Facial recognition has become a catchall term that is used to describe any application that analyzes someone’s facial features in order to verify their identity. Unfortunately, that broad designation can make picking the right type of biometric solution for your organization difficult. When it comes to facial recognition, distinctions matter. Privacy and security issues can vary widely depending on the nature of a facial recognition application—some applications can enhance and protect a user’s personal identity data, while others run the risk of infringing on their privacy rights. And yet, biometrics remain the best way to enhance security and convenience, to enable fraud protection, to prove identity, and to enable compliance with Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations. Facial recognition can solve your authentication and identity challenges, but the question remains: what type of facial recognition do I need?
FindBiometrics’ Identity School has you covered: our Cheat Sheet details four of the most common types of facial recognition technology, what they’re best suited for, and how to tell them apart.