government biometrics

Global Facial Recognition Market to Hit $7 Billion by 2024

Global Facial Recognition Market to Hit $7 Billion by 2024

“Notably, despite the growing popularity of facial recognition in consumer technology since Apple helped to popularize selfie authentication with its Face ID system, MarketsandMarkets points to demand in government, surveillance, and industry areas as being key to the modality’s growth.” The global facial recognition market will grow from an estimated value of $3.2 billion this…

Gemalto Launches Identity Management System to Make Sure Everyone Gets an ID

Gemalto Launches Identity Management System to Make Sure Everyone Gets an ID

Gemalto is launching a new biometric Identity Management System (IDMS) that was built to raise inclusion and reduce the number of people with no official ID. The program is being pitched towards governments and other public institutions in the hope that it will give more citizens access to essential civic services. “A unique legal ID…

Integrated Biometrics Announces South African Office

Integrated Biometrics Announces South African Office

“The announcement comes just ahead of the ID4Africa conference, in which Integrated Biometrics has participated since the conference’s launch in 2015.” Integrated Biometrics is looking to strengthen its presence in the African market, announcing its first office located in South Africa. The office will be headed by Integrated Biometrics founding partner Jim Seaborn, who has…

Scottish e-Gov Service Enables Yoti Authentication

Scottish e-Gov Service Enables Yoti Authentication

Yoti‘s partnership with the Scottish Government has produced its first major results, with the company announcing that Scottish citizens can now use its app to access their online “myaccount” profile with the Improvement Service, an organization mandated with improving local government services in the country. The “myaccount” online portal allows citizens to perform such activities…

Trustech 2018: Laxton to Unveil New Multimodal Biometric Mobile Devices

Trustech 2018: Laxton to Unveil New Multimodal Biometric Mobile Devices

“…Laxton placed a strong emphasis on the government applications of its solutions, including registration for biometric civil ID, voter registration, and applications in border control and law enforcement.” Laxton has announced a new lineup of multimodal biometric products, which it plans to unveil at next week’s Trustech 2018 event in Cannes. Devices in the new…

The Biometrics Industry Speaks at FedID 2018 [AUDIO]

The Biometrics Industry Speaks at FedID 2018 [AUDIO]

This week Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics reported live from the FedID conference in Tampa. High level conversations about biometrics, identity management, access control, credentialing, trust, border control, law enforcement and national security kept the Tampa Convention Center abuzz all week, and our editors Peter Counter and Susan Stover were there to make sure industry…

Citizens Want Digital Access to Government Services

Citizens Want Digital Access to Government Services

Citizens around the world want more digital access to government services, and are largely comfortable with the use of biometrics therein, suggest new findings from Accenture. The findings come from a survey of about 6,000 people across Australia, France, Germany, Singapore, the UK, and the US. According to Accenture’s report, 86 percent said they see…

Indonesian Authorities Team with Digital Identity Platform to Improve Fuel Subsidy Program

Indonesian Authorities Team with Digital Identity Platform to Improve Fuel Subsidy Program

“With backing from the ID2020 digital identity alliance, the organizations are planning pilot projects that will assess how their new system can improve efficiency, transparency, and inclusivity for the National LPG Subsidy Program.” A new public-private partnership in Indonesia is looking to blockchain, biometrics, and mobile identity in order to improve the efficiency of a…

FindBiometrics to Report Live from FedID 2018

FindBiometrics to Report Live from FedID 2018

This year’s Federal Identity Forum & Exposition (FedID 2018) is right around the corner, and FindBiometrics is going to be reporting live from the event. It’s going to be a big deal. FedID has long been one of the world’s most important government-focused identity events, and organizers expect this year’s edition to attract 1,200 participants including…

Scottish Government Becomes Latest Yoti Partner

Scottish Government Becomes Latest Yoti Partner

“…Yoti said the partnership would ultimately mean that Scottish residents could use its biometric app to verify their identities to businesses, to prove they are of age to buy restricted goods, to access government services, to confirm their identities online, and to access websites without the need for a password. “ The Scottish Government has…

NOMAD 30 Pocket Reader Brings High Performance Mobile Biometrics to Wide Rage of Applications

NOMAD 30 Pocket Reader Brings High Performance Mobile Biometrics to Wide Rage of Applications

“Customer feedback was clear that weight, size and ease of use were critical factors, as were true single-handed use, ability to utilize existing computing/smart assets, mobile certification and overall solution economics.” – Don Sutton, Public Sector Account Manager, Crossmatch Crossmatch has launched a new fingerprint reader that can fit in a shirt pocket. The aptly named…

INTERPOL Delves Into AI, Robotics

INTERPOL Delves Into AI, Robotics

The world’s biggest police organization is now officially delving into artificial intelligence and robotics. The technologies were on display at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation this week, during a two day event organized by the INTERPOL Innovation Centre and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. The two-day event featured about 50…

IDEMIA Pop-Up Innovation Center Will Bring Biometric Demos to London

IDEMIA is looking to raise its profile in the UK with a new “Pop-Up Innovation Center” that will be situated in the Queen Elizabeth II Center. That’s right in Westminster, right in the heart of London. The Pop-Up Innovation Center will essentially act as a demo showroom, with IDEMIA announcing in a statement that it…