Most popular biometrics news updates for week ending December 7

Here’s a recap of most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Biometrics Week in Review: credit cards with fingerprint sensor, nymi band discovery kits, fingerprint cards, facial recognition, Umrah visa applicants, smart card readers, fingerprint algorithms, authentication solutions, body recognition, swipe and touch sensors. MasterCard’s new contactless credit cards with integrated Zwipe fingerprint sensor soon available in UK – The first Zwipe MasterCard payment cards will be issued in Britain next year, following the completion

Bionym rebrands to Nymi and launches new product kit

Bionym announced today that it has changed its name to Nymi Inc. and that its first product will now be called the “Nymi Band”. Founded in 2011, Nymi is a spin-off from the University of Toronto, focused on delivering unique and usable digital identity solutions. The firm’s Nymi Band is a biometric wristband that can seamlessly confirm a user’s identity to unlock devices and remember passwords using a person’s unique heart signature, known as an electrocardiogram, or ECG. The core

Italian data protection authority introduces new privacy rules on biometric data

Italian data protection authority, the Garante, recently issued a new set of privacy rules designed for facilitating the processing of biometric data, according to a report by Gaming Tech Law. With the Internet of Things technologies and specifically biometric wearables significantly relying on the processing of biometric data, the Garante has introduced the new rules to aid companies in developing these technologies. First, the provision to the data subject of a privacy information notice must now list key information, including

Most popular biometrics news updates for the week ending November 30

Here’s a recap of most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Biometrics news in review: biometrics for Umrah visa, mandatory biometric registration, facial recognition for law enforcement, U.S. Army contract, DHS secure communities, new fingerprint sensor markets, MINEX test results, new biometric authentication software, AndroidPay mobile payment. ICCI urges Saudi government to stop biometrics collection for Umrah visa applicants – The ICCI has requested the help of the government of Pakistani to urge the Saudi

UnionPay promoting AndroidPay mobile payment service with possible launch in Q3 2015

China-based credit and debit card issuer China UnionPay recently began promoting its mobile payment service AndroidPay for Android-based smartphone developers in advance of its potential launch in the third quarter of 2015, according to a report by Want China Times. Though similar to Apple’s ApplePay service, which uses fingerprint recognition in concert with Near Field Communication payment methods, AndroidPay differs in that UnionPay can select more partners to develop the security recognition modules. As a result, UnionPay could potentially have

Report forecasts global facial recognition market to reach US$2.19 billion by 2019

Transparency Market Research has published its latest report titled “Global Facial Recognition Market- Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014–2020” which forecasts that the global facial recognition systems and will reach US$2.19 billion by 2019. According to the report, the global facial recognition market was worth US$1.17 billion as of 2013, and will see an increase CAGR of 9.5% from 2014 through 2020. The growth will be driven by the increasing demand for surveillance systems from government agencies

Intel and McAfee to release new biometric authentication software

In the coming weeks, McAfee will release new biometric authentication software that will enable individuals to log into email and online bank accounts, according to a report by PC World. Though no additional details about the product are currently available, the new software will eliminate the inconvenience of remembering passwords when using PCs and tablets. “Your biometrics basically eliminate the need for you to enter passwords for Windows log in and eventually all your websites ever again,” said Kirk Skaugen,

Most popular biometrics news updates for week ending November 23

Here’s a recap of most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Biometrics Week in Review: fingerprint sensors, entry/exit system, MasterCard, facial recognition, multi-factor authentication, new partnerships, Bulgaria’s Ministry of Defense, mobile payments platform, mobile security report. Synaptics pushes its fingerprint sensor technology into new markets – Synaptics projected the fingerprint sensor market will expand from smartphones and tablets into new growth areas like automotive and gaming peripherals. EgisTec fingerprint touch sensor ET300 to be featured

Nok Nok Labs & Javelin release mobile security report

This week, Nok Nok Labs and Javelin Strategy & Research, released the findings of a new research report entitled: “Smartphones, Tablets, and Fraud: When Apathy Meets Security”. The report, sponsored by Nok Nok Labs, found that consumer apathy around mobile security has led to insecure personal data on mobile devices. The report notes that at least six in 10 mobile users reuse passwords across multiple accounts. As a result, the prioritization of convenience over security in online authentication has led

Biometrics products are among 2015 CES Innovation Awards honorees

Several biometrics products including USB iris scanning device “myris” and the Linx Impact Assessment System from BlackBox Biometrics have been listed as honorees by the CES Innovation Awards, an annual showcase of consumer technology products that show outstanding design and engineering. Products nominated for the CES Innovation Awards are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media. Honoree products will be on display at CES Tech West’s Innovation Awards Showcase. myris,