Identix Blog

Facial Recognition Technology – Best Practices

Posted by Roland Fournier on Jul 27, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Best Practices Coming to Light as Facial Recognition Technology Moves from Government to Mainstream Commercial Usage

Facial recognition systems have been widely used in government agencies for years. The FBI has a Next Generation Identification-Interstate Photo System (NGI-IPS) program and state Motor Vehicle Agencies have been doing facial recognition to protect drivers from identity theft since the first system went live back in 1995.  In fact today, the U.S. DMV market has over 40 states using facial recognition to help protect citizens from identity theft.   Government agencies have long understood the scrutiny from the public regarding the security and privacy of biometrics and have developed best practices and Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) practices with major implementations. More recently, the state Motor Vehicle Agencies thru the AAMVA trade organization published The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) Facial Recognition Program Best Practices in August 2015 that gives guidance to all state DMVs implementing facial recognition technology.

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Topics: Identiy proofing, Facial Rec

Our Children Are Identity Theft Targets

Posted by Marg Bouse on Jun 29, 2016 7:30:00 AM

It has been through our patriotic and protective cultural filters that those of us at MorphoTrust and Identix have witnessed the alarming increase in identity theft of our children. We are experts in Identity, and our mission is To Simplify, Protect, and Secure People’s Lives and our future vision is a day when you can claim your identity and no one else can.  We take privacy and security very, very seriously. It’s part of the fabric of who we are as a company, and we go to extraordinary measures not to expose PII (personally identifiable information) into the wild. 

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Topics: General, Identity, security, Identity theft

Does My Bank Really Know Who I Am?

Posted by Christine Cobuzzi on Jun 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Times are changing quickly everyday with the introduction of new technology.  Technology changes at a lightning pace and we struggle at times to keep up.  When I opened my first bank account by myself at the age of 16, it was a personal experience.  I sat with a bank representative, showed them my identification, 

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Topics: General, Identity, security

On the Internet, they will now KNOW you are a dog

Posted by Roland Fournier on Jun 1, 2016 10:07:00 AM

For years, the popular cartoon “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog” was the mantra for strong user authentication when going online in order to protect and assert your identity.  The issue when someone creates an account or identity online is that you do not really know who they are and for all you know, they could be that famous dog <grin>. 

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Topics: Identity, User Authentication

Kids and Identity and Theft, Oh My!

Posted by Marg Bouse on May 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

I have the good fortune of living in a community with a pretty amazing educational system. We are in the back yard of MIT and Harvard, and culturally, education is held in high regard.  And that means that our schools do some pretty interesting integrative and interactive learning.  At a parent-teacher gathering a few years back, I was speaking with the teacher of my child’s “Personal Finance” course. (Yes, we have some pretty great curriculum.)  I was honored when he asked me if I would come and speak to his class about identity and identity theft, and of course I agreed. 

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Topics: General, Identity