Biometrics News 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

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

Microsoft Band collects biometric data for health and fitness

Microsoft has launched a device called «Microsoft Band» that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime. It is equipped with 10 sensors for many biometric applications such as a pedometer, heart rate and sleep patterns. The UV sensor measures sun exposure and a galvanic skin response sensor alerts if the user is

Multimodal biometric improves border control security

Many countries around the world are implementing biometric border security systems. Biometrics includes national database deployments in entrance and exit systems, immigration, and e-passports. A recent study carried out by the United Nation World Tourism Organization reported that nearly 1 billion people are crossing international borders each year. In this regard, biometric authentication (fingerprints, finger