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Best Practices: Biometrics and which industries are capitalizing on the technology

Biometrics is a quickly evolving technology, that can be harnessed to improve workflow and make customers' lives easier.

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Ashley Nelson, February 22nd, 2022

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Biometric authentication is making legacy authentication processes obsolete, with its endless benefits across industries. Facial recognition, fingerprint scanning, and voice recognition — to name a few — help streamline processes, deter fraud, and keep people safe amid the global pandemic. 

In Navigating The Emerging Risks Of Biometric Technologies: How To Manage The Technical And Privacy Risks Of Biometrics, Forrester outlines the latest use cases for biometric technologies, as well as the challenges businesses will face with security and regulations. Below are some of their findings: 

3 Industries Implementing Biometrics for easier and safer business practices 

Airports

Both airlines and US Customs and Border Protection are using biometric technology to assist in the process for travelers entering and exiting the United States. The report finds that almost every major US airline is moving towards adopting facial recognition into its security protocols. 

Financial Services

The financial sector is always combatting tighter regulations, and in turn it has started to harness the power of biometric technology. Banks are adopting biometric authentication methods such as fingerprint scans, facial recognition, voice recognition, and some banks have even started using fingerprint credit and debit cards. 

Healthcare

The use cases for biometric authentication in the healthcare industry are endless. Patients and providers can safely exchange information, hospitals can identify personnel, prescriptions can safely and securely be filled and delivered, to name just a few. 

Download the Forrester report: Navigating The Emerging Risks Of Biometric Technologies: How To Manage The Technical And Privacy Risks Of Biometrics, Sept. 7, 2020. 

Ashley Nelson

Ashley Nelson

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Ashley is our Sales and Marketing Copywriter. Ashley joined the team to churn out engaging content and spread Veriff’s message far and wide, as well as help meld all the voices of Veriff into one, cohesive tone.

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