Tech Innovation Rules This Week’s Top Mobile Identity Stories

Tech Innovation Rules This Week's Top Mobile Identity Stories

This week saw some pretty big news in the world of mobile identity, and a lot of it pointed the way forward for multiple different technologies.

A salient example is mobile ID technology. Gemalto has announced its big foray into this area in the form of its Digital ID Wallet, designed to store virtual versions of identity cards like driver’s licenses and health cards:

Gemalto’s Digital ID Wallet Stores All of Your Digital IDs on Your Smartphone

And on the same topic, Onfido announced a major trial of its own mobile identity platform in collaboration with major FinTech partners and the UK’s financial services regulator:

Onfido Launches Biometric Identity Pilot in the UK

Then there were a couple of other different technological areas where innovative companies attracted reader attention for doing things differently. Traces AI, for one, announced an alternative to facial recognition-based surveillance with a strong focus on privacy:

Traces AI Introduces an Alternative to Face-Based Surveillance

And Apple, in an entirely different sector, demonstrated an alternative approach to mobile payments and indeed to credit cards in general:

Apple Promotes Transparency, Biometric Security with New Credit Card

The final entry in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories, however, isn’t exactly about innovation – though it may lay the foundation for it. Fingerprint sensor specialist Goodix got a lot of reader attention with its announcement that it is acquiring a division of NXP Semiconductors:

Goodix to Acquire NXP’s Voice and Audio Tech Business

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.