The State Of Biometrics Technology: The Uses, The Concerns

Law360, New York (August 8, 2017, 12:20 PM EDT) -- Since Apple Inc. introduced biometric identification with its iPhone fingerprint sensor in 2013, consumer appetite for biometrics has expanded rapidly. Now companies such as MasterCard Inc. have tested heartbeat data to verify purchases and Google Inc.’s new Abicus Project plans to monitor speech patterns to confirm an identity through the phone.

What Are Biometrics?

Biometric authentication was born from the idea that every person can be identified by the intrinsic physical or behavioral traits that make them unique. There are two main identifiers used in biometric...
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