Biometrics: An Emerging Initiative against Child Trafficking

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Among 45.8 million victims of human trafficking globally in 2016, 75% are women and girls and 25% of them are children. According to the United Nations, human trafficking generates $150 billion a year, making it the third most profitable criminal activity in the world, behind drug and arms. Children living in rural areas are particularly…

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Biometric Handheld Device as a Key Factor in Law Enforcement

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According to United Nations, there are over 232 million people now live outside of their original country; this equates to 3.2% of the global population. More people are on the move than at any time in human history due to easier and cheaper international travel. The number of immigrants and refugees are also increasing each…

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Biometrics to Enable African Healthcare System Leapfrog

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There has been an increasing adoption of digital technology by African governments to improve the healthcare system where biometrics plays a major role in the identification of individuals and securing patients information. For a long time, the system has become overload with bulky paper-based management which led to many consequences. South Africa-based Chris Hani Baragwanath…

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You Think Your Cryptocurrency Wallets Are Safe? Think Again!

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Cryptocurrency wallets are like the leather wallets some of us still use in real life for carrying cash and a series of credit cards. But there are other things that a cryptocurrency wallet can do, for instance storing hundreds of digital currencies without worrying about ever running out of space, checking balance and keeping tracks…

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IriTech’s Iris Recognition to Secure Refugee’s Identities

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The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) with its primary mission to protect the rights of the refugees has been rolling out a breakthrough Biometric Identity Management system (BIMS) to ensure that the right people receive assistance wherever and whenever they need it. IriTech is proud to be part of this project providing iris scanner since the…

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Will Biometrics and Blockchain Be the Future of Identity Management?

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Biometrics has proven to be a one of the most important technologies nowadays for identity management. However, with its increasing adoption in large-scale projects like national security and banking, there’s a growing concern over the vulnerability of the system that the information can be leaked or used by a third party without the awareness of…

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Key Drivers for Biometrics in Australia in the Next 5 Years

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Many years ago, Australia noticeably lagged behind the leading markets like the US in their adoption of new technology. However, their embracing of technologies like DevOps, cloud technology and biometrics has made them now closer to the technology adoption rates of more mature, overseas markets in recent years. Australia has even surpassed the US and…

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3 ways biometrics are transforming your home

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According to Google Trends, “smart home” term has gained more than 300% search popularity over the past 2 years. It’s no wonder that smart home is capturing headlines and mindshare with its huge futuristic possibilities. Gartner predicts that by 2020, fully mature smart home could include up to 500 connected devices. Along with such high…

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Key drivers for biometrics in Europe in the next 5 years

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Although North America and Asia-Pacific are dominating the global biometric market, Europe is moving fast forward in terms of biometric adoption thanks to government’s high investment in building security systems and the growing acceptance of European consumers towards this authentication method. Recently in October, the European Council has approved the establishment of an Entry-Exit System…

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Top 3 Biometric Lessons from Indian National ID Program

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In spite of facing many issues while implementing its ambitious biometric national ID program, India has managed to enroll over 1.18 billion people and deployed a numerous of public and private applications which brought equality to unprivileged residents and helped Indian government save $9 billion so far (Nov 2017), says Nandan Nilekani, former UIDAI Chairman….

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