It’s the start of autumn, COVID-19 is far from behind us, and yet the biometrics industry appears to be back in full swing, judging by this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top stories. Then again, given the preponderance of contactless technologies discussed in this roundup, it may be because of the pandemic that the industry is showing such momentum.
Touchless responses to COVID certainly came up in an interview with IDEMIA’s Pedro Alves. Speaking to FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill, IDEMIA’s VP of Business Development, Extended Borders, talked about how his company is adapting its airport-focused solutions to travel in the COVID age, among other topics:
INTERVIEW: IDEMIA’s Pedro Alves on How Biometric Identity Enables Safe and Secure Air Travel in the New Normal
The effects of the pandemic are also a very important part of this month’s special event, Digital Transformation in the Enterprise. In a recent featured article we delved into the evolution of access control, which is now adapting to the need to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace:
Also popular this week was the news that BioCatch and Experian had joined forces to provide an undisclosed financial services company with a joint anti-fraud solution. Such technology is proving to be particularly important as the threat of fraud losses has intensified now that so much banking is being done through online channels:
Moving away from direct COVID concerns, this week also brought news of a set of industry standards designed to lay the groundwork for digital ID programs in Canada:
And finally, readers in the biometrics industry were also interested to learn this week of a new executive appointment at Alcatraz. The provider of a face-based access control solution has named Holley Hunt as its new Director of Business Development:
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.
September 26, 2020 – by Alex Perala