Using biometrics in business

Biometric data allows for or confirms the unique identification of an individual. –

  • All the steps to open the account were pretty standard: I walked with my identification cards for validation of identity, utility bills for validation of address and statements for validation of funds.
  • Under most data protection laws including our present one, this type of data is characterised as sensitive personal data and as such carries more obligations by businesses wanting to use them.
  • This is a challenge in most standard use cases.
  • Encrypting data during transfer only addresses part of the problem, since hackers can still access biometric information as it’s collected and when it’s being matched to previously captured data.



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