Get ‘Authentication’ Covered as well as ‘Identification’

New biometric laws needed urgently, review finds

Ryder Review calls for a new statutory framework to follow before biometric technology can be deployed against members of the public

Should it now cover only the issues of biometrics for ‘individual identification’, the scope could hopefully be expanded to cover ‘identity authentication’ as well.

The two major issues to be examined are the lack of transparency with respect to:

1. empirical false acceptance rates and corresponding false rejection rates measured in the actual use environments, both indoor and outdoor,

2. security effects of biometrics deployed with a default/fallback password.

Ref: “Biometrics Unravelled | password-dependent password-killer”

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Hitoshi Kokumai

Hitoshi Kokumai

Advocate of ‘Identity Assurance by Our Own Volition and Memory’, Inventor of Expanded Password System and Founder of Mnemonic Identity Solutions Limited in UK.