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Cryptocurrency product provider Blockchain has selected Estonian startup Veriff to perform online identity verification services with its facial and behavioral…

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Creating a true biometric hash is no longer a gimmick

Biometrics and cryptography have long operated mostly in separate domains. This is despite both being components of many security systems,…

 

U.S. House Committee in talks to restrict federal funding for facial biometrics

The U.S. House Oversight Committee is considering placing a moratorium on funding for any new or expanded use of biometric…

 

Megvii to file for Hong Kong IPO despite protests and facial recognition controversy

Biometrics unicorn and Face++ maker Megvii is about to file for its initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock…

 

Airports and encryption research lead this week’s biometrics and digital ID news

Excitement about new technologies and deployments, and in a couple of cases a lack thereof, was the theme of the…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for tea workers, financial inclusion with a thumbprint

A new scheme launching in Sierra Leone could rapidly increase the proportion of the population with bank accounts as set…

 

European Commission plans new regulations for biometric facial recognition

The European Commission is working on new regulations to give EU citizens new rights of control over the use of…

 

New GenKey BioHASH SDK supports advanced biometric key and signature creation

GenKey has released a new version of its Biometric BioHASH SDK to enhance the user privacy and information security of…

 

Swedish data protection authority issues first fine for biometrics use under GDPR

Sweden’s data protection authority has issued a penalty of SEK 200,000 (US$20,650) to a school which used biometric facial recognition…

 

Veridas biometric onboarding extended across BBVA’s global operations

Spain-based international bank BBVA has announced it is preparing to extend its biometric onboarding technology to its customers around the…

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