Biometric Headlines-September 2021

No More Passwords for Microsoft Accounts?

Microsoft has announced a feature allowing users to log into their accounts using more secure and user-friendly verification methods, with passwordless multifactor authentication (MFA).

Will Digital ID Replace Physical Identity Proofs?

The world is transitioning towards digital systems more recently and digital identity is not exceptional. Government agencies across the world are analysing the possibility of implementing digital ID system compared to conventional physical ID cards.   

Keyless Cars with Biometrics

Biometrics is gaining momentum in automobile industry as well with implementation of face, fingerprint and voice recognition for authentication and control of cars as well as for cash-free payments while refuelling. 

Anticipation of $3B investment in Biometrics

There has been a growing investment in biometric industry and identity verification especially in multi-factor identification and advanced biometrics influencing way of authentication in smart phone segment, banking, access control, security, etc.  

What is Healthcare & Medical Biometrics?

Healthcare biometrics has evolved as a separate biometric segment exclusively for hospital architecture, reliable verification along with people screening is crucial in the health care system to authenticate staff members & patients.                               

Higher Adoption of Self-Service kiosks in Airports

Many Asian countries are using self-service kiosks now a days to speed up many operations in passenger management such as digital ID proofing, digital health pass check, etc.

Financial Institutions Got Fined for KYC Non-Compliance

Financial institutions across the world were fined nearly US$10.6 billion for not complying with anti-money laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) regulatory measures in the last financial year. 

First National Wide DNA & Facial Biometric Registry

The Malaysia’s National Registration Department is in consideration of implementing a DNA and facial biometric data system to identify individuals. The registry is also expected to have biographic information along with biometric data.

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