Biometric identity checks could hold the key to countering fraud and offer a more convenient way of paying, but obstacles may stand in the way of widespread adoption
Developments enabled by the internet of things are saving lives in high-risk industries such as mining
Metrics related to human characteristics to authenticate identity and payment may take a little more time to measure up to expectations
Passwords have been the de facto identity authentication standard for years. But as a string of high-profile data breaches has proven, passwords can be problematic for companies and consumers. Is biometrics the answer?
The growth in online banking and electronic payments has made it easier for criminals to target banks and their customers – and is prompting the financial services sector to invest in new security measures
Biometric technologies offer a new line of national defence against terrorism, illegal immigration and cyber crime, but take-up so far is patchy
After a relatively slow start, practical applications of biometrics are growing in popularity as take-up in the private and public sectors gathers pace in parts of the UK
Concern over the privacy implications of surrendering personal biometric data may be largely misplaced, but its security is paramount if consumers are to adopt the technology fully