This week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top stories encompasses a range of topics and geographies, but fingerprint biometrics and international travel stand out as the two central themes.
In Europe, Norway-based IDEX Biometrics got some attention this week with its call for financial services providers to embrace biometric payment cards in their efforts to comply with the European Union’s PSD2 regulations for Strong Customer Authentication. Fingerprint-scanning cards can enable companies to fulfill the SCA requirement for two-factor authentication when a payer initiates a transaction:
Germany’s DERMALOG also had some fingerprint-related news this week thanks to a biometric technology competition run in Italy. DERMALOG’s liveness detection technology enabled it to beat rivals in the University of Cagliari’s latest LivDet competition, which assesses software designed to resist presentation attacks:
Moving on to the travel sector, Innovatrics attracted some attention with its news that a new airport in Honduras will be deploying its SmartFace facial recognition technology. While airport deployments of facial recognition technology have been on the rise in recent years, the technology is generally used for border control and passenger processing, whereas Innovatrics’ tech will notably be used for venue security at the Palmerola airport:
FindBiometrics readers also took to the seas this week via news concerning a partnership between Royal Caribbean Group and Smart Engines. The cruise line operator has opted to use Smart Engines’ document scanning technology to streamline the boarding and departure process:
And finally, readers showed sustained interest this week in a discussion about identity verification more broadly. Ping Identity Head of Personal Identity Armin Ebrahimi spoke with FindBiometrics Editor in Chief Peter Counter in a fireside chat that touched on digital onboarding, AML and KYC compliance, and adapting security to risk. The chat is now available on-demand:
Stay tuned to FindBiometrics for the latest news from the exciting world of biometrics. You can also visit our sibling site Mobile ID World to read the latest about digital identity.
October 16, 2021 – by Alex Perala