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Japan turns to face biometrics for safe and secure Olympics amid COVID-19

Japanese authorities are hoping face biometrics installed at venues in Tokyo for the Olympic Games can help keep fans safe…

 

Japan’s Shizuoka prefecture trials secure face biometric payments from VeriTrans and NEC

Secure, convenient, cashless and contactless biometric payment solution VeriTrans4G is being deployed on a Proof of Concept (PoC) basis between…

 

Nethone brings behavioral biometrics to Japan with Nissho collaboration

Nethone has announced a collaborative partnership with technology provider Nissho Electronics to provide online security in the booming Japanese ecommerce…

 

Telpo outdoor biometric terminal gains entry to Japanese market with regulator approval

The F10 outdoor face biometrics terminal from Telpo has been approved for entry into the Japanese market with certification to the…

 

Digital identity systems around Asia compared as Taiwan seeks path forward

Taiwan has underestimated the risks posed by its proposed digital ID system to user privacy and cybersecurity, according to a…

 

Fujitsu palm and face biometrics launched for retail customer authentication at Yokohama hotel

A partnership between Zippin and Fujitsu has resulted in the opening of a contactless hotel store using biometric technology within…

 

Taiwan puts digital ID project on hold, Japan plans to expand use of My Number card

Taiwan authorities says they are deferring plans for the issuance of a digital ID card until crucial issues related to…

 

NEC facial recognition deployed for tests to ensure spectator safety at Japan sports venues

Authorities in Japan say they are carrying out biometrics-based tests to determine the possibility of increasing the number of spectators…

 

NEC acquires Avaloq for $2.2B to combine biometrics and analytics with cloud services for digital transformation

NEC has announced the acquisition of Swiss financial software company Avaloq Group AG to integrate its biometrics and artificial intelligence technologies…

 

NEC supplies face recognition for cashless payments pilot at 30 locations in Toyama, Japan

Digital Garage subsidiary VeriTrans is providing a biometric facial recognition payment service in partnership with NEC for a pilot program in…

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