Biometric authentication is a powerful technology with many compelling use cases but is not without controversy and distinct risks. What are users’ privacy rights in how biometric information is processed and stored? How are biometrics regulated around the world? How can the use of biometrics lead to discriminatory practices? What security shortcomings are associated with biometrics, and how can they be mitigated? How can organizations use these technologies to successfully improve customer experience?
These questions are addressed in our newest report, “Navigating The Emerging Risks Of Biometric Technologies.” Since the introduction of fingerprint readers in the 1980s, biometric technologies have expanded to cover a broad range of modalities, such as face, voice, eye, gait, and others. And while new biometric use cases are continually emerging, so are hacks trying to compromise biometrics and regulations trying to regulate biometric usage and data. This year has seen a range of new use cases, risks, and headlines relating to biometrics that will continue going forward.
Security practitioners should read this report to review the key biometric use cases and emerging regulatory and privacy challenges and learn how to launch a successful biometric deployment that addresses these risks and new regulatory requirements.