Biometrics - Digital identification vs. authentication

Biometrics are increasingly used in everyday technology for authentication - to access phones and bank accounts, and to complete digital transactions. So, what next for biometrics in the area of digital identification?

How can or should biometrics be used in more complex scenarios, for example to verify identities when onboarding new customers, or accessing online products and services.

Perhaps, more importantly, who owns this biometric information?

How might it be used or misused?

Do faces become just another piece of data or should the industry be doing more to protect individuals?

David Birch and Donald Gillies explore this topic in the new episode of the PassFort podcast, available now!

About the experts

Dave Birch

David G.W Birch is an author, advisor and commentator on digital financial services. Principal at 15Mb, his advisory company, he is Global Ambassador for the secure electronic transactions consultancy, Consult Hyperion, Fintech Ambassador for Digital Jersey and Non-Executive Chair at Digiseq Ltd. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money. Ranked one of the top 100 fintech influencers for 2021, previously named one of the global top 15 favourite sources of business information by Wired magazine and one of the top ten most influential voices in banking by Financial Brand, he created one of the top 25 “must read” financial IT blogs and was found by PR Daily to be one of the top ten Twitter accounts followed by innovators (along with Bill Gates and Richard Branson).

Donald Gillies

Donald Gillies is PassFort's CEO, co-founding the FinTech firm with Henry Irish in 2015. Donald works with customers to develop our risk and compliance solution to support full customer lifecycle management processes.

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