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.
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Ban on facial recognition considered in San Francisco
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.
Traveler’s using Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will be the next to trial biometric boarding technology as Gemalto launches a pilot with a “leading airline.” The goal of the trial is to gauge if facial recognition can meet passenger needs and expectations, meeting or surpassing the use of traditional boarding passes. Of […]
The rapid growth of the U.S. market for card printer manufacturer Pointman Technologies has led to an expansion of the company’s operations in Camarillo, CA. The new facility is designed to house the company’s in-house technical support team, service technicians and customer support operations. Dedicated training space will enable Pointman card printer customers and reseller […]
A new Mastercard and Microsoft digital ID collaboration hopes to improve the way people authenticate identity for both online and physical transactions. The goal is to decentralize the management of identities. Instead of hundreds of identity providers managing individual databases of users, a federated identity system would enable people to verify their digital identity with […]