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Protection of biometric information against threats arising at border between cyber and physical worlds

The National Institute of Informatics (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Director General: Masaru Kitsuregawa; "NII," hereafter) will participate in the Japan Pavilion at CeBIT 2017, the world's largest exhibition for information technology showcasing the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, artificial intelligence, and robotics, to be held from March 20 to 24 in Hannover, Germany. At the exhibition, NII will introduce NII Biometric Security (NII-BioSec), an R&D project aimed at protecting biometric information against the threats arising due to advances in sensor technology and media processing, and will demonstrate BiometricJammer, a method for preventing photographic capture of fingerprint information that neither inhibits fingerprint sensor authentication nor causes any visual discomfort, which is the first in the world to be developed.

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