As might have been expected, COVID-19 has found its way into this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top stories – though the most recent items have nothing to do with the virus. Let’s start with those:
One of the week’s most popular stories was the latest in-depth feature for Enterprise Biometrics Month. Whereas previous features took a more abstract look at how biometrics were being used to replace passwords and secure doors, this latest article went into more detail about what a truly biometric enterprise looks like in practice:
Meanwhile, given the popularity of – and controversy over – facial recognition technology, FindBiometrics visitors were also understandably interested in this week’s news that Washington state had passed new regulations over the technology:
Behavioral biometrics also lived up to its reputation as a fast-rising modality, with the news that LexisNexis Risk Solutions had added the technology to its identity verification platform:
As for readers’ ongoing interest in COVID-19 news, the most popular items were actually from before this week. One offers a look at decisions from authorities in India and Pakistan to restrict the use of contact-based biometric time and attendance systems to help mitigate the virus’s spread:
The other, meanwhile, concerns the more recent news that the New York Police Department had disabled fingerprint-based security procedures at its Manhattan headquarters, for the same reason:
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 22, 2020 – by Alex Perala