Monday News Round-Up: Biometrics

Posted on 19 August 2019

Welcome to the Identity Experts Monday Round-Up, presenting you with a selection of news stories you may have missed from the last week – all in handy bitesize chunks.

Major Data Breach Found in Biometrics System

The Guardian

More than a million fingerprints were found on the publicly accessible database of a biometric security firm used by thousands of organisations worldwide – including our Metropolitan Police.

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Facial Recognition in King’s Cross Prompts Call for New Law


Should facial recognition fall under the same remit as fingerprints and DNA? The UK’s biometrics commission urges the government to update laws, following the reveal of “alarming” deployment at King’s Cross.

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Android Embraces Biometrics

Software Testing News

Android is taking fingerprint sign-in to the next level; using biometrics to access web services, not just a user’s device and apps. This bold move is a serious step away from relying on traditional passcodes and towards alternative and more efficient log in methods.

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Partner Spotlight

Lookout Webinar

Don’t miss the next informative webinar from our friends at Lookout. This time, it’s all about tackling the risk of non-compliant mobile apps. Tune in, 10th Sept 11am BST

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The Latest From Us

Podcast: An Introduction to Identity Management

Our very own Amy Stokes-Waters and Shelley Hill joined the Techstringy podcast last week, in order to introduce listeners to the world of identity and access management.

Listen here…


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