Contactless biometrics momentum builds for access control in airports, digital wallets and workplaces


Feb 13, 2021 | Chris Burt, Biometric

The range of opportunities arising from the need to secure digital IDs with biometric authentication are on display in this week’s top headlines from around the industry. Companies like Evernym, Yoti and iProov are working on securing vaccine passes, biometric access control devices have been launched by G+D and TrustSec, and a Suprema product has set a new opening sales record. Leaders from Nymi and BehavioSec also see new markets adopting biometrics for continuous authentication.

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ID2020 unveiled a massive new initiative to ensure global interoperability and user control of data among digital health pass systems with partners including Mastercard, the International Chamber of Commerce, Airport Council International, the Common Project Foundation, and Evernym, which already has a biometric vaccine passport on the market. The Good Health Pass initiative has published a white paper, and will follow with an interoperability blueprint, expected in March.