify a traveler’s identity as part of the security screening process.
In the not-too-distant future, your bank will be able to prevent fraud by learning how you type, your car will unlock when it senses the electrical activity of your heart and the security system at your office will recognize your facial features.
The world of biometrics has come a long way since the early days of fingerprint readers. In the ensuing decades there have been major changes in the approaches available, whether it be fingerprint, vein, iris, face or hand geometry, their accuracy and, crucially, the cost of deployment.
Brazilian consumers can now sign up to mobile and online only bank Neon by taking a selfie with their mobile phone.
Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg has advised passengers that systems at the airport operated by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has changed over to the Biometric system.
text Biometric POS revealed in Ghana
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:28:58 +0600
Payments solutions provider Ingenico Group plans to extend banking access to unbanked and underbanked populations in Ghana thanks to its biometric point of sale device.
FST Biometrics recently announced the famed hi-tech entrepreneur as the new chairman of its Board of Directors, hoping an innovative future for the successful and growing tech company
Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS), a Bank of Ghana subsidiary, is bringing biometric banking to the country’s underserved.
In offering an additional method of authentication, biometrics provide an extra factor of security.
While comfort and long battery life are pretty cool, a recent survey found that consumers most desire accuracy from their wearable devices.
Artificial Intelligence is a collection of technologies, powered by machine learning, big data and cloud, which enable IT systems to sense, comprehend, act and learn.
text Biometric screenings at RVNA start July 11
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:13:42 GMT
Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association will be offering weekly walk-in biometric health screenings on Mondays from 11 to 1 at RVNA offices beginning July 11.
Malaysia’s OCBC Bank has launched OCBC OneTouch banking app that leverages Apple’s Touch ID technology to give customers quicker access to the balances in their bank accounts, cards and investments.
text DHS issues call for biometric exit solutions
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:46:24 +0600
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a long-awaited request for information on a Biometric Exit Programme.
The biggest issue here is that the database will contain an enormous amount of biometric data about individuals who are not even suspected of wrongdoing.
The U.S. Department of Justice has proposed a new rule that would exempt the FBI Next Generation Identification system.
LG U+ announced the upcoming release of a new biometrics authentication platform designed to facilitate mobile transactions.
New visa requirements have made it harder for Chinese travelers to visit Europe, and Europe’s own luxury brands are paying the price.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) department announced June 13 that it had begun testing new data processes at airports that will capture biometric information on travelers leaving the United States.
Shadowy figures caught on CCTV could soon be identified by police, thanks to new technology capable of matching crime footage to images of people arrested previously.
Schools across the world, including in WA, are using biometric identification to monitor attendance and library books.
One major factor is cost, with technological and market advances having considerably reduced the expenses previously associated with biometric technologies.
Formula One is planning to add more cockpit cameras and gather biometric data from champion-ship drivers to provide a better understanding of accidents and improve safety.
Using your fingerprint to verify your identity is not only more secure than a password, there’s also no complex string of characters for you to forget or repeatedly mistype.
Within the next 10 years, traditional passwords will be dead as an authentication form, said Patrick Salyer, CEO of Gigya, a customer identity management provider.
Biometric authentication is already seeing rapid adoption within the consumer arena. For example, MasterCard and HSBC have recently announced the introduction of facial and voice recognition technology to authorize transactions.
Ghana's mission in South Africa has begun issuing biometric passports to Ghanaian citizens in that country.
Vinaya, the London tech startup that makes jewellery with inbuilt sensors, has announced the launch of a biometric band that can supposedly monitor your emotions.
More than half of US and UK consumers 52% prefer to log in to online accounts using modern authentication methods.
Biometrics could make shooters and horror games more interactive by adding more suspense or lowering accuracy.
When it was first enacted in 2008, BIPA was meant to prevent people’s personal biological information from being collected by technology companies.
LAMEA is one of the emerging markets in terms of adoption of biometric solutions in the banking sector.
IBT paid a visit to the FBI’s Biometric Technology Center and found a 360,000-square-foot office building sitting on a thousand acres of secure land, with a data center the size of a soccer field.
The Federal Government on Monday reiterated its resolve to alleviate poverty across the country with N5,000 using biometrics data collation.
a Texas credit union has turned to biometric authentication for employees at all nine of its branch locations.
One day film studios could forgo the cost of hiring A-list actors.
Eye spy biometric method is going to proceed in Jordan, though there are some concerns about security.
text Facial Recognition and the Future of Privacy
Wed, 18 May 2016 17:23:09 GMT
Facial recognition software is quickly becoming one of the most hotly contested fronts in the debate over online privacy.
text New biometric system uses human skull
Tue, 17 May 2016 13:23:04 GMT
Move over fingerprints, voice and iris scans, researchers have developed a new Google Glass-based biometric system which uses the skull to provide access to devices.
Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on the web this past week.
In many jurisdictions, biometric data is specially protected by law and regulations and needs careful handling and storage.
An embedded biometric module solution created by Precise Biomatch is now integrated in FPC-BM, and can be used for a wide array of things such as, access control, industry and healthcare, automotive, and Internet of Things (IoT).
SkullConduct uses the bone conduction speaker and microphone integrated into the eyewear computer and analyzes the characteristic frequency response of an audio signal sent through the user’s skull.
The startup has become the first social enterprise to join the Welsh Government’s Business Wales Accelerated Growth Program (AGP), a £20m service aimed at creating more than 10,000 jobs for Wales.
Analysts at Credence Research attribute this significant growth to the increasing adoption in both public as well as private sector.
A federal district court denies Facebook's request to dismiss a case that alleges that the social media giant violated Illinois biometric privacy laws with its photo-tagging feature.
Tens of thousands of British tourists heading to the US have been warned that they risk being turned away from flights to the country unless they hold the latest biometric passports.
text Biometric Conference 2016 in London
Thu, 5 May 2016 15:31:03 GMT
Biometric Conference 2016 is going to be held in London, UK. It will provide great practical advice, tips and solutions on using biometrics technology for managing identity and increasing efficiency within government and commercial / financial applications.
And while such incidents are rare today, they could become more prevalent as law enforcement authorities look to use smartphone data to solve criminal cases and gain information on suspects
"Such acts of lawlessness perpetrated by individuals whose sole motive is to disrupt the ongoing registration exercise cannot be countenanced", the EC said in a statement.
Strap in, because your brain is going for a biometric identification ride. A technique that can tell people apart by their unique "brainprints" is reported to be 100 percent accurate.
The fate of the much-awaited national identity card project is uncertain after French company Safran SA’s decision to sell Morpho Security
text Biometric SIM registration declared legal
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:42:35 GMT
In Bangladesh, the High Court yesterday declared the ongoing biometric SIM registration with fingerprints legal.
Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has directed universities and constituent colleges to capture biometric data of all students within the next 120 days.
Economists are urging the Zimbabwe government to install biometric attendance controls at civil service offices, to cut the public wage bill and improve productivity.
text Govt urged to undertake biometric payroll
Fri, 8 Apr 2016 15:42:43 GMT
Stakeholders in the labour industry have implored Government to undertake a biometric payroll registration of the civil service to weed out alleged ghost workers.
A new survey by the Consumer Technology Association reveals people are increasingly comfortable with governments using technologies like voice or facial recognition, even for surveillance.
The story of how the FBI finally tracked down notorious fugitive Lynn Cozart, using its brand-new, $1 billion facial recognition system, seems tailor-made to disarm even the staunchest of skeptics.
India's biometric database notched up one billion members on Monday, April 4, as the government sought to allay concerns about privacy breaches in the world's biggest such scheme.
In a first for any domestic bank, small-sized lender DCB Bank has started an Aadhaar-based ATM usage facility wherein a customer can transact using his biometric details instead of the PIN.
Bank of Montreal, Canada’s fourth largest lender, said on Wednesday that it had launched the first biometric corporate card program in Canada and the United States in partnership with Mastercard.
Earlier this week, the Minister had requested an extension of the pilot until December 31, 2016 to better learn the issues since he is relatively new in the job.
text Biometric attendance norms for medics
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 10:44:30 GMT
The officials said there are issues of power cut in many villages. At many PHCs the biometric systems are not working and hence they were worried about their salaries. Currently, they were not getting salaries on time, which get delayed by two to three months.
The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, more commonly known as the Atlanta airport, is seeking to impose mandatory fingerprint-based background checks on unlicensed taxi services such as Uber and Lyft.
The Movement for Digital Rights slammed the admission by a lawyer for the Biometric Database Authority, as proof that validated its attack on the entire new biometric database idea as exposing citizens to a new level of invasion of their privacy rights.
He said that government was determined to checkmate ghost workers syndrome in its public service, adding that the verification would commence from the beginning of April.
State Minister for Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology Tarana Halim on Thursday called upon the subscribers to complete their biometric SIM registration by April 30.
