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This AI Knows Who You Are by the Way You Walk

Our individual walking styles, much like snowflakes, are unique. With this in mind, computer scientists have developed a powerful new footstep-recognition system using AI, and it could theoretically replace retinal scanners and fingerprinting at security checkpoints, including airports.

Source: This AI Knows Who You Are by the Way You Walk

How Authentication Must Evolve in the Age of GDPR

In this age of mandatory data breach notifications across the United States, Australia and soon Europe – among other areas of the world – as well as privacy regulations such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and evolving notions of data usage and consent, organizations are facing more authentication challenges than ever.

Source: How Authentication Must Evolve in the Age of GDPR

NIST challenge targets better de-identification techniques for public data

One barrier to opening up valuable government datasets is making sure that all necessary personally identifiable information (PII) is removed beforehand — a process called de-identification. It’s a balancing act intended to protect individuals’ privacy while maintaining the integrity of the data.

he National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) says existing de-identification techniques aren’t good enough, however, and in a new challenge on Challenge.gov, the agency asking for ways to improve them.

Source: NIST challenge targets better de-identification techniques for public data – Fedscoop

EU Commission proposes making fingerprints mandatory in ID cards

Identity cards held by EU citizens will be required to include digital images of the holder’s fingerprints as part of a crackdown on fraudulent documents used by criminals and extremists, the European Commission has proposed.

In a proposal likely to make waves in countries such as Germany, whose history has made data privacy a guarded asset, the Commission wants to do away with paper-based identity documents that are easy to falsify and can be used to enter the bloc from non-EU countries.

Source: EU Commission proposes making fingerprints mandatory in ID cards | Reuters

Validating The Identity of An Individual Making a Data Subject Access Request

How Far Can I Go TO Validate The Identity of An Individual Making a Data Subject Access Request?

The Article 29 Working Party (an advisory body made up of a representative from the data protection authority of each European Union Member State, the European Data Protection Supervisor, and the European Commission) has confirmed that there are no specific requirements in the GDPR on how to authenticate a person that requests information about themselves and companies are required to establish procedures to ascertain the identity of a requestor to ensure that they do not accidentally disclose personal data to the wrong person.

Source: Bryan Cave – GDPR: The Most Frequently Asked Questions: How Far Can I Go To Validate The Identity of An Individual Making a Data Subject Access Request?

EU Commission proposes making fingerprints mandatory in ID cards

Identity cards held by EU citizens will be required to include digital images of the holder’s fingerprints as part of a crackdown on fraudulent documents used by criminals and extremists, the European Commission has proposed.

In a proposal likely to make waves in countries such as Germany, whose history has made data privacy a guarded asset, the Commission wants to do away with paper-based identity documents that are easy to falsify and can be used to enter the bloc from non-EU countries.

Source: EU Commission proposes making fingerprints mandatory in ID cards

Beyond passwords: Companies use fingerprints and digital behavior to ID employees

Biometric authentication uses face, fingerprint or iris scans to quickly confirm a person’s identity. You probably already use itap by touching the home button to unlock your phone.

In the workplace, employees are increasingly using biometrics to log in to phones and computers, and to access data stored on those devices and in the cloud.

Source: Beyond passwords: Companies use fingerprints and digital behavior to ID employees – Mar. 18, 2018

Can India’s Biometric Identity Program Aadhaar Be Fixed?

The Supreme Court of India has commenced final hearings in the long-standing challenge to India’s massive biometric identity apparatus, Aadhaar. Following last August’s ruling in the Puttaswamy case rejecting the Attorney General’s contention that privacy was not a fundamental right, a five-judge bench is now weighing in on the privacy concerns raised by the unsanctioned use of Aadhaar.

The stakes in the Aadhaar case are huge, given the central government’s ambitions to export the underlying technology to other countries. Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand have expressed interest in implementing biometric identification system inspired by Aadhaar.

Source: Can India’s Biometric Identity Program Aadhaar Be Fixed?

Israeli tech firm undercuts facial recognition to bolster privacy

Riding the wave of a global push to comply with new privacy standards, a small Israeli company believes it can help you, and your face, stay anonymous in a hyper-connected world. The startup, called D-ID, says it has developed a “firewall” to block facial recognition, the ubiquitous technology that can now unlock smartphones, tag friends on Facebook, or help police pick out an individual hiding in a crowd.

Source: Israeli tech firm undercuts facial recognition to bolster privacy

EU regulators provide guidance for digital ‘on-boarding’ by financial firms

Financial firms should consider requiring customers to provide proof of identity from documentation containing “high security features or biometric data”, such as passports, to ensure that digital-only ‘on boarding’ processes comply with anti-money laundering rules, EU regulators have said.

Source: EU regulators provide guidance for digital ‘on-boarding’ by financial firms

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