FindBiometrics Year in Review

Year in Review: An Industry Divided Over Controversy

Year in Review: An Industry Divided Over Controversy

On some of the latest FindBiometrics Year in Review survey questions, we’ve seen some pretty broad consensus among respondents. Most agree, for example, that standards-based testing is crucial for the biometrics industry; and the majority feel that frictionless authentication is the ideal to aim for. But there are also some issues that prove more divisive,…

Year in Review: Using Biometrics to Buy Beer and Cannabis

Year in Review: Using Biometrics to Buy Beer and Cannabis

Industry professionals who participated in FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey remain interested in using biometrics for age verification when buying restricted goods like alcohol or cannabis. This year, the number of respondents who said they would use biometric age verification in these cases totaled 81 percent, with roughly half of those respondents – 43 percent…

A Survey Data Surprise in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories

A Survey Data Surprise in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories

Market research news is always a popular topic among FindBiometrics readers, but it’s a little bit surprising to see that an item about survey research turned out to be the most popular news story in this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top articles. Of course, it is an interesting report. Issued by Experian, the 2020 Global…

Year in Review: Consensus on Privacy, and Confusion Over Regulation

Year in Review: Consensus on Privacy, and Confusion Over Regulation

In today’s tech landscape, the issue of privacy is increasingly in the foreground. Consumers have been grappling with this issue for years as the rise of the internet and the smartphone have brought huge amounts of user data and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) into the hands of marketers, government officials, and malefactors. But in recent…

Year in Review: The Consensus Solidifies on Biometrics Testing

Year in Review: The Consensus Solidifies on Biometrics Testing

Professionals in biometrics and adjacent industries have long agreed on the importance of standardized testing of biometric technologies, but that consensus may be strengthening further. That’s one way to interpret some of the latest results from FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey. The question at hand here concerned whether respondents agreed with the following statement: “Standardized…

Year in Review: When Do We Think Biometrics Will Replace the Password?

Year in Review: When Do We Think Biometrics Will Replace the Password?

The annual FindBiometrics Year in Review survey always delivers a number of interesting and sometimes complicated insights into how the biometrics industry sees itself, but one of the simplest and most interesting of its findings comes from the question about when biometrics will finally kill off the password. For the 2019 edition of the survey,…

Year in Review: The Biometrics Industry Speaks Up

Year in Review: The Biometrics Industry Speaks Up

2019 proved to be another year that saw a number of major developments in the biometrics industry – technological advancements, important partnerships, regulatory changes, and more. But it also delivered a new outlet for industry leaders to communicate in the form of the ID Talk podcast, presented by FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World. Now, with…

Year in Review: Is ‘Biometrics’ Becoming a Dirty Word?

Year in Review: Is ‘Biometrics’ Becoming a Dirty Word?

Biometric technology has been around for quite some time, and in recent years has become an integral part of the mobile revolution, helping to deliver security and convenience to many millions of consumers as they use their smartphones to log into bank accounts, transfer money, and perform many other sensitive transactions online. But in the…

Year in Review: The Importance of Looking Back on Biometrics

Year in Review: The Importance of Looking Back on Biometrics

“…it remains a critical matter to get as much accurate information as possible about how the industry is doing, where it’s headed, and how its leaders are thinking – and the best way to do that is through this year’s survey.” The 2019 FindBiometrics Year in Review survey is now open, offering industry insiders, analysts,…

Year in Review: The Key Question about Top Applications

Year in Review: The Key Question about Top Applications

With the year coming to a close, the annual FindBiometrics Year in Review survey has just opened. It has been an eventful year in the biometrics industry (but then again, what year in recent memory hasn’t?), and looking back, there’s a lot to take in. But one particularly interesting question that this year’s survey should…

GUEST POST: Mark Clifton Comments on the FindBiometrics Year in Review

GUEST POST: Mark Clifton Comments on the FindBiometrics Year in Review

The FindBiometrics Year in Review is the longest running biometrics industry survey, providing insight into the top trends in the ever-evolving identity marketplace. In this guest post, biometrics expert Mark Clifton highlights some of the survey’s most notable findings. These survey results underscore the intersection between biometrics and some major technology disruptions in today’s world.…

Year in Review: Are We Comfortable with How the Government is Using Biometrics?

Year in Review: Are We Comfortable with How the Government is Using Biometrics?

Respondents to FindBiometrics’ latest Year in Review survey tend to have shown a high level of comfort with – and enthusiasm for – biometric technologies, though that attitude took a notable dip when it came to the topic of how the government uses biometric technologies. Question 12 of the survey asked respondents to indicate how…

Year in Review: ‘Frictionless’ is the New F-word

Year in Review: ‘Frictionless’ is the New F-word

One of the clearest trends at last autumn’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas was the emergence of a popular new buzzword: “Frictionless”. As one of the event’s participants quipped, friction is the new F-word, and while that may be especially true in the financial services sector, it’s a sentiment that is spreading rapidly across a…

Year in Review: Survey Results Portray a Very Friendly Industry

Year in Review: Survey Results Portray a Very Friendly Industry

Players in the biometrics industry are remarkably open to working with each other, suggest results from FindBiometrics’ latest Year in Review survey. Question 18 of the survey asked how much respondents agreed with the statement, “Industry cooperation through partnerships and alliances is crucial in meeting the market demands of biometrics.” The answers showed an overwhelming…

Year in Review: The Rise of the Machines

Year in Review: The Rise of the Machines

Looking back, the FindBiometrics Year in Review survey question about artificial intelligence was a bit of a no-brainer. Question 14 asked respondents to indicate how much they agreed with the following statement: “Artificial intelligence will make voice, speech, and face recognition biometrics integral to everyday life.” Eighty-three percent of respondents agreed, with 37 percent saying…

Year in Review: Strong Consensus On the Need for Standardized Testing

Year in Review: Strong Consensus On the Need for Standardized Testing

The latest FindBiometrics Year in Review survey saw some considerable consensus across a number of issues, with the question of standardized testing delivering some of the strongest. Question 20 of the survey asked participants to indicate how much they agreed with the statement, “Standardized biometric testing is crucial for the industry’s future.” Fully 89 percent…

Year in Review: Banking’s Branchless Future

Year in Review: Banking’s Branchless Future

Physical banks aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, but they are clearly becoming less necessary as more financial services business is conducted online and through mobile devices. And with that trend in mind, one of the more forward-looking results of the 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review survey makes a lot of sense. Question 15 of the…

Year in Review: The Top Applications for Biometrics in 2018

Year in Review: The Top Applications for Biometrics in 2018

People in the biometrics industry were really into FinTech last year, suggest the results to the second question of FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey for 2018. The question asked, “Which of the following areas of application for biometrics has been the most interesting to you in 2018?” and listed answers such as “Healthcare”, “Border Control”,…

Year in Review: Facial Recognition Was in the Spotlight in 2018, Warts and All

Year in Review: Facial Recognition Was in the Spotlight in 2018, Warts and All

Facial recognition technology has had a big year, in good ways and bad. On the positive side, Apple signaled a more or less definitive switch to 3D facial recognition as the primary mechanism for user authentication on its flagship smartphones: Having made a big splash last year with its introduction of Face ID on the…

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