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.

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Nigeria to create biometric farmer database 21 March 2017

Nigerian officials have confirmed that the country will create a biometric database of 16 million farmers to enable them benefit from intervention packages during the 2017 cropping season.

UK biometrics commissioner hits out at plans for mugshot database 20 March 2017

The UK biometrics commissioner has slammed the findings of a Home Office review into the retention and use of custody images.

Uni-ID and Safran working on face recognition in China 02 March 2017

Safran Identity & Security has announced that Uni-ID Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lenovo, has successfully integrated Safran’s biometric facial recognition solution in its FIDO compliant authentication application for consumer devices.

Samsung sensor to unlock Windows 10 PCs 01 March 2017

A biometric tie-up between Samsung and Microsoft now allows fingerprint sensors on certain Galaxy models to unlock Windows 10 PCs.


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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