Air Travel, Rewards & Facial Recognition: This Week’s Best Stories

This week’s roundup of top FindBiometrics stories covers a wide range of topics, covering everything from healthcare passes to the future of the access control market. We also have details on an upcoming webinar and the latest talking points in the ongoing facial recognition debate.

To kick off, Thales argued that airports and airlines should use digital health plans to facilitate safe travel in the wake of COVID-19. The company specifically advocated the use of self-service biometric kiosks and mobile apps, the latter of which can be used to store health and vaccination credentials:

Thales promotes digital health passes and biometric screening for the airline industry

The Business Intelligence Group presented Imprivata with a Fortress Cyber ​​Security Award 2021. The company has been recognized for providing secure digital identity solutions to patients and clinical staff in the healthcare industry:

Imprivata receives the Fortress Cyber ​​Security Award 2021

On the access control front, Fact.MR released a new report that predicts that the demand for electronic access control systems will climb to $ 21.2 billion by 2031. The firm suggested that the market would be particularly interested in contactless biometric solutions in the coming years:

Electronic Access Control Market To See Solid Growth Over Next Decade: Report

In more controversial news, the Government Accountability Office confirmed that six federal agencies used facial recognition to identify protesters after the police murder of George Floyd. Agencies recognized that the scans could inform criminal investigations, which once again raised civil rights concerns about state surveillance and potential racial bias in the public use of identification systems. biometric:

GAO: Several federal agencies used facial recognition on George Floyd protesters

Finally, IDEMIA and FindBiometrics have published an on-demand webinar which discusses best practices and potential applications of Mobile ID technology. The panel is hosted by FindBiometrics editor-in-chief Peter Counter and includes a trio of experts from the IDEMIA identity team:

ON DEMAND: trust and interoperability on the road to mobile identification


Keep reading FindBiometrics to make sure you are up to date with the latest developments in the exciting world of biometrics. You can also go to our brother site Mobile ID World to learn more about the world of digital identity.

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