Showing Posts In "Identity Verification, Fingerprinting, and Biometric Identifiers" Category
Screening Company Must Face Biometric Privacy Claims In Court – Appeals Panel
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said a rental car service’s arbitration agreements with its customers does not shield a third-party company that verifies the identities of the service’s users from being sued under a unique Illinois biometric privacy law in court.
A unanimous three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a […]
HooYu Aligns Brand with Mitek, Signs Up Selfie Biometrics Partner
HooYu, now known as Mitek Systems, has been contracted by Vetting.com to provide a digital identity screening solution for Right to Work and DBS checks. Vetting.com Managing Director UK Robin Clarke has said the integration with Mitek has sped up its background-checking processes.
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), […]
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