Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our month-long examination of healthcare biometrics as the industry prepared to head to Barcelona for this week’s Mobile World Congress where we will be reporting live coverage. The industry news featured its share of privacy-focused headlines, in the meantime, while stories on fingerprint biometrics, facial recognition, and national ID rounded out our coverage.
Here is a look back on all of last week’s top stories in global identity management:
Healthcare Biometrics Month Continues
As we begin to wrap up our Healthcare Biometrics Month coverage for 2017 there is no shortage of news on the subject. We reported on new RightPatient and Imprivata integrations expanding the reach of biometric patient ID, while HID Global released its biometrics-heavy healthcare tech trends following the HIMSS conference in Orlando. Our featured coverage continued as well, and last week we sought to answer the question: are biometrics the key to the health IT industry? Find out by following the links below.
Preparing For MWC 2017
We are in Barcelona this week, reporting live from Mobile World Congress. Last week we got a taste of what to expect from the leading mobility conference which, year after year, has more prominently featured the biometrics industry. ImageWare is set to showcase its SAP HANA Cloud Platform integration, Suprema is going to launch BioSign 2.0, and the competitive fingerprint sensor market is going to bring its ongoing battle to the exhibition floor, with multiple manufacturers slated for product launches. Brief yourself for MWC with the following news stories:
Speaking of fingerprints, the modality was all over the news last week, with a new patent for in-display Touch ID from Apple, a new FPC sensor integration, and the launch of a fingerprint-based payments system in Indonesia. Fingerprint Cards announced that it’s looking for a new CFO, IDEX released its latest corporate update, and more.
Privacy and Legislation
Two news items had us talking about biometrics and user privacy last week. An Illinois federal court judge ruled that compelling people to unlock their biometrically secured phones is self-incriminating and therefore violates the fifth amendment. Meanwhile in Montana, new legislation is being considered that will regulate how companies must handle biometric data.
India’s Aadhaar national ID program made headlines last week as the government pursued a police investigation over the misuse of citizen data by three companies. Meanwhile, Microsoft made expansion efforts into the increasingly biometrically registered country, and we reported on news that IndiaPost will be enabling Aadhaar-based money transfer in a major financial inclusion effort.
Safran Identity & Security announced upgraded liveness detection for its Selfie-Check solution while news surfaced that Apple acquired yet another facial recognition company. Confirm Inc. integrated facial recognition from MorphoTrust, and we reported on new development s regarding BioID’s face-based biometric software.
Talking About Biometrics
Last week we published an interview with Tascent VP of Marketing and Product Management, Joey Pritikin. The conversation is wide-reaching, touching on the company’s interesting history and delving into its InSight One and Tacent M6 biometric solutions. Read on at the link below:
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February 27, 2017 – by Peter B. Counter