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We Need New Biometric Laws Protecting Our Privacy

Although biometrics is all the rage, it is important for those considering investing in this technology to consider Equal Error Rates, or Crossover Error Rates, as well as the biometric readers being used. Some, according to Sbastien Marcel, Head of the Biometrics Security and Privacy group, are prone to spoofing. Privacy issues also come into […]

This Test Can Detect Four Drugs with Just a Fingerprint

British company Intelligent Fingerprinting recently announced that a non-invasive fingerprint drug test can yield results comparable to blood tests in as little as 10 minutes. Developed by the University of East Anglia, the technology can detect minute amounts of amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine and opiate drugs from the sweat of a single fingerprint, taken in just […]

Revolution in the Background Screening Industry v.13.0

First Advantage has announced that it will now offer a mobile fingerprinting identity service that has wide-spread implications for the background screening industry. Biometrics the latest Paradigm Shift for the background screening industry uses facial recognition, fingerprinting and iris scans, saving hours and even days of time. Credit Reporting Agencies (CRAs) should consider their customer […]

Peggy Critchfield FBI Technology Upgrades Benefit Financial Industry Coming Soon FBI Rap Back for All Federally Chartered Banks

Accurate Biometrics soon will offer FBI Rap Back background check service, which will allow a bank to receive updated criminal history records on FBI fingerprint-based background inquiries. Only authorized FBI Channelers like Accurate Biometrics can provide the FBI Next Generation Identification (NGI) database, which includes the fingerprints of 136.5 million individuals (both civil and criminal) […]


UK-based Intelligent Fingerprinting, developers of the worlds first portable fingerprint drug test, have secured $2.1 million of funding from a group of private US and UK investors to accelerate commercialization of its Intelligent Fingerprinting Drug Screening System. The solution can detect drugs and drug metabolites in less than 10 minutes. The system features a single-use […]

You Cant Replace Your Fingerprints

Technology research firm Gartner has estimated that 30 percent of companies will be using biometric identification on their employees, but this identification option is not as safe or foolproof as one may believe. When a gym, mobile phone company and doctor all have biometric details and those systems become hacked, remediation of the problem will […]

Colorado Could Require Fingerprinting of Doctors, Nurses, Even Vets

In order to be licensed in Colorado, a new bill could require about 160,000 medical professionals to undergo fingerprint-based background checks. The state is one of just six that doesn’t require fingerprint checks for doctors and one of five that exempt nurses from the practice. The proposed legislation would require licensure applicants to pay for […]

Oklahoma Law Requiring Fingerprint-Based Background Checks for Nursing Home Employees in Effect

Elderly persons are among the most vulnerable citizens and often face abuse and neglect while living in a nursing home. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that approximately 22 percent of nursing home residents are subjected to abuse and 21 percent are neglected. But The Oklahoma Long Term Care Security Act, which took effect at […]

Proposal Would Force All Kansas Teachers to be Fingerprinted

A new plan to require criminal background checks for all Kansas educators is generating a lot of buzz across the state. The proposal would require teachers to be fingerprinted in order to renew their teaching licenses. For teachers who were hired after 2002, the plan doesn’t involve anything new for them. Fingerprints have been part […]

Fingerprints and Photos Could be Part of Background Check Record

Many jobs require background checks on applicants, including for those who would have direct contact with vulnerable adults. However, as more data on the individual is required and as technology advances, state agency policies regarding secure storage and data destruction need revision. Rep. Tina Liebling (DFL-Rochester, pictured) sponsors HF2467 that would allow the Department of […]

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