The controversial biometric ID program has been approved by authorities in India for voluntary use by people seeking to open bank or mobile phone accounts. The move stands as the latest example of biometrics helping to authenticate payments and commerce.
03 Apr, 2019AADHAR digital ID notches a win in India
Enterprise networks, vehicle fleets and perimeter gates have new options to future proof user authentication via new contactless ELATEC readers. There are dozens of RFID and contactless card technologies in use globally, and this creates challenges for organizations implementing access control beyond the front door. Many contactless readers are designed to support a small number […]
The proposed law, in the state legislature, is similar to Illinois biometric regulations that have sparked some 200 court actions, including a recent case involving Google. Violations of the Florida law could run as high $5,000 each.
New cards for use in the European Union would include digital fingerprint representations and photos of cardholders. The general idea behind the biometric ID cards is to make life harder for criminals and extremists.
As the biometric authentication spreads — this latest project in Miami involves Lufthansa Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and SITA. It relies on live facial photos checked against CBP databases for real-time matching and verification.
Evernym, which promotes use of blockchain for digital ID, has awarded the Red Cross and four other global humanitarian groups free access to an accelerator program. The effort, involving organizations with wide reach, could further promote the deployment of cutting-edge digital IDs among millions of people.
Facial recognition is increasingly being deployed to tighten security, improve authentication, and streamline payment and retail transactions. But an ordinance in San Francisco — the first of its kind — would ban its use by city government, potentially restricting police from using evidence gained from the biometric tool.