It’s another diverse batch of articles in this week’s collection of FindBiometrics’ most popular stories, with items touching on airport biometrics, KYC compliance, and selfie authentication. But it’s fair to say that identity verification – particularly from the perspective of law enforcement and regulatory compliance, is an important theme.
It’s certainly important to border officers. The US Customers and Border Protection agency announced this week that facial recognition technology helped agents to catch an imposter at Washington Dulles International Airport. His face didn’t match his claimed identity with respect to CBP records, and a further investigation found that he was indeed not who he claimed to be – though his true identity was never discovered:
Meanwhile, in the world of regulatory compliance, Jumio recently made a splash with its announcement of its KYX Platform and its subsequent acquisition of AML specialist Beam Solutions. So readers were understandably interested in what Jumio VP Dean Nicolls had to say about these developments in an exclusive interview with FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill:
Another identity verification specialist, Germany-based IDnow, also got some attention this week with its reports of a huge uptick in demand in the wake of COVID-19, and its corporate expansion efforts in the UK:
Meanwhile, we laid out some of the most pressing identity verification challenges that have emerged in recent years – and especially during the pandemic – in our first feature for Financial Biometrics Month. This deep dive into New Challenges and Incoming Threats had a strong focus on selfie onboarding and behavioral biometrics:
Finally, moving beyond the issue of identity verification to more abstract concerns about the use of biometric technology in general, this week brought the publication of the Biometrics Institute’s “Three Laws of Biometrics”. The organization is trying to offer some ethical guidance about this powerful technology, and FindBiometrics readers were interested in what it had to say:
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.