Biometrics on the move, facial recognition, biometric payment options, fraud prevention & more top news

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Universal ID management report Accenture and the World Bank released a report to help developing nations create universal ID management system, which notes that over 1.8 billion adults in developing countries currently lack an official ID and therefore have no access to essential services. Voice authentication for retailers In a special guest post, Enacomm founder and CEO Michael Boukadakis emphasized the importance of

SureID launches biometric identity management program for businesses

SureID announced it has launched the SureID Program for businesses that are seeking a high-assurance biometric identity management solution for its third-party vendors and contractors. “Our expertise in high-assurance identity management for the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and other security-conscious organizations makes us uniquely qualified to deliver enterprise-wide, high-assurance identity management solutions for businesses in a variety of industries,” said Steve Larson, CEO and chairman of SureID. “Our solutions are designed to work with enterprise-wide

Biometrics and law enforcement, new SIBA CEO, identity as a service and more top stories

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. SIBA appoints new CEO In what is arguably one of the biggest biometrics stories this week, Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) appointed former Raytheon executive Michael T. Dougherty as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Law enforcement The FBI has recently expanded its biometrics programs with two major developments that will reportedly impact Americans on a day to day level more than

MorphoTrust launches identity-as-a-service solution

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) has introduced the Identix Trusted Identity-as-a-Service (TIaaS) platform, a set of multimodal biometric identification (fingerprint, face, iris and palm), document authentication, and data verification services that help customers verify their identity. “From financial services to healthcare there is a critical need to establish trusted identities, both in person and online,” said Bruce Berger, MorphoTrust’s general manager of commercial business unit. “We have deep expertise in establishing, issuing and verifying personal identities in some of the most demanding

Aware software licensed by Certisign to provide cloud-based biometric services

Aware announced that several of its biometric products have been licensed by Brazilian digital certificates supplier Certisign to develop a cloud-based biometric services platform. Certisign intends to use its substantial presence in the Latin American security technology and services market to deliver new biometric identity proofing and authentication service. The company’s targeted customers include banks, retailers, telecoms, healthcare providers, and government agencies that want to curb fraud by more effectively authenticating the identity of their customers and employees via a

Biometrics and elections, Aadhaar, online fraud, Intel’s authentication app & more top stories

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Aadhaar Supreme Court decision In one of this week’s most popular stories, Nandan Nilekani, the former chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), argued in an opinion piece published in the Indian Express that the recent Supreme Court decision limiting Aadhaar use should be appealed. Fighting organized online fraud In a special guest post, NuData Security director of customer success Ryan

UK government developing ‘trust framework’ for commercial use of personal data

The UK government is currently working to develop a framework designed to encourage businesses to be more transparent in the way they use the biometrics data of customers, according to a report by The new ‘Trust Framework’ is intended to set guidelines regarding the commercial use of personal data, which serves as a response to a March 2015 report by the Science and Technology Committee in the UK parliament on using biometric data and technologies. “The government is working

CSC report finds that 25% of U.K. retailers use facial recognition in store

Business solutions and services provider CSC released a new report entitled “Next generation in-store technology: Where do shoppers and retailers stand?”, which finds that 25% of UK retailers are using facial recognition technology in an effort to monitor customer activities at their stores, according to a report by Computing. Additionally, the report states that 59% of fashion retailers are deploying the technology, while 46% are using facial recognition for security purposes — in other words, to identify known shoplifters so

New biometrics market research from TechNavio and Hexa Research

TechNavio has published two separate reports about the global hand geometry biometrics market and the biometrics market in BRIC countries, while Hexa Research has published a report examining the biometrics technology market based on application. Technavio’s “Global Hand Geometry Biometrics Market 2015-2019” report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global hand geometry biometrics market for the period 2015-2019. Technavio’s analysts predict the global hand geometry biometrics market — which include sales , from sensors, scanners, software,

NEC keynote to address facial recognition for hotel security

NEC will open the first ever TecSec Summit on September 28 as part of The Hotel Show Dubai, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The long-standing Dubai event, now in its 16th year, will introduce a new technology and security forum this year. Several hotels currently have NEC’s facial recognition systems installed throughout their property to recognize the faces of guests, check registered guest information, identify guests and alert hotel staff of VIP or undesirable visitors. “In the Middle