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Amidst Data Breaches and Work from Home, This Company is Making a Name for Itself in Cybersecurity (Yahoo Finance, Sep 02, 2021)
The need for next-generation cybersecurity and enhanced digital protection has never been greater, highlighting companies like BIO-key International Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI). BIO-key is a trusted provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Identity-Bound Biometric solutions that is changing mainstream multi-factor authentication (MFA) within IAM by offering an easier and more secure way to authenticate the identity of employees, customers, and suppliers while managing their access across devices and applications, for enterprises, educational institutions and consumers.

Biometrics In Humanitarian Action: A Delicate Balance (Humanitarian Law & Policy, Sep 02, 2021)
Identity as a concept is an extremely complex topic, one that deserves a separate discussion we will not unpack here. However, it is important to discuss the process of identifying people with biometrics, involving two main modalities: the first one is to make a verification. For instance, if an individual says their name is Jane Doe, previously registered biometric data of Jane Doe are then checked against a fresh biometrics sample to verify. The second modality objective is identification. This involves matching a fresh biometric sample with stored biometric data to determine whether the person in question is in the database or not, therefore identifying them.

Feds Are Increasing Use of Facial Recognition Systems – Despite Calls For a Moratorium (Yahoo News, Sep 02, 2021)

Despite growing opposition, the U.S. government is on track to increase its use of controversial facial recognition technology. The U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report on Aug. 24, 2021, detailing current and planned use of facial recognition technology by federal agencies. The GAO surveyed 24 departments and agencies – from the Department of Defense to the Small Business Administration – and found that 18 reported using the technology and 10 reported plans to expand their use of it.


Materna IPS Completes Retrofit of Facial Recognition Technology at Haneda Airport (Passenger Terminal Today, Sep 02, 2021)

German technology developer Materna IPS has equipped more than 100 of its self-bag-drop (SBD) systems at Tokyo International Airport, Haneda, with the latest facial recognition technology. The Materna IPS One ID kiosk combines the SBD process with check-in by using biometric facial scanning technology to verify the passenger’s ID. This not only streamlines the check-in process but also minimizes contact with staff, helping to improve efficiency and health and safety.


$ 3.78 Bn Growth Opportunity in Facial Recognition Market 2021-2025 (PR Newswire, Sep 02, 2021)
A new market research report on the global facial recognition market has been released by Technavio. The market is expected to grow by USD 3.78 billion, progressing at a CAGR of over 12% during 2021-2025. The report presents detailed information on the upcoming trends, challenges, and uncovers successful business strategies adopted by vendors during the crisis.

Australia’s Home Quarantine App Uses Facial Recognition Technology To Make Sure You Haven’t Left Your House (Daily Caller, Sep 02, 2021)

An Australian state is testing out a new app that uses facial recognition technology to ensure residents are complying with COVID-19 home quarantine orders. The app, listed as Home Quarantine SA in app stores and unveiled by the South Australian government Aug. 23, uses geo-location and facial recognition software to track those quarantining themselves, South Australia Premier Steven Marshall told ABC News in an August interview. All South Australians ordered to quarantine must download the app.


IBIA Dispels Myths about Face Recognition Technology (PR Newswire, Sep 02, 2021)
The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) today published a white paper entitled "Data Analysis of Facial Recognition Technology." The paper offers an analysis of the independent testing by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which reveals continued improvement in the accuracy of facial recognition technology by IBIA member companies.

Connect ID: Conference & Exhibition: October 5 - 6, 2021 (, Sep 02, 2021)


Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC 
The Worl of Identity Under One Roof

Opening times are:
Tue 5 Oct | Conference: 08:50 - 17:15 • Exhibition: 09:00 - 18:00
Wed 6 Oct | Conference: 09:00 - 17:00 • Exhibition: 10:00 - 16:15

Connect:ID is a world class identity conference and exhibition, showcasing practical implementations of trusted identity solutions, and highlighting how disruptive technology and policy decisions are driving much needed change.

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