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Intellicheck Aces Independent Fake ID Detection Test

Greenway Solutions’ Fraud Red Team has announced that Intellicheck successfully identified 20 fake driver’s licenses with its identity document validation technology. Greenway’s report says that identity validation provides a major deterrent to fraudsters.


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An Ocean of Fraud: Industry Offers Biometrics and Data Exploitation Solutions After Sweeping COVID-19 Fraud

The federal government is trying to figure out how much money was lost to fraud during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number that could range between $36 and $400 billion. Industry leaders believe advances in identity verification biometrics technology and data protection could keep this from happening again in the future. Technology like […]

Damages for Violations of BIPA are Discretionary, Not Mandatory

Under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), companies using biometric data risk noncompliance and could face significant fines per violation. In June, a federal district court reversed its award of $228 million to a class of plaintiffs alleging breach of BIPA, finding that the amount of damages under BIPA is discretionary, not mandatory.


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Biometrics vs. the Wallet: The Future of Authentication

The processes of authentication, identification, and authorization in the digital world have been getting more and more attention as a result of the planned changes to the eIDAS regulation (electronic identification, Authentication, and trust Services). The European Commission is promoting a Digital Identity Wallet (EUDI Wallet) as part of eIDAS 2.0, intended to enable all […]

Selfie ID Biometric Verification Vendor’s Bid for Dismissal of BIPA Class Action Rejected by Federal Court

An Illinois federal court has rejected a selfie ID facial recognition identity verification vendor’s bid for dismissal of a Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) class action. Davis v. Jumio Corp., highlights the challenges and complexities in obtaining dismissals of biometric privacy class actions before proceeding to the discovery phase of litigation. Companies should consider taking […]

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 to provide a digital identity screening solution for Right to Work and DBS checks. Managing Director UK Robin Clarke has said the integration with Mitek has sped up its background-checking processes.


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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 […]


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