GDPR

CyberSaint Compliance Platform Adapts to California Privacy Regulation

CyberSaint Compliance Platform Adapts to California Privacy Regulation

“Privacy has emerged as a national, and international, priority for business and consumers alike.” – George Wrenn, CEO, CyberSaint Boston-based CyberSaint Security is looking to help organizations comply with new privacy legislation in California, announcing that it has added a California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) framework to its CyberStrong platform. Slated to take effect on…

Truxtun Capital Releases FIDO-Certified Payment Card with Acoustic Tech

Truxtun Capital Releases FIDO-Certified Payment Card with Acoustic Tech

Truxtun Capital has released a new payment card that leverages acoustic technology for an additional layer of security. The new Wega 3DSA 2.0 is available in the UK through the company’s partnership with the Manchester City Football Club, and is being billed as the first commercial deployment of a FIDO-certified payment card. “Truxtun’s Acoustic technology…

New Privacy Guidelines Released by Biometrics Institute Reflect GDPR Concerns

New Privacy Guidelines Released by Biometrics Institute Reflect GDPR Concerns

The Biometrics Institute has released new privacy guidelines for any and all organizations operating in the biometrics space. The universal guidelines are specifically written to ensure that biometrics researchers, manufacturers, and operators know how to handle people’s personal information responsibly. While the Institute generally updates its privacy guidelines every two years, this is the first…

Gemalto Opens New Data Centers in EU as Part of Global Cloud Expansion

Gemalto Opens New Data Centers in EU as Part of Global Cloud Expansion

“As much as the new European data centers are a response to demand in the wake of GDPR, Gemalto asserted in its statement that they are also part of a global expansion, with the company planning to open additional data centers in North America before the end of the year” Gemalto has launched new data…

White Label Remote Onboarding App Leverages Mitek Tech

White Label Remote Onboarding App Leverages Mitek Tech

“In announcing the new solution, Mitek and JanusID emphasized its compliance with the European Union’s recently implemented GDPR regulation…” Mitek‘s Mobile Verify ID solution has been integrated into a new white label app for customer onboarding. Developed by JanusID, a Netherlands-based firm focused on web authentication solutions, the app is called “CheckedID”. It leverages Mitek’s…

INTERVIEW: Conor White, President – Americas, Daon

INTERVIEW: Conor White, President – Americas, Daon

When you talk about the mobile biometrics revolution, you talk about FinTech, and any conversation about FinTech is going to prominently feature Daon. The biometric software company deployed its IdentityX authentication solution to great effect in the early days of biometric mobile banking, its trailblazing partnership with USAA clearing the way for mass adoption of…

iTrue Secures Blockchain-Based Platform With Facial Recognition

iTrue Secures Blockchain-Based Platform With Facial Recognition

A new startup is looking to blockchain and biometrics to enable decentralized app development. Called iTrue Limited, the Hong Kong-based firm is taking the Nuggets approach to user data. Like the Nuggets platform, iTrue incentivizes users to share their personal data by rewarding them for doing so with its ITU cryptocurrency tokens. But they can…

Timehop Data Breach Yields Valuable Lessons: FIDO

Timehop Data Breach Yields Valuable Lessons: FIDO

Earlier this month, the company behind Timehop, a social media ‘time capsule’ app that shows users their older posts, revealed that it had suffered a data breach affecting 21 million users. And while the attack was not particularly exceptional as far as data breaches go, it nevertheless offers some food for thought, as FIDO Alliance…

Businesses Are Addicted to, and Clueless About, Consumer Data: Survey

Businesses Are Addicted to, and Clueless About, Consumer Data: Survey

“Sixty-eight percent of the IT professionals surveyed said they believed that unauthorized users could access their corporate networks, and almost a third – 27 percent – said their perimeter security had suffered a breach in the past year.” Businesses are addicted to consumer data, collecting so much of it that they don’t know what to…

Remote Onboarding Specialist Teams Up with Melissa

Remote Onboarding Specialist Teams Up with Melissa

California-based Melissa and Israel-based Scanovate have partnered up to offer an enhanced remote identity verification solution. Scanovate offers an automated onboarding system that uses facial recognition and document reading to match end users to their identity documents – an increasingly popular approach to remote onboarding and mobile authentication. Melissa, meanwhile offers a range of identity…

Google’s Face Scanning Doorbell Hits UK Market

Google’s Face Scanning Doorbell Hits UK Market

Google’s face-scanning smart doorbell has hit the UK market. Called Nest Hello, it’s a doorbell with an integrated camera and speaker system, and is designed to connect to other smart home devices via wifi. When someone is at the door, it will send an alert to the user – through a smartphone or Google Home…

FIDO Celebrates Growth of EU Working Group

FIDO Celebrates Growth of EU Working Group

In the wake of the EU’s GDPR privacy law, the FIDO Alliance is celebrating the growth of its FIDO Europe Working Group. Launched last November with an initial membership of 12, including major companies like Daon, Gemalto, ING, and Verizon, the Working Group now has 22 member organizations. The growth is perhaps no surprise, however,…

INTERVIEW: Stephen Stuut, CEO, Jumio on Frictionless Banking, GDPR and Verifying Over 120 Million IDs in a Year

INTERVIEW: Stephen Stuut, CEO, Jumio on Frictionless Banking, GDPR and Verifying Over 120 Million IDs in a Year

Jumio is a rising star in the biometrics industry thanks to its multiple award-winning mobile ID verification software: Netverify. Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Jumio CEO Stephen Stuut, along with the company’s VP of Marketing, Dean Nicholls. The conversation begins with talk about Jumio’s accelerating rate of success, and the drivers behind…

FIDO and MFA Authentication Key to GDPR Compliance

FIDO and MFA Authentication Key to GDPR Compliance

“…to facilitate such requests, organizations need to be able to reliably tie individuals to their data, and biometric authentication can do just that.” With the European Union’s new GDPR laws finally coming into effect this week, the FIDO Alliance is pointing to biometric multi-factor authentication as a key to compliance, along with its own authentication…