The next generation of the subscriber identity modules – or SIM cards – is the embedded version known as the eSIM. Understanding the benefits and challenges of this newer technology is important because the eSIM has a play in industries beyond mobile communications, potentially extending to all secure connected devices and the IOT.
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HID acquires Crossmatch increasing biometric capabilities and market reach
TISA, the UK savings and investments membership organization, launched the pilot phase of its project to develop a UK digital ID system for citizens to use in financial dealings. The pilot phase builds on the prior consumer research and emulation phases of the project. TISA believes digital identity will make it easier for people to […]
While others have piloted the technology, the state of Louisiana became the first jurisdiction to launch a mobile driver license for statewide use. The digital version of the physical drivers license is now accepted for all law enforcement interactions across the state. Other use cases are said to be on the way.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a letter with the Illinois Supreme Court asking it to maintain the current right of citizens to sue companies based on the simple collection of their biometrics without consent. The court is considering whether such suits should require the plaintiff to show actual damages from the biometric capture.
Spoof Accept Rate (SAR) and Imposter Accept Rate (IAR) join FAR and FRR in biometric toolkit
More devices are incorporating biometric authentication to safeguard data and access, and the Android team is working to strengthen the use of biometrics in Android P release. Android P will include a new model to measure biometric security and use the model to limit the functions that can be conducted if weaker biometric methods are […]
25 Jun, 2018IDESG absorbed into Kantara Initiative
Former NIST-funded group’s efforts toward strong online digital identity to continue
After six years of grant funding by NIST ceased, the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) was left to find a new way to continue its efforts to build the foundation for secure online identity in the US. It has found a home inside the Kantara Initiative, and its work will continue as a part of that group’s efforts.
The case involves the use of biometric authentication technology that, among other things, helps the social media operator serve up personalized ads based on consumers’ moods. The practice allegedly ran afoul of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.