Top biometrics news stories, week ending July 6

Biometrics Week in Review: biometric sensors in smartwatch and smartphone, new biometric ID card for India, finger vein recognition, biometrics2014, biometrics at concerts and in your car and a special report on national and civil ID Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics news stories that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Microsoft’s rumored smartwatch to be equipped with biometric sensors – Microsoft will apparently launch its new smartwatch platform in October, which will be equipped with 11

India to identify all citizens in three years, issue new biometrics card

India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh gave government officials a three-year deadline to identify citizens through the National Population Register (NPR). The NPR is a comprehensive identity database used for India’s census. Recently, the NPR was conferred as India’s favored national identification scheme by the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. During recent national elections, the BJP promised both to end the Aadhaar biometrics registration project and to crack down on welfare fraud. The BJP has argued that Aadhaar, which is

Top biometrics news stories, week of June 22

Biometrics Week in Review: New biometrics testing facility, Facebook rejects biometrics, Nuance Communications, biometrics market valuation, Aadhaar and NPR, biometric exit system for the US, biometric safety deposit boxes and AOptix launches new division. Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics news stories that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. U.S. Customs and Border Protection to open biometric test facility – U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced it will open its test facility for biometric identification technology

Following student disruptions, Meghalaya government suspends NRP enrolment

The Meghalaya government has suspended biometric enrolment following the disruptions of National Population Register camps throughout the Northern Indian state capital. As we reported in BiometricUpdate.com, The Khasi Students’ Union previously asked the government to suspend biometric enrolment and to stop the implementation of Aadhaar in Meghalaya, as the student group argued the state needs more adequate mechanisms in place to control influx. Evidently, the student group has now taken action. “We have decided to keep the NPR biometric enrolment

Indian student group wants to suspend Aadhaar, NPR enrollment

A student group in Northern India has come out and asked the government to suspend biometric enrollment and to stop the implementation of Aadhaar in Meghalaya. According to a report in the Assam Tribune, The Khasi Students’ Union has asked to suspend enrolment as the state needs more adequate mechanisms in place to control influx. “Our demand from the State government is to stop this biometric enrollment and implementation of Aadhaar,” KSU supremo Daniel Khyriem is quoted to have said