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Private sector investments and public sector biometrics contracts back lofty market forecasts

Biometrics contracts worth up to $21 million have been won by iProov and Innovalor, as governments continue to invest in…

 

Militarization driving biometrics adoption by UK police and border agencies, report argues

UK border and law enforcement agencies have adopted biometrics not just for forensic purposes but as a surveillance tool to…

 

French parliament approves €20M project for biometric health card

The French parliament (Assemblée Nationale) has voted for a new €20 million (roughly US$20.4 million) project 242-95 to establish a…

 

FacePhi biometrics sales soar nearly 90% in busy first half

Face biometrics provider FacePhi says sales grew almost 90 percent in the most recent six months compared to the first…

 

ZKTeco looks to international business strength for a $238.4M IPO in China

Executives with biometrics and access control vendor ZKTeco have set their sights on a 1.61 billion-yuan (US$238.4 million) haul with…

 

Morocco tenders for face biometrics to deploy throughout updated airport

The government of Morocco is looking for a contractor to install facial recognition systems in that nation’s Rabat-Sale Airport. It…

 

‘Digital asbestos’: UK government departments are rolling back on contracts with Hikvision

Campaigners are increasing the pressure for the UK government to take action on Chinese state-affiliated surveillance equipment suppliers such as…

 

ID R&D voice biometrics and liveness checks secure WhatsApp messages for health services

Chatbots are increasingly being used in WhatsApp to communicate sensitive information or carry out transactions with security requirements, prompting Uruguay’s…

 

Aadhaar chugs along but India can’t get its data protection act together

India’s central government, seemingly so sure-footed with its flourishing Aadhaar biometric ID, is having a hard time moving personal data…

 

Biometric data privacy plaintiffs argue Clearview’s source code not highly confidential

Clearview AI is fighting to keep the source code for its facial recognition technology confidential, while plaintiffs alleging biometric data…

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