Branded at Birth

Definitive proof that fingerprints are a unique biometric at birth has been published by a team of academic researchers in the journal Cell. But while the paper seems to confirm that they are unique – are fingerprints immutable and reliable?

Biometrics - March 2, 2023 12:01 a.m.

ID R&D Awarded Patent for Continuous Biometric Authentication

In the patent titled ‘System and method for multi-modal continuous biometric authentication for messenger and virtual assistants,’ the method described uses multiple biometrics in the background during chatbot communications to enhance security without complicating the user experience.

Authentication - March 2, 2023 midnight

Biometrics and Consumer Trust

The issue of biometric authentication of identity is a topic that has a rightful place in this newsletter. There are many aspects to this debate and last month the topics of fingerprint readers and ‘Security vs Convenience’ were explored.

Biometrics - January 3, 2023 midnight

Fingerprint Readers Find Uses for Consumers

Fingerprint technology has found a place in a variety of commercial use cases. We can simplify this by considering these in two broad categories – public and personal fingerprint readers.

Biometrics - November 24, 2022 12:01 a.m.

Security v Convenience – the Debate Hots Up

A recent technical primer on CXO Bytes, which makes a strong case for the seemingly inevitable growth of biometrics into all aspects of digital identity, marks a good point to reflect on the ongoing debate between ‘security versus convenience’.

Biometrics - November 24, 2022 midnight

Blueprint for Facial Recognition Regulation

A new report from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Human Technology Institute outlines a model law for facial recognition technology to protect against harmful use of the technology, but also foster innovation for public benefit.

Free - November 4, 2022 midnight