In the second episode of a four-part podcast series, SecureIDNews investigates both the privacy concerns and the opportunities for privacy enhancement that arise when traditional ID cards and credentials migrate to mobile devices. Mobile ID is poised to play a role in credentials including driver’s licenses, sporting licenses, professional licenses and travel documents. But key to acceptance will be communicating the privacy-enabling features to a cautious citizenry. Learn the ins and outs from key industry leaders in this episode of our podcast series, Investigating Mobile IDs and Credentials.
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The name Stephanie Schuckers is almost synonymous with liveness detection in biometrics. But it doesn’t end there. Dr. Schuckers is also a professor at Clarkson University, director of the Center for ID Technology Research, founder of a biometric startup and mentor to an ongoing crop of new biometric scientists. Last year, the startup she founded was acquired by a leading biometric company. This month, she is being honored as a recipient of the 2017 Women in Biometrics Awards.
The tiny island in the Indian Ocean has started to deploy a national ID card that also functions as a driver’s license, and a bank, health and insurance, payment and passport card. The project comes as other countries in Africa and Asia move forward with multi-application IDs.
Biometrics was neither a household term nor a ‘handset technology’ when Frances Zelazny began working with facial recognition two decades ago. During her career she has helped shape the use of biometrics for security, identity and now for payment applications. Throughout, she has advocated for responsible use guidelines and practices, something that has proven essential to the industry’s maturation.
Liane Moriyama retired last summer as Administrator of the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center and she is honored for her innovative career as a 2017 winner of the Women in Biometrics awards. She was instrumental in bringing the first AFIS to Hawaii and helping other states to follow suit. But it is her crossover between the use of biometrics for law enforcement and its use to protect vulnerable populations that defines her most significant contributions.
Mobile driver’s licenses are a very hot topic as government issuers across the U.S. and around the globe consider complementing physical ID cards with an app in the mobile device. It opens up an array of new opportunities and a list of benefits. Jean-Baptist Milan, an expert on mobile IDs from HID Global, shares the top five reasons governments should consider a mobile driver’s license.
Already known for its efforts at digital ID and online access to government services, the Baltic nation is considering a plan that would give e-residents the use of a digital currency called estcoin. The project could include raising capital via virtual money instead of traditional shares.