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Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap

The way you press, scroll and type on a phone screen or keyboard can be as unique as your fingerprints or facial features. To fight fraud, a growing number of banks and merchants are tracking visitors’ physical movements as they use websites and apps.

Source: Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap – The New York Times

Homeless shelter plans to ID clients with facial recognition

Agencies have struggled with how to identify clients that don’t have official ID, and one Calgary shelter thinks it might have a high-tech solution — facial recognition. However, this solution comes with privacy risks.

Read article: Homeless shelter plans to ID clients with facial recognition, but it’s a fix that comes with privacy risks | CBC News

Smart technology sees through walls to track and identify people

A group of researchers and students at MIT have developed an intelligent radar-like technology that makes it possible to see through walls to track people as they move around. This technology, known as RF-Pose, can reveal whether someone is walking, sitting, standing or even waving — and can identify individuals from a known group with a success rate of 83 percent. RF-Pose can be useful for monitoring the elderly or sick as well as for other applications — but that also raises privacy concerns.

Source: Smart technology sees through walls to track and identify people

How to verify identity of data subjects for DSARs under the GDPR

It’s an important question because, obviously personal data need to be protected, and you need to insure confidentiality, integrity and availability more then ever. Any data subject-access requests made by unauthorized persons will result in a breach.

Read full article: How to verify identity of data subjects for DSARs under the GDPR

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

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