The third quarter of 2019 saw significant activity among digital security vendors and stakeholders across the globe. This arose from the ongoing discussions surrounding data security, privacy, and biometric usage in security operations, to continued technology upgrades around the world to offer more customized and tailored security options to alleviate security operator burden, enhance public safety outcomes, and create more efficient and intelligent security operations.

In this quarter's edition of the Security Digitalization Gazette, biometric legislation, privacy rights, data security, and the first rulings in regards to the use of these solutions in public safety activities have been discussed. Additionally, discussions about the future implications of these rulings on current draft legislations and regulations surrounding the use of biometrics and facial recognition have also been put forward in this report.

The Gazette also highlights new contracts won across the world with regards to digital security technologies and their use in airports, law enforcement, border protection, and commercial security applications. Posted third-quarter financial results for key vendors offering security digitalization solutions have also been analyzed and discussed, along with how macro-economic factors and global policies are affecting quarterly results versus the previous year. A listing of top mergers, acquisitions, and partnership announcements, as well as the trends behind some of these major announcements has also been presented.