GDPR

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…

Suprema to Highlight GDPR Compliance of Access Control Solution at IFSEC 2018

Suprema to Highlight GDPR Compliance of Access Control Solution at IFSEC 2018

Suprema is planning to show off its latest access control solution at the upcoming IFSEC 2018 security exhibition, and is going to put GDPR compliance in the spotlight. In announcing its plans, the company didn’t name the access control solution in question, but it did highlight several security features that will help to ensure that…

INTERVIEW: Stephen Stuut, CEO, Jumio

INTERVIEW: Stephen Stuut, CEO, Jumio

Jumio is a rising star in the biometrics industry thanks to its multiple award-winning mobile ID verification software: Netverify. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Jumio CEO Stephen Stuut, along with the company’s VP of Marketing, Dean Nicholls. The conversation begins with talk about Jumio’s accelerating rate of success, and the drivers behind it. The…

Amid GDPR’s Implementation, FIDO Celebrates Growth

Amid GDPR’s Implementation, FIDO Celebrates Growth

In the wake of the EU’s GDPR privacy law, the FIDO Alliance is celebrating the growth of its FIDO Europe Working Group. Launched last November with an initial membership of 12, including major companies like Daon, Gemalto, ING, and Verizon, the Working Group now has 22 member organizations. The growth is perhaps no surprise, however,…

Google Gambles On Face-Scanning Doorbell in Post-GDPR UK

Google Gambles On Face-Scanning Doorbell in Post-GDPR UK

Google’s face-scanning smart doorbell has hit the UK market. Called Nest Hello, it’s a doorbell with an integrated camera and speaker system, and is designed to connect to other smart home devices via wifi. When someone is at the door, it will send an alert to the user – through a smartphone or Google Home…

On-Device Authentication Month: The Funeral March of the Password

On-Device Authentication Month: The Funeral March of the Password

May has come to an end and with it must go On-Device Authentication Month, our five week focus on the biometric authentication technologies replacing passwords online and across the vertical markets. For the entire month we dedicated feature articles, industry news coverage and the latest entry in our renowned webinar series to the on-device authentication…

Jumio Offers e-Book Guidance on GDPR Compliance

Jumio Offers e-Book Guidance on GDPR Compliance

Jumio is urging businesses to consider carefully whether they are compliant with the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and has published a free e-book to help clarify the matter for administrators. The GDPR has, of course, emerged as a major business driver for data security and authentication solutions providers like Jumio. The…

Cloud Services Provider Sees Biometric Advantage as GDPR Looms

Cloud Services Provider Sees Biometric Advantage as GDPR Looms

A cloud storage specialist is taking advantage of biometric security to help clients comply with the impending GDPR regulations in the European Union. Based in California, Zadara is the company behind Zadara Storage Cloud and VPSA Services. And the company is putting its security processes in the spotlight ahead of the implementation of the EU’s…

FIDO Certified U2F Device is a Convenient Solution for GDPR Compliance

FIDO Certified U2F Device is a Convenient Solution for GDPR Compliance

With the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation fast approaching, Yubico founder and CEO Stina Ehrensvard is making the case for the YubiKey as a convenient, affordable way to reach compliance. The GDPR is essentially a major update to EU privacy regulations first established in 1995, and reflects the massive cultural changes…