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Industry views: GDPR, are we ready?

The EU’s general data protection regulation (GDPR), is just under one year away and expands the rights of EU citizens around privacy and protection of personal data. Among other things, it requires that companies maintain adequate data records, disclose data breaches and increase opt-out options. Heavy fines are on the…
Tim Banks
June 22, 2017
Guest blogSecurity

Distraction and denial – a lesson for cyber-security

Andrew Bud, CEO of facial recognition startup iProov, draws striking parallels between a paradigm shift presently underway for the biometric cyber security community and an historic tragedy discovered on a trip to Italy. High up in the Italian Dolomites, between the fine Baroque town of of Belluno and the chic…
Sam Hill
September 13, 2016
Security

Biometric data: the next step in consumer authentication

The way in which consumers verify their identity online is rapidly changing, a development being driven forward by biometric data. Carlos Häuser, MD at MEF Member Wirecard Technologies explains. Consumers should probably not be too surprised if they soon find themselves being addressed as follows: “Dear customer, please turn on…
Sam Hill
February 2, 2016
PrivacySecurityTech Focus

Tech focus: mobile and biometric authentication

Heartbeat, iris, face, vein…every one is a potential identifier of you. So can biometric authentication rescue us from the hell of remembering passwords? Passwords and PINs are a nightmare. Criminals can phish for them or use ‘brute force’ attacks to try millions of combinations in split seconds until they find…
Tim Banks
November 18, 2015