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Thales Digital Identity and Security

Thales Digital Identity and Security

Thales (stock info) is a global leader in advanced technologies, investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum computing – to build a confident future crucial for the development of our societies. The Group provides its customers – businesses, organizations and governments – in the defense, aeronautics, space, transport, and digital identity and security domains with solutions, services and products that help them fulfil their critical role, consideration for the individual being the driving force behind all decisions. Thales has 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2020 the Group generated sales of €17 billion.

We believe in a safer and more sustainable world where everyone has access to a secure, trusted identity. To support this vision, Thales delivers identity and biometric solutions to governments, public authorities and private entities in the fields of civil identity and public security.

Thales Digital Identity and Security Biometrics News


Biometric authentication use in US businesses tripled over 3 years to tackle cyber threats

The use of biometric authentication in U.S. businesses has almost tripled from 27 percent in 2019 to 79 percent in…

Sep 2, 2022

Incode, Thales, Chekk hire digital ID, regional, regulatory leaders

The latest round of executive hires from digital ID providers this week features Incode appointing Windsor Tanner as global vice…

Jul 21, 2022

War in Europe hurts Thales’ digital ID business in the first half, but not much

The ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russia clipped tens of millions of euros in revenue from the Thales Group’s first-half…

Jul 12, 2022

Thales continues cyber shopping spree with €100M OneWelcome acquisition

The latest purchase in the cybersecurity and identity sector for Thales is Netherlands-based OneWelcome which specializes in cloud-based identity services…

Jun 23, 2022

Flash a QR and your face biometrics and American will put you in a jet seat

Mobile IDs are coming to American Airlines customers. The company is using facial recognition to verify U.S. passenger information, enabling…

Jun 17, 2022

Thales inks deal with Spain for biometric border terminals

With the European Union (EU) poised to complete its biometric entry and exit system around the Schengen area for non-European…

Jun 8, 2022

Competing visions of digital wallets as super apps or online identity hubs presented

The convergence of different capabilities and services in digital wallets was explored in ‘The Future of the Wallet’ webinar hosted…

May 24, 2022

Clearview enters selfie biometrics market as KYC firms sign up onboarding clients

Clearview is joining the selfie biometrics market and has signed up its first client. Biometrics-enabled know your customer (KYC) and…

May 16, 2022

Jamaica picks Thales to upgrade voter identification system with biometrics

Thales has been hired to modernize Jamaica’s electronic voter ID system, strengthening voter identification and authentication with fingerprint biometrics, reports…

Apr 29, 2022

Financial gains for Thales, Aware, Mitek, FacePhi demonstrate sustained biometrics growth

Thales, Aware, Zwipe, and Mitek unveiled and summarized the financial results or the changes to their business made in the…

Apr 8, 2022

Biometric payment card competition heats up; Idemia, Thales vie for Egypt contract

The latest spate of biometric payment card releases includes an aspirational card by Mastercard in Morocco, the first corporate biometric…

Mar 3, 2022

Digital identity division boost Thales Group to best ever year

Thales Group has announced a strong set of financials that have prompted it to revise its predictions and targets upwards. While…

Mar 1, 2022

Colombia’s civil status registry to deploy Thales biometric scanners

Thales is planning to provide fingerprint scanners to Colombia’s National Civil Status Registry for better management of biometric enrollments and…

Feb 16, 2022

Thales launches aviation and biometrics research centers in Singapore

Multinational digital ID provider Thales has strengthened its partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) with the goal of…

Feb 11, 2022

Thales inks contracts to provide IDs to District of Columbia DMV, Finland

Global biometrics and digital ID provider Thales says the District of Columbia’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) will update…

Dec 20, 2021

Mastercard, Thales and FPC supply biometric payment card launch in Poland

Bank Pocztowy in Poland is the latest to begin issuing biometric payment cards to its customers, following a trial conducted…

Dec 9, 2021

Mastercard launches biometric credit card in Jordan with Thales, FPC technology

Mastercard has partnered with Jordan Kuwait Bank to launch Jordan’s first biometric payment card and the first World Elite brand card…

Nov 23, 2021

What to expect when you return to air travel

By Neville Pattinson, Head of Business Development and Strategic Marketing at Thales Around the world, most of us have not taken a flight…

Nov 10, 2021

UK selects over a dozen biometrics providers for immigration self-enrollment trial

The biometric suppliers and sub-suppliers for the UK Home Office’s forensic border check trial have been unveiled. A privacy information…

Nov 10, 2021

Thales inks biometrics and smart city deal in Vietnam, discusses ethical facial recognition

Thales has signed an extensive deal with Vietnam’s VNPT to accelerate the country’s digital transformation with biometrics, smart city and other…

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An easier travel path from home to hotel room with digital credentials and facial biometric match

Digital travel credentials are here. The launch of American Airlines’ Mobile ID – which combines Thales technology with the Airside…

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