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Biometric facial recognition and digital identity in Africa, both separately and the possible convergence between the two, are the main themes in Biometric Update’s top news of the week. A major facial recognition funding round, a call for action on demographic differentials, biometrics for financial services onboarding and airports, and a fingerprint payment cards deal made up other widely-read stories.
Several experts explored initiatives in Canada to support interoperable digital identity and open banking on a recent OneSpan webcast covered in one of Biometric Update’s top stories of the week. Meanwhile in Germany, biometrics and other technologies are allowing banks to shift towards “next-generation client onboarding,” but banks in Nigeria are struggling to onboard customers digitally. India’s financial services regulator has approved the use of biometric video KYC for stock traders amid a raft of announcements related to biometric selfie and ID document checks. New customers, capabilities, supported countries and integrations have been announced by Onfido, Mitek, TruNarrative, ubble, Trulioo and Experian.
Airport biometrics projects involving NEC, Vision-Box and Collins Aerospace show the steadily increasing activity to try to revive consumer confidence in flying and resuscitate the aviation industry. CBP’s Biometric Exit has been launched at …
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