This past week has been incredibly big for the identity management industry, particularly in terms of the commerce vertical markets. With the Money20/20 conference showing a massive uptick in biometrics-based presentations, announcements and exhibitions it is clear that the mainstream financial community is ready to embrace strong authentication. Meanwhile, FindBiometrics has entered Biometric Border Control Month in the featured articles section, and the industry news was filled with everything from law enforcement to a new biometric hat..
Here’s what happened this past week in the world of biometrics.
Money, Money, Money
This week in Las Vegas the payment industry gathered for Money20/20, the conference and exhibition dedicated to all things fianncial. Biometrics had a major presence at this year’s event, with EyeVerify choosing it as the platform from which to announce a major upgrade to its Eyeprint ID solution and Bionym introducing the world’s first biometric wearable payment technology.
Here are the top Money20/20 stories of the week:
Mobility is in the identity management news every week, but rarely is said news as diverse as it has been in the past seven days. A face scanning handheld device, a new state of the art fitness tracker, a phone with a fingerprint sensor and even a biometric hat.
Here are the stories that had us talking about mobility this week:
October was Law Enforcement Biometrics Month here at FindBiometrics, but we’re still talking about the justice vertical quite a bit now that November’s here. BIO-key International, who will be presenting at CA World 14, made the news with its identity management solution that’s helping Canadian criminal defendants have access to case relevant documents. Meanwhile, a Circuit Court Judge raised eyebrows after ruling that police can compel defendants to give up fingerprint biometrics. A big philosophical and semantic debate lies underneath this distinction, since police are not able to compel defendants to disclose passwords, despite both modalities often playing the same role in terms of protecting privacy.
Smart Cards, Secure Documents and Border Control
Biometric Border Control Month kicked off this past week, and to start things on a broad note we posted a primer on the topic. Overseas in Paris, CARTES Secure Connexions had us talking not just about smart cards, but also the new face of Crossmatch which launched its rebranding from the major industry event.
Stay posted to FindBiometrics as we continue to unpack some of the bigger news from this past week, take the next step in Biometric Border Control Month and continue to bring you all the most relevant identity management industry news. Follow us on Twitter and don’t miss a beat.
November 9, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter