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IOM deploys biometric verification project to help displaced people in Congo

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) recently began its biometric verification exercise of internally displaced people (IDPs) during food assistance…

 

US Customs set to launch biometric pilot programs: leaked documents

The US Customs and Border Protection’s recently released facial recognition pilot program is the first of three biometrics programs that…

 

Customs and Border Protection launches passport facial recognition airport pilot

The Department of Homeland Security announced that Customs and Border Protection has initiated its “1:1 Facial Recognition Air Entry Pilot”…

 

MasterCard, First Tech FCU to pilot biometric identification program

First Tech Federal Credit Union and MasterCard will introduced a pilot program later this year that enables First Tech FCU…

 

NSTIC begins latest round of pilot project funding for identity solutions

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) National Program Office announced it has initiated its fourth round of…

 

Indian government to allow passengers to use Aadhaar card for airport entry

Starting January 2015, passengers with an Aadhaar identification number will be allowed to enter the Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore,…

 

Russia to launch pilot program to fingerprint visa applicants

Russian embassies and consulates in Britain, Denmark, Myanmar and Namibia will launch a pilot program this January that makes it…

 

Israel sees drop in registration for biometric ID cards and passports

The Israel Central Bureau of Statistics has released new data that shows a significant decline in the number of Israelis…

 

Top biometrics news stories, week ending September 21

Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Biometrics Week…

 

MasterCard biometric verification system achieves 98% success rate in pilot

MasterCard said that its biometric verification system, which combines both voice and facial recognition, has achieved a 98% success rate…

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