World e-ID and Cybersecurity

World e-ID and Cybersecurity Digital Identity & Data Protection for Citizens & Businesses Conference & Exhibition Marseille Provence, France Now in its 13th edition, World e-ID and Cybersecurity explores the latest secure identification technologies, their implementation and the related online trust challenges. Over 2.5 days, 400 project managers, government reps and technology experts will join in to learn, share visions with counterparts worldwide and foster cooperation for successful secure Identity & Cybersecurity implementations. From printed documents to the identity of

Iris Corp to supply 10 million biometric identification cards to Senegal

Digital identity and business solutions company IRIS Corporation has won an $84M USD contract from the Senegal government to produce and supply 10 million new multi-application biometric identity cards based on contactless chip technology and 10 fingerprint biometry over the next five years, according to a report by The Star Online. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia earlier this week, the company made this statement: “The contract is expected to contribute positively to Iris’ earnings for the financial year ending

Oklahoma receives extension to comply with biometric data collection law

Oklahoma’s government has received another extension to comply with the federal REAL ID Act, which makes it mandatory for all people who are renewing their driver’s license to submit their biometric data, such as fingerprints and a high-resolution photo, according to a report by Red Dirt Report. For now until the October 10, 2016 extension deadline, federal agencies will accept Oklahoma-issued drivers’ licenses and identification cards for official purposes such as boarding commercial airlines and entering federal buildings and military

FST Biometrics receives $15M investment, appoints former Israeli PM to board

FST Biometrics announced it has received a $15 million investment from GMF Capital, the investment group controlled and led by global investor Gary Fegel. As part of this agreement, GMF Capital has named former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak as its representative on the FST Biometrics board. FST Biometrics’ In Motion Identification (IMID) solution combines facial recognition and behavioral analytics to provide seamless secure access solutions to the global marketplace. The technology identifies authorized users at a distance and while

CrossChx raises $15M, takes biometric patient identification platform nationwide

CrossChx has recently raised $15 million in Series B funding, bringing the healthcare identity solution company’s total funding to more than $20 million. Using unique algorithms to resolve identities of nearly 15 million patients in its network, CrossChx combines patient information from healthcare providers to create unique global identities for every patient with its proprietary flagship technology, SafeChx software, verifying patient identity through fingerprint scanning and alerting hospitals to potential medical record errors. “Nearly 60-percent of medical error deaths are

Biomatiques wins STQC certification for iris recognition technology

Indian biometric solutions firm Biomatiques Identification Solutions Pvt. Ltd. released eParakh Iris Scanner (model EPI-1000), a mobile iris scanner that works with Windows, Mac and Linux based computers and Android mobile devices, according to a report by Mid-Day. Biomatiques is the first Indian company to receive the Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) for their iris scanners from the STQC Directorate, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (Deity) under the country’s Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. The technology,

id3 Technologies implements biometric identification system for Colombian notaries

The Colombian Board of Public Notaries (UCNC) has successfully completed the final phase to initiate the country’s biometric identification and online authentication project. The UCNC first approached id3 Technologies in 2012 to implement a biometric identification system for all Colombian citizens using its services in an effort to curb identity theft and fraudulent activity. The partnership among the National Civil Registry, the UCNC, Certicamara and id3 Technologies will enable full access to the country’s official biographical and biometric database to

UN labor organization considers biometric ID for seafarers

Employers, trades unions and government met this week at the International Labor Organization in Geneva, where they discussed how implementing upgrades to sailors’ identity documents (SIDs) would improve shore leave opportunities, according to a report by IHS Maritime 360. Attendees at the UN agency meeting talked about different methods to improve the adoption of ILO Convention 185 of 2003 on seafarers’ identity documents, a measure that has been approved by only 30 states. Perhaps the greatest criticism about C185’s technical

IBM supports biometrics for corporate BYOD use

IBM stated in a recent blog post that it expects that the addition of biometrics to personal mobile devices will enhance security surrounding corporate “bring your own device” (BYOD) policies. BYOD refers to the policy of permitting employees to bring personally-owned mobile devices (such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones) to their workplace, and to use those devices to access privileged company information and applications. The article, written on behalf of Big Blue by freelance writer Sue Poremba, notes that: “IT

Ghana to upgrade biometric passports

The Government of Ghana announced that it will soon upgrade its biometric passports so that they are chip-embedded for the electronic verification of travelers. Ghana introduced machine-readable biometric passports in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations for all categories of passport holders. The announcement about the upgrade was made by Hanna Tetteh, Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, at a conference for Ghana’s diplomats in Accra last week, according to a report in allAfrica.com. Numerous items discussed