Biometric authentication is key to success in a post PSD2 landscape

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Biometric authentication is key to success in a post PSD2 landscape: report | Find Biometrics

The final deadline for compliance with the European Union’s revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is coming up in September of 2019. However, a new report from the Aite Group and iovation suggests that most payment services providers are not prepared. And those that do comply are expected to turn to some form of biometric authentication.

US Senators introduce commercial face recognition bill  | Planet Biometrics

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Brian Schatz (Hawaii), members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, have introduced the Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act of 2019. In a statement, the senators said the bipartisan legislation would strengthen consumer protections by prohibiting commercial users of facial recognition technology (FR) from collecting and re-sharing data for identifying or tracking consumers without their consent.

Biometrics-enabled primary inspection kiosks land at Toronto, Halifax and Quebec City airports | Biometric Update 

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the implementation of fingerprint verification for biometrically enrolled foreign nationals and permanent residents using Primary Inspection Kiosks at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport and Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

Facial recognition has no checks, and that’s bad news for our privacy | CNET

With facial recognition, shoplifters getting caught in one store could mean a digital record of their face is shared across the country. Stores across the country are already using the technology for security purposes and are able to share that data. This means that if one store considers you a threat, every business in that network could come to the same conclusion. One mistake could mean never being able to shop again. With the rise of facial recognition technology, concerns of privacy and tracking violations arise.

Healthcare’s cure for ailing passwords: biometrics | PYMNTS 

The average North American consumer is projected to have access to 13 networked devices by 2021, while the typical global user will have access to four. As consumers add to the number of connected devices in their possession, they expect a seamless user experience while shifting from one device to the next. The increasing connectivity of devices means there’s a greater need for authentication solutions that keep their digital identities consistent. PYMNTS’ new Digital Identity Tracker showcases the latest authentication solutions across markets including IoT, telecom, healthcare and banking.

Read our RSA recap blog to learn what people were saying about the security challenges around passwords.