voice identification

Quebec Government Mulls Biometric Options for Digital ID Program

Quebec Government Mulls Biometric Options for Digital ID Program

The Quebec Government has begun looking into the creation of a digital identity profile for every citizen to increase the security of private data. Éric Caire, the minister for government digital transformation, said he has begun looking for a private company to help the government realize the goal of replacing outdated methods of identification such…

NICE Adds Proactive Fraudster Identification to Call Center Platform

NICE Adds Proactive Fraudster Identification to Call Center Platform

“It will flag individuals displaying this suspicious behavior for further review, and add their voice biometrics to a watch list that can block them in future call attempts.” Call center security specialist NICE has announced a new AI system designed to automatically identify and flag fraudsters. Called “Proactive Fraudster Exposure”, it’s a new component of…

Interpol Nears Completion of Voice Identification System

Interpol Nears Completion of Voice Identification System

Interpol is currently in the final stages of the development of an international voice biometrics database to be shared with member police agencies. Called the Speaker Identification Integrated Project, it includes voice samples from 192 law enforcement agencies, and is designed to let Interpol members and affiliates use voice recognition technology to match suspects against…

UK Tax Authority Under Fire Over Use of Voice Biometrics

UK Tax Authority Under Fire Over Use of Voice Biometrics

“The HMRC, for its part, has responded to the criticism by noting that registration in its voice authentication system is voluntary, that identifying information is stored separately from the voice templates…” Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the UK’s equivalent of the IRS, is coming under fire from at least one privacy rights group over…