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Industry roundtable hosted by eu-LISA to focus on biometrics for seamless border crossings

An industry roundtable is being hosted by the eu-LISA to explore the findings and proposals of the Member State Working…

 

EU Parliament approves unified biometric and biographic database of 350 million people

The European Union Parliament has voted to approve the Common Identity Repository (CIR) to aggregate the biographic and biometric data…

 

Standard for EU biometric ID cards one step from approval after passing European Parliament

The European Parliament has voted to introduce minimum common security standards for identity cards and residence documents throughout the EU,…

 

EU sets biometric standards for Entry/Exit System

The European Union has finalized specifications for the biometrics used in its Entry/Exit System (EES), which will be introduced in…

 

EU Parliament approves lowering mandatory visa applicant biometrics collection age to 6 years old

The inclusion of biometrics in the European Union’s Schengen Visa Information System (VIS) for all visa applicants aged six and…

 

PSD2 could drive fraud to non-EU payment markets as biometric authentication increases

Most companies are not prepared for the Europe’s new and revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), but that will not stop…

 

EU moves closer to requiring biometrics on national ID cards

The EU Council Presidency and European Parliament have reached an informal agreement on the introduction of mandatory biometric national identity…

 

Veridos to head a new EU-funded research project on border control

Veridos will lead a new EU-funded research project to enhance the quality and efficiency of verification at border crossings, the…

 

Zwipe receives EUR 2.3M grant to scale and commercialize biometric payment technology

The European Commission has awarded Zwipe a €2.3 million (US$2.6 million) grant under the Horizon 2020 program to fund its…

 

European Commission conditionally approves Thales acquisition of Gemalto

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Gemalto by Thales under the EU Merger Regulation, on condition that Thales…

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