The Supreme Court in India ruled on the case involving AADHAR, the controversial national biometric identity program. The ruling was a mixed bag, with both proponents and opponents winning some and losing some. First, the ruling states that AADHAR does not fundamentally violate the privacy rights of the 1.3 billion Indians and thus can continue, […]
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HID acquires Crossmatch, the biometric identity management company, bringing its portfolio of fingerprint hardware and software to the HID brand. According to the release announcing the acquisition, it brings enhanced solutions for civil government, defense and commercial applications, as well as a secure multi-factor authentication software solution. Crossmatch is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida […]
The promise of biometric technologies is to achieve authentication that is both frictionless and fully secure. With biometric security, the enterprise employee is functionally his or her own password; each individual’s voice, face, or behavior can serve as the basis for authorizing access and protecting the most sensitive company data.
19 Sep, 2018Medicare smart card pilot bill passes House
Last week the US House of Representatives passed a Medicare smart card pilot bill that would require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct trials aimed at combatting health care fraud via smart cards. The bill, H.R. 6690, is named “Fighting Fraud to Protect Care for Seniors Act of 2018.” It is […]
17 Sep, 2018Dulles facial recognition notches first win
Just days after setting up facial recognition for biometric authentication of international travelers, authorities catch a man traveling under an assumed identity. The arrest came as biometrics are used for more border ID checks.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego created a biometric reader that accurately and conveniently captures infant biometrics as early as the day of birth. Called ION, it is a non-contact optical scanner that images the fingers and palm and stores them as encrypted templates. The handheld device is rugged, portable, and works with […]
The FIDO Alliance launched its Biometric Component Certification Program – calling it the first industry-defined program to validate performance claims of accuracy and reliability of biometric solutions. Accredited independent labs will certify that biometric subcomponents meet globally recognized performance standards for recognition and Presentation Attack Detection (PAD). Until now, enterprise customers had to do their […]