UK Biometrics Commissioner releases annual report

UK Biometrics Commissioner Alastair R. MacGregor publicly released his first annual report yesterday. The Biometrics Commissioner is independent of the UK Government. His role is to keep under review the retention and use by the police of DNA samples, DNA profiles and fingerprints. The post was created in 2012 under the Protection of Freedoms Act. His report for 2013-2014 was submitted to the UK Home Office in November and a copy was provided to the UK Parliament on December 16.

UK Science and Technology Committee to host biometric data and technologies session

The UK’s Science and Technology Committee will hold its session November 26 at 9.15 a.m. at the House of Commons to address the current and future uses of biometric data and technologies. Previously reported, the Science and Technology Committee made an inquiry back in August regarding the potential use and collection of biometric data, as well as whether or not the regulations in this relatively new field are sufficient. The session will address the future applications of biometrics with a

Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement

January 26-28, 2015 Washington D.C Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement returns for its 9th consecutive year as the only biometrics event to exclusively cater to the needs of federal government and local law enforcement. Join hundreds of biometric professionals (both industry and end users) to preview the future of biometric initiatives and technology, first hand from those leading the direction of our upcoming efforts. Engage in discussions with representatives from DHS, the U.S. Army, CBP, FBI, Michigan State Police,

SDW 2015 – The Global Hub For Next Generation Citizen & Government ID Solutions

Conference: 9-11 June 2015 – Exhibition 10-11 June 2015 QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London, UK SDW 2015 (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

5th Internet Finance and Payment Innovation 2014

20-21 November 2014 Shanghai, China We will gather no less than 250 leaders from commercial banks, payment service or solution providers, P2P, e-commerce companies, handset producers, airlines, funds, assurance, telecom carriers, government, central banks, association and others. They will focus on the hot topics including “The Roadmap of P2P and Crowdfunding in the Context of Internet Finance”, “Bank’s Mashup Practice in Internet Finance”, “Mobile Finance 3.0″, “Develop Cloud-Payment Platform to Safeguard Payment Security”, “Innovate Payment Services, Improve Process Efficiency and

Biometrics Institute Showcase Australia 2014

18th November 2014 Hotel Realm, Canberra In its 10th year, a promising line up of national and international expert speakers will take the stage to discuss the latest industry topics and trends. Be a part of the who’s who of biometrics and network with key decision makers from government, industry and the biometric user sector. Held at the award-winning Hotel Realm in Canberra, this one day event will have an exhibition showcasing the latest in biometric technologies. About the Biometrics

UK Science and Technology Committee launch inquiry into use and collection of biometric data

The UK’s Science and Technology Committee has made an inquiry regarding the potential use and collection of biometric data, as well as whether or not the regulations in this relatively new field are sufficient. So far, biometric technologies that help authenticate identity have mostly been used by the UK government for security purposes, such as safeguarding network access, anti-fraud measures and in different components of UK border security. Meanwhile, commercial organizations are developing and implementing biometric data and technologies at

Gemalto ranked first in government and healthcare electronic documents study

Gemalto announced it has been ranked first in ABI Research`s most recent study of the leading suppliers for government and healthcare electronic documents. The company’s top ranking can be attributed to its comprehensive portfolio of platforms and services for governments and citizens, advanced production capabilities and service delivery, and extensive list of references and ability to positively influence the development the government ID market. Runners up were Datacard with 40% of government ID projects and its acquisition of Entrust, ranking

BIO-key International, Experian Public Sector to provide enhanced ID verification using biometrics

BIO-key International announced it is partnering with Experian Public Sector to provide combined, streamlined multi-factor ID proofing services and fraud prevention. As a result of the partnership, BIO-key will provide its fingerprint-based biometric identification technology along with Experian’s suite of identity verification products, to offer comprehensive identity proofing for authentication transactions. “By adding BIO-key’s world class technology to our industry-leading suite of fraud solutions which includes Precise ID, Experian customers will be able to positively ID an enrolled individual during

Cross Match to offer biometrics solutions through UK government cloud

Cross Match has just announced the debut of its biometric solutions to enable criminal booking, mobile ID, enrollment and border verification, and identification on the UK’s G-Cloud CloudStore. CloudStore is an online marketplace where suppliers can offer their software, infrastructure or platform “as a service” to the UK public sector via the G-Cloud framework. The G-Cloud framework provides vendors with the opportunity to sell ready-to-deploy services to public sector clients instantly. The G-Cloud framework provides a simplified, streamlined process for