A legal adviser to the PM’s Office acknowledged that possibility of information leaking from the country’s biometric population database couldn’t be ruled out, but said it was not a pressing concern.
Major Bangladesh telecoms operator Grameenphone has reached 23 million biometric verifications for SIMs under a government-backed programme.
In India, calls for strict privacy laws are growing after this week's passage of a measure that allows federal agencies access to biometric data of the nation's citizens, the world's largest such repository.
The court issued a rule to explain in a week as to why collecting the information of citizens through biometric registration of mobile phone SIMs should not be declared illegal.
Cops have been hacking into the Police National Computer (PNC) in order to illegally retain suspects’ biometric data, a report by the UK’s biometrics watchdog has revealed.
India has reportedly covered close to 80 percent of the country's population under the biometric based Aadhaar ID scheme.
Most of us are comfortable scanning our fingerprints to unlock our phones or gain access to an office, and companies like Facebook and MasterCard are scanning our faces for security. What’s next?
"The Electoral Commission has upgraded the Biometric Registration Kits (BVR Kits) for the impending limited voter registration and subsequent registration exercises."
Research on biometric tech has amped up, leading to mobile apps that read various unique-to-you body parts to help verify your identity, raising all kinds of security and privacy concerns
While enumeration and bio-metric identity cards of street hawkers have been completed in almost all the urban local bodies in the state, it is just Coimbatore corporation that has not completed the process yet.
The government will take punitive action against those who are spreading negative propaganda against biometric SIM registration, State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim has said.
A Supreme Court lawyer today served a legal notice seeking a halt to biometric registration for SIM cards of mobile operators claiming it violates privacy and has a potential malafide intention.
The main objective of the biometric database is to prevent the forging of identity cards and passports by criminals or terrorists seeking to assume other identities.
The Nigerian government has successfully removed nearly 24,000 workers from its payroll after a biometric audit was run.
Peru's recently-issued biometric passports will be also required for Peruvian citizens’ visa-free entry into the US, if a visa-waiver process consolidates, the Foreign Affairs Ministry affirmed.
Consumers are getting much more comfortable with biometric payments, based on information released this week by Visa and MasterCard
Businesses are opposing proposed legislation in Washington state that would ban commercial interests from collecting and selling personal biometric information without obtaining consent
Business groups are lining up in opposition to a bill in Washington state that would forbid commercial interests from obtaining or selling biometric information from individuals without their consent.
The Justice Ministry said Tuesday it will debut a new passport control system this fall at the earliest that will allow foreign visitors to register their biometric data with a mobile unit while they wait in line.
MasterCard has confirmed that it will launch biometric payments for UK consumers this summer, enabling them to pay online by using a fingerprint or taking a selfie.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is going high tech at the Otay Mesa Border Crossing, stepping up their testing of biometric technology.
The five private mobile operators saw their active connection numbers drop in January following the government move to make biometric verification mandatory for all subscribers.
The country’s immigration department announced this week that, starting in April, anyone entering or exiting Barbados will have to be fingerprinted
The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) is going to introduce biometric attendance system for the teaching and non-teaching staff of its 422schools.
Starting February 22, some foreign travelers leaving the United States via the Otay Mesa border crossing will have their facial photograph and iris image captured and compared with entry records
Some travelers leaving the United States via the Otay Mesa border crossing will undergo biometric identification scans as Customs and Border Protection officers begin testing new technology kiosks Thursday.
Some travelers leaving the United States via the Otay Mesa border crossing will undergo biometric identification scans as Customs and Border Protection officers begin testing new technology kiosks Thursday.
In a significant move, government today decided that no government employee would be paid salary until he or she has not enrolled under the Aadhar Based Biometric System.
The state government for Lagos in Nigeria has launched a biometric verification exercise for pensioners designed to prevent fraud and ensure welfare is reaching the elderly.
Senior officials in Bangladesh have launched a biometric database for prisoners that will store the data from 68 prisons across the country.
He said it was "absurd" that banks still relied on passwords and PINs to manage user access, and that it was "ridiculous" that SMS-based OTPs (one time passwords) were used to authenticate transactions.
Basing the assessment on three reports comprising its Biometrics for Financial Services series, the market research firm predicts that the market will reach a value of $11 billion by the year 2020.
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has said biometrics should be employed to prevent forged passports or other fake travel documents being used by terrorists.
text Bulgaria to launch biometric ID cards
Tue, 2 Feb 2016 16:42:52 GMT
Senior Bulgarian officials have confirmed that new ID cards will store biometric data and be usable as travel cards for European travel.
Mon, 1 Feb 2016 12:49:09 GMT
The biometric system is yet to be installed in the State police headquarters in Dehradun, India despite its need being stressed by many to improve the work culture that has assumed appalling proportions.
It’s a question more of us are asking our financial
The Singapore government will soon implement fingerprint scanning on all individuals entering the country, whether by land, sea, or air.
The Madras High Court in Chennai, India, will soon be outfitted with biometric access control.
The telecom operators are not fully cooperating with the government to ensure subscriber verification through biometric fingerprinting, State Minister for Telecom Tarana Halim said in a meeting at her office yesterday.
Uganda’s EC spokesperson Jotham Taremwa said that, "the deployment of the biometric verification mechanism at all polling stations across the country will significantly boost the credibility of the presidential, legislative and local elections."
"If Disneyland can do this, then the federal government ought to be able to do it," Sen. John Cornyn
text Feds install biometric facial readers at JFK
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 17:58:50 GMT
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency claims the biometric reader will add little to no delay to the entry process.
Indian officials have confirmed that the country plans to roll out solar-powered biometric hand-held devices to all its rural post offices for welfare distribution.
The use of biometrics such as fingerprint scanners on smartphones as a means of security is being embraced by the British public, according to new research.
Uganda's electoral commission plans to meet next week with representatives of the country's eight presidential candidates, political parties and stakeholders to explain its decision to use a biometric system to verify voters in the February 18 general election.
The World Bank has said that India’s biometrics-backed Aadhaar digital ID system should be studied by other countries as it is achieving inclusion and saving the government about $1 billion per annum.
A survey on Internet security by credit agency Experian has found that Brits increasingly trust biometrics for online safety
The use of biometrics such as fingerprint scanners on smartphones as a means of security is being embraced by the British public, according to new research.
Nigerian telecoms firm MTN Nigeria is offering users free minutes of use in exchange for them linking their SIM registration to biometric data.
In an obviously well-intentioned move but whose efficacy many experts aren't convinced about, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is introducing biometric attendance for teachers and students at 10 government schools in Idukki district.
More South Korean banks are planning to expand the use of biometric authentication systems in 2016 following a series of pilots.
Indian officials are working to expedite the issuance of biometric identification cards to fishing workers in the country’s coastal states.
text Biometric attendance at Virudhunagar DPO
Tue, 5 Jan 2016 14:48:33 GMT
As part of the e-governance initiative, Virudhunagar district police have introduced biometric attendance system for the ministerial staff.
Atom Bank – touted as the UK’s first bank designed for digital, offering easy and convenient banking via an app has deployed biometrics to ease the log-in process in the New Year.
If those individuals are not already in the database, the soldier will input their fingerprints, iris scans, and demographics into the Automated Biometric Information System (ABIS)
Over the past few weeks, the digital rights of Bangladeshi citizens have weathered multiple blows. Social media apps were blocked for over three weeks in November and December — and some continue to be inaccessible from inside the country.
The Department of Human Settlements has announced it will use biometric authentication for home ownership
Department of Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says as South Africa rolls out its pilot biometric capturing at four key ports of entry, security will be enhanced while easing the pressure on travellers, including those in transit.
The Obama administration’s intentions to welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year was met with the political whinging that’s been a hallmark of the last eight years.
South Africa’s efforts to introduce biometric screening at ports of entry are well underway, according to a new statement from Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.
The Bangladesh government is ready to start biometrics registration of mobile-phone SIM card holders on Wednesday December 16, reports The Independent.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced plans to begin collecting biometric data from non-U.S. citizens entering and exiting the country in early 2016.
According to the report, this explosive growth rate can be attributed to the increasing occurances of terrorism and the theft of crucial data and information, which have raised concerns about national and personal security.
Air New Zealand has introduced biometric baggage drop-off at the Auckland International Airport. The automated system work’s with the airline’s online check-in system and other self-service kiosks already in place.
MasterCard recently conducted a global survey that found that advances in biometric authentication technology is slowly shifting consumers away from using passwords for authenticating online purchases, according to a podcast by Secure ID News.
Wade Prince pulls out his iPhone and opens up his banking app. Instead of entering a password or pin, he looks into his phone’s front-facing camera, as if he were taking a selfie. He lines up his face in a window on the screen and within seconds he’s logged in.
The Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia is calling for standardized border security screening for all members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
The 2008 and 2013 elections were a replay of previous polls in which Zanu PF and Robert Mugabe again emerged victorious through rigging as usual. In a nutshell, elections in Zimbabwe are held under conditions that favor the incumbent.
Turkey will begin printing new passports in March, it was announced in a visit to Brussels by Ambassador Mehmet Samsar, the Director General for Consular Affairs at the Turkish Foreign Ministry, accompanied by Turkish EU Minister Volkan Bozkır.
The U.S. House of Representatives will take up a bill this week to tighten U.S. border control after last month's Paris attacks by toughening entry requirements for those traveling from "visa waiver" nations, a Republican leader said on Wednesday.
text Biometrics here to stay
Wed, 2 Dec 2015 14:15:19 GMT
Recent reports have shown that the biometrics industry is set to hit $44-billion by 2021, a sure indication that it is here to stay. GREG SARRAIL shares his predictions about biometrics for 2016 and beyond.
In the wake of the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13th, the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) is pushing for the implementation of biometric identification systems for refugee claimant screening
text 2015 Biometric Identification Award
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:16:31 GMT
The 2015 recipient of the FBI’s Biometric Identification Award (formerly known as the Latent Hit of the Year Award) is a member of Virginia’s Norfolk Police Department (NPD) who played a key role in the identification of a dangerous serial offender.
South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs is preparing to implement changes to its visa regulations which will include the introduction of biometric scanning at certain border posts, the government has announced. Its current aim is to have the new systems in place by the end of January.
he move of Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) to introduce biometric attendance monitoring system at government junior colleges has sparked a row with lecturers objecting to the decision. According to the lecturers, the decision to make attendance mandatory would lead to sharp rise in drop-out rates as a sizable number of the rural students toil in the agricultural fields to meet their educational needs.
The 2015 recipient of the FBI’s Biometric Identification Award (formerly known as the Latent Hit of the Year Award) is a member of Virginia’s Norfolk Police Department (NPD) who played a key role in the identification of a dangerous serial offender. Congratulations to Melvin Grover III, an investigator with the forensic section of the NPD’s detective division.
NEW DELHI: Fair price shops in the capital will be linked to biometric system by early next year, work for which has begun, essentially aimed at curbing corruption and irregularities in the Public Distribution System (PDS).
Sweden will propose at an EU meeting on Friday the introduction of biometric passport controls at the external borders of Europe's passport-free Schengen zone, the prime minister said, following the attacks in Paris that killed 129 people.
Sweden will propose at an EU meeting on Friday the introduction of biometric passport controls at the external borders of Europe's passport-free Schengen zone, the prime minister said, following the attacks in Paris that killed 129 people.
The CEO of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) said that Nigeria aims to enroll over 80 million Nigerians in its national biometric database by 2016, according to a report by This Day Live.
The registration and identification of asylum seekers arriving in the Netherlands is to be tightened up in the very short term, prime minister Mark Rutte said in a briefing to MPs on Tuesday. All asylum seekers will be searched, as will their baggage, on arrival, Rutte said. Everyone’s biometric details will also be included on a special register and police will have the power to check mobile phones and tablets for documents and other information.
Bangladeshi mobile network operators have started registering the biometric data of users. It’s part of a bid to stop criminal activity, with the country’s government having launched the idea after hearing allegations that criminals were registering mobile SIM cards under assumed names, or else simply not registering them.
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis has launched a pilot program called Identity Intelligence Biometrics (I2B) which is intended to apply an automated face and fingerprint biometric identification system to help identify known and suspected terrorists and "Special Interest Aliens" (SIAs) apprehended illegally crossing the borders into the US.
Cambodia’s electoral body has reported that a biometric voter registration pilot conducted in certain provinces has been a success. The National Election Committee announced yesterday that 14,000 people had been registered across 24 provinces since the pilot project began on November 1, reported the Phnom Penh Post.
South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has launched a pilot project in which it will capture and collect biometric data at various international airports across the country, according to a report by Daily Travel & Meetings.
Britain’s Home Office has warned in a study that authorities could face constant and frequent demands for DNA and biometric information matching if the UK signs up to an EU crime database.
At Wells Fargo, corporate users of its Commercial Electronic Office (CEO) platform for mobile have a lot to handle when it comes to authentication: multiple passwords that change every 60 days, hard tokens, pins – and that’s just for one bank.
CNP fraud has more than doubled in the U.K. and Canada following the EMV migration, spiked more than 200% in Australia. The uptick is logical given that counterfeiters will always find another channel to display their fraud talents.
Reporting on conference trends, Investorideas.com asserts that "biometric technology was a key topic in many of the panel sessions," and was "incorporated into many of the exhibiting technologies."
Iris-scanning technology has changed how the U.N. has distributed $120 million in aid to almost 2 million refugees across the Middle East, according to Andrew Harper of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Fingerprint biometric technology matches the fingerprint scan of an individual with the database to identify and verify an individual based on features such as arch, whorl, and loop. Pattern-based algorithms are used to match an individual’s fingerprint against the database. With advances in technology, AFIS was introduced in 1986, which is being used by a number of law enforcement agencies to identify a criminal.
The government has launched a biometric registration exercise for members of the civil services and disciplined services medical scheme. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
RightPatient® will offer a free webinar on September 10, 2015 covering accurate patient identification and patient data integrity in healthcare. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Could we soon see the use of biometric identification management more frequently in our vehicles? How will this change impact your vehicle?
Using biometric fingerprint technology, school caterers or K-12 food service operators can not only simplify and speedup the school lunch line payment procedure, but can also eliminate lunch line fraud and stop bullying. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
To inculcate the habit of punctuality among employees, biometric system of attendance will be installed in Raipur Medical College Hospital wards. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Biometric banking systems are now an important solution to secure transactions and prevent identity theft and fraud. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Russia might begin obligatory fingerprinting for vacationers from European nations which needs European vacationers’ fingerprints once they apply for Russian visa. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Australia's Parliament has passed a law that will make it possible to collect biometric data, from citizens and visitors alike, at the nation's borders. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is seeking to begin a program to collect iris and facial images and other biometric information on non-U.S. citizens entering and exiting the country. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
text MHA to setup criminal fingerprint database
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:51:15 GMT
The home ministry has decided to establish a national fingerprint database of nearly 2.8 million convicts to aid in the speedy identification of criminals and investigation of crimes across the country. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, India has implemented biometric border control technology to become the nation’s first airport to provide a completely paper-less e-boarding solution. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The Australian Senate has passed new legislation to strengthen the country’s biometrics system. The bill permits the government to collect the biometric data of children as young as 10 without acquiring parental consent. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Kyrgyzstan plans to debut the use of a biometric registration program in the parliamentary election, specifically the use of fingerprints to verify identity before voting. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The Indian government has voted in favor of international efforts to establish a biometric card system for all seafarers, saying it will boost anti-fraud and anti-terror initiatives. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
text MPD files for biometric technology
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:28:07 GMT
The Memphis Police Department is adding biometric technology to five of its precincts and a new General Investigation Bureau in South Memphis. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The Government of Sri Lanka has decided to obtain fingerprints as biometric data of applicants when issuing Passports and will begin the process to issue biometric passports from Monday. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
text Sihala first to employ biometric system
Fri, 7 Aug 2015 11:52:35 GMT
The Punjab Police College in Sihala has become first police institution in the country to introduce biometric systems, abolishing the 60-year old manual system. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
text FBI wants mobile biometric app for Android
Thu, 6 Aug 2015 10:47:58 GMT
The FBI has released a draft request for quotations for a five-year contract to build a software solution to capture biometrics on Android-based devices. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Barcelona’s El Prat Airport has deployed biometric border controls featuring facial and fingerprint recognition in a bid to accelerate passenger throughput.
Japan has granted Kyrgyzstan a host of biometric tech to assist in a biometric registration project it has launched for citizens. They will donate a range of equipment to the State Registration Service and the Central Election Commission.
