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Year in Review: The Industry Speaks, Part 4 – Simplifying Life with Biometrics

Year in Review: The Industry Speaks, Part 4 – Simplifying Life with Biometrics

The FindBiometrics Year in Review is a massive industry event, collecting the opinions of biometrics industry experts from a wide range of backgrounds. Each year our industry survey checks the industry pulse on the popularity of biometric modalities, the excitement around specific vertical markets, and attitudes toward critical industry issues like privacy, regulation and public…

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Year in Review: 98% Support Educating the Public on Biometrics

Year in Review: 98% Support Educating the Public on Biometrics

Where there has been some disagreement about key issues covered in this year’s FindBiometrics Year in Review survey, there has also been quite a bit of consensus. On the issue of privacy, for example, a majority of 94 percent agreed that it’s a fundamental right; and 91 percent agreed that standardized biometric testing was crucial…

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UPDATED: Stay Up to Date on Our 17th Annual Biometrics Year in Review Coverage with Our Ongoing Roundup

UPDATED: Stay Up to Date on Our 17th Annual Biometrics Year in Review Coverage with Our Ongoing Roundup

In many industries, openness and dialogue between constituent businesses, even if they’re rivals, is often a critical condition for fostering overall industry growth. Knowing not only what competitors and peers are doing, but also what they’re thinking, can help industry leaders to set their objectives and adapt to market and regulatory changes. That may be…

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Healthcare Biometrics Month: AI-driven Diagnosis

Healthcare Biometrics Month: AI-driven Diagnosis

Once considered discrete disciplines, biometrics and Artificial Intelligence are now more or less synonymous. The biometric technologies of today are AI-driven, often based on machine learning frameworks that enable biometric systems to refine their capability of detecting patterns in biological subjects. For the most part, such biometric technologies are being used to authenticate and identify…

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Year in Review: An Industry Divided Over Controversy

Year in Review: An Industry Divided Over Controversy

On some of the latest FindBiometrics Year in Review survey questions, we’ve seen some pretty broad consensus among respondents. Most agree, for example, that standards-based testing is crucial for the biometrics industry; and the majority feel that frictionless authentication is the ideal to aim for. But there are also some issues that prove more divisive,…

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Year in Review: The Industry Speaks, Part 3 – Contactless, Frictionless, Invisible Biometrics

Year in Review: The Industry Speaks, Part 3 – Contactless, Frictionless, Invisible Biometrics

The FindBiometrics Year in Review is a massive industry event, collecting the opinions of biometrics industry experts from a wide range of backgrounds. Each year our industry survey checks the industry pulse on the popularity of biometric modalities, the excitement around specific vertical markets, and attitudes toward critical industry issues like privacy, regulation and public…

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Year in Review: Using Biometrics to Buy Beer and Cannabis

Year in Review: Using Biometrics to Buy Beer and Cannabis

Industry professionals who participated in FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey remain interested in using biometrics for age verification when buying restricted goods like alcohol or cannabis. This year, the number of respondents who said they would use biometric age verification in these cases totaled 81 percent, with roughly half of those respondents – 43 percent…

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Year in Review: The Industry Speaks, Part 2 – Education and Transformation in Biometrics

Year in Review: The Industry Speaks, Part 2 – Education and Transformation in Biometrics

The FindBiometrics Year in Review is a massive industry event, collecting the opinions of biometrics industry experts from a wide range of backgrounds. Each year our industry survey checks the industry pulse on the popularity of biometric modalities, the excitement around specific vertical markets, and attitudes toward critical industry issues like privacy, regulation and public…

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A Survey Data Surprise in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories

A Survey Data Surprise in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories

Market research news is always a popular topic among FindBiometrics readers, but it’s a little bit surprising to see that an item about survey research turned out to be the most popular news story in this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top articles. Of course, it is an interesting report. Issued by Experian, the 2020 Global…

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Healthcare Biometrics Month: The Importance of Patient ID

Healthcare Biometrics Month: The Importance of Patient ID

Biometric technologies have had an almost revolutionary impact in the diverse areas of smartphones, border control, and financial services in recent years. And the variety of these applications – from enabling true mobile banking to flagging security threats at the airport – have offered some indication of the versatility of biometrics, with these technologies continuously…

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Year in Review: The Industry Speaks, Part 1 – Surfing the Privacy Wave as Biometrics Surge

Year in Review: The Industry Speaks, Part 1 – Surfing the Privacy Wave as Biometrics Surge

The FindBiometrics Year in Review is a massive industry event, collecting the opinions of biometrics industry experts from a wide range of backgrounds. Each year our industry survey checks the industry pulse on the popularity of biometric modalities, the excitement around specific vertical markets, and attitudes toward critical industry issues like privacy, regulation and public…

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Year in Review: Consensus on Privacy, and Confusion Over Regulation

Year in Review: Consensus on Privacy, and Confusion Over Regulation

In today’s tech landscape, the issue of privacy is increasingly in the foreground. Consumers have been grappling with this issue for years as the rise of the internet and the smartphone have brought huge amounts of user data and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) into the hands of marketers, government officials, and malefactors. But in recent…

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Year in Review: The Consensus Solidifies on Biometrics Testing

Year in Review: The Consensus Solidifies on Biometrics Testing

Professionals in biometrics and adjacent industries have long agreed on the importance of standardized testing of biometric technologies, but that consensus may be strengthening further. That’s one way to interpret some of the latest results from FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey. The question at hand here concerned whether respondents agreed with the following statement: “Standardized…

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Executives, Drugs, and Controversy: This Week’s Biometrics News Roundup

Executives, Drugs, and Controversy: This Week’s Biometrics News Roundup

It’s a pretty diverse lineup in this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top stories, with a mix of executive news, drugs, and controversy. Starting off on the more tame side of the week’s news, FindBiometrics readers proved interested in Daon’s latest executive appointment. The company’s choice for VP of Emerging Markets may signal its growing focus…

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Year in Review: The Appeal of Biometric Airport Screening

Year in Review: The Appeal of Biometric Airport Screening

Biometrics-based expedited screening systems have continued to spread to more airports around the world over the past year. In the US these have taken a few different forms, such as TSA PreCheck, Nexus, and the expanding CLEAR program, in which travelers register their biometrics ahead of time in order to speed up the screening process…

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Year in Review: ‘Friction’ is Still a Bad Word

Year in Review: ‘Friction’ is Still a Bad Word

It was at the 2018 Money20/20 event in Las Vegas that a quip about the importance of frictionless user experiences started to become a kind of meme in the world of FinTech: “Friction is the new F-word,” the saying goes. It was hard to disagree with the sentiment. In the world of financial services, a…

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Year in Review: When Do We Think Biometrics Will Replace the Password?

Year in Review: When Do We Think Biometrics Will Replace the Password?

The annual FindBiometrics Year in Review survey always delivers a number of interesting and sometimes complicated insights into how the biometrics industry sees itself, but one of the simplest and most interesting of its findings comes from the question about when biometrics will finally kill off the password. For the 2019 edition of the survey,…

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