Court blocks Barbados biometric entry exit plan

A plan to fingerprint air and sea passengers entering Barbados, including citizens, has been ruled unconstitutional by Justice Pamela Beckles in a challenge brought by a local social activist and attorney, David Comissiong. Back in February, Barbados Chief Immigration Officer said that in order to bring Barbados in line with other international ports of entry, all arriving air and sea passengers had to be fingerprinted starting April 1, in order to enter the country. However, in March, following public concern

Israel enforcing mandatory biometric database enrollment for citizens in 2017

Israeli Interior Minister Arye Dery announced that it will be mandatory for citizens to enroll in the national biometric database starting in 2017, according to a report by Haaretz The government launched the biometric database’s pilot phase in July 2013, which was supposed to conclude after two years. However, the pilot has since been extended twice — the most recent of which occurred in March, which will see the pilot go through to the end of 2016. “From now on

Infosys Finacle, Onegini partnership to strengthen digital banking security

Infosys Finacle and Onegini are partnering to integrate the Onegini mobile security platform with Finacle banking solutions, enabling secure mobile banking through advanced biometrics and multi-factor authentication. The integration will allow banks to offer customers an option to select advanced authentication methods, including fingerprint, facial, eye and voice recognition as well as multi-factor authentication for added security as they transact on devices. The end-user will be presented different authentication methods depending on device, location and type of transaction. Andy Dey,

U.S. Immigration and Customs propose to fingerprint parents of immigrant youths

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has submitted a proposal that would allow U.S. immigration enforcement officers to fingerprint all individuals who claim custody of youths who have entered the country illegally without adult relative, according to a report by Lawyer Herald. Proponents of the measure said that it could prevent thousands of families from being separated from one another. A recent report in Yahoo states that there has been a recent influx of unaccompanied Central American children crossing

Unisys to deliver prison management solution for the Netherlands

Unisys Corporation has been selected by the Netherlands’ Custodial Institutions Service (DJI) to deliver a new custody management solution for penitentiaries across the country. According to a statement by the company, the new 10 year contract has an option for a 10 year extension and under the terms of the agreement, Unisys will support all aspects of custody management for DJI using the Unisys Law Enforcement Application Framework (U-LEAF). The new system is expected to be delivered later in 2016

UAE airports implementing Morpho’s iris at a distance technology

Morpho (Safran) has recently implemented several new touchless biometric technologies, such as on-the-move, non-intrusive systems, which have helped open up new opportunities in the field of border control. Biometric technologies are slowly being implemented in airports around the world, including those in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). However, the adoption process takes a considerable amount of time as contact methods of fingerprinting continue to have their share of concerns regarding hygiene and cultural customs against contact in some regions of

Fingerprint background checks begin for cab drivers in Boston

The Boston Police Department (BPD) announced that it has begun fingerprinting all licensed cab drivers in the city as part of its background check process, according to a report by According to the BPD, cab drivers will be required to submit fingerprints as part of an annual license renewal process. Fingerprinting has been a contentious issue in the debate over how to best regulate ride-share competitors like Uber and Lyft. Uber and Lyft say their drivers should not be

Credence ID CEO to speak about biometric identification at Montgomery Technology Summit

Credence ID announced today that company Co-Founder and CEO, Bruce Hanson, will be presenting at the Montgomery Technology Summit 2016 in March. The Montgomery Technology Summit brings together an invited and global group of entrepreneurs, senior investors and executives to discover the most important innovations in business and technology over two days of presentations, keynotes, panels and salons in Santa Monica, Calif. This year’s summit is expected to attract more than 1,000 participants. “We’re excited to be presenting at the

Goodix CEO wants fingerprint recognition anywhere on the touch screen

In a recent interview with EE Times China journalist Alice Sun, Goodix founder and CEO David Zhang discussed fingerprint identification innovations and the company’s plans for the future. Last month, Goodix picked up two Consumer Electronics Show technology innovation awards, one for its Invisible Touch Fingerprint Sensor (IFS) used in more than ten Chinese mobile phones. In the interview, Zhang explained that the future advantage of IFS is that fingerprint recognition will be possible with various fingers anywhere on the

New forensics technique can reveal fingerprints of ivory poachers

According to a story that appeared in Scientific American, two new compounds can reveal criminals’ fingerprints on animal tusks and teeth up to 28 days after handling. Leon Barron, a senior lecturer in forensic science at Kings College London, found that two powders, which have been commercially available for several years but previously untested on ivory, can reveal prints left on elephant tusks for up to four weeks, according to findings published in Science & Justice. The fingerprint techniques have