Emerging approaches to biometrics taking root in identity orchestration, SSI


The emerging markets of identity orchestration, the next generation of the internet and health verification were among the most read stories on Biometric update this week. Jumio has taken a bold step into the identity orchestration space, with the launch of the proposed launch of the Web3 IndyKite identity layer, a trial of Hitachi venous biometrics for vaccination verification, and a series of discussions and announcements around digital identity in aviation and travel, including Evernym, Clear, secunet, Elenium Automation, Amadeus and Vision-Box.

Top biometric news of the week

Jumio combines its core facial biometrics for identity verification and anti-money laundering capabilities with the best signal processing and related capabilities for end-to-end identity orchestration, said Bala Kumar , product manager of the company. Biometric update in an interview on the occasion of the launch of the platform. The company hopes to simplify identity verification for a wide range of digital service providers with a modular architecture for flexible implementation.

The IndyKite startup was started by ForgeRock co-founder Lasse Andresen to provide an identity layer for people and devices on version three of the web with open source technology. The Knowledge Graph platform includes selfie biometrics for authentication among its five initial products and is expected to enable organizations to act as identity service brokers.

A law has been proposed in France to ban anonymous social media accounts to reduce crime, threats and hate speech online, just as the UK Home Secretary has refused to rule out a similar measure in Great Britain. Brittany, where online age checks are also increasing. Identity verification for account creation may involve scanning an identity document.

The UK is now issuing a tender for the next steps in the evolution of its Gov.uk, with a budget of $ 6.6 million for an app that may include facial authentication. GDS’s single sign-on solution is entering its private beta phase, and it also has significant contracts for digital voter verification.

Malaysia is rolling out a national biometric-backed digital ID system to complement its physical MyKad credentials, with a target date of 2024. The system aims to reduce online fraud and is accompanied by a plan to improve the civil registry death register. .

Alan Gelb from CGD joined the last Live broadcast event to discuss the importance of identity authentication for national identity systems, the types of errors that can occur and how to mitigate them. He stressed that biometrics must be properly tested with the populations who are supposed to benefit from it.

Global Market Insights contributes a guest article on “Four-Factor Authentication” to Biometric update, anticipating an increase in the use of location in multi-factor authentication. The market analysis firm predicts a potential market of MFA $ 20 billion by 2027.

Hitachi is providing its venous biometric technology for a COVID vaccination verification system under trial, with plans to bring the system to schools, hospitals and tourist destinations. The company also released details of a pair of products launched earlier this year, one a new scanner and the other an SDK for using venous biometrics with a standard laptop or personal computer camera. peripheral.

Sovereign Identity has arguably made its biggest breakthroughs so far in digital ID applications for travel, and could disrupt the entire market, as participants in a CAPA webinar with Evernym providing a perspective of industry. Clear is working with TSA on scheduled security checks, secunet has deployed biometric solutions in three airports, Elenium Automation has signed a contract as part of a new partnership and representatives of Amadeus and Vision-Box presented the progress made in different areas.

The South Korean government has admitted that the biometric facial data of 170 million travelers was shared with private companies without the knowledge or consent of the subjects. A government data-sharing deal and a development project combined to cause the latest massive data privacy breach.

Mitek CMO Cindy White discusses algorithmic inclusiveness and bias in facial recognition systems in an editorial for New digital age. White argues that with the right data and the right approach, starting with the right design process, a fairer and more equal impact of AI is possible.

A secure tech alliance panel discussed mobile driver’s license standards and the credential market, as the Netherlands released a new mDL standard and the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles announced that its version would be published in mid-November.

Perfecto Senior Director Eran Kinsbruner discusses biometric authentication testing, how to secure biometric data stored on a mobile device, and user privacy laws with Biometric update in an interview. Kinsbruner says tech companies are working to tackle biometrics-related consumer risks, real and perceived, while Perfecto is working with businesses to improve mobile app security.

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authentication | biometrics | data protection | digital identity | document verification | facial recognition | identity orchestration | identity verification | self-sovereign identity | vein recognition

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