North America leading biometric technology market (Companies and Markets)
The global biometric technology, types, and applications market is expected to reach $13.89 billion by 2017 at an estimated CAGR of 18.7%. North America is a market leader in biometric technology market.
John at m2sys has a worthwhile post on the report.
Russia biometrics market: Over $390 million industry by 2018
Finland and the Baltic States Agree to Biometrics for Non-EU border control (Itar-Tass via FOCUS News Agency)
Internal Affairs Ministers of Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have signed a joint agreement proposing the introduction of biometric control.
The four agreeing countries have land borders with three non-EU countries. They are Russia, Belarus & Norway.
Norway is in the Schengen area. Russia and Belarus are not.
Map of EU countries
Map of Schengen countires