As part of its efforts to root out ragging the administration is planning to introduce biometric system in all departments, offices, hostels, and mess. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Sabah chief minister welcomed the federal government's decision to improve and expand the implementation of the biometric system to resolve the problem of illegal immigrants in Sabah. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Traditional student attendance record systems are time consuming and ineffective. Using biometrics is a more useful tool to easily and effectively track and manage student time and attendance. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have signed a new agreement that allows the organisations to share biometric data. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has revealed that it will pilot the collection of biometric and biographic information on selected flights.
text Biometric attendance for jr colleges in Pune
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:33:12 GMT
The deputy director of education, Pune, has issued a notice making it mandatory to install biometric attendance system for jr colleges to curb absenteeism. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
text Govt clamps down on doctor absenteeism
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:58:48 GMT
The government has launched an initiative named Hello Doctor to ensure doctors’ attendance in the state-run hospitals and other healthcare facilities around the country. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Abia State Government says it has saved N160 million from ghost workers following the introduction of biometric staff audit of all public servants in the state. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Forever 21, a popular American clothing retailer, is implementing an M2SYS's biometric time and attendance tracking system. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The biometric SIM registration exercise was a welcome development. It caused governments in the African region to adopt accurate, cost effective, secure and robust biometric systems. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Biometric technology can increase the efficiency of payroll processing systems by providing undisputed employee time and attendance records for more efficient and accurate payroll processing. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Uganda’s electoral commission on Wednesday plans to begin publicly displaying its voters list. The electoral body would be using new biometric measures to prevent irregularities such as vote rigging during polling. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
text Zec urged to introduce biometric voting
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:56:58 GMT
THE Election Resource Centre (ERC) has called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to introduce the biometric voting system as a way of bringing efficiency and transparency in its administration of elections. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
text Jamaica to roll out national ID system
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:13:17 GMT
Jamaica is expected to finally conduct a complete roll-out of the biometric National Identification System for Jamaicans and other residents by 2020. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
THE cross-border initiative program of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) may begin to bear fruit next year as the community has planned to issue biometric cards in January 2016. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The Delhi government is considering the implementation of an Aadhaar-enabled biometric attendance system in its hospitals to track the time and attendance of doctors and medical staff.
Biometric integration with "Point of Sale" (POS) solution will bring much more accuracy and security by preventing employee theft, buddy punching and payroll fraud.
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department has decided to equip its deputies with mobile facial recognition technology to identify people whom they encounter in the field.
Biometrics might be the future of security in cyberspace, but in India, a non-profit is using the technology to help health workers fight tuberculosis (TB). Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Punjab government wanted to make policing more effective and had introduced a number of new gadgets and devices for the purpose. The biometric devices would help verify fingerprints with the National Database. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has revealed details of a biometric system it has deployed in Thailand to register Myanmar refugees. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
text Indian bank launches biometric car loans
Wed, 1 Jul 2015 14:51:22 GMT
India’s second-largest private sector lender, HDFC Bank, has launched a new loan range that simply requires that a customer submit biometric details before their application for a loan is considered. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Biometric time clock increases employee productivity and generates time and overhead cost savings and create concrete audit trails for employee workforce management time and attendance. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Delhi state government has ordered all its hospitals to ensure their staff reports on time. All hospitals will have biometric attendance systems," the health minister said. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is urging Malaysia’s government to let it introduce a biometric identity card to refugees fleeing from neighboring Myanmar. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Kaduna State government has begun a biometric verification pilot for all civil servants in an effort to provide the government with an accurate record, as well as a means of cleaning up its payroll. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
By integrating biometrics with your membership management system, you can create efficiency and establish a concrete audit trail. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Australian Federal Government agency, CrimTrac, is putting the call out to market for a new biometric identification system that can recognise fingerprints, palm, footprints and facial images. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Government law enforcement agencies will soon be sharing fingerprint and ballistic data to strengthen the campaign against crime in Philippines. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
text Know Your Customer (KYC) with Biometrics
Sun, 21 Jun 2015 11:41:07 GMT
Biometrics will help banks to maintain accurate customer identities and effective Know Your Customer (KYC) management to prevent fraud and regulatory fines. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is developing a biometric travel card which citizens can simply "swipe" to travel between the nations. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The Stephens County Commissioners awarded a bid for a $23,370 fingerprint machine with updated software for the Stephens County Sheriff’s office Monday. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Leicestershire Police placed facial recognition cameras around Derby’s Download Festival this weekend. Captured images were then compared with mugshots of criminal suspects from across Europe. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Membership management based organizations are moving to biometrics for member identification due to its convenience, affordability, and security features. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
US Marines have introduced a portable biometrics solution to the South Korean Marines. Soldiers are able to perform facial, fingerprint and iris recognition on any unknown people they come across. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Peruvian telecommunications services regulator Osiptel announced that operators will be required to biometrically verify the identity of new customers who are activating a prepaid phone. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Australia will continue to use biometrics to ensure immigration and citizenship security issues are as well protected as they can be, the country’s Immigration Minister has confirmed. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
HDFC Bank, second largest private sector lender in the country, will use biometrics technology to disburse automobile loans in 30 minutes.
The Nigeria Police will change the process of vehicle registration from the analogue Central Motor Registry to a digital biometric system. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Considering key features like quality, standards, usability and compatibility will help you to choose the best biometric scanner for your needs. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
text Canada begins biometric screening
Sun, 7 Jun 2015 10:19:09 GMT
Prime Minister announced an injection of $312.6 million for expanding the existing biometric program for all foreign nationals entering Canada on a visa by 2018 to combat terror threats. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Biometric technology has become a mainstream technology in 2015 by opening availability to more people for daily use. Does this mean that our privacy is even more at risk from snoopers, hackers, and identity thieves? Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
text DHS Testing Biometric Border Screening
Thu, 4 Jun 2015 11:07:37 GMT
United States of America’s border control agency is testing out a new biometric screening system at the Washington Dulles International Airport. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
University of Kashmir (KU) has introduced the biometric smart card attendance system to ensure punctuality of teaching and non-teaching staff.
text UNHCR Adopts Biometric Tracking
Mon, 1 Jun 2015 13:51:10 GMT
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has made the decision to use biometrics to track refugees displaced by war. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The Sindh government will launch a biometric system for the police next month, under which criminals from all over Karachi will be documented by collecting their fingerprints, photographs and personal and crime histories. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The state government of Maharashtra, India is set to implement biometric identification system at fair-price shops in an effort to prevent the bootlegging of goods. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The growing need for superior levels of security giving birth of new trends in biometric technology. Look at the latest industry trends. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
text Police stations to get biometric readers
Tue, 26 May 2015 11:01:43 GMT
All police stations in Punjab are being given biometric readers to check whereabouts of people not possessing their Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs). Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
UID (Unique Identification) program provides India’s citizens a unique national identity to help improve the delivery of government services. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Australian law enforcement agencies have come together to support a new plan to build a national facial recognition database that will compares faces against images on passports, visas and driver’s licences as an anti-organized crime tool. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Biometric scanners are often repeatedly touched by multiple users which, with concerns over hygiene, can sometimes be an issue in the field of biometric technology. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The increasing use of biometric smart gates to improve airport security will continue at a rapid pace in the future. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Standard Bank is taking baby steps towards biometrics as the bank has updated its application with fingerprint technology. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Microsoft plans to replace passwords with biometric authentication in their upcoming windows 10 operating system. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The government will provide AU$50 million to the new border protection service. A further AU$164.8 million will go toward the nation’s immigration department for the complete redesign and build of new IT platforms for travellers’ biometric data and visa information. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The Department of Homeland Security announced that the Customs and Border Protection will update personal information categories in the Border Crossing Information System of Records to include the capture of various biometric data including digital fingerprints, photographs and iris scans at the border. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Election Commission (EC) chairman has said that a previously touted biometric system could prevent election irregularities that occurred last week. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Choosing the right biometric modality for your unique requirements is a key strategy to ensure accuracy, usability, and success of the deployment. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Police in Hyderabad are looking to implement a facial recognition system to work with CCTV surveillance feeds. The system will be used to identify criminals and possible terrorists. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Hand geometry identification is a rather popular technology in certain circles and industries, due to its robust implementation. It has several advantages over other technologies. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Major Nigerian banks say that a biometric Bank Verification Number initiative that has been implemented by the central bank will cut down on foreign exchange fraud. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
he International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched a biometric verification process for internally displaced people during food assistance in displacement sites in North Kivu province in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Speech recognition (aka "voice biometrics") is a rising biometric modality for identification in a host of settings. These programs allow users to control computer functions such as opening files and folders with voice commands. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
UK hotel group Yotel has rolled out a biometric time and attendance system for staff at three of its airport hotels to help management effectively manage the payroll process. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The growing use of biometric identification management technology will inevitably touch all of our lives as scientists continue to make more breakthroughs in their instruments and algorithms. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Arig Bank of Mongolia has started using finger vein biometrics for customer authentication. The systems are now being used to authenticate almost 400,000 customers. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Biometric border control systems are being deployed all around the world to improve security and enhance the travel experience. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
text Govt to verify Afghan refugees’ SIMs
27 Apr 2015 8:27:58 GMT GMT
Pakistan government is planning to bring all Afghan refugees’ SIMs under biometric system on the cards issued to them by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
UK telecoms firm TalkTalk has revealed that it will be introducing voice biometric security at its contact centres to speed up customer support. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Facial recognition biometrics has evolved from imagination to reality in a matter of decades. The rising use of facial recognition for airport security is improving border control security around the globe. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
text US praises biometric vote in Nigeria
23 Apr 2015 14:50:06 GMT GMT
Senior US officials have praised the biometric voting process used in Nigeria’s recent election while warning that any Nigerians accused of either disrupting the vote will face visa restrictions. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
text Kenya to launch biometric passport
22 Apr 2015 07:23:18 GMT GMT
Kenyan officials confirmed over the weekend that the country’s biometric-based ePassport will be launched in November. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
There are myriad reasons for replacing passwords with biometric identification, let’s take a look at some of them. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The state government has decided to link all ration shops in Mumbai and suburban Thane district with a biometric system by November with a view to check irregularities in the public distribution system (PDS). Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
To ensure high-quality service, every cab operator should deploy a biometric-based driver tracking system to verify the identity of taxi cab drivers. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The UN’s High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has launched a biometric registration process for some 245,000 Rwandan refugees living in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Civil liberties organizations are increasingly expressing concerns over the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) biometrics database.
