Commercial Applications

The commercial application of biometrics refers to biometric systems in retail and customer-facing settings. This includes point-of-sale and payments, access control and identification. Typically, these use palm vein, fingerprint, iris recognition, facial recognition with retail-based systems.

FaceFirst has launched retail return fraud prevention product Fraud-IQ to provide brick-and-mortar stores with an added layer of intelligence for…

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Lawyers urge New York businesses to employ best practices for biometric data as law evolves

As New York State’s proposed “Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security” (SHIELD) Act is considered by state legislators, businesses…

 

The future of facial recognition technology in theme parks and attractions

This is a guest post by Dan Maunder, CTO of Picsolve. It was only eleven years ago that Steve Jobs…

 

Jumio launches e-book to help companies vet data processors for GDPR compliance

Most businesses on both side of the Atlantic are “woefully unprepared” for GDPR, and may not even realize their responsibilities…

 

Customers of new Alipay “Future Pharmacy” pay with facial recognition

Alipay has launched its first “Future Pharmacy,” which allows customers to pay with facial biometrics, TechNode reports. The new retail…

 

Etron supplying visual sensor modules to self-service Alibaba store

Alibaba online payment arm Ant Financial has adopted 3D wide-angle sensor-based recognition modules from Taiwanese integrated circuit designer Etron for…

 

Appeals court puts brakes on Facebook class action notification order

Facebook has been granted an emergency stay in its BIPA “faceprints” suit while an appeals court hears arguments about the…

 

Biometrics key to handling growth in global travel, WTTC tells transport ministers

The World Travel & Tourism Council invited transport ministers attending the International Transport Forum to make travel more efficient and…

 

Facebook files for emergency stay in BIPA suit

Facebook has filed an emergency motion with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to request a stay of a court…

 

FIDO Alliance stresses differences in MFA technologies, sensitivity of biometric data as GDPR takes effect

As the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, the FIDO Alliance has published a post outlining its…

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