Biometric Identity

BIPA – The Road Forward


There have been approximately 50 class action lawsuits filed in the last year seeking redress for alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), one of several state laws regulating the commercial use of biometric data. It will likely take years for these suits to wind their way through...

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The Password is Dead?


The password is dead, or at least that was what Bill Gates proclaimed in 2004. Since then, the password has been declared defunct many times by industry leaders and pundits. Death knells for the much maligned, but much used passwords have now reached a frantic level. Despite the strident proclamations of the demise of...

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What Data Protection Officers Need to Know for GDPR


Data Protection Officers (DPOs) are required to oversee an IT security strategy compliant with a myriad of GDPR requirements across the E.U. If you’re reading this, you may be a newly appointed DPO, or responsible for naming one. DPO’s are required in public...

Biometric Identity

Has BIPA Succeeded or Failed to Fulfill its Objectives?


The Origins of BIPA In 2008 a biometric payments company, Pay By Touch, spectacularly failed and ceased operations. This created widespread concern in Illinois, home of the defunct company, because it left the status of biometric data belonging to almost...

Biometric Fundamentals

Livescan Fingerprinting — Your Questions, Answered, Part 2


In our first post we answered what livescan fingerprinting is, its common uses, advantages and a few features to consider when specifying a system. In this post, we will define FAP levels and review livescan certifications, as well as provide an overview of...

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Workstation Authentication – Are You Doing Enough?


There is no arguing that businesses today are run differently from a decade or two ago. I am sure most of you remember the times of having to physically put together workstations, as well as deploying patches and applications one desktop at a time. Think back...

Biometric Fundamentals

Livescan Fingerprinting — Your Questions, Answered


Fingerprinting is one of the easiest and best ways to authenticate someone’s identity through biometrics. Although there are several technological approaches for fingerprint scanning, livescan is a robust, easily used, fast technology for scanning, storing...