Capitec Bank will use fingerprint and photographic assets it obtained when a customer opened a bank account against the Home Affairs database. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Police in Gloucestershire are trialing two mobile fingerprint devices to combat people giving them false details at the roadside. One of the devices is linked to the immigration database. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Saudi Arabia is set to introduce a fleet of new patrol cars with sophisticated new technology to identify people by their fingerprints and number plates. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
There is proposal of a biometric system for the phone facility. Every inmate will use this biometric identity at the time of using the phone. The call will be recorded and detailed record of the calls made will also be kept. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
To ensure that grants disbursed by it reach the needy, the Maharashtra state government will initiate biometric records of all NGO run orphanages. There are 42 state run children homes and 1,100 NGO run homes for orphans, which are aided by the state. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The success of a biometric system for your business depends largely on how much thought & consideration was put into planning it. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
South Africa has this week launched a biometric time and attendance system in its parliament which the parliament says will improve records. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Medical identity theft fastest growing problem in America, increasing numbers of thieves are stealing peoples identity via medical and personal records. Healthcare Technology News - Curated by RightPatient.com
Police in the UK city of Liverpool are replacing a paper-based bail system with a biometric process, saying that biometrics will save money and cut breaches of bail condition. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
To weed out ineligible beneficiaries and to ensure timely disbursement of Aasara pensions, Ranga Reddy district officials are planning to take up a social audit and introduce biometric system. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
It will now be mandatory for all individuals who are registering or naturalising as a British Citizen to submit their biometric information as part of their application. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Voting is expected to commence as scheduled in Abuja after the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) overcame a delay in the commencement of the accreditation exercise. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The South African Parliament will start using a biometric attendance system in the next term, when its members return from the constituency period. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
US Customs recently released facial recognition pilot program is the first of three biometrics programs that the agency is set to launch and deploy at the Mexican border. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The city police will soon rely on biometrics, and not just fingerprints, to ascertain if a suspected person is a criminal. Using a facial recognition application, photographs, sketches and images from CCTV footage will be matched with the photographs of the criminals that are already updated in the police’s criminal database. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
text India to have complete biometric of voters
23 Mar 2015 14:52:13 GMT GMT
India is set to become the first country in the world to have biometric data and no duplicacy in the voters' list after linking of Aadhaar card with voter identity card. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
UN has provided human resource registration and management skills training to a team of Somali Custodial Corps. The human resources database registers all the details of employed staff and bio-metrically identifies them through fingerprints and retina scans of both eyes. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The United States’ Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has launched a pilot project at airports that will see facial recognition technology used to verify passengers identities. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Oman has revealed that it is deploying a biometric border management system in the same week its police reported plans to develop a biometric law enforcement database. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Learn more about biometrics and biometric identification technology on the M2SYS corporate blog covering news on the industry, fingerprint biometrics and more. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The United Arab Emirates is set to become one of the most technically advanced countries when it comes to border control with biometric e-gates. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Biometric technology is entering the workplace in the Netherlands. Temporary employment bureau Tempo Team makes 20,000 ‘verification’ checks a week at different companies. Scanning fingerprints simplifies administration processes and gives a snapshot view of how many people are on duty. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
text Biometric Food Rationing in Venezuela
12 Mar 2015 12:50:11 GMT GMT
Venezuelan President announced Venezuela would install nearly 20,000 fingerprint scanners at supermarkets across the country that will control the amount of food people will be purchasing.Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Singapore’s OCBC and the Netherland’s ING became the latest two banks to launch biometric mobile banking apps, underlining the broadening geographic spread of banks adopting the biometric technology.Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, (PTAD) has introduced a biometric data capturing method which according to the institution would provide a more reliable and comprehensive database of pensioners. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Venezuela will begin installing 20,000 fingerprint scanners at supermarkets nationwide in a bid to stamp out hoarding and panic buying, which the government blames for long lines and widespread shortages of basic goods. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
To eliminate corruption and irregularities in the public distribution system (PDS) in the state, ration cards as well as all the rationing shops in the state would be linked with biometric system and the aadhaar cards. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Kenya is set to launch biometric driving licenses which also store driver data by this summer. The biometric licenses will store fingerprint and facial data as well as ID numbers and details of any traffic violations. Traffic police will also be given equipment to read the licences. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Kenya is set to launch biometric driving licenses which also store drivers fingerprint and facial data as well as ID numbers and details of any traffic violations. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Patna University officials, teachers and non-teaching staff will now have to strictly adhere to their office timings as the university is set to introduce biometric attendance recording system soon. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Schools are implementing a new type of student tracking software backed by cloud based biometric technology that can track student attendance in real time. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Biometrics offers a more secure and accurate method of individual identification over more traditional forms of ID such as personal identification numbers (PINs), plastic ID cards, or passwords which are more susceptible to theft and abuse. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Hooters tested multi-modal biometric POS systems in several of their locations among 452 restaurants worldwide to prevent theft, improve productivity and monitor time and attendance. Hooters needed a biometric enabled POS system that could help alleviate these issues. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru received and installed new equipment employed for electronic validation of passports. The new equipment has the ability to scan entire identification document pages and has biometric technology allowing it to read electronic passports containing chips. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Tanzania's electoral commission began to register voters through the biometric voter registration (BVR) system for an upcoming constitutional referendum. The commission is well prepared to successfully register all Tanzanians who are entitled and have qualifications for registration. Latest Biometric Technology Industry News - Curated by M2SYS.com
Foreign travelers to the EU will have to be fingerprinted and have their photos taken as the bloc decided to tighten controls to prevent terrorism. The new "smart borders" system will apply to "even those from countries with a visa-waiver agreement.
The Civil Registry and Migration Department said all new ID cards issued to Cypriot citizens would be biometric. The change to the migration law would be published in the official government gazette.
Whip, in a senate memorial, asks the New Mexican secretary of state to study the advantages of using iris recognition, fingerprint and other biometric measures to prevent potential voter fraud in state elections.
The Centre is likely to complete the biometric software installation for Immigration, Visa and Foreigners’ Registration & Tracking (IVFRT) in 116 Indian missions abroad by March 2017. The project will secure and integrat service delivery framework to facilitate legitimate travellers.
Washington plans to boost the number of biometrics-backed, automated passport control kiosks. 340 more APCs will be installed and that paper customs systems will be replaced by new technology that allows passport and customs information to be entered on mobile devices.
Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) under the aegis of the Bankers’ Committee have stepped up the biometric registration of customers across the country in the effort to reduce the rising cases of banking related frauds in the country.
The Hawaii State Capitol has installed a biometric access control system that grants authorized personnel access to the building after-hours. The biometric authentication system reads the veins of the authorized individual’s finger to provide access to the building. Additionally, the same system will apply to the House of Representatives.
Employers, trades unions and government met this week at the International Labor Organization in Geneva, where they discussed how implementing upgrades to sailors’ identity documents (SIDs) would improve shore leave opportunities.
The Department of Homeland Security is seeking $65.8 million for the first phase of development of a new biometric verification system, according to a fiscal year 2016 Budget Request. The new system will have improved detection capabilities, more efficient processing, and improved scalability.
Time theft is widely considered as a great obstacle of employee productivity and profit maximization in the industry. Biometric attendance system in the workforce management has great potential not only to combat time theft of employees but also to increase productivity and profits.
Plans by India’s Election Commission to link new voter identity cards with the biometrics-backed Aadhar id databse are taking shape. The plan is to synchronise the systems by the end of 2015.
The six-nation GCC is working on an integrated biometric database that would allow the nations to share their country’s respective biometric data. The database, which will include data on all expats who have violated civil and criminal laws or been convicted or deported, is designed to prevent any convicted expatriate workers from re-entering a Gulf country if there is proof of their criminal involvement in their previous country of residence.
