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FIDO Alliance sees strong momentum in 1H 2018

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The FIDO Alliance has accelerated its momentum in Europe and worldwide during the first half of 2018, according to an announcement, with the launch of FIDO2 in partnership with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the appointment of Amazon and Facebook to its Board of Directors, and several other developments.

The Alliance’s European Working Group, which was launched in November 2017, has grown to include 22 member organizations, while a recently released white paper on GDPR outlines how its standards are optimized for compliance with the new regulation. The consortium has also been working to provide resources for dealing with PSD2.

“With the recent arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) this week, European regulators are introducing a new era for privacy best practices that will influence the world at large,” said Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance. “Members of the FIDO Alliance have published this guideline as one of many activities designed to help educate businesses on the benefits of FIDO — today’s leading privacy and security best practice for strong customer authentication — easing regulatory compliance while improving the customer experience across Europe’s Digital Single Market.”

Google, Microsoft, and Infineon recently revealed FIDO2 implementations, and Nok Nok Labs CEO and President Phillip Dunkelberger compared FIDO2 to SSL, saying it addresses a “hole in the internet” in a recent interview with Biometric Update.

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