SDW 2014 – The Global Hub For Next Generation Citizen & Government ID Solutions

QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London, UK Conference: 16-18 June 2014 – Exhibition 17-18 June 2014 SDW 2014 (Security Document World) – the world’s leading document security show – focuses on ePassports, visas, driving licenses, national IDs, worker credentials, advanced border control, anti-counterfeiting, fraud detection, and much more. The event will provide a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and on the new cutting-edge secure infrastructure now required to produce and use these advanced documents

Biometrics are key for secure banking

Biometrics are the new E-verification tools for online and mobile banking says Steve Cook, Director of Business Development for Facebanx. Why? Simply because consumers are fed-up with identity theft and further inconveniences with having to prove who they are. Fraud is costing banks and tax-payers millions. ID theft is increasing at an alarming rate and is affecting millions of people, yet not enough stringent methods are being adopted to protect customer accounts. According to a recent report by the US

Facebanx launches online face recognition technology

British company, Facebanx has launched a new online facial recognition technology that it says will enable banks, payment processors and ID verification companies to reduce fraud. “Our product has been specifically designed for the online payments industry and provides a unique solution for processors to share data to combat multiple acts of fraud,” Matthew Silverstone, CEO of Facebanx said. “We are currently in discussions with a number of processing companies, banks and merchants as well as the insurance industry about adding

Ghana’s National Health Insurance Authority set to verify claims with biometrics

The National Health Insurance Authority in Ghana is set to begin verifying claims from service providers through a new biometric system. Reported in My Joy Online, the system will capture the biometric data of NHIA cardholders and will generate a claim code when cardholders visit health facilities for insurance subscribers. According to the report, this decision to introduce biometrics comes as an attempt to reduce fraudulent claims filed by service providers. Under the new process, health facilities that don’t process claims

Biometrics Institute announces seminar on combatting fraud in financial services

The Biometrics Institute has announced a seminar on combatting fraud in financial services, set to take place June 26, 2013. The seminar, hosted by Unisys will be held on the day prior to the Technology Showcase Europe 2013 event, which will be held at the Royal Bank of Scotland in London. According to the company, this seminar represents a unique opportunity to engage in a discussion around the various roles biometrics could, or even should play in financial services. During

Philippines DSWD launches biometric system for Conditional Cash Transfers

The Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Philippines has launched a biometric system in the Municipality of Upi to ensure that the country’s Conditional Cash Transfer program is implemented absent of fraud and manipulation. The conditional cash transfer system, known as the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, was devised by the Philippine Government and is intended to ensure qualified beneficiaries can safely and reliably claim cash payments. The new biometric system relies on fingerprint recognition to verify the identity of recipients,

Dept. of Food and Civil Supplies to begin issuing biometric ration cards in India, shortly after 150 bogus cards discovered

The Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs in India will begin issuing photo-biometric ration cards for current Below the Poverty Line (BPL) and Above the Poverty Line (APL) card holders this week, the Times of India reports. This news comes less than a week after as many as 150 bogus ration cards issued under the biometric system were discovered. According to a report in the Deccan Herald, the bogus cards were created by the food and civil supplies

Polygamous men wreak havoc on Indonesia’s biometric eID system

Indonesian Home Minister Gamawan Fauzi has announced that the thousands of men with multiple wives have compromised the country’s single identification system, the Jakarta Post reports. Problems occur as men with multiple wives try to make more than one electronic identification card for each of their marriages. Under the previous system, which processed information manually made it easy for polygamous men to get away with having more than one ID. As officials are now recording digital fingerprints and retina scans

Aadhaar fraudsters busted in India

Three men have been arrested in India under suspicion of manufacturing fake Aadhaar, PAN and voter ID cards in their house, the Times of India reports. The three men, aged 26, 35 and 53 respectively have been identified as Harish Kumar A, G Shanmugam and Rajeshekharan and were busted as they tried to cash a phony cheque. According to the Times report, police arrested 14 others and seized 27 fake credit cards which had been used to make major purchases.

Irish Department of Social Protection, 3M, tackle fraud with facial recognition

The Irish Department of Social Protection has initiated a contract with 3M Ireland to deploy facial recognition technology into department workflow in an effort to curb welfare fraud. The new software, which has just been implemented, will use photographic identification supplied with all new claims to automatically detect additional claims already made by the same person, the Irish Examiner reports. The contract, worth USD $279,522 was awarded to 3M Ireland, a subsidiary of 3M. According to the Examiner report, bogus