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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

Michigan genomic research lab protects data with de-identifier, multilayer platform

The ability to share massive amounts of anonymized human genomic data between accredited hospitals and medical centers is a tremendously important advancement in medicine. However, this genetic treasure trove unleashes a slew of concerns, including the potential for bad actors to hack databases.

Source: Michigan genomic research lab protects data with de-identifier, multilayer platform | Healthcare IT News

Behavioral biometrics: the future of online authentication

Biometric authentication – using the unique attributes of the human body to prove an individual’s identity – has become increasingly common in recent years. Around the world, millions of people have become accustomed to using their fingerprints, eyes and faces in particular to authenticate themselves when making payments, traveling through airports and even voting in national elections.

Source: Behavioral biometrics: the future of online authentication

This former identity thief now fights the crimes he helped perfect

Few people know more about identity theft than Brett Shannon Johnson, a convicted identity thief who was once on the Secret Service’s Most Wanted list. Johnson made millions developing online fraud techniques and creating two major online crime syndicates, before getting busted (several times) and spending more than six years behind bars.

Source: This former identity thief now fights the crimes he helped perfect – NBC News

The Identity We Can’t Change

This report is a continuation of the work begun in previous years by ADC in the field of biometrics. We start by explaining what are the main problems in the field of biometrics from a technological point of view, we explore the effects that surveillance has on the behavior of people, and we briefly narrate where the world stands in the debate about identification technologies.

Source: The Identity We Can’t Change • ADC Digital

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