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Consumers reluctant to swap passwords for biometrics for fear of identity fraud

Over half (53%) of consumers in the UK are worried that the shift towards biometrics for authenticating online payments will dramatically increase the amount of identity fraud. That’s according to new research conducted by Paysafe, the global payments provider. The study...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019
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Voice Biometrics: Authentication Technology Speaks for Itself

Traditional login systems have enjoyed a remarkable longevity, writes Piergiorgio Vittori. Today, though, they’re no longer fit for purpose. The problem is not with the concept of the username and password combination. Rather, it’s that the system relies on the...
Posted On 02 Jun 2019
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Government publishes 13-point Action Plan designed to improve police forensics

The Home Office has published a detailed 13-point Action Plan with a view towards improving police forensics. These commitments are designed to enhance public confidence, support the criminal justice system and ensure the quality and stability of forensics provision going...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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Biometric data “playing key role in fight against crime and terrorism” finds Interpol Symposium

Responding to the threats posed by foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), Interpol is working to increase the use of its biometrics databases and capabilities to better track their movements globally. Launched earlier this year, Project First is among Interpol’s initiatives designed...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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Biometrics Commissioner’s third Annual Report scrutinised by Big Brother Watch

The 2016 report of the Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material was submitted to Home Secretary Amber Rudd on 14 March this year and has now been published for public consumption. The role of the Biometrics Commissioner was established by the Protection of...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017
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Biometrics Commissioner’s second Annual Report published by Home Office

The 2015 report of the Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material (the Biometrics Commissioner) was submitted to the Home Secretary Theresa May on 18 December last year and has now been published for public scrutiny. The role of the Biometrics Commissioner was...
Posted On 15 Mar 2016