This week’s collection of the most popular articles on FindBiometrics covers a range of topics, from contactless access control, to online privacy, to immunity passports. It also happens to include a range of formats, with readers having flocked to news articles as well as an in-depth feature and an insightful interview.
Let’s start with the latter. Readers showed a great deal of interest in an interview with Rob Haslam, a Strategic Advisor to TECH5. The multimodal biometrics specialist has seen a rapidly rising profile in the industry, which Haslam was happy to comment on in a discussion with FindBiometrics Founder Peter O’Neill; but the conversation also touched on a number of other topics including digital ID programs, opportunities in healthcare, and more:
Meanwhile, the newswire delivered an interesting development from IDEMIA. The company has partnered with the Spanish telecom Telefónica, which agreed to showcase IDEMIA’s contactless MorphoWave biometric scanner at its Demonstration and Innovation Center at its Distrito Telefónica headquarters in Madrid:
Readers also showed a lot of interest in some controversy concerning Australia’s new Online Safety Act. Privacy advocates have some concerns about the lack of civilian oversight for an ‘eSafety Commissioner’ that will have considerable control over who has access to certain parts of the internet, and may require biometric authentication for access to restricted content:
Also popular was the news that Hyatt Hotels would be trialing the use of Daon’s VeriFLY + Stay solution to help hotels safely reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Daon’s solution is a mobile-based immunity credential, featuring the use of facial recognition to verify end users:
And finally, readers showed sustained interest in our first in-depth feature for Healthcare Biometrics Month, which kicked off last week. Titled “The Fight Against COVID-19“, the feature looked at some of the innovative ways in which biometric technologies are helping in the fight against COVID-19:
Stay posted to FindBiometrics next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of biometrics. To see the hottest stories of the week in mobile digital identity, visit our sibling site Mobile ID World.
March 13, 2021 – by Alex Perala