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

Fujitsu and Imageware enter partnership on enterprise project 21 June 2017

Fujitsu has said it is entering an agreement with ImageWare Systems to resell key security capabilities including enterprise mobile biometric user authentication as a service.


SecuGen and M2SYS Technology partner on cloud ABIS solution 06 June 2017

Biometric identification management solutions firm M2SYS Technology has announced today a new partnership that will see SecuGen fingerprint readers integrated into a suite of cloud-based biometric identification management software tools. 


South African scientists develop 'cognitive' ID tech 02 June 2017

A team of researchers at South Africa’s aiThenticate Computervision Labs have developed a new authentication system using a ‘simulation of human cognition’.


HD Barcode and IriTech reveal embed iris data in 2D bar code 23 May 2017
HD Barcode and biometrics firm IriTech have unveiled a new ID card solution that can embed biometric iris data in a proprietary 2D barcode.

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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