Biometrics Archive

Bolivian law will regulate the political parties registration with biometric systems

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of Bolivia announced the creation of a law proposal which will regulate the registration of political parties in Bolivia. The objective of this new law is to ensure that all politically active people form part of only one party instead of several ones, which is current practice and is considered

Two fraudsters arrested in Bolivia thanks to biometric registration

The biometric registration system introduced by the Pensions and Insurance Control Department (APS) found two elderly people that received 774.800 bolivianos in a fraudulent way over the last eight years, the money of the Renta Dignidad (Minimum Pension) and the Bonosol (Benefits). The Ministry of Economy and Public Finance confirmed it through an official press

London will use biometric systems to prevent fraud in the 2012 Olympics

London Government will start using biometrics to prevent fraud during the 2012 Olympic Games: British police will undertake face-scans for over 10,000 athletes, with the objective to make the identification easier and prevent other people -specially illegal immigrants and terrorists- to use the flow of visitors to the United Kingdom to enter London. A temporary

The European Association for Biometrics pledges commitment to the future of Biometrics

The European Association for Biometrics is an association with the objective to investigate and develop biometrics. This association was founded on the 17th of November 2011 to promote this technology’s use in a proper and beneficial way. From its point of view, biometrics‘ primary aim is to increase comfort for security systems. “Because I have

Biometric solutions fast approaching

Fingerprints and other physical characteristics make useful elements to create and improve biometric security systems. As time goes by the increasing number of platforms designed for biometric security move from companies and public administrations to households and to home IT, mobile phones etc. Some of the household solutions we can find on the market are:

Voice biometrics to be crucial for online payments

In the report from ValidSoft and Opus Research “Voice Biometrics Authentication Best Practices: Overcoming Obstacles to Adoption”, the authors tell us that the technology will be applied to the authentication of payments if given guidelines are followed». This type of biometrics is used increasingly mainly because of smartphones’ use for banking and other finance services.