Refugee Identity Crisis and the Role of Biometrics

Biometrics to ease the refugee’s management and enhance the security of the border control system.

The protracted Syrian civil war has caused one of the “biggest refugee and migration crises since World War II” as said by U.N. General Secretary, Ban Ki-moon. As a result, nearly 12 million Syrians, equivalent to half of the Syrian population, have fled their homes. European countries have wrestled with its immigration policies on whether…

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How to Evaluate the Accuracy of a Biometric Modality?

With many biometric modalities available such as fingerprint or iris recognition, it is critical for users to assess their accuracy before implementing

Biometrics is a means of identifying and verifying people identity based on physiological characteristics. The core value of a biometric system depends on its ability to correctly accept or reject an individual identity. In other words, accuracy is the criteria to assess the reliability of a biometric modality. The accuracy of a biometric modality is…

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Iris Biometrics to Tighten the Prison Management

Many prisons have installed iris biometric recognition in order to improve the efficiency of correction specialists and the jail security

As the increasing of crime rate, jail or prison management is playing a significant role in public safety. With hundred thousands of incarcerated offenders in one place, it is both a critical and constant challenge to keep track of inmates, especially as they move from one part of the facility to another throughout the day….

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Will the Internet of Things Drive Biometrics into Mainstream?

Biometric identification to bring safety and convenience in data and network sharing in the internet of things era.

The “Internet of things” (IoT) is a hot topic of conversation both in the workplace and outside of it. Basically, IoT is a concept of connecting any device to the internet (and/or to each other). This includes almost everything from mobile phone, washing machines, baby monitors, cars or even a jet engine of an airplane….

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Will Biometric Passport Be Utilized Worldwide in the Future?

Biometric passport has become the mandatory for governments to reinforce security features in national border control.

The global security landscape has changed. The increased threat of terrorism, the universal problem of identity theft, and fraud have forced governments to make a concerted effort to improve the security of their national borders. In reality, the terrorist attacks on mainland US on September 11, 2001 have transformed the way governments worldwide handle security…

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Biometric E-Voting Gains High Attention in the Emerging Market

Biometric E-Voting Gain High Attention in the Emerging Market

In the present day, democracy has become a vital part of people’s lives and countries’ development, and to achieve democracy must meet several conditions. The heart of democracy is voting. The heart of voting is trust that each vote is recorded and tallied with accuracy and impartiality. In order to improve voting systems for elections,…

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Key Drivers for Biometrics in Africa in The Next 5 Years

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Biometric market is growing fast in Africa, especially in recent years. Current challenges such as national security threats, lack of infrastructure, large geographic area, manual processes related forgery, etc. have greatly driven the need for biometrics based electric systems in this region. In order to build a strong national security and reduce the incidences of…

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Key Drivers for Biometrics in South America in next 5 years

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South America is emerging as one of the key growing regions in biometric market worldwide as stated by 6Wresearch. It is estimated that South America accounts 10% of global revenue with an annual growth between 2005 and 2010 of 30% by International Biometrics Group. Countries such as Brazil, Argentina and Colombia are contributing majority of…

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Key Drivers for Biometrics in Middle East in The Next 5 Years

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Business is active in the Middle East, where national ID schemes, commercial ventures and improving border security are all providing impetus. The ambitious approach taken by some of the region’s governments has led to many exciting and cutting edge biometric schemes being deployed in the recent years. In 2004, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)…

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Biometric Cloud-Based Offers Attractive Deployment

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Cloud computing security concerns Cloud computing is defined as a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared large number of configurable computing resources, for example: networks, servers, storage, applications, and services that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. Cloud computing is an emerging…

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