Biometrics in the developing world

With just over 12 years to go to meet UN Sustainable Development goal 16.9 of providing universal legal identity by 2030, technology purpose-built for the developing world is bringing the ambition within reach. The biometrics market for the developing world, however, is distinct from that of the developed world in some significant respects, and the developing world market will have to mature for the full benefit of these advanced technologies and good intentions to be achieved. With the recognition that

EAB Research Projects Conference 2017

EAB Research Projects Conference 2017 September 18-19, 2017 Darmstadt, Germany Europe’s largest conference on research in the area of Biometrics and Identity Management funded by the European Commission. In cooperation with the Joint Research Center (DG-JRC) of the European Commission, and Fraunhofer IGD. Featuring presentations from the projects: ARIES, iBorderCtrl, PYCSEL, AMBER, LIGHTest, ABC4EU, HECTOS, BODEGA, PROTECT, SWAN, INGRESS, FastPass or Tabula Rasa. Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany Program and Registration: http://www.eab.org/events/program/122

CLEAR launches at Salt Lake City International Airport

Biometric identity membership platform CLEAR has launched at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). The launch at SLC, Terminal 2, expands CLEAR’s network of touch points to nearly 30 U.S. airports and sports stadiums nationwide. CLEAR recently launched at Los Angeles International Airport and five additional airports this year alone. “The SLC International Airport is pleased to partner with CLEAR to provide a new option for travelers to reduce their wait time in security,” said Salt Lake City International Airport

European Association for Biometrics announces EAB-RPC 2017

The fourth annual EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC) will take place September 18-19 at the Fraunhofer IGD research institute in Darmstadt, Germany. The conference is organized by the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) in cooperation with the Joint Research Center (DG-JRC) of the European Commission, through its Cyber and Digital Citizens’ security unit. The EAB-RPC 2017 will be co-located with the EAB Research Awards and the IEEE BIOSIG Conference, later that same week. The conference is currently the largest event

Accenture, Microsoft demonstrate digital identity prototype at ID2020 Summit

Accenture has partnered with with Microsoft and Avanade to provide blockchain and biometric technologies to support ID2020, a global public-private partnership that is working towards implementing digital identity on a global basis by leveraging secure and well-established systems. The companies have developed a blockchain technology-based identity prototype that runs on Microsoft Azure, designed to enable users to control who has access to their personal information, as well as when to release and share data. Using an advanced decentralized, or “distributed,”

SecuGen and M2SYS partner on new software suite

M2SYS Technology announced a new partnership to help customers using SecuGen fingerprint readers accelerate their projects with a suite of cloud-based biometric identification management software tools called CloudABIS. The partnership will help to speed deployment and facilitate the software development process for SecuGen’s global partner network. “Implementation of biometric identity management projects often poses a host of challenges such as integration, development obstacles, licensing issues, and on-going maintenance which cost precious time, resources, and money,” explained Mizan Rahman, founder of

Improving African biometrics market boosts Nigerian identity plan

Nigeria’s relationship with biometrics and other vendors working on its National Identity Number (NIN) program has significantly improved, along with the results according to National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Director General and CEO Aliyu Aziz. In an exclusive interview with Biometric Update last month at ID4Africa 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia, Aziz said the mix of companies supporting the program has changed since the NIMC began building its national database in 2010. Nigeria is the seventh most populous country in the

Kantara issued $2.4M in grants to develop digital ID and privacy solutions using smartphones

Kantara Initiative has received multiple research grants of up to $2.4 million, which it will use to develop three innovative digital identity and privacy solutions using smartphones including mobile device attribute verification, mobile authentication and physical access control. Lockstep Technologies, Gluu Inc. and Exponent Inc. are also working on the projects with Kantara and the Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), a research center at the Rutgers University funded by the US Department of Homeland Security

Gemalto exec discusses the 3M Identity Management Business acquisition

Earlier this week, Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, announced the closing of the acquisition of 3M’s Identity Management Business after approval by relevant regulatory and antitrust authorities. The 3M Cogent business has been recognized for delivering some of the most fastest, reliable, accurate and sophisticated biometric identification solutions in the world. Gemalto believes their strategic acquisition will round out their government service offerings by adding biometric technologies and more secure document features. 3M’s Identity Management Business will be

ID4Africa 2017 set to continue pan-continental momentum toward universal digital identity

Preparations for the ID4Africa Forum 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia have been successfully completed, with the arrival and registration Tuesday of delegates from over 50 nations and 22 development agencies, as well as booths set up by over 90 vendors and supporting organizations in the exhibition hall. The third annual event of the ID4Africa movement and organization will take place April 26-28, with the theme of “Pathways to Digital Identity,” in support of ID4Africa’s mission and year-round work. ID4Africa was co-founded