During a hearing with U.S. senators, biometric exit gained a boost when a customs official said the security technology could be deployed in all major U.S. airports within four years. Already, officials have tested biometric exit systems in large airports, and have installed facial recognition technology at major border crossings.
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In a recent episode of the SecureIDNews podcast series on mobile IDs and mobile driver’s licenses, we explored the current landscape of state DMV pilots of mobile licenses. We uncovered four characteristics that a mobile ID must possess if it is to transition from pilot to reality.
The West African country has ambitious plans for its digital ID project, which citizens can use to access online government services, digitally sign documents and travel to neighboring countries. In time, Ghana also plans to enable financial transactions via the cards.
Digital identity company IDEMIA, along with Royal Caribbean Cruises and U.S. customs officials, recently tested a biometric authentication system designed to move passengers through border checkpoints in less time than via manual checks. So far, results are promising, with another test planned for next year—and possible enhancements to follow.
In the third episode of a four-part podcast series, SecureIDNews explores the current landscape of state pilots around mobile driver’s licenses. The mobile IDs are rolling out in a series of innovative trials and many additional state legislatures are instructing their DMVs to prepare. Hear about the ‘state of the states’ in this episode of our podcast series, Investigating Mobile IDs and Credentials.
New authentication research from FIDO and Javelin finds that too many businesses and consumers still rely on weak passwords, presenting criminals many juicy targets. But there is hope for better security as mobile commerce and ID continue to rise—and as enterprises recover from breaches and adopt two factor techniques.
The state started testing the secure identification technology earlier this year, and, so far, reaction has been positive among users. The pilot will offer lessons and guidance on how to expand digital driver’s licenses and perhaps widen their scope to incorporate more data.