Biometrics Archive

Bolivia begins updating biometric voter registry

On November 19th, Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) began the update process of the nation’s biometric voter registry, with aims of enrolling close to 300 thousand citizens before the March 29th 2015 subnational elections. During this event, nine types of department and municipal authorities will be elected. A second round will be held on March

Panama evaluated civil registry and identification technologies

Authorities from Latin American civil registries and companies in the sector gathered in Panama to exchange their experiences in civil registration and personal identification, promote support between institutions and catch up with the newest technologies in the market. This gathering, titled “Identification in Regional Migration: a Latin American Challenge”, was held November 19th to 21st

Empowerment of women in Bolivia

As the Bolivian general elections unfolded, a transcendental event for Bolivian women also took place on October 12th: as a result of democratic voting, 48% of the representatives in the Purinational Legislative Assembly will be women – 16 of 36 Senate members, and 65 of 130 members of the Chamber of Deputies. Bolivia achieved this

Bulgaria requests mobile biometric system for NATO operations

The US Department of Defense has published an announcement seeking information on a mobile biometrics ID system for Eastern European ally Bulgaria. According to the Bulgaria’s Ministry of Defense, the system is needed to support Bulgaria’s military police in NATO-led operations. The system will be implemented in three Bulgarian cities: Sofia, Plovdiv, and the Novo Selo

Auto alliances creates privacy principles around internet-connected vehicles

The increase use of new technologies has encouraged the automotive industry to create a set of privacy principles designed to assure customers that their data is treated with adequate privacy. Nowadays, many technologies are being integrated into vehicles (biometric to verify the driver of a car as well as systems that route drivers around the

Consumers’ reuse of passwords promotes adoption of biometrics

Consumers’ loose habits around their account passwords and mobile devices need strong security measures. On the other hand, mobile banking adoption and usage are expected to continue growing rapidly increasing phishing and hacking attempts on bank customers. Mobile device users are about 25% more likely than the general population to use the same password to