Governments and business face similar challenges when it comes to identity fraud and authentication. Now major banks are pushing forward with a new proposal to enlist state DMVs in the fight against ID thieves and other digitally-minded criminals.
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Ban on facial recognition considered in San Francisco
Biometric authentication has pushed into the mainstream to become an increasingly important part of digital ID. But beyond fingerprints, facial recognition and the like there is “silent authentication,” an emerging trend that Gemalto breaks down in detail.
UK police are nearing a full evaluation of their biometric ID technology after the latest test in a series of facial recognition trials conducted using video surveillance systems. The most recent test successfully identified suspects during the holiday shopping season.
Facial recognition and fingerprints are already used to authenticate travelers at airports and border crossings. Now, Hertz is launching biometric checkout at car rental lots — the latest example of digital ID coming to the automotive world.
As 2018 came to a close, a judge dismissed the case alleging Google had violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by collecting and storing facial biometrics without user consent. Under debate was Google’s use of facial recognition software that scanned images stored in Google Photos in an attempt to identify subjects thus automating […]
18 Dec, 2018Digital ID in Thailand entering test phase
A program that involves blockchain and facial recognition could help reduce financial fraud as Thailand embraces more digital payments and modernizes its economy. A successful public launch of this program also could encourage more consumer trust of digital IDs and associated biometrics.
As the Brexit debate rages, UK officials are testing a digital ID app meant to make it easy for EU citizens to continue to live in that country. But bugs have popped up and Apple has, so far, declined to open its NFC chip to outside development.