This week’s roundup of top biometrics stories is a varied one, featuring some interesting legislative news, a positive market forecast, a device launch, and some useful educational content.
On the latter front, readers showed sustained interest in a rundown of Gartner’s recently issued guide detailing the basic steps that businesses can take to start moving toward passwordless authentication. It’s a general roadmap aimed at corporate decision makers who aren’t necessarily very familiar with passwordless technologies, and the post’s popularity may speak to a growing appetite for such solutions:
Gartner Shares Roadmap for Passwordless Authentication
For those who are more familiar with passwordless security and biometrics in particular, FindBiometrics has posted a full replay – helpfully broken into discrete sessions – of the recent Year in Review Virtual Identity Summit. Each of these sessions features experts delving into various degrees of detail on their particular domains of expertise, offering insights both for those who would be considered industry peers and for newcomers eager to learn about a particular topic:
REPLAY: FindBiometrics and IBIA Present the Year in Review Virtual Identity Summit
Moving on from education to prognostication, FindBiometrics readers showed a lot of interest this week in a new market forecast concerning the global ‘Biometric System Market’. The report anticipates that this market will grow from a value of $42.9 billion this year to $82.9 billion in 2027, with consumer electronics playing an important role in driving that growth:
Consumer Electronics to Drive $82.9 Billion Biometric System Market
Of course, there will also be plenty of room for biometric solutions that aren’t aimed at the consumer market. EyeLock’s offerings, for example, are primarily pitched to businesses and other organizations in need of secure access management, and the company got some attention this week with its launch of NanoAccess, a web-based software solution that can be used to manage all of its hardware as well as additional devices beyond its biometric portfolio:
EyeLock Announces NanoAccess System, Greatly Enhancing Biometric Solutions Portfolio
And finally, lawmakers in Virginia raised some eyebrows this week with the latest sign of a possible backlash against the wave of facial recognition bans that swept across parts of America over the last couple of years. They have now replaced a blanked ban on the use of facial recognition by law enforcement with a new, more nuanced piece of legislation laying out the conditions in which police can use this kind of technology in the state:
Virginia Passes Revised Facial Recognition Bill
Keep reading FindBiometrics to learn more about the exciting world of biometrics. You can also visit our sibling site Mobile ID World for the latest news in digital identity.
Mar. 19, 2022 – by Alex Perala