data security

New Study Finds Consumers Will Trade Privacy for Access to Services

New Study Finds Consumers Will Trade Privacy for Access to Services

A new report from Strategy Analytics suggests that consumers are willing to put up with data breaches and privacy violations for the sake of convenience. The firm’s researchers found that while most people underestimated how much of their personal information – including biometric information – was available to corporate entities, they didn’t mind sharing that…

Report: Healthcare Biometrics Market will Hit $5.6 Billion by 2022

Report: Healthcare Biometrics Market will Hit $5.6 Billion by 2022

“At the moment, North America has the largest market for biometric healthcare tech, with Europe and Asia also displaying a strong interest in the technology…” A new report from Market Research Future is predicting that the global healthcare biometrics market will hit $5.6 billion by 2022, which would represent a CAGR of 22.3 percent since…

Unisys Study Highlights the Importance of Data Security for Hong Kong Banking Customers

Unisys Study Highlights the Importance of Data Security for Hong Kong Banking Customers

A new report from Unisys suggests that data security is crucial for Hong Kong banking customers. The regional study looked at people’s banking preferences in Australia, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong, and found that the majority (61 percent) of those in Hong Kong cited safety as their primary criteria when searching for…

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Rise of FIDO

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Rise of FIDO

As we suggested in our Primer for On-Device Biometrics Month, a lot of companies have embraced the idea of performing biometric authentication entirely on a user’s device, and making sure the user’s data stays there. But in this particular area of digital security, there may be no more important organization than the FIDO Alliance. Founded…

Users Happy to Trade Personal Data for Convenience and Security: Report

Users Happy to Trade Personal Data for Convenience and Security: Report

People are more than happy to share their personal data, just as long as they’re getting something in return.  That’s the main takeaway from Experian’s Global Identity and Fraud Report, which found that growing privacy concerns have not soured people on the overall potential of the digital experience. The vast majority (90 percent) of consumers are…

Study Suggests Americans Want Companies to Offer Biometric Authentication

Study Suggests Americans Want Companies to Offer Biometric Authentication

Over half of Americans think biometric technology is either “Very Secure” or “Extremely Secure”, according to a recent study by Atlanta-based authentication specialist IDology. The study polled a little over a thousand US adults this past March, and found that 54 percent were enthusiastic about biometric security, which came out ahead knowledge-based questions (45 percent)…

BioConnect to Promote Biometric Security at Major Industry Events

BioConnect to Promote Biometric Security at Major Industry Events

Multimodal biometrics specialist BioConnect has been evangelizing about the benefits of biometric security to protect against fiascos like the Equifax breach, and its top executives are taking their message on the road as they attend multiple industry events in North America. The Toronto-based company is kicking things off at Sibos 2017 in its hometown, where…

Apple Walks the Walk on Privacy, Stumbles

Apple Walks the Walk on Privacy, Stumbles

With its latest iOS update, Apple continues to position itself as a privacy leader, though it isn’t doing so in an entirely sure-footed way. As the Electronic Frontier Foundation reports, Apple is ostensibly taking a couple of steps in the right direction, the surest of which being its approach to face and object recognition for…