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What is the Difference Between Identity Verification and Authentication?

Organizations that don’t understand the difference between identity verification and identity authentication set themselves up for increased fraud losses. Specifically, treating a verified identity as authenticated or proofed makes an organization vulnerable to account takeover fraud and synthetic identities. Verifying an employee’s identity by checking against multiple data sources is easy, but it does not […]

Hiring for Zoomers Should Start with Identity Verification

Identity verification is a critical component in protecting a business, its clients, and its employees. Remote work has presented new potential security risks and, while remote hiring streamlines the onboarding process, it also presents complications when it comes to identity verification. According to top HR professionals, nearly 1 in 5 companies has experienced some form […]

Is the Future for Identity Checks Totally Digital?

According to a study by Juniper Research, the use of Digital ID checks has been accelerated due to the pandemic and it is not expected to stop anytime soon. In the United Kingdom, the right-to-work checks will end on September 30, 2022, but the temporary adjustments are expected to become permanent. The Home Office has […]

Humans are Incapable of Effectively Preventing Identity Fraud. Here’s How AI Can Help

There is a tremendous amount of pressure for humans working in identify verification to rapidly and accurately track potential signs of forgery. In addition, stricter documentation requirements are grouping innocent people in the same category as criminals. AI technology presents an extremely low margin for error and allows for the instant identification of any bias […]

Illinois Federal Court Holds that BIPA Applies to Photographs

An Illinois Federal Court has issued the latest plaintiff-friendly decision under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, putting businesses and employers on notice that the statute can apply to photographs in addition to the typically alleged facial and hand scans. Sosa v. Onfido, Inc., is one of several recent BIPA decisions, seemingly undermining the defense […]

California State Senator Introduces a BIPA-like Law to Protect Biometric Information

Senate Bill 1189 was introduced in February by State Senator Bob Wieckowski, aiming to add protections for biometric information in his state on top of other statutory provisions, such as the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). The bill would significantly expand privacy and security protection for biometric information in California and likely influence additional legislative […]

Practical Guidance for Minimizing FTC Liability Exposure When Using Facial Biometrics

Employers who continue to operate under the assumption that there is no need to maintain any type of biometric privacy compliance program when using facial recognition software are extremely vulnerable to liability exposure by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Companies should take the steps now, even if they are not governed by any biometric privacy […]

Beware of Hidden Pitfalls: Biometric Privacy Guidance for California Employers

California employers who operate under the assumption that there are no applicable legal requirements that must be satisfied when using biometrics in their day-to-day operations are mistaken and California Labor Code § 1051 demonstrates otherwise. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and its soon-to-be successor, the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA), […]

7th Circuit: Is Each Transmission of Biometric Data a BIPA Violation?

The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has certified a question to the Illinois Supreme Court that asks: “Do section 15(b) and 15(d) claims to accrue each time a private entity scans a person’s biometric identifier and each time a private entity transmits such a scan to a third party, respectively, or only upon the […]

VeriKlick Unveils Multi-Factor Authentication Platform for Trustworthy Virtual Interviews

VeriKlick has unveiled a solution to respond to the safety concerns that come with hiring or interviewing candidates via video interview platforms. The business has launched a multi-factor authentication video interview platform that ascertains the identity of every candidate throughout the video interview and hiring process. The solution is said to reduce the overall time […]


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