1. No. Cryptography is the only thing that can protect from spying. Biometrics is about verifying an identity. It is a completely different concept.
2. Why would anyone outside of the industry know anything about ImageWare? On the bigger contracts that they have they are hidden behind a prime contractor like IBM or Unisys, and on the Fujitsu cloud, I bet that biometrics is just a checkbox on a list of services that you can add to your Fujitsu service. There is probably no mention of IWS anywhere.