Consumer ID

Consumer ID is generally thought of as the use of biometrics to identify or verify the identity of individuals conducting in-person or remote transactions for goods or services. Biometrics can be used to complement or replace authentication mechanisms such as presenting cards, tickets, photo identification, PINs, or signatures. This page brings you all the latest news, press releases and information on this sector.

Latest Headlines

HSBC launches selfie payments in China 19 September 2017

HSBC customers in China can now make payments with a selfie, thanks to the introduction of facial recognition technology.
 


10Pearls acquires ProQual-IT 18 September 2017

Digital development firm 10Pearls has acquired ProQual-IT a cybersecurity and information technology services provider that specializes in biometrics and identity management.


UK police slammed over face recognition database 14 September 2017

UK Biometrics commissioner Paul Wiles has said that a facial-recognition database held by UK police could lead to false intelligence and wrongful allegations of innocent people.


Apple's Face ID draws mixed response 13 September 2017

Apple's decision to opt for facial over fingerprint recognition in its latest flagship smartphone has been welcomed for its boldness in some quarters, but criticised in others as a regression in ergonomics.

Features

Feature: Smartphone security – It’s all in the eyes

Iris scanners are increasingly becoming a key focus for mobile device manufacturers as they look for that convenient and secure method to make sure users can keep their devices protected. 


Blog: A guide for banks in choosing biometric systems

Banks must consider factors such as performance, usability, regulation and security when selecting biometric solutions.


Feature: Biometrics for high-value services: Opportunities, obstacles and breakthroughs

The switch to biometric authentication, overwhelmingly supported by users who appreciate its speed and ease of use, is a real game-changer that should not be taken lightly.


Mobile identity and wearables: You are what you wear

Traditional single factor or multi-factor authentication solutions are neither convenient nor secure enough in a world where common authentication methods are needed across a wide range of endpoint devices. 


Samsung mounts biometric offensive on Apple with S6 sensor, Samsung Pay

The Samsung Galaxy S6’s fingerprint sensor has been singled out for praise by tech critics – especially over its swipe-based predecessor.


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