European Data Protection Digest

The Future of Online Authentication

BIOMETRICS—EU

February 28, 2013

The Irish Times reports on the use of biometric data as an added security measure. Google has said a simple password is not sufficient to protect users, and a new group called the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance hopes biometrics will become the industry norm. “The Internet—especially with recent rapid mobile and cloud expansion—exposes users and enterprises, more than ever before, to fraud. It’s critical to know who you’re dealing with on the Internet,” said FIDO President Michael Barrett.
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