The FindBiometrics Year in Review is the biometrics and identity industry’s longest running annual survey. Now in its 19th year, the Review serves as a benchmark of industry attitudes on major trends, ongoing questions, and challenges both new and persistent. From the most prevalent biometric modalities, to popular target markets, to controversial issues like privacy and government applications—the results of this survey paint a picture of how biometrics vendors, industry analysts, and security and IT decision-makers see the industry at large.
In 2021, that picture shows a fascinating view of an industry adapting to global conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic continued to accelerate digital transformation and the shift to hybrid work models, boosting the identity verification market, while facial recognition for surveillance and access control drove important conversations around the right to privacy and consent in biometrics. The need for liveness detection continued to push biometrics companies forward in the fraud arms race against bad actors armed with sophisticated tools like deepfake and video injection technology. Meanwhile, in efforts to digitize government services, prevent fraud, and stoke social and financial inclusion, mobile ID began to take steps toward mass deployment in the form of mobile driver’s licenses and next generation mobile wallets. Contactless biometric modalities remain popular, there is a growing interest in biometric travel programs, and education and privacy remain primary concerns.
In this report, we will present the 19th Annual FindBiometrics Year in Review Survey Results in the context of the trends and top stories that defined biometrics and identity in 2021.
Download the full report to find:
- An exclusive state of the industry interview with Robert Tappan, Managing Director, IBIA
- Analysis of the biometrics and identity industry’s hottest modalities and areas of application
- A breakdown of key identity industry challenges including privacy controversies and spoofing threats
- Informed perspectives on how the congoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the biometrics and identity space