Facial recognition is increasingly being deployed to tighten security, improve authentication, and streamline payment and retail transactions. But an ordinance in San Francisco — the first of its kind — would ban its use by city government, potentially restricting police from using evidence gained from the biometric tool.
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Ban on facial recognition considered in San Francisco
Biometrics, in simple terms, involves the recording of body measurements and details such as fingerprints, facial recognition, and iris scans. Fingerprints and facial scans unlock our phones and various biometrics secure our access to buildings and facilities. But where else can biometrics help? Can they alleviate the security issues associated with smart cards? Smart cards […]
Louisiana has already approved them, and other states are considering them, and now digital driver’s licenses could soon see lawmaker debate in Florida. A bill is ready, and it goes beyond digital ID — it seeks to boost blockchain and could help lead to the creation of a real-time insurance database.
ELATEC offers multi-tech readers that meet emerging health care needs
Contactless and RFID readers have long been used by hospitals for time and attendance and logical access applications, but their use is growing rapidly for cybersecurity and HIPAA compliance as well. User authentication deficiencies, endpoint data leakage and excessive user permissions are the three most common cybersecurity risks facing health systems and hospitals, according to […]
Governments and business face similar challenges when it comes to identity fraud and authentication. Now major banks are pushing forward with a new proposal to enlist state DMVs in the fight against ID thieves and other digitally-minded criminals.
Biometric authentication has pushed into the mainstream to become an increasingly important part of digital ID. But beyond fingerprints, facial recognition and the like there is “silent authentication,” an emerging trend that Gemalto breaks down in detail.
UK police are nearing a full evaluation of their biometric ID technology after the latest test in a series of facial recognition trials conducted using video surveillance systems. The most recent test successfully identified suspects during the holiday shopping season.