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About FIDO Alliance

The FIDO Alliance is an open industry association launched in February 2013 whose mission is to develop and promote authentication standards that help reduce the world’s over-reliance on passwords. It is based in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

Headquarters Location

401 Edgewater Place Suite 600

Wakefield, Massachusetts, 01880,

United States

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You Have Five Years to File Your BIPA Lawsuit: Identity News Digest

Feb 3, 2023

February 2, 2023 Welcome to FindBiometrics’ digest of identity industry news. Here’s what you need to know about the world of digital identity and biometrics today: Illinois Supreme Court Sets Five-Year Filing Window for BIPA Lawsuits The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) has a five-year statute of limitations. The ruling came in response to a petition from Black Horse Carriers, a logistics firm facing a class action lawsuit under BIPA, which argued that a one-year limitations statute in the state code for lawsuits should apply to BIPA. The Illinois Chamber of Commerce agreed in an amicus brief filing, warning that a five-year statute would lead to “potentially catastrophic damages” for companies. The wide-ranging privacy law has already resulted in almost 2,000 lawsuits since 2017. BIPA Suit Targets Dating App for the Rich Luxy Limited, which operates an online dating platform aimed at high net worth users, is now facing a proposed class action lawsuit under Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act. The lawsuit alleges that the company collected the face biometrics of its users without obtaining written consent and without disclosing its data handling policies, as required under the BIPA regulation. Ethiopia’s Biometric ID Project Raises Alarm Amid Civil Conflict An effort by the government of Ethiopia to roll establish a biometric digital ID system is raising concerns about how it could be abused amid the country’s civil war, which is being fought along ethnic lines. Authorities are seeking to collect the data – including fingerprint and iris biometrics – of its 119 million inhabitants, but some believe that if the military had that data, it would be used to attack those of the Tigrayan minority, who are associated with a rebellion against the government. “The military would have used the data to hunt us down,” one told Reuters. “I’m sure of it.” 1Kosmos Gets High-Profile Customers 1Kosmos acquired new customers including AAA, UnionDigital, and Vodafone in 2022, the company has revealed in a 2022 update. Customers have proven enthusiastic about its BlockID platform, which enables identity verification and passwordless authentication via selfie biometrics . 1Kosmos did not disclose growth data relating to metrics such as revenues or the number of new customers in its year-end update, but CEO Hemen Vimadalal attested to “a significant increase in demand and adoption” of its technology. FIDO Welcomes AuthenticID, Axiad AuthenticID has joined the FIDO Alliance, with CEO Reed Taussig explaining that the cross-industry alliance’s “efforts to shape the future of privacy and develop standards that promote fast, secure logins are part of AuthenticID’s core values and will ensure we can further optimize our products for our customers and end users.” AuthenticID offers a biometric identity verification solution that matches photo IDs to their selfie images, as well as a mobile ID solution designed to let end users store virtual versions of documents like passports and driver’s licenses. Axiad, meanwhile, has joined the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors, on which it will be represented by Strategic Partnerships and Alliances Senior Director Karen Larson. Axiad’s identity and access management platform supports a number of passwordless authentication solutions, including push notifications and passkeys. The company first joined the FIDO Alliance in October of 2021 , and will now help to shape the Alliance’s efforts in the areas of enterprise and public sector through its board position. TECH5, Uqudo Facilitate Biometric Voter Identification in Oman TECH5’s biometric technology played an important role in municipal elections in Oman, thanks to the company’s strategic partnership with Dubai-based digital identity verification startup Uqudo. The latter was involved in the development of a digital voter identification system that enabled voters to scan their biometric identity cards with their smartphones, and to then confirm their identity with TECH’s facial recognition technology, backed by liveness detection. TECH5 announced its strategic investment in Uqudo in December of 2022. Iris ID Attains SIA OSDP Compliance Iris ID’s IrisAccess iCAM 7S Series of iris scanners have attained compliance with the Security Industry Association Open Supervised Device Protocol (SIA OSDP) Secure Profile standard – an industry first with respect to iris recognition technology. In announcing the achievement, Iris ID CTO Jun Hong said its value and importance “cannot be understated,” explaining, “OSDP is an industry standard, and it is essential to have in place as OSDP secures connections, protects against hacks, and allows for many remote functions not previously possible using the Wiegand protocol.” – February 2, 2023 – by Alex Perala Want to get the identity news digest early? Become a member and get the digest sent straight to your inbox, before it’s published on FindBiometrics: You'll need to register to continue reading – it's free and only takes a moment: New User Registration Want To Deploy Biometric Access? Download This First: Sponsored Links FaceTec’s patented, industry-leading 3D Face Authentication software anchors digital identity, creating a chain of trust from user onboarding to ongoing authentication on all modern smart devices and webcams. FaceTec’s 3D FaceMaps™ make trusted, remote identity verification finally possible. As the only technology backed by a persistent spoof bounty program and NIST/iBeta Certified Liveness Detection, FaceTec is the global standard for Liveness and 3D Face Matching with millions of users on six continents in financial services, border security, transportation, blockchain, e-voting, social networks, online dating and more. TECH5 is an international technology company founded by experts from the biometrics industry, which focuses on developing disruptive biometric and digital ID solutions through the application of AI and Machine Learning technologies. TECH5 target markets include both Government and Private sectors with products powering Civil ID, Digital ID, as well as authentication solutions that deliver identity assurance for various use cases.

FIDO Alliance Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is FIDO Alliance's headquarters?

    FIDO Alliance's headquarters is located at 401 Edgewater Place, Wakefield.

  • Who are FIDO Alliance's competitors?

    Competitors of FIDO Alliance include PhonePass.

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