It’s been another richly varied week in Mobile ID World news, and that’s reflected in the diverse mix of topics covered in the latest roundup of our most popular stories.
First up is an important executive appointment at Buguroo. The Spanish behavioral biometrics specialist announced this week that former RSA Security executive Richard da Silva is its new EMEA Sales Director. Da Silva will help the company to hone its focus on French-speaking markets in particular:
Another growth strategy generated news in the world of biometric payment cards, with IDEX Biometrics announcing this week that it had acquired another partner in its expanding supply chain ecosystem. The deal will see the integration of Shanghai Fudan Microelectronics Group’s Secure Element solution with IDEX’s fingerprint scanning technology:
Speaking of growth, WHOOP, the maker of a biometric wristband that can be used to detect the signs of COVID-19 infection, raised $100 million in a Series E funding round. The latest round of financing included a couple of sports celebrities, and brought WHOOP’s total valuation to $1.2 billion:
Next, we turn from the newswire to a bit of education. Mobile ID World readers proved to be interested this week in a blog post from Jumio exploring the history of Anti-Money Laundering regulations in the United States – an area of specialist interest to the company after it launched its KYX platform last month:
And the educational theme continues with a warning from the Electronic Frontier Foundation about the privacy threats that Augment Reality may pose to consumers:
Stay posted to Mobile ID World next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of digital identity. To see the hottest stories of the week in biometrics, visit our sibling site FindBiometrics.