digital identity

Money20/20 Kicks Off with Talk on Huge Potential of Self-Sovereign Identity

Money20/20 Kicks Off with Talk on Huge Potential of Self-Sovereign Identity

Money20/20’s “Digital Identity & Biometrics” track kicked off Sunday on an ambitious note, with Purple Tornado’s Heather Vescent introducing attendees to the concept of Self-Sovereign Identity. Vescent is the co-author, together with Kaliya Young, co-founder of the Internet Identity Workshop and the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium, of the recent report, “Your Guide to Self Sovereign Identity“.…

IDEMIA Gets Well-Credentialed Civil Identity VP for North America

IDEMIA Gets Well-Credentialed Civil Identity VP for North America

IDEMIA has appointed a new SVP of Civil Identity with some serious credentials. Matthew Thompson comes to the company from a previous position as Senior Director of Identity Services at Capital One, which he held since September 2016. From April 2015 to April of 2016, Thompson also served as VP of the Identity Ecosystem Steering…

New Partnership Aims to Build Blockchain-Based Identity Platform

New Partnership Aims to Build Blockchain-Based Identity Platform

Two identity-focused tech firms have teamed up to develop a global identity platform based on blockchain technology. One of the firms, Boston-based Distilled Analytics, offers continuous authentication solutions based on end users’ digital activities. The other, Shyft Network, is developing a blockchain-based platform for identity verification. Together, the companies have announced Distilled Identity, a collaboration…

Yoti Publishes Insights From Africa and Southeast Asia Digital Identity Studies

Yoti Publishes Insights From Africa and Southeast Asia Digital Identity Studies

“In Southeast Asia, interview subjects showed an interest in biometric technology for identity verification and preventing fraud, and also pointed out that poor ID management could have serious consequences for individuals’ safety in states where corruption is pronounced.” Yoti is capping off its research project on digital identity in Africa and Southeast Asia with an…

Facebook Acknowledges Users’ Need for Control Over Digital Identity with New Facial Recognition Feature

Facebook Acknowledges Users’ Need for Control Over Digital Identity with New Facial Recognition Feature

Facebook appears to be acknowledging growing user demand for more control over the digital identities in its launch of a new facial recognition-powered feature that can inform individuals when photos of them are uploaded to the social media platform without their knowledge. In its official announcement of the feature, Facebook’s Applied Machine Learning Director Joaquin Quiñonero…

GALLERY: Day Two of K(NO)W Packed with Digital Identity Expertise

GALLERY: Day Two of K(NO)W Packed with Digital Identity Expertise

Day Two of the inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference is turning out to be a packed one. The day started with a keynote address from Consult Hyperion Director of Innovation David Birch. Author of the forthcoming book Before Babylon, Before Bitcoin: From money we understand to money that understands us, Birch did not disappoint on the…

K(NO)W Identity Conference: Decentralizing Digital Identity

K(NO)W Identity Conference: Decentralizing Digital Identity

The inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference is currently underway in Washington, DC, and FindBiometrics is there in person at this great meeting of the leading minds in global identity technology. K(NO)W is unique as a trade show, operating on a high conceptual level rather than drilling down into a specific vertical where digital identity is used.…

NIST Outlines Improvements to Digital Authentication Guideline

NIST Outlines Improvements to Digital Authentication Guideline

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a big update to Special Publication 800-63, its Digital Authentication Guideline, reports Federal News Radio. Speaking at the Symantec Government Symposium in Washington this week, NIST National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace Deputy Director Michael Garcia reflected on NIST’s evolution over the last ten…

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill To Moderate Two Sessions At MWC Shanghai

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill To Moderate Two Sessions At MWC Shanghai

Next Wednesday marks the start of  Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will run through Friday July 1, bringing together 70,000 attendees, 1,000 exhibitors, and 8,000 companies for Asia’s biggest mobile industry event. FindBiometrics will be there, not only in attendance, but moderating two identity and security focused sessions. FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill is serving as…

New Report: Strong Growth For Global Biometrics

New Report: Strong Growth For Global Biometrics

ABI Research is predicted major growth in the global biometrics market over the next five years. In a new report, the research firm predicts that the global market will grow at a rate of 29 percent CAGR over the next five years, hitting a value of $28.6 billion USD in 2020. ABI’s researchers believe that…

Mobile Month: Biometrics at MWC

Mobile Month: Biometrics at MWC

March is Mobile Month at FindBiometrics and to kick it off we’re taking a look at the biggest event in mobility happening this week in Barcelona, Spain: Mobile World Congress 2015. FindBiometrics is on location at the event with our sister site Mobile ID World, getting the scoop on all the strong authentication and identity management…

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