Top biometrics news stories, week of June 29

June 29, 2014 - 

Biometrics Week in Review: fingerprint payment systems, voice biometrics for telephone banking, biometrics at U.S. border, IBIA “best practices” document, Facebook rejects biometrics, biometrics market valuation, more embedded Touch ID sensors in Apple devices, biometric border clearance system for Australia, Accenture survey and a new report on national and civil ID

Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics news stories that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week.

Nexus Smart Pay gets new deployments for biometric fingerprint payment system – Nexus Smart Pay announced nine new customers piloting the company’s biometric fingerprint payment system.

Barclays rolls out voice biometrics for telephone banking – British bank Barclays will soon be rolling out a voice recognition system, provided by Nuance Communications, which verifies customers based on their speech patterns.

Senate allocates $249 million for biometrics at U.S. border – The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approved funding legislation that totals US$47.2 billion for the 2015 fiscal year, including $249 million for the Department’s Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM).

Civil liberties groups reject IBIA biometric “best practices” recommendations – The International Biometrics and Identification Association (IBIA) recently issued a “best practices” document listing numerous recommendations on how to best deploy biometric technology for commercial situations.

Facebook rejects biometrics to embrace QR codes – Facebook`s top security architect has stated that he would like his company to eventually move away from using passwords, but vehemently opposes the use of biometrics.

Biometrics market expected to exceed $23B by 2019 claims new report – The global biometrics technology market is projected to reach a value of $23.3 billion by 2019 according to a report published by Transparency Market Research.

Leaked image hints at more embedded Touch ID sensors in Apple devices – Apple’s iPad mini 3 could be the next device to sport a fingerprint sensor, based on a new leaked image.

Australian Customs to introduce border clearance system with biometric eGates – Australian Customs and Border Protection Services announced it will soon deploy a new border clearance system that supports biometric eGates.

Majority of U.S. citizens willing to share biometrics for fast travel: Accenture survey – Accenture has released the results from a new survey, which has found that a majority of U.S. citizens are willing to share biometric information to expedite travel.

Special Report: National and Civil ID – This report by Biometrics Research Group, Inc. examines the numerous electronic credentials and processes emerging within the National and Civil ID market.

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