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Global Biometrics Markets, 2021-2026 - National ID Programs Build Opportunities for Biometric Systems (PR Newswire, Nov 15, 2021)

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Biometrics estimated at US$19.5 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$44.1 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 14.8% over the analysis period. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented disruptions and sweeping changes across various industries, and created a notable demand for touchless biometric solutions. Advanced multifactor and multimodal biometric platforms are gaining increasing relevance due to their authentication accuracy and alignment with social distancing guidelines for COVID-19.


Passengers Want to Use Biometrics to Expedite Travel Processes (International Airport Review, Nov 15, 2021)
The International Air Transport Association has released the results of its 2021 Global Passenger Survey, showing passenger’s willingness to use biometrics if it accelerates travel processes. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2021 Global Passenger Survey (GPS), which delivered two main conclusions: Passengers want to use biometric identification if it expedites travel processes and passengers want to spend less time queuing.


Inclusivity — The True Pillar of Biometric Registries (Security Magazine , Nov 15, 2021)
Biometric registries can significantly improve the quality of life for many people, tackling diverse issues simultaneously. First of all, biometric IDs don’t require the ID owner to be literate, as a card reader can prove the identity with a fingerprint or facial recognition without additional human-written input. This facilitates processes like registering for voting, accessing government aid programs, or crossing national borders. Instead of filling out a whole form, citizens can simply show their biometric ID.

IDEX Biometrics Enables Turnkey Solution for Biometric Smart Cards with Partners jNet and Infineon Technologies (Yahoo Finance, Nov 15, 2021)
IDEX Biometrics ASA, today announced a proprietary software platform including a biometric card operating system (COS) and applets developed in collaboration with its partners jNet ThingX Corp., a Preferred Security Partner of Infineon Technologies AG. This software platform enables a full turnkey solution for biometric smart cards, reducing the complexity of card manufacturing, accelerating time-to-market, and lowering costs.

Apple is Sticking Taxpayers with Part of the Bill for Rollout of Tech Giant’s Digital ID Card (CNBC, Nov 15, 2021)

Apple is making U.S. states foot part of the bill and provide customer support for its plan to turn iPhones into digital identification cards, according to confidential documents obtained by CNBC. The company requires states to maintain the systems needed to issue and service credentials, hire project managers to respond to Apple inquiries, prominently market the new feature and push for its adoption with other government agencies, all at taxpayer expense, according to contracts signed by four states.


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