Unisys study finds law enforcement will lead incorporation of biometrics into wearables

Unisys Corporation has published new research that reveals that law enforcement is expected to lead the incorporation of biometrics into wearable technology. However, as the adoption of biometrics becomes a mainstream practice, privacy concerns regarding the security of biometric data stored in the cloud must be addressed, according to the study. Unisys conducted the survey of 54 biometrics professionals at the Biometrics Institute Asia Pacific Conference in Sydney from May 24 to 26. The study finds that 63 percent of

California bill would set security standards for protecting biometric data

A California politician has resurrected a one-year-old bill to set a standard for businesses to protect private consumer data, including biometric and geolocation data, according to a report by Bloomberg Law. In the last two weeks of the legislative session, assemblyman Mike Gatto (D) updated A.B. 83, in an effort to set new standards for businesses to practice reasonable security procedures and practices if they retain personal information. Made public on August 20 just days before the session’s August 31

Clevo notebooks to include Synaptics SecurePad for biometric authentication

Synaptics’ SecurePad technology is now featured on Clevo’s new line of high-performance notebooks, according to a report by MS Power User. The notebooks are being sold under various brands including Aftershock, Azom Systems, CJscope, Monster, and Sage. Synaptics SecurePad technology offers the same functionality of the TouchPad — including scrolling, pointing, navigation, selection — in addition to an integrated area fingerprint sensor. Using the technology, notebook designers are able to integrate an area fingerprint sensor into a TouchPad. A TouchPad

Uruguay Airport implements Vision-Box biometric border control technologies

Puerta del Sur S.A. (part of Corporación America and concessionary of the Carrasco International Airport), and the National Direction of Migration of Uruguay have been working together to develop a significant overhaul of the border control procedures. These border control procedure renovations are being conducted in the scope of SISCA, a comprehensive program that analyzes, develops and implements the best technologies and procedures to control and secure airport facilities, verify travelers and cargo, as well as facilitate passengers along their

Allevate teams with Facewatch to provide Brazilian retail security offering

Allevate recently announced the launch of its “Face-Searcher service”, designed to enable both small and larger organizations to utilize facial recognition as a hosted cloud service. The company claims its new service requires minimal capital outlay, incorporates advanced, world-class face recognition technology and eliminates the need to install or maintain a complicated software infrastructure or related compute platform on premise. The Face-Searcher service can detect and crop faces from retail-class CCTV cameras and submit them to the cloud-service for matching.

KYC-Chain finalist in 2016 Fintech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific

The organizers of the 2016 Fintech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific have selected the names of the eight qualifying startups, including blockchain startup KYC-Chain, according to a report by The Merkle. This is surprising considering that the focus of this year’s event is on blockchain technology, fraud prevention, and wealth management, along with other financial services. KYC-Chain uses biometrics, distributed ledger technology, and other emerging technologies to accurately identify users when they sign into their account. A distributed ledger allows the company

Japanese bank considering facial recognition payment system

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG) has been considering how to implement a payment system using facial biometrics for authentication, according to a report in The Japan Times. SMFG is a Japanese bank holding / financial services company established by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, which is the second largest bank in Japan by market value. The system would identify individuals by their facial characteristics as a means of verifying their credit cards or bank accounts so they can make payments

FPC and Precise Biometrics fingerprint technology in two new 360 devices

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) and Precise Biometrics fingerprint technology has been integrated into two new 360 mobile devices. 360’s new Q5 and Q5+ devices feature the FPC OneTouch fingerprint sensor FPC1035 and Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile. Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics, recently said that the company continues to see strong results in licensing biometric algorithm software to the mobile market with its Precise BioMatch Mobile technology being used in 40 mobile

Barbara Rivera named BIO-key`s Chief Operating Officer

BIO-key International has appointed Barbara Rivera as Chief Operating Officer, a new position at the company. She will be responsible for overseeing business operations with a focus on marketing and product development, in support of the company’s growth initiatives. Ms. Rivera previously served on BIO-key’s Board. According to a company statement, Ms. Rivera possesses substantial expertise, a broad base of technology industry relationships, and a record of accomplishment at some of the world’s largest technology service providers, with particular insight

Thailand’s NBTC to launch mobile banking fingerprint app

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), the independent government agency which oversees and regulates the Thai telecoms and the broadcasting industry, will launch a mobile banking application later this year that allows clients to securely sign into their accounts using their fingerprints, according to a report by the Bangkok Post. The telecom regulator has spent 7 million baht (US$202,374) developing the application over the past few months, according to NBTC secretary-general Takorn Tantasith. The application will operate as an