Surveys, facial recognition and digital IDs dominate this week’s biometrics news roundup

Digital identity is in the spotlight in this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top stories. We also touch on data center security and take a brief look at the future of the biometrics industry.

Up first is a micro-survey in three questions for our 19and annual report FindBiometrics Year in Review. The microsurvey asks readers about the fastest growing biometrics applications in 2021, then asks them to predict which applications will drive the biometrics market growth over the next five years. Be sure to share your thoughts and be there to discuss the results during our Year in Review Online Summit February 16!

Microsurvey: which application will drive biometrics for the next five years?

Our next article highlights an Alcatraz AI e-book that focuses on security best practices for data centers. The eBook argues that many organizations have failed to invest in the physical security technology they need to protect digital infrastructure and advocates the use of facial recognition in modern access control setups.

Data Center Security is More Critical than Ever and Too Often Overlooked: Alcatraz AI

On the digital ID front, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has released a pair of reports that could lay the groundwork for a comprehensive digital identity system. One report discusses the use of facial recognition for online identity verification, while the other explains how self-sovereign identities can give people more control over their personal information and support interoperability between EU member states.

ENISA lays the foundation for European digital IDs with two new reports

In jobs news, Chris Pick has signed on as Transmit Security’s new chief marketing officer. Pick will have to come up with a new marketing strategy to drive the company’s expansion into international markets.

Transmit Security hires new CMO to lead international expansion

Finally, the IRS is making an account mandatory for US taxpayers who want to access tax services online. digital identities will be compatible with other state and federal agencies that use the service in addition to the IRS.

IRS makes selfie ID mandatory for online services


Keep reading FindBiometrics to learn more about the exciting world of biometrics. You can also visit our sister site Mobile ID World for the latest digital identity news.

January 29, 2022 – by Eric Weiss

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