Multi-modal biometrics are actually a fusion of unimodal biometrics designed to overcome the problems a single modality may cause. Advantages of multimodal biometric systems are going to push back the limitations of unimodal biometric for human identification.
The Kenyan government has implemented biometric registration for all citizens aged 12 and older, which should help prevent the duplication and mismanagement of funds for social services. It would be issuing citizens biometric identification cards connected to a national database to prevent the widespread use of bogus identification documents which has contributed to crimes such as human trafficking.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman met Chief Election Commissioner on Monday and forwarded the demand of forming two task forces. One task force should be dedicated to derive ways that would grant overseas Pakistani’s their due right to vote and the other to bring biometric voting system to counter rigging in future.
Abu Dhabi and US customs authority have all set to give early customs clearance to all US-bound passengers flying from Abu Dhabi as the new kiosks enable passengers to submit their travel documents, biometric data and customs declaration prior to speaking to a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer. The process has been greatly enhanced by the introduction of automated passport control kiosks which allow passengers to pass through border controls quickly.
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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to lease a voter verification system (VVS) with biometrics technology for the 2016 national elections.
The Punjab government is installing biometric system at all hospitals across the province to check attendance to ensure delivery of better healthcare to the masses.
A Nigerian government minister has unveiled plans for the entire population to be put on a biometric database to fight crime and the growing threat from Islamist militants. According to him building a national data infrastructure is the only way to stop the Boko Haram terrorists.
A plan to put a Las Vegas-style club in North Park Mall was approved by the Oklahoma City Planning Commission. To enforce high-end security, they are planning to use Servall Biometric Identity Scanners, which takes pictures of every club patron.
The Department of Homeland Security this summer plans to roll out iris and facial recognition services to the U.S. Border Patrol. The service will be able to share images with the FBI's massive multibiometric system, according to DHS officials.
UNHCR began piloting a biometric registration system at the Dzaleka refugee camp in Mali in early 2014 in which it has been collecting fingerprints, iris scans and photographs of refugees.
Biometric system will be installed at borders in order to strengthen checking. The biometric system will be installed at 300 points on Pakistan’s borders with both Afghanistan and Iran to keep vigil on people entering the country.
The increased use of biometrics for individual identification is bound to touch everyone's life as a replacement for antiquated passwords, PINs, and ID cards.
The education department is gearing up to implement the Uttarakhand High Court’s orders to install biometric devices in the schools of the State. The HC while hearing this case had earlier ordered to install these machines in the colleges of the state to ensure teaching of 180 days in an academic session.
Hong Kong plans to spend US $387 million to upgrade citizen ID cards.The storage capacity on the chip will be increased so that a higher resolution photo can be stored on it. The government can then use facial recognition to read and verify the image on the chip.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will start conducting fingerprint-based background checks on owners of durable medical equipment, home health and hospice contractors who submit claims to Medicare. Fingerprints will be passed on to the FBI to compile background histories.
Banks’ younger customers are increasingly happy to use biometric security like fingerprints and facial recognition, rather than passwords when making payments or taking cash out of an ATM. One major factor is that 79 per cent believe it will be quicker than current security systems. Younger customers also believe biometrics will be more secure than traditional passwords.
SA Police officers could scan and match images of suspected offenders’ faces against their databases in a matter of seconds in the latest technological advancement to fighting crime. Police have issued a tender to develop the facial-recognition software, which would be accessible to officers on the frontline as well as in the office.
The Tema Port has introduced an electronic and biometric identification card to improve the automation level in manning security at the Port. The gating system has also been modernized for electronic screening of all trucks and containers.
Malaysia's Ministry of Home Affairs has revealed plans to issue a biometric identification card to more than two million foreign workers to make it easier for local authorities to track down illegal immigrants. The card will be color-coded according to a an employee’s sector of work, and will be embedded with a chip containing the his or her employment details and biometric thumbprint.
The House passed legislation Jan. 14 to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of fiscal 2015. The bill provides for 21,370 border patrol agents – a record high for the agency – as well as 23,775 Customs and Border Protection officers. DHS will also receive additional funding to test a biometric mobile application for people leaving the country.
The USAA announced it will soon enable stateside members to log into their accounts through mobile devices using biometric recognition. The move makes USAA the first U.S. financial institution to offer facial and voice recognition on a mobile app to protect users from fraud and identity theft.
DHS appropriations bill released on 9 January allocates US$3 million in funding for testing of a biometric exit app that would be used by Customs and Border Protection. The funding will be used for a biometric exit mobile application demonstration at two airports.
Turkey has provided some 1.5 million Syrian refugees with biometric IDs. The identity registrations include fingerprints and personal data, which will also be used in the provision of aid, job offers, education, and social opportunities to displaced people. The database will also be used to mark those who are involved in crime.
Ukraine will start issuing biometric passports and 2.5 million documents of this kind will be issued every year. As they meet the basic European standards and are one of the key requirements for Ukrainians to be able to travel to EU countries without visas.
A recent court order that forced an iPhone user to provide their biometric credentials in order to unlock their phone is shaping the future of how biometrics will be treated by the U.S. judicial system.
Police in Balochistan, Pakistan are planning on installing a biometrics system at its arsenal depot to more effectively monitor the issuance of arms and ammunition.
Biometric identification is to be made mandatory for those buying subsidized grains, sugar and kerosene from fair price shops in Maharashtra in order to cut out fraud. The experiment in three tehsils of Pune, Sangli and Jalgaon districts had shown that it reduced consumption of grains by almost 30%.
A biometric time-keeping scheme introduced for India’s central government employees last September has already contributed to a significant rise in attendance. An analysis of the last three months since the Aadhaar enabled Biometric Attendance System was implemented shows that employees are spending nearly 20 minutes extra in office every day.
A success story for the community – live scan fingerprinting technology introduced to the New Glasgow Regional Police detachment. The process verifies whether someone has had a record suspension for sexual offences. It has reduced wait times from months to weeks for the hundreds of requests they receive each year.
The South Australian Police will invest $1.5 million on facial recognition technology that will enable officers to scan images of suspected offenders against their existing databases, either from a mobile device or desktop computer.
Introduction of the Aadhar-enabled biometric attendance system for 47,000 central government staffers has resulted in each of them spending 20 minutes more on an average in office daily. It works out to an additional workforce of almost 1,900 employees every day.
The ANSES social security agency has announced retirees and pensioners will have to register their fingerprints digitally in order to collect their payrolls. Banks will be in charge of taking the biometric data of beneficiaries as well as of their representatives who have been authorized to collect their money.
The biometric punching system is being installed at the medical colege to ensure the attendance of staff at various departments in the office.
Banks want to implement the biometric verification of customers, linking them to the Aadhaar database, in a phased manner. The move, if implemented, would enable biometric authentication of debit cards at PoS (point of sale) terminals as well in ATMs.
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West African country Ghana has revealed plans to upgrade its biometric passports. The current biometric passports issue by the passport office will soon be ungraded to chip embedded passports to allow for easy transmission of data from the passport onto a computer for verification.
Parliament urged the government to expedite the process of tabling electoral reforms as lack of quorum derails debates. To address the problem, parliament is now working on a biometric electronic device with which MPs will be able to clock in and out of assembly and committee sessions.
The Food and Consumer Affairs department has decided to automatize the operations of all the Fair Price Shops (FPS) and put in place the facility of biometric authentication of beneficiaries before disbursing ration. There will be facility of biometric authentication of beneficiaries before disbursing ration.
SINGLE sign-on is a biometric identification management system that allows end-users to use their biometric credentials in place of a password, token, or personal identification number (PIN) as a secure method of system or database access.
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Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC) has installed the biometric system so that action could be taken against ghost employees besides ensuring the attendance of college staff. Through this latest biometric system the identity of employee along with thumb impression and face recognition could be done.
Radio fleet taxi operators are introducing biometric verification of drivers to have a better understanding about their background and to ensure better passenger safety. Meru Cabs has deployed a simple app on Android phone, integrated to a fingerprint scanner or an iris scanner, which connects to the Aadhaar database.
Tunisian officials have revealed that the country will launch an electronic ID card and move to biometric passports by the end of 2016. A budget for the financing of the projects had already been allocated. Neighbouring Algeria began issuing biometric passports containing an electronic chip with information about the holder in 2012.
Major stadium projects in African countries are mulling the introduction of biometric turnstiles and ticketing system to counter hooliganism, ticket touting and other security issues. Francistown Stadium in Botswana plans to included a biometric ticketing system.
New York City officials announced it will use face recognition software to curb identity fraud regarding the city’s new municipal ID program. The ID card will feature an embedded hologram, city seal and black-and-white “ghost" photo to further prevent identity fraud.
Introduction of bio-metric ATM machines can help bring down digital crimes that have plagued the nation's banking system, putting depositors' protection in peril. Bankers need to shield banks from being ruined by technology-driven frauds and forgery. Deputy Managing Director of Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd said biometric ATMs are more protective than the current version.
Polish banks have until January 31, 2015 to ensure that their online payment systems comply with the new security standards set by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF). The KNF previously asked lenders to ensure that their remote payment systems are secured by a strong authentication method, which can include either permanent or one-time passwords and biometric data.
Omaha school district installed biometric fingerprinting scanner which allows students to purchase their lunch by placing their index finger at the cashier’s table. School officials say the move is intended to reduce lunch lines.
Polish banks have only two months left to make sure their online payment systems are in line with security recommendations from the Financial Supervision Authority (KNF). Authentication methods may include permanent or one-time passwords and biometric data.
Two Israeli banks are slated to become Israel’s first commercial institutions that use biometric data to identify their customers, under plans unveiled recently. This comes as Israel’s Interior Ministry is working on a biometric database of citizens.
India’s Border Security Force (BSF) has rolled out biometric scanners at 40 points along its border with Bangladesh to catch insurgents and illegal migrants. The machines would be used to register villagers crossing the border for work or visits.
With the President’s executive order to “temporarily" legalize five million illegal immigrants in this country, national security experts say it’s time to implement real biometric passports as well as strict entry and exit programs at all U.S. ports of entry.
To tackle crimes using technology, Rapid Action Battalion has developed a computerised database of 22,000 convicted criminals and 18,000 detained persons. Rab will collect the arrestees' fingerprints to submit those to the national ID cards database to find out their personal details.
Kenya’s Equity Bank has started to collect biometric data from customers as part of plans to introduce fingerprint technology to tackle fraud. fingerprint-readers will be used to verify over-the-counter withdrawals and ATM and speed up transactions.
Senior Malaysian officials have said a new biometric security system using facial and iris recognition will be implemented at every border checkpoint. Enhanced biometric security and an Advanced Passenger Screening System (APSS) would be implemented at all “entry and exit points" to tackle the issue of terrorism and illegal migration.
Rwanda will start issuing biometric passports to her citizens which will contain a biometric (biological data) identifier, allows prompt and effective verification of the holder. However, it remains unclear when the government will start issuing the biometric passport but a cabinet meeting earlier this month approved the project.
First Hawaiian Bank opened its new branch with new technology including video teller machines, image-enabled ATMs and biometric entry systems. They also include added security in the safe deposit area, as customers will use a biometric system that requires a scan of the customer's hand to gain entry.
Visa applicants for Umrah will soon have to record their biometrics before traveling to the Kingdom. Biometrics will be recorded at select agencies through registration centers in foreign countries to streamline the visa process and reduce waiting time at entry points.
A few centers for collection of biometric data will be opened at Manas airport of the Kyrgyz Republic. According to the data, as of November 21st, 178,151 people have already passed the biometric data.
The new Biometric Voting Registration System (BVRS) was working well in Wednesday’s national general election at Western Province. This came after Polling Officers have not encountered any problems with voters using double names and names of deceased as experienced in past elections.
MPs from the populist nationalist party LDPR have prepared and drafted a motion requiring universal fingerprinting and DNA profiling of all Russian citizens for reasons of security. At present Russian law enforcers use the Automated Fingerprint Identification System or ADIS to hold data on convicted criminals and military personnel.
Facial recognition machines may be introduced for immigration screening of Japanese passengers at airports. Switch to biometric-based entry was necessary to allow more passport control staff to be shifted to foreign passengers. Biometric recognition machines compare images of arriving passengers’ faces with facial photo data encrypted in chips in their passports.
On March 24 this year Sri Lanka introduced the automatic finger printing system. Since the introduction of the new system 21,000 criminals had been identified with the help of their fingerprints. Police had won E-Swabhimani awards for introducing the new system.
Bulgaria’ Ministry of Defense has identified a need for a mobile automatic biometric identification system to support its Military Police in NATO-led operations. Contractors are welcome to provide a statement of their interest.
Visitors to the Temple Mount will soon be scanned by a facial-recognition surveillance system that can pick out faces from a crowd. Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch says metal detectors will also return to the contentious holy site.
India’s government plans to make the biometrics-based Aadhaar unique ID number and a criminal background check mandatory for the issuing of new passports before the end of this year.
India develops biometric based digital version of the “life certificate". The scheme could eventually benefit 10 million claimants. Pensioners will now no longer have to present certificates each year to prove they are alive to continue receiving benefits.
Government is putting in place an Aadhaar-based online platform that will track transactions under the public delivery system (PDS) across the country in real time. The centre proposes to extend a system similar to its biometric attendance system to primary healthcare centres and the mid-day meal scheme.
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Nigerian bank is expected to have biometric customer registration to protect cyber crime, ATM fraud and other kinds of financial frauds as well as safeguard customers funds.
Indian authorities plan to roll out a pilot of fingerprint scanners at airport entry points that will be linked to the country’s Aadhaar unique ID number project. Passengers with an Aadhaar number can place his or her fingerprint on a biometric kiosk at airport entry gates in Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport.
Police forces in Britain and Australia will be able to access each other’s DNA and biological databases when investigating serious crimes. Deal will bypass Interpol and might be extended to include US and Canadian forces.
The RCRF now pays thousands of civil servants in the service of the new Somali state using biometric identification with the help of World Bank. This system runs in the cloud and uses biometrics to identify civil servants and pay them their salaries.
The Ukrainian authorities have been tasked with launching the mass production of biometric passports from January 1, 2015. Currently they are solving technical problems and issues related to financing.
Cloud-based ABIS systems are the most recent and flexible update to biometric identification technology, it opens up new opportunities for governments to utilize the power of biometric identification management.
Yemeni officials and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed an agreement to implement a US$9.8 mn plan to establish a new biometric fingerprint database for government employees.
Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles is trialing self-serve biometric kiosks that will enable customers to bypass the long lines. The new kiosks will use facial recognition software to verify the identity of the customer.
Many countries around the world are deploying or have already deployed biometric border security systems for accurate and fast identification of citizens and foreign travelers.
Under a hi-tech security trial with Qantas to start at Melbourne Airport next year, passengers would not be subjected to normal screening. Advanced facial biometric technology could link them to their travel documents and communicate the risk assessment to the boarding gate.
A new Alien Registration Program will eventually require certain foreign nationals working in the Philippines to attend a biometrics appointment and obtain an identity card with a unique security number, according to new guidelines from the Bureau of Immigration.
Border control security is one of the major challenges for countries around the world. Modern border control systems require sophisticated tools to help support counterinsurgency and counterterrorism, strengthen foreign internal defense, and increase the stability of operations to defend the nation and control irregular warfare.
Starting next year, the New York City Police Department will provide new biometric technology for its 35,000 police officers and 6,000 vehicles. NYPD officers will be given biometric smartphones that allow them to browse databases, view wanted posters and scan suspects’ fingerprints.
The UK government plans to kit out hundreds of sites with state of the art computers and biometric technologies. All the Jobcentre's labyrinthine software systems will also be rolled into one package going forward too.
Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency has decided to introduce biometric machines at the Islamabad airport to detect fake passports. The biometric system verifies the identity of a person on the basis of his or her fingerprints.
EU member states need to start implementing stronger policies to ensure that “foreign fighters" and refugees remain under observation for the safety of all residents. For example, fingerprints, biometrics – to check and control a bit better all those who enter European territory.
Last year, Yemen’s government launched a high-tech Biometric Voter Registry (BVR) system representing a significant step forward in the development of a credible voter registry to support free and fair elections. For a country that had previously struggled with inaccurate voter registries, Yemen’s government acknowledged that in order to contain duplicate, under-age, and “ghost" voters, the use of the new BVR will generate a list of voters that is more accurate and less susceptible to fraud.
New Zealand Police is officially launching new biometric system which will allow them to confirm the identities of people they intend to charge within minutes, by electronically scanning fingerprints and taking digital photographs.
Spain’s Ministry of Security has posted a public tender contract for the supply and installation of a new biometric border control management system to facilitate all vehicles and pedestrians crossing between Cadiz province and the British colony of Gibraltar.
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The biometric technology used by ADCB works by comparing the caller’s voice to a pre-recorded sample given by the client. That will allow customers to get on the phone with a bank representative quicker while reducing the chances of fraud.
Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency plans to install a new biometric system at all airports in response to human trafficking concerns. The FIA has also decided to implement surveillance systems at all the country's airports with the coordination of Airport Security Force, the Anti-Narcotics Force and the Civil Aviation Authority.
THE Homa Bay government has launched a 10-day biometric workers' registration. The exercise is meant to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery which is mandatory and everyone should participate.
A public school in Britain has taken to fingerprinting students so officials there can keep an eye on what they are eating. In order for students to be able to purchase their meals, they will be required to have their fingerprints read by a machine.
A system called Booze Bus Biometrics is being rolled out to enable officers to photograph and fingerprint people they intend to charge on the spot, confirming their identities in minutes.
The Department of Pensions in Sri Lanka has launched a biometrics-backed digital identity card for pensioners in partnership with a private lender in the island, Sampath Bank. Over 600,000 pensioners in the country will benefit from using the digital ID card in banking transactions
Delhi Police is all set to literally catch criminals red-handed using biometric scanners. It is procuring around 800 hand-held biometric Personal Digital Assistant devices which would gradually replace old wireless sets.
Alaska Airlines using biometric technology to allow passengers to access some of its Board Rooms, it would be the first U.S. carrier to employ biometrics for boarding passes and inflight purchases and could spur wider adoption across the industry.
In order to book tickets at the reservation centre there, commuters will now have to provide biometric identification, to help the division keep track of passengers and the number of tickets they are reserving. The palm scanners allot a maximum of three coupons per person per day.
The increasing use of biometric identification management to secure borders and provide greater airport efficiency is manifested through the use of biometric SmartGates.
All visitors entering Hungary from outside the Schengen zone who require a visa to enter will be fingerprinted upon entry. Fingerprinting will take five to ten seconds, after which recorded fingerprints will be checked in a central EU system.
The Solomon Islands’ Electoral Commission successfully completed its new biometric voter registration process on Monday, just five weeks before the South Pacific country is scheduled to hold a national election.
Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs is currently looking to implement iris scanning systems at its borders, having issued a request for information last week asking all interested vendors to submit proposals by October 10.
As biometric identification management deployments proliferate, we examine the feasibility of using cosmetic/plastic surgery to spoof biometric systems in our latest guest blog post.
It appears the FBI isn't satisfied with the wealth of biometric information it already has access to. It's grabbed everything external it can possibly get (faces, distinctive marks, fingerprints, civil/criminal records, voice recordings, iris scans). Now, it's coming for what's inside you.
Finance Minister has said that biometric system will have to be used in the next general elections to ensure fairness of the process. ECP officials presented their fact sheet before the Electoral Reforms Committee where they were unable to satisfy the committee members.
The use of biometrics for individual identification is becoming a more important tool in the fight against data security breaches. Learn more about how biometric identification technology is being used to help stop data breaches.
Russian embassies and consulates in four countries will soon launch a pilot project requiring visa applicants to submit their fingerprints. Starting in January 2015, Russian consulates in Britain, Denmark, Myanmar and Namibia will begin implementing fingerprinting technology.
Brazil has been voting electronically for more than a decade. The country has been upgrading its digital voting machines with state-of-the-art biometric technology. Millions of Brazilians will have their fingerprints identified before casting their digital ballots in more than 700 cities.
All Somalilanders are set to receive identity cards for the first time in almost 24 years. At the launch registration process at the Civil service hall where new biometric tools registering the IRIS of applicants thus deter double ID card take.
The Bank of Melbourne has claimed a first by adding support for biometric technology within its mobile banking application. From today, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus users who are customers of the Bank will be able to use Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor to log into mobile banking accounts.
The use of fingerprint biometrics to secure automobiles can also be applied to motorcycles. Learn more in our guest blog post about how biometrics is helping to boost motorcycle security.
All prisoners languishing in various jails across the country would be given Aadhar cards. PM has directed UIDAI to ensure enrollment of all inmates across the country. Aadhar number would also be used for issuing of passports so that biometric data collected by UIDAI could be utilised.
The microfinance landscape in Pakistan is going to change forever, Tameer Microfinance Bank CEO said microfinance banks will be able to open bank accounts based on customers’ thumb impressions through real-time biometric verification from the National Database Registration Authority.
The UN Refugee Agency - UNHCR and South Sudanese authorities launched biometric registration of the internally displaced persons who fled armed conflict to Nimule.
The Raleigh Police Department will soon have facial-recognition software that will enable detectives to compare surveillance photos gathered from crime scenes with mug shots of people who have been booked into the Wake County jail.
Hyderabad police launched the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems that will enable it to share biometric data of the criminals with 14,000 police stations across the country..
Haiti will move gradually from ordinary passport MRZ (Machine readable Zone) where only the bottom two lines are read by a scanner, toward the more reliable and secure biometric ePassports.
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FBI said Monday that its expanded biometric database Next Generation Identifier is now fully operational. Next Generation Identifier, which took three years to develop, replaces the bureau's fingerprint identification system. NGI is estimated to process 55,000 photos daily and is on track to include 52 million images of faces by 2015.
The Ministry of Justice is aiming to adopt automated airport immigration gates based on facial recognition technology to deal with increasing numbers of foreign visitors amid limited number of immigration officers as early as 2018.
Officials say a new biometric identification system at school cafeterias really will save time and money. And they want to assure parents the high-tech system will protect student privacy.
Stapleford Park Country House Hotel and Sporting Estate in Leicestershire has just installed biometric fingerprint scanners to provide accurate real-time staff attendance data for the HR and payroll teams.
India’s new government is examining new ways to expand Aadhaar, including to issue bank accounts to all Indian households. PM wants the Aadhaar project to be completed as soon as possible, so that its can be expanded to help deliver even more welfare initiatives and programs.
In collaboration with the Royal Oman Police, Bank Muscat introduced a state-of-the-art biometric system compatible with the national identification card. The biometric identification system available across the network of 138 branches provides the latest solutions in national identity during banking services.
The Midland Police Department is moving from ink and paper to electronics for collecting fingerprints. The ink and paper process averaged three months, and the new process takes around five to seven days.
Election commission is trialling an iris-based biometric system that it hopes will put an end to duplicate registrations as multiple voting is a big issue in Somaliland. This would make it one of the most advanced voter registration systems on the planet.
Pilgrims with criminal records or who were deported last Haj will be caught out by a new fingerprinting system upon arrival and sent back home. Sophisticated systems will ensure that there are no illegal pilgrims this year.
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In order to ensure complete attendance of officials at police stations, the Rawalpindi police on Wednesday decided to establish a biometric attendance system. 40 biometric attendance systems would be installed in 32 police stations and offices of the CPO & SP.
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Turkish government completed the biometric registration of 740,000 Syrians in the country that hosts about 1.1 million displaced Syrians to resolve the issues displaced Syrians faced in Turkey .
All branches of all banks across the country will become Aadhaar enabled by early next month. A customer can walk into any branch of any bank across the country and open an account with just his/her 12-digit Aadhaar number and biometrics.
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NBP has introduced a new payment system in its 800 branches. The pensioners will be putting a thumb impression on a biometric device and the amount of pension will be transferred to their account.
Biometric identification system had been fixed in Chandra Shekhar Azad Agriculture University to ensure punctuality and discipline among staff. The machine had been installed in all outstation centres and all staff member will have to record attendance three times a day during working hours.
The Australian & US Governments have agreed to share immigration information to confirm the identities of foreign nationals. Australia is also developing new systems to share biometric data with other nations to validate the identities of travellers
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Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is currently looking for a vendor to provide facial recognition software for its passport services. They are looking for a contractor that will provide facial recognition software and all relevant licenses.
President will inaugurate the national biometric identity card tomorrow, which will kick-start the issuance of a unique National Identification Number (NIN) and electronic identity card to all eligible citizens, provide a secure means to access the national identity database to authenticate and verify identities.
The FBI announced it has digitally converted millions of files stored at its Criminal Justice Information Services. Over the last two decades, the agency has digitally converted more than 30 million records including criminal history folders and civil identity, and as many as 83 million fingerprint cards.
Over 20 million voters to take part in the 2014 elections, are estimated to cast their ballot by means of a voting machine with biometric identification. The machines use the electors' fingerprints to recognize their identity.
Learn more about the US Department of Defense's influence on modern biometrics plus, what new biometric modalities can we expect to see in the future?
St George Bank grant users access to mobile banking via their fingerprint alone. the new function has been rigorously tested, and that no customer credentials will be stored on the device.
Michigan State University is developing a fingerprint-based recognition system to track vaccination schedules for infants and toddlers, which will increase immunization coverage and save lives.
Rajasthan will issue biometric smart card for women empowerment
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The government of Osun State in Nigeria is issuing a new smart identity card integrated with biometrics to all public school students in the state,
In a bid to ensure timely and regular attendance of its employees national carrier Air India will install a biometric attendance system. The new system will ensure the identity of the employees and data on their attendance in a computerised format.
Federal law enforcement officials snared a fugitive wanted for child sex abuse and kidnapping and it was all thanks to a test run of a new facial-recognition software being deployed by the U.S. State Department.
Government has launched smart identity card with biometric features for all public school students in the state, which took place recently at the Salvation Army School, Alekuwodo and Oshogbo.