Facial recognition is the topic of the week in our roundup of the top FindBiometrics stories. We also spare some time for passwordless authentication and digital IDs.
We kick things off with a new report from Gartner that establishes a roadmap for organizations that want to implement passwordless authentication protocols. The report identifies some of the common obstacles that organizations face when trying to implement passwordless solutions, and details some of the steps they can take to overcome those hurdles:
Our second story comes courtesy of the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA), which is calling for the creation of a federated digital identity system in Canada. The proposed system would share responsibility between the federal government, the provincial governments, and financial institutions, and argues that banks are well-positioned for digital identity projects because they are already regulated and have the trust of the general public:
From there, we turn our attention to facial recognition, beginning with a recap of five major issues that are likely to set the tone for debates around the technology in the next few years. Key topics include racial bias and the scope of surveillance programs, as well as the legislative back and forth that is currently playing out between privacy advocates, law enforcement agencies, and technology developers all over the world:
The next story involves a company that is primarily known for iris recognition. EyeLock has announced that it is adding facial recognition to its biometric portfolio. To that end, the company has released a new NanoFace terminal for access control that can pick up registered faces that are as far as six feet away:
Finally, several privacy watchdogs are hoping that the IRS’s recent decision to explore non-biometric authentication options will prompt other public agencies to follow suit. They are also hoping that it will lead to stricter privacy regulations at the federal level, up to and including a potential ban on the use of facial recognition technology
Keep reading FindBiometrics to keep up to date with the latest biometric innovations. You can also visit our sibling site Mobile ID World to learn more about the world of digital identity.
March 11, 2022 – by Eric Weiss