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CyberSaint Pushes Clients to Compliance with Incoming California Privacy Rules

CyberSaint Pushes Clients to Compliance with Incoming California Privacy Rules

“Privacy has emerged as a national, and international, priority for business and consumers alike.” – George Wrenn, CEO, CyberSaint Boston-based CyberSaint Security is looking to help organizations comply with new privacy legislation in California, announcing that it has added a California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) framework to its CyberStrong platform. Slated to take effect on…

Sweden’s First GDPR Fine Triggered by Facial Recognition in School

Sweden’s First GDPR Fine Triggered by Facial Recognition in School

A seemingly innocuous test of a biometric attendance tracking system has resulted in Sweden’s first GDPR fine. The fine of 200,000 Swedish Krona was applied by the Swedish Data Protection Authority, or DPA, to the municipality of Skellefteå after it had trialed an attendance tracking system based on facial recognition technology at the Anderstorp High…

GenKey Focuses on Cryptography in Biometric SDK Update

GenKey Focuses on Cryptography in Biometric SDK Update

GenKey has announced a new version of its longstanding BioHASH biometric SDK, which now features cutting-edge authentication features to keep user data secure. One of these is BioHASH’s support for Biometric Asymmetric Key Creation. In this process, during authentication or another kind of transaction, the BioHASH software can generate a private key from a fingerprint…

King’s Cross Investor was Unaware of Site’s Use of Facial Recognition

King’s Cross Investor was Unaware of Site’s Use of Facial Recognition

One of the investors in a major development near King’s Cross station in central London is investigating the use of facial recognition technology on the property. The 67-acre development includes Google and Samsung offices, in addition to shops, schools, and other public-facing services and amenities. The investor in question is the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS),…

Biometrics Institute Updates Privacy Guidelines to Reflect GDPR Standards

Biometrics Institute Updates Privacy Guidelines to Reflect GDPR Standards

The Biometrics Institute has released new privacy guidelines for any and all organizations operating in the biometrics space. The universal guidelines are specifically written to ensure that biometrics researchers, manufacturers, and operators know how to handle people’s personal information responsibly. While the Institute generally updates its privacy guidelines every two years, this is the first…

Interview: VBG CEO Pete Soufleris Discusses Hot Topics in Voice Biometrics

Interview: VBG CEO Pete Soufleris Discusses Hot Topics in Voice Biometrics

The mobile biometrics revolution of the last several years has helped to drive excitement about a number of modalities, with voice being one of the most prominent. Voice has emerged as a key user interface on smartphones thanks to virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri, and on smart home devices via platforms like Amazon’s Alexa. People…

European Association for Biometrics Joins SIA

European Association for Biometrics Joins SIA

“The EAB’s membership has materialized at a critical time in Europe’s biometrics sector…” The European Association for Biometrics has joined the Secure Identity Alliance, the organizations have announced. The EAB will act as an ‘Advisory Observer’, a role in which it will “advise and support SIA’s global advocate, policy and technical guidance roles,” according to…

Mitek’s Mobile Verify ID Powers New White Label Onboarding App

Mitek’s Mobile Verify ID Powers New White Label Onboarding App

“In announcing the new solution, Mitek and JanusID emphasized its compliance with the European Union’s recently implemented GDPR regulation…” Mitek‘s Mobile Verify ID solution has been integrated into a new white label app for customer onboarding. Developed by JanusID, a Netherlands-based firm focused on web authentication solutions, the app is called “CheckedID”. It leverages Mitek’s…

INTERVIEW: Conor White, President – Americas, Daon

When you talk about the mobile biometrics revolution, you talk about FinTech, and any conversation about FinTech is going to prominently feature Daon. The biometric software company deployed its IdentityX authentication solution to great effect in the early days of biometric mobile banking, its trailblazing partnership with USAA clearing the way for mass adoption of…

App Platform Uses Blockchain, Biometrics to Protect User Privacy – and Monetize It

App Platform Uses Blockchain, Biometrics to Protect User Privacy – and Monetize It

A new startup is looking to blockchain and biometrics to enable decentralized app development. Called iTrue Limited, the Hong Kong-based firm is taking the Nuggets approach to user data. Like the Nuggets platform, iTrue incentivizes users to share their personal data by rewarding them for doing so with its ITU cryptocurrency tokens. But they can…

FIDO Emphasizes Need For Strong Authentication in Wake of Timehop Breach

FIDO Emphasizes Need For Strong Authentication in Wake of Timehop Breach

Earlier this month, the company behind Timehop, a social media ‘time capsule’ app that shows users their older posts, revealed that it had suffered a data breach affecting 21 million users. And while the attack was not particularly exceptional as far as data breaches go, it nevertheless offers some food for thought, as FIDO Alliance…

Melissa and Scanovate Partner to Offer Enhanced Remote ID Verification

Melissa and Scanovate Partner to Offer Enhanced Remote ID Verification

California-based Melissa and Israel-based Scanovate have partnered up to offer an enhanced remote identity verification solution. Scanovate offers an automated onboarding system that uses facial recognition and document reading to match end users to their identity documents – an increasingly popular approach to remote onboarding and mobile authentication. Melissa, meanwhile offers a range of identity…

Signicat Partnership to Extend Itsme ID Platform Across Europe

Signicat Partnership to Extend Itsme ID Platform Across Europe

A new partnership could significantly extend the reach of the Itsme mobile ID platform: Signicat, the Norway-based provider of a digital identity platform claiming a client base of over 200 financial services organizations, has added Itsme to its Signicat Digital Identity Platform. The product of a collaboration between Belgian Mobile ID and Gemalto, Itsme is…

Zighra Adapts Passive Authentication Solution to FIDO2

Zighra Adapts Passive Authentication Solution to FIDO2

“In a statement, Zighra suggested its FIDO2 adaptation was particularly well-timed given the recent implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).” Zighra has adapted the on-device version of its authentication platform to comply with the FIDO Alliance’s latest standard, the Ottawa-based company has announced. Its solution revolves around behavioral biometrics, tracking how…

INTERVIEW: Identity Strategist Bianca Lopes at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: Identity Strategist Bianca Lopes at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

During her time as the head of marketing for biometric authentication specialist BioConnect, Bianca Lopes established herself as one of the most prominent voices in the identity industry. And since leaving that post earlier this year, her voice has only gotten clearer, with Bianca now acting as an independent identity strategist. Catching up with FindBiometrics…

INTERVIEW: BioCatch Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer Frances Zelazny at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: BioCatch Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer Frances Zelazny at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

As a behavioral biometrics company, BioCatch focuses on preventing fraud while providing online and mobile users frictionless experiences. Being able to recognize human and non-human users through behavioral biometric profiles, identifying stolen and synthetic identity has been the company’s major focus, and with  behavioral biometrics taking a place center stage BioCatch Chief Strategy & Marketing…

INTERVIEW: Nok Nok Labs’ Michelle Salway at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: Nok Nok Labs’ Michelle Salway at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

FIDO Alliance co-founder Nok Nok Labs has been enjoying a pretty good run lately. In a recent corporate update, the company revealed that it had seen a huge bump in billings for 2017, which it credited to mobile devices and global regulations that demand strong online authentication. But perhaps more importantly, the recent launch of…

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