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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INTERVIEW: Gemalto‘s Xavier Larduinat on the future of borders and digital identities 10 January 2018

Xavier Larduinat, Marketing & Communication manager for Innovation at Gemalto, explores the future of digital identity, the Thales acquisution and other trends in an exclusive interview with Security Document World.

Qatar Islamic Bank launches face recognition app 27 December 2017

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has added Face ID capabilities on its mobile app across all smartphones, becoming the first lender in the country to allow facial recognition technology.

Visa reveals rising confidence in biometrics 18 December 2017

A survey on biometrics use by Visa has found that 86 percent of consumers are interested in using biometrics to verify identity or to make payments. 

Synaptics unveils in-display fingerprint sensors for smartphones 12 December 2017

Human interface solutions firm Synaptics has unveiled long-awaited in-glass fingerprint sensors, while confirming that a smartphone manufacturer has already ordered some